Beauty Store Business magazine - May, 2019

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WSL Strategic Retail Survey Predicts Strong Back-To-School Season

WSL Strategic Retail Survey Predicts Strong Back-To-School Season

While early outlooks anticipate back-to-school spending to lag behind 2012, a surprising 88% of shoppers surveyed by WSL Strategic Retail say they plan to spend at least the same or more as last year during the 2013 back-to-school season. The finding was revealed Aug. 8 as part of WSL Strategic Retail's "How America Shops Back-to-School 2013" trend study, which tracks the stores and categories parents are shopping.

Get Ready for B-T-S!

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Back-to-school shopping season

So you think that you can just add a few more beauty products to your shelves to satisfy the back-to-school surge … maybe sometime in August? Think again.

PriceGrabber’s recent Back-to-School Shopping Forecast survey reveals that 46% of consumers are planning to spend more in the 2012 B-T-S shopping season than in 2011.

In comparison, only 13% of last year’s B-T-S shoppers planned to spend more than the year before.

$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.

Have You Registered for the PBA’s Distributor Executive Conference Yet?

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PBA Distributor Executive Conference Graphic

You have to absolutely love what the Professional Beauty Association is doing with its first-ever Distributor Executive Conference in the Seattle area on April 3-4.

If you haven’t heard yet, this is a conference for professional-beauty independent distributors. No loud music, no suppliers, no manufacturers reps, no beauty-service professionals, no selling. It’s designed for indie distributors to talk among themselves in a business environment. What a fabulous idea!