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Beauty Brands Announces Big Changes

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Beauty Brands Announces Big Changes

Bob Bernstein, founder and former CEO of Beauty Brands, has told The Kansas City Star that an unnamed California private-equity firm now has a controlling interest in the regional beauty-retailer chain and two ex-ULTA Beauty executives are now leading the business.

Beauty Store Business posted links on its Twitter and Facebook pages to the Jan. 10 news story the same day that it was published online by the newspaper.

Retailers Appeal Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

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Retailers Appeal Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement

The National Retail Federation is appealing the approximate $6 billion class-action settlement approved by a U.S. District Court concerning credit card swipe fees.

The lawsuit was initially filed by merchants against Visa and MasterCard nearly a decade ago. The merchants claim that the two major credit card companies charge merchants excessive and exploitative fees for accepting the payment cards from customers.

Bodyography Launches Skincare Line

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Bodyography Launches Skincare Line

Bodyography Professional Cosmetics has introduced a skincare line: BodyographySKIN.

The line of seven products for all skin types is an extension of the brand philosophy of the makeup line—formulated without parabens or sulfates and PETA-approved as a cruelty-free line.

BSB’s Top 10 Articles of 2013

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BSB’s Top 10 Articles of 2013

The business of beauty was in full swing in 2013 as new beauty products, services and businesses emerged, while changes to longtime beauty businesses persisted in the forms of acquisitions, executive moves and expansions.

While we await all that’s in store for beauty in 2014, why not review the headlines that caught our attention in 2013? Here’s Beauty Store Business’ Top 10 articles of 2013.

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NY NOW Welcomes More Than 350 International Companies

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NY NOW Welcomes More Than 350 International Companies

More than 350 international suppliers from 55 countries will be among the 2,800 exhibiting companies at the winter 2014 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home + Lifestyle (formerly NYIGF), at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and the Passenger Ship Terminal’s Pier 94 in New York City Feb. 1-6.

Groupon Adds Resident Beauty Expert, Advisory Board

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Groupon Adds Resident Beauty Expert, Advisory Board

Groupon has introduced Favin the Beauty Maven as the new face of its health, beauty and wellness category. Offering her expertise via her Groupon.com blog, as well as on her social-media channels, Favin shares her beauty tips and insight into a variety of trends and treatments.

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