True Botanicals Pushes Into Retail As It Pulls Back From Wholesale
Inside True Botanicals’ 1,800-square-foot San Francisco store, customers can sniff ylang ylang, rose and sandalwood as they assemble custom scents, receive facials tailored to their skincare concerns with back-bar products not found elsewhere and check out the latest the brand has to offer at an onsite lab experimenting with various merchandise concepts in ...
The Moneyed Mayvenn: Essence Ventures Leads A $23M Series B Round To Grow The Hair Extension Business
Middlemen remain powerful even in an age in which they’re often disparaged. Take Mayvenn Inc., the wig and hair extension startup that’s snagged a $23 million round of Series B funding led by Essence Ventures with participation from Impact America Fund, a16z and Cross Culture Ventures. It launched in 2013 after co-founder and ...
What’s Behind The Epidemic Of Similar Packaging In The Beauty Industry?
Herbivore is not an identical twin, triplet, quadruplet or quintuplet, but the brand has many lookalikes in the beauty industry. And it’s not alone. Whether it’s Pat McGrath Labs, Fenty, Rodin Olio Lusso, Beauty Bakerie or Juvia’s Place, competitors are releasing products with packaging that closely resembles their designs. The rash of sameness ...
E-tailer Switch2Pure’s Pop-up Enters An Elite Retail Lineup At Houston’s River Oaks District
E-tailer Switch2Pure has joined Cartier, Dior, Tom Ford, Stella McCartney, Harry Winston and Hermès at the luxury outdoor shopping complex River Oaks District in Houston with a temporary store that’s a prelude to a permanent location. The 1,200-square-foot space marrying Palm Beach chic with Hollywood glamour houses some 75 clean beauty brands across ...
Can New Supplement Store Concepts Succeed Where The Vitamin Shoppe And GNC Have Struggled?
As consumer enthusiasm for all things wellness swells, the $35.9 billion U.S. dietary supplement industry grows along with it and is projected to skyrocket to $56.7 billion in sales by 2024. With supplements soaring, longtime vitamin juggernauts like GNC and The Vitamin Shoppe should be reaping the protein-packed benefits. Instead, they’re withering. The former ...