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Consumers Spend Less This Mother's Day

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National Retail Federation

Consumers are expected to splurge slightly less as they spend for Mother's Day this year. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Mother’s Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, Americans will spend an average of $162.94 on mom this year, down from a survey high of $168.94 last year. Total spending is expected to reach $19.9 billion.

Nielsen, NPD Group Partner for a Beauty Industry Report

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Nielsen, NPD Group Partner for a Beauty Industry Report

Consumer research firm Nielsen and global information company The NPD Group have partnered to produce the quarterly U.S. Beauty Cross Channel Monitor. The comprehensive review of the U.S. beauty market performance spans both the prestige and mass retail channels.

Four Executives Join Andis Co.

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Four Executives Join Andis Co.

Andis Co. has announced the following new executives to its team:

The Multicultural Haircare Maestro

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Strength of Nature Global president Mario de la Guardia discusses his great success in the multicultural haircare market.
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The Multicultural Haircare Maestro

Mario de la Guardia, president of Strength of Nature Global, oversees an ever-growing empire that boasts 10 brands in the multicultural market—all produced in the company's 250,000-square-foot facility in Savannah, Georgia. With 200 employees and a presence in dozens of countries worldwide, there's no denying de la Guardia has a finger on the pulse of his target consumers, African-American women and Latinas. In fact, thanks to recent acquisitions of three brands from Unilever, his business is now expanding to a second shift, operating 16 hours per day to meet demand.

Suzi Weiss-Fischmann Transitions to Consultant for OPI

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Suzi Weiss-Fischmann Transitions to Consultant for OPI

Beginning July 1, OPI's Suzi Weiss-Fischmann is transitioning from the roles of co-founder and executive VP to OPI consultant.

"My fascination with beauty began at an early age, and my journey has been a dream come true,” said Weiss-Fischmann. “I have witnessed OPI’s successful evolution in becoming the world leader in professional nail care. Now, more than ever, is the time for nails, and I am excited to continue to share my expertise with nail fans across the world!”

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