Meredith to Hold First-Ever Beauty Summit

Meredith will host an event that will look into the relationship between the beauty consumer and makeup, and the impact the events of the past year will have on future behaviors.

Beauty’s White Hot Jobs

According to specialized recruiting firm 24 Seven, beauty companies are bringing many functions once outsourced to external firms in-house, adding new positions to their staff. Companies are looking for hard-to-find, specialized talent as well as high-demand, digital-focused professionals. Here are some talent areas that are particularly hot right now.

Deloitte: Good News for Department Stores

Despite the explosion of digital devices, the retail store is not going away any time soon and will remain the “core of the experience,” said a Deloitte Global Powers of Retailing 2012 study. However, a store may not be the final shopping destination, but “a piece in a larger, more connected customer experience,” leaving retailers to rethink their operating model. Additional retail trends from Deloitte LLC’s study include:

Beauty Turnaround: The Next Korres

Following a successful run of growing Korres into a North American beauty darling—one that lured the likes of parent Johnson & Johnson—Robert DeBaker has been tapped again as CEO to overhaul prestige cosmetics firm, Becca. Charged with transforming the estimated $10 million Australian makeup brand, Bob spoke with Beauty Insider about using his leadership know-how to perhaps make beauty magic happen twice.