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Consumers Prefer In-Store Shopping

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Ninety percent of consumers prefer shopping in brick and mortars and more than half of online retail sales are captured by brick and mortars, according to the "Omnichannel Shopping Preferences Study" by A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm.

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.

Digital Investment Proves Profitable for Beauty Brands

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Digital Investment Proves Profitable for Beauty Brands

Ecommerce in beauty grew 29% in 2012, alongside 6% growth in beauty, according to think-tank L2’s 2013 “Digital IQ Index: Beauty” report, which explores the digital performance of 85 beauty brands, including site, digital marketing, social media and mobile activity across skin care, color cosmetics and fragrance channels.

"Exploiting new growth channels, Beauty brands are doubling down on digital, and some of these bets are starting to pay off," says L2 founder and NYU Stern clinical professor of marketing Scott Galloway, author of the report.

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.

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