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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.

Consumers Embrace Mobile Content From Retailers, Brands

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Consumers Embrace Mobile Content From Retailers, Brands

Most mobile shoppers redeemed a coupon directly from their mobile device last year, according to the recent “Boost Your Mobile Shopper IQ” study from Key Ring—a shopping app that's part of G/O Digital, a Gannett Co.

NYU Stern Study: Customers Will Pay More for Socially Responsible Products

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NYU Stern Study: Customers Will Pay More for Socially Responsible Prod

Sixty percent of consumers are willing to pay extra for a socially responsible product, according to the research of New York University Stern’s marketing department chair Russ Winer and Ph.D. student Stephanie Tully.

Professor Winer and Tully examined the willingness of consumers to pay for socially responsible products in their new paper: "Are People Willing to Pay More for Socially Responsible Products: A Meta-Analysis."

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.

Harris Interactive: Americans Uninformed About Sun Protection, Antiaging, p.2

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Harris Interactive: Americans Uninformed About Sun Protection, Antiaging, p.2

“Unfortunately, the American public still has a long way to go before we treat sunscreen the way we treat seat belts,” adds Ahmed. “Every time you step out of your door, you should automatically apply sunscreen—rain or shine, summer or winter—as well as wear protective clothing and seek shade whenever possible.”

According to the AAD and the Skin Cancer Foundation, some of the best ways to protect oneself from UV damage are to:

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