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Helen of Troy Implements Succession Plan and Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

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Helen of Troy announced that Gerald J. Rubin is stepping down as chief executive officer and president and is resigning from the board of directors--effective immediately--to serve as chief executive officer of River Oaks Properties, a leading commercial real estate firm in El Paso.

WSL Strategic Retail Survey Predicts Strong Back-To-School Season

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WSL Strategic Retail Survey Predicts Strong Back-To-School Season

While early outlooks anticipate back-to-school spending to lag behind 2012, a surprising 88% of shoppers surveyed by WSL Strategic Retail say they plan to spend at least the same or more as last year during the 2013 back-to-school season. The finding was revealed Aug. 8 as part of WSL Strategic Retail's "How America Shops Back-to-School 2013" trend study, which tracks the stores and categories parents are shopping.

What I Learned in Las Vegas at Cosmoprof North America 2012

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Courtesy of Cosmoprof North America

I’m back from the 10th Cosmoprof North America July 22-24 in Las Vegas, and here are 20 things I now know.

1. Officially, the trade show featured 856 exhibiting companies on a sold-out show floor along with more than 25,000 attendees—a 9% increase over 2011.

Get Ready for B-T-S!

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Back-to-school shopping season

So you think that you can just add a few more beauty products to your shelves to satisfy the back-to-school surge … maybe sometime in August? Think again.

PriceGrabber’s recent Back-to-School Shopping Forecast survey reveals that 46% of consumers are planning to spend more in the 2012 B-T-S shopping season than in 2011.

In comparison, only 13% of last year’s B-T-S shoppers planned to spend more than the year before.

$20 Billion and Counting

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So you think the biggest consumers of Internet beauty products are from the United States and Europe? Think again. The reality may surprise you.

Kline & Co. recently issued its Beauty Retailing Through Direct Sales in Emerging Markets 2011: Channel Analysis and Opportunities report. The report found that Internet beauty sales in China have grown nearly 200% since 2006 and are estimated to be worth nearly $8 billion at the retail sales level in 2011. This makes China the largest Internet beauty market in the world.

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