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February 26, 2013
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  Spa Spotlight 
  • The Spatium spa opens at resort in Mexico
    The Nuevo Vallarta spa on Mexico's coast now has a new spa, the Spatium, to serve visitors to the Grand Luxxe resort property. The spa, which features a range of massage, facial and relaxation techniques, has six outdoor and 25 indoor rooms for treatments. (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • N.Y. spa and salon team up to create day spa escape
    Port Jefferson, N.Y., spa owner Joe Sferlazza has relaunched his Euro Spa as a daytime retreat, run in conjunction with neighboring business, Shear Bliss Salon. The spa aims to be a one-stop-shop experience for clients in search of both a relaxing massage or other spa service and beauty treatments at the salon. Jefferson (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail Rundown 
  • Poll: 58% of young girls wear makeup
    More than half of young girls surveyed say they wear cosmetics, and two-thirds of those began wearing makeup between the ages of 8 and 13, a poll from the nonprofit eating-disorders prevention group Renfrew Foundation found. The survey also found that 20% of girls who wear makeup said they feel bad about themselves when they don't. Skin Inc. magazine (2/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Anti-wrinkle products get sales boost from tanning fallout
    In an effort to undo the damage caused by tanning beds, more U.K. residents are buying anti-aging skin care products, a new study shows. The report from Cancer Research U.K. found that 43% of tanning bed users buy anti-wrinkle products for their skin. The products are regularly used by just 20% of those who avoid tanning beds. (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Hospitality Trends 
  • Not your average luxury-hotel bars
    Hotel bars are raising the bar by offering cocktails made from hard-to-find liquors and fresh ingredients, as well as small dishes served alongside drinks. Other trends that bar-goers will find include specialty ice, more non-alcoholic choices and farm-to-table drinks. USA Today/Hotel Check-in blog (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business Best Practices 
  • Motivating employees goes beyond money
    While money is a good motivator for some employees, many workers find other types of rewards or behaviors inspiring. Leiden Johnson suggests motivating your employees by involving them in decisions, recognizing their efforts, providing appropriate equipment and showing them that you respect them. B2C Marketing Insider (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Customer Service 
  • Using customer data to drive action
    Companies are more sophisticated than ever when it comes to crunching data on what their customers do, but managing the mound of information in a meaningful way remains challenging, writes Patrick Gibbons, a principal at Walker, a customer intelligence consulting firm. "Many will put more effort into gathering lots of data," Gibbons writes. "Don't fall into that trap. Focus on using intelligence to drive action, change, and results for your organization." (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance and Economics 
  • Tighter budgets drive consumers to coupons
    Coupon use is spiking among U.S. consumers, who are largely clipping discounts on comfort foods and beauty products to help curb their anxiety amid higher gas prices and payroll taxes, CEO Steven Boal said. The pattern is similar to one seen just before the last recession, he noted. CNBC/Consumer Nation blog (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Water Cooler 
  • Work-life balance: We are our own worst enemies
    It's up to individual workers to pursue solutions when their work lives and personal lives are out of balance, say experts. Too often, companies have policies in place to help but employees don't take advantage of them, or workers don't try to make small, daily changes that can help, they say. (2/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ISPA Info 
  • ISPA is looking for consumer favorites
    ISPA is looking for consumer favorite products to spotlight in an upcoming issue of Pulse magazine. The advertorial-style special feature gives brands the opportunity to get their best sellers in front of spa buyers and decision-makers. Contact Courtney Hacker today for more information on promotion and exposure. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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