Professional Beauty Association

PBA's 2012 Biennial-Edition Distributor Benchmarking Survey Seeks Respondents

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PBA's 2012 Biennial-Edition Distributor Benchmarking Survey Seeks Respondents

Are you a full-service distributor with a professional-only store or stores and/or an in-the-field sales force? If so, you're invited to participate in the Professional Beauty Association's recently launched biennial Distributor Benchmarking Survey.

Survey participants will receive a free, personalized copy of the 50-plus-page, detailed report valued at $149.

Three New Distributors Join PBA Council

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Three New Distributors Join Professional Beauty Association Leadership Council

Karl Sweis of Torrance, California-based Sweis Inc., Brandon Ranney of Pine Brook, New Jersey-based Creative Salon Concepts and Paul Gauvin of Fitchburg, Massachusetts-based WS Beauty Supply are newly elected members of the Professional Beauty Association's Distributor Leadership Council. They join Renee Shakour of Holliston, Massachusetts-based Essential Salon Products, who was re-elected.

All are serving as volunteers between Sept. 1, 2012, through Aug. 31, 2014.

Latest PBA Indie Distributor Survey Reports Higher Sales

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Results from the Professional Beauty Association's Distributor Benchmarking Survey—a key economic indicator of business trends in the growing independent salon-product distributors arena—are out for the second quarter of 2012 with good news: 84% of respondents reported higher sales with the median increase at 17.5%.

The survey is also reporting that 67% expanded with at least one new line and a majority said they added staff.

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