Logistics Experts On Keeping Shipping Costs Down, Selecting The Right 3PL Partners

If the centrality of logistics to startups wasn’t clear before, the pandemic-stoked supply chain chaos has made it painfully so.  “Inventory is capital, so knowing your inventory and using a tracking system is the...

The Future Of Color Cosmetics Involves Making Makeup Fun Again, According To Mintel

Makeup took a significant hit during the pandemic, but Sarah Jindal, associate director of global beauty and personal care at Mintel, predicts the future of the category won’t be all doom and gloom. “There have been challenges,...

Beauty Looks To Have A Strong Holiday Shopping Season This Year And Hot M&A Market Next Year

With rising inflation and persistent labor shortages affecting the supply chain, brands are feeling the pinch. The good and bad news is the conditions aren’t likely to be static, according to Christina Adams, a...

NPD’s Larissa Jensen Believes The Beauty Industry Is Heading Into A Strong Makeup Cycle

Over the last few years, skincare has been the engine of the beauty industry. Larissa Jensen, VP and beauty industry advisor at The NPD Group, believes it’s makeup’s turn to take over that role. 

Early-Stage Investors On Margins, Valuations And The Importance Of Retail

Enticed by steep margins, consumers’ willingness to try new products, and lucrative exit opportunities, early-stage investors have multiplied in the beauty category. Among the firms actively backing emerging beauty brands are CircleUp, Verity Venture Partners...

The Forces Behind SkinSpirit, Ever/Body And Vspot On The State Of The Med Spa Industry

Characterized by the BBC and Business of Fashion as the “Zoom boom,” med spas are noticing people flocking to their services to remedy what they perceive as problems with the faces they’re staring at all day...