Beauty Store Business magazine - January, 2020

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"NEXT: The Natural Products Industry Forecast 2014" Reveals Market Data, Insights for Natural-Beauty Sector

NEXT: The Natural Products Industry Forecast 2014 Reveals Market Data, Insights

The overall natural-products market grew more than 9% to $137 billion in 2012, compared to the conventional grocery market whose growth has been under 4% for the last few years, according to "NEXT: The Natural Products Industry Forecast 2014," recently released by New Hope Natural Media, a division of Penton, and Sterling-Rice Group.

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.

Beauty Coast to Coast

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Learn more about what trends and products are taking off in various regions of the United States.

Whether your customers are Southern belles or West Coast trendsetters, you’ve probably noticed certain products flying off the shelves that help maintain their favorite styles. Regional differences in climate can also play into purchasing habits—such as a penchant for super-hydrating skin care in the arid Southwest or frizz-fighting formulas in the humid Southeast. We quizzed hairstylists, educators, store owners, nail techs, salon and spa owners, makeup artists and manufacturers to get the scoop on the looks and products taking off from coast to coast that you should be aware of.

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

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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!