BIR Bits: July 2016


GH.PresLogo.forWhiteBkgdGerry Udell Inc. reports that Helen of Troy had a very successful Eastern Buying Conference.

According to Gerry, Hot Tools presented many innovative items that were well received by Helen of Troy customers. He added, “The Gold ’N Hot line, which is a leader in the multicultural appliance field, had an exceptional show due to the new spring deals. With the help of Scott Hagstrom, vice president of sales, Terri Taricco, vice president of marketing, and Miguel Navarrete, Northeast regional sales manager, Helen of Troy and Gold ’N Hot are on a growth trajectory in our territory.” Visit


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered nail salons to pay $2 million in back pay and damages to hundreds of workers since creating the Nail Salon Industry Enforcement Task Force a year ago to crack down on abuses at nail shops.

Since last May, the group has ordered 143 salons to repay 652 workers who were paid less than minimum wage—currently $9.00 an hour—or illegally denied overtime. The state has also mandated a Nail Salon Workers’ Bill of Rights.

CPNA LogoCosmoprof North America has earned a spot on the 2015 Trade Show News Network Top 250 Trade Show List.

TSNN is a news and online resource for the trade show, exhibition and event industry. Boasting close to 30,000 attendees and 1,015 exhibitors from 39 countries, the 3-day event encompassed more than 252,908 square feet. Visit

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