Five Social Media Developments This Week That Had Nothing To Do With Twitter

The news was all atwitter this week about President Donald Trump’s executive order to review federal laws shielding social media companies from liability. It’s unclear whether the executive order will produce real change. Meanwhile, as digital platforms evolve...

New Deodorant Brand PAPR Shows It’s Cool To Care For The Planet

Daniel Roescheisen’s deodorant brand PAPR Cosmetics is new, but he’s no beauty industry newbie. A decade ago, he co-founded NCLA, the nail brand known for popularizing patterned nail wraps and a no-big-deal collab with Beyonce. Three...

Is There A Role For Traditional Retail In The Post-Pandemic World?

Nearly a decade ago, in an article entitled Why Bricks and Clicks Don’t Always Mix, The New York Times columnist Randall Stross wrote, “Blockbuster’s experience shows that executing a bricks-and-clicks strategy entails a high degree of difficulty,...

As The Pandemic Persists, Many Cosmetic Manufacturers Struggle

With global beauty sales on the upswing, the American cosmetic manufacturing sector was sitting pretty at the beginning of the year. New companies had popped up to serve indie beauty brands, and their growing antecedents were angling...

I Lead A Skincare Manufacturer, And Here’s How The Pandemic Changed My Business

During over a quarter century in business, skincare manufacturer Cosmetic Solutions has survived wars, economic downturns, natural disasters and countless beauty trends, many no doubt unwise. The challenge of the pandemic, though, is of a completely different...