beauty retailing

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.

Birchbox, Us Weekly to Offer Red Carpet-Inspired Birchbox

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Birchbox, Us Weekly Offer Red Carpet Inspired Birchbox

Online discovery-retail company Birchbox is partnering with Us Weekly to offer its customers a special-edition Birchbox, inspired by the season’s most iconic red-carpet looks and handpicked by Us Weekly beauty director Gwen Flamberg.

How to Choose the Best Location for Beauty Retail Expansion

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The location you choose could make or break your business-expansion success.
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How to Choose the Best Location for Beauty Retail Expansion

Whether the ultimate goal is for your beauty retail business to occupy two stores or 200 stores, there are many considerations involved in expanding a retail business beyond one set of doors. Of utmost importance is choosing the best location. Availability of desirable space is an important opportunity and a benefit in today’s market that should not be taken lightly. Location, location, location—is key, say retail experts.

LOCATION IS FOREMOST

William Marvy Co. No. 4 Omega Silver Handle Shave Brush

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Marvy's No. 4 Omega Silver Handle Shave Brush is a professional-quality shaving brush. Its boar bristles help generate rich lather to moisten and protect the skin for a close shave. Handsome enough to be presented as a gift.
wmmarvyco.com, 651.698.0726

How to Effectively Edit Your Beauty Inventory

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Retailers offer their tips for successfully editing beauty inventory.
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A hit sitcom in the 1970s, Sanford and Son depicts the escapades of Fred Sanford and his adult son Lamont. In the opening credits, a sign above the Sanford’s work and home depicts a crucial aspect of the sitcom’s setting. It says: “Sanford and Son Salvage, We Buy and Sell Junk.”

$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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