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CEW Women in Beauty Series Presents: A Retail Roundtable Panel Discussion

Posted: October 6, 2010

Cosmetic Executive Women’s (CEW) upcoming Women in Beauty Series event, Oct. 14, 2010, will focus on the current state of beauty retail. The roundtable panel discussion will feature Marla Malcolm Beck, founder and CEO, Bluemercury, Inc.; Karen Grant, vice president and global beauty industry analyst, The NPD Group; Sharon Rothstein, senior vice president, marketing, Sephora USA; and Nancy Schmidt, group vice president, divisional merchandise manager cosmetics - trend & prestige, Macy’s.

The discussion will focus on the strengths and challenges in today’s marketplace for beauty’s top categories. Panelists will also share insights into the consumer’s mindset and what she is ultimately looking for in a brand experience and all of the available retail channels (including the changing state of social media and other digital platforms) that the beauty industry is presently leveraging.

“CEW is committed to providing its members with engaging events that both inform and help them advance their careers,” said Carlotta Jacobson, president, CEW. “CEW’s retail panels are always insightful and timely.”

The discussion begins at 6:30 PM at the Harmonie Club in New York City. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with colleagues at an informal, pre-event cocktail reception beginning at 5:30 PM. The event is sponsored by Shape, Givaudan, Mark., Kolmar Laboratories, 24 Seven, HauteLook and WWD Beauty Biz.

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