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October 4, 2012
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  Spa Spotlight 
  • Mallad aims to open 1,000 Massage Green locations in U.S.
    Massage Green is expecting to have 1,000 locations open in the next eight years. Owner Allie Mallad has already opened locations in California, Florida and the company's home base of Michigan. The spas offer massage, reiki and other treatments in an environmentally friendly setting. "We are a green, friendly, socially responsible concept, which is also a fast growing part of our society," Mallad said. (U.K.) (10/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Potting Shed Spa wins national award in England
    Sam Pearce's The Potting Shed Spa in Batley, England, has been named the Best New Start Up in the 2012 Mumpreneur Awards. She started the spa more than a year ago as a companion spa to her mother's Eastthorpe Holistic Spa. It's her second national award. Pearce's spa won the title of Best British Salon within nine months of opening. Huddersfield Examiner (U.K.) (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Skin Authority and Dole Nutrition Institute introduce the first vegan source of Vitamin D replenishment. This revolutionary "Inside Out" DUO works beautifully in concert with other products you carry to boost the beauty and immune health of your guests. Call 1-866-325-SKIN, email, or visit Booth 1129 ISPA Conference. LEARN MORE AND WATCH A VIDEO.
  Retail Rundown 
  • Beauty subscription sites growing in Asia
    Subscription services that deliver high-end samples of beauty products are growing in Asia. VanityTrove offers service in Singapore and ButyBox covers Taiwan, copying the success of other services such as Glossybox. Product makers hope subscribers will give their products favorable reviews to boost sales. CNET/Asia (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Hospitality Trends 
  • US Hotels Group aims for growth in upscale boutique segment
    US Hotels Group is looking to expand its portfolio of high-end boutique properties throughout the New England region, and eventually, across the U.S. and internationally, says company CEO Paul Hanley. "Our vision is, we see ourselves not only in the U.S. but North America and beyond," Hanley said. The hotel firm recently purchased 90% stakes in the luxury properties Orchards Hotel in Williamstown, Mass., and the Centennial Hotel in Concord, N.H. (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • It's never too early to start marketing a new brand
    New brands must be clear about what they offer and who their target audience is before they begin a marketing campaign, according to Zach Beatty, Marketing Manager of Blue Fountain Media. Also, don't wait too long to begin marketing. "Even in the early stages of bringing an idea to life, there are communities of potential customers that will not only become an early following, but also that will help spread the word about your brand," Beatty said. Business Insider (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Service 
  • 5 ways to demonstrate the value of your brand
    If you want to build interest in your products, you have to demonstrate the value of your concept and its relevance to your potential customers, Dan Kennedy and Matt Zagula write in this excerpt from the book "No B.S. Trust-Based Marketing." Testimonials can help, but hands-on experience can be key in convincing your customers, they note. Entrepreneur online (10/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance and Economics 
  Water Cooler 
  • Cat rescued from political unrest goes missing
    Railton and Dawn Elliott, a U.K. couple who spent a large sum of money to rescue a stray cat from Egypt while political unrest was growing in the country, are now searching for their missing feline companion, who disappeared about two weeks ago. After flying the cat in from Egypt, the feline spent half a year in quarantine before the couple was allowed to bring him to their home. "We'd give anything to have him back. He's such a lovely and friendly creature," Dawn Elliott said. The Telegraph (London) (10/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ISPA Info 
  • Have you dreamed of seeing the Kentucky Derby in person?
    If you have, your dream can come true if you're the highest bidder at the 2012 ISPA Foundation Live Auction. The Live and Silent Auctions are one of the highlights of the ISPA Conference & Expo and you definitely don't want to miss the fun. If a trip to the Kentucky Derby isn't your thing, there are so many more items up for bid. Get your shopping list ready by checking out the full Auction list. If you're interested in adding an item to the list, there's still time to donate and deliver your item on-site. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo Sponsor Spotlight: Red Flower
    ISPA Conference & Expo Silver Sponsor Red Flower is a privately owned organic beauty company that has expanded the boundaries of the spa experience with traditional healing practices and rituals from around the world. Be inspired and use promotional code redflowerISPA2012 at the Cyber Cafes to receive ISPA Conference & Expo special discounts! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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