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10 July 2017 | beautystorebusiness.com News PRIME NOW PARTNERS WITH SALLY BEAUTY IN NORTH TEXAS Prime Now, the one- and two-hour delivery service from amazon.com, will partner with Denton-based Sally Beauty in North Texas for hair and beauty care products and small appliances. Sally Beauty's stores are located throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, making distribution for Amazon driv- ers fast and efficient. Additionally, the wide array of beauty brands at Sally Beauty—including OPI, Clairol, L'Or é al, SheaMoisture, Wella, Conair and Essie, among others—will be available to Prime Now customers. The partnership is very much in step with the deal Prime Now made with Sprouts Farmers Market last year, also in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Overall, Sally Beauty Holdings, which includes its own online store and a large wholesale business that sells to pro- fessionals and independent salons, has posted mostly flat results the past few years. The partnership could prove to be a boon to business. While Amazon and Sally Beauty could go forward in other Prime Now cities, Amazon declined to comment on future plans. NEW COO FOR MARKWINS BEAUTY BRANDS Global leader in color cosmetics, cosmetic accessories and beauty collections, Markwins Beauty Brands, announced in May that Michael Shaw joined the organization as chief operating officer. Shaw will lead all areas of operations, information, finance and planning, IT, manufacturing and global finance. "I am excited about the challenge and opportunity to work with a leader in the cosmetics industry like Markwins," says Shaw. "Through a disciplined approach and continued focus on exceeding our customers' needs, Markwins will set the pace on quality of service and product innovation by which others are measured. Markwins has a great blend of operational capability and people focused on improving the business every day; I'm proud to be part of the team." Prior to joining Markwins, Shaw served as CEO and Solution Delivery Lead at Aptis Consulting Group where he managed mergers and acquisitions, finance and technology projects, and improvement opportunities. Overall, Shaw brings more than 25 years of experience working with an impressive portfolio of clients including Custom Building Products and Capgemini Ernst & Young. Based in City of Industry, California, Markwins Beauty Brands is the largest privately owned cosmetics company in North America. Founded in 1984, it holds a reputation for acquiring brands and reenergizing their consumer appeal. Its portfolio includes wet n wild, Black Radiance, Bonne Bell and Physicians Formula, among many others. Michael Shaw PERSONAL CARE & WELLNESS OFFERINGS AT SUMMER NY NOW NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, will take place at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, August 19-23, 2017. The event will host three comprehensive collections—Home, Lifestyle and Handmade—that feature tens of thousands of products in hundreds of categories, including the personal care and wellness category. A special Handmade Global Design section of the Handmade Collection will open on Saturday, August 19 and close on Tuesday, August 22; the Home and Lifestyle Collections, as well as other sections of the Handmade Collection will open on Sunday, August 20, and close on Wednesday, August 23. Show organizers expect attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries. A dedicated personal care and wellness section will be part of the Lifestyle Collection, although personal care and wellness products are expected to be sprinkled throughout the show. NY NOW provides a great product-discovery oppor- tunity for gift and beauty store retailers—held in one of the world's greatest cities. For more information, visit nynow.com ICMAD RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS SAFETY ACT In May, the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) Association raised concerns about legislation, the Personal Care Products Safety Act, re-introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) that could stifle inno- vation and job growth in the cosmetic industry without improving safety. ICMAD restated support for the Cosmetic Modernization Amendment, which was introduced earlier this year by Congress- man Pete Sessions and is also endorsed by the Professional Beauty Association. "We appreciate that Senators Feinstein and Collins share a commitment to protecting consumers, however the Personal Care Products Safety Act would do more harm than good in the name of promoting safety. We support a different approach that is consistent with other FDA programs to strengthen consumer protections without stifling innovation and affecting jobs. ICMAD endorses the Cosmetic Modernization Amendment sponsored by Congressman Pete Sessions, which would enhance FDA oversight, create a national standard and provide clear direction for all companies. Safety is an essential component to our members' businesses and a top priority to ICMAD. We are pleased to share like-minded thinking with our sister association, the Professional Beauty Association, who also supports H.R. 575, the Cosmetic Modernization Amendment," says Pam Busiek, president and CEO, ICMAD. While ICMAD's concerns about the potential impact of the Personal Care Products Safety Act may be warranted, the legislation has gained support from a number of big beauty industry players such as Estée Lauder, L'Oréal, Johnson & Johnson, The Honest Company, Juice Beauty, Revlon, Procter & Gamble and Unilever. Pam Busiek From top: courtesy of Markwins Beauty Brands, Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association

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