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Map Identifies Areas of Rosacea Prevalence in the United States

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Map Identifies Areas of Rosacea Prevalence in the United States

Residents of New England appear to suffer the highest incidence of rosacea in the United States, while those in Hawaii may be affected the least, according to a geographic analysis of National Rosacea Society membership data.

The conspicuous, red-faced disorder is now estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans.

Lab42 Survey Reveals Millennial Women's Preferences Buying Makeup

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Lab42 Survey Reveals Millennial Women's Preferences Buying Makeup

Beauty store owners and managers, note: Millennial women are loyal to their favorite makeup brands. Sixty-eight percent say that even in a tough economy they'd opt for their preferred brands rather than less expensive products.

That's according to a survey of 500 U.S. women ages 18 to 34 who purchase makeup conducted earlier this month by market-research company Lab42.

Don’t Make ’Em Wait

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I hate to wait in line. And, I imagine you might too. How much of an impact do you think this modern-day shopping temperament has on your business?

A recent survey commissioned by Great Clips Online Check-in reveals that customers are wholly displeased with waiting even 10 minutes in a retail outlet.

The chain salon recently launched a timesaving online check-in system for customers and surveyed consumers about their experiences with waiting as part of a campaign to introduce the online check-in app.

Daily Deals Are a Go

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Daily deals provide value for merchants according to new study by customer-exper

No one was certain exactly how business profits—and benefits—would play out in the daily-deals category that launched onto the ecommerce scene a couple of years ago, but it now seems that the benefits are becoming clearer.

New research by customer-experience analytics firm ForeSee shows that daily-deal sites are certainly attracting new customers and inspiring customer loyalty.

Americans To Save Their Tax Refunds

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More Americans intend to save—rather than spend—their federal tax refunds this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s “Tax Returns Consumer Survey” conducted by consumer-intelligence firm BIGinsight.

Two-thirds of taxpayers are expecting a refund this year—the exact same as last year. Nearly 44% of them are expected to stash away some of their refund in savings—the most in the survey’s nine-year history (and up 2% from last year).

Increased Valentine’s Day Spending Expected

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Total Valentine’s Day spending is expected to reach $17.6 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2012 Valentine’s Day Consumer Intentions and Actions survey conducted by consumer-intelligence provider BIGinsight.

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