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Retail Sales Increase to 4.1% in 2014

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Retail Sales Increase to 4.1% in 2014

This year’s retail-industry sales are expected to increase 4.1%, up from 3.7% in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 economic forecast. Furthermore, online sales are expected to grow between 9% and 12%. The forecast includes traditional retail categories, such as specialty stores.

Free U.S. PINCHme Sampling Site With Many Beauty Products to Debut in October

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Free U.S. PINCHme Sampling Site With Many Beauty Products to Debut

On your mark. Get set. Go! Launching this October in the United States with a totally new concept will be PINCHme. It's a revolutionary digital platform that will allow its members to sample up to four consumer packaged goods of their choice—from beauty and personal-care products to food and home supplies—every week at no cost whatsoever in exchange for their feedback about the products.

Etsy Wholesale Now in Beta Phase, Seeks Qualified Retailers and Vendors

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Etsy Wholesale Now in Beta Phase, Seeks Qualified Retailers and Vendors

While beauty retailers usually want to sell well-known brands, a number of them—especially on the high end—have found Etsy to be an excellent source for small quantities of boutique-type merchandise to sell.

Now the marketplace giant has launched Etsy Wholesale for buyers and vendors, including bath and beauty, as well as other product categories.

Currently, it's in a beta period. And that's expected to be completed late this summer.

L2 Think Tank: Tablets to Surpass Other Devices in Shopper Influence

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L2 Think Tank: Tablets to Surpass Other Devices in Shopper Influence

Tablet strategy for retailers has been an adjunct to development efforts on the PC and smartphone. As tablets continue along the most successful adoption trajectory in history and begin to surpass all other devices in terms of shopper influence, retailers will have to reconfigure priorities.

That's according to the recently released "Tablets: Retail 2013" intelligence report from L2 Think Tank, which examines key data, trends and insights—identifying strategies for retail brands to maximize potential on the tablet platform.

J. White & Associates Is Now Repping the LAY/N/GO Cosmo Cosmetics Bag

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J. White & Associates Is Now Repping the LAY/N/GO Cosmo Cosmetics Bag

J. White & Associates is now partnering with LAY/N/GO Cosmo, a unique storage and travel solution for cosmetics, other beauty supplies, jewelry and additional items.

The November 2012 issue of Consumer Reports' ShopSmart magazine named it one of "16 Awesome New Clutter-Busters" (page 22), commenting that "The experts swear by these organizers."

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