The Exit Interview: Outgoing CEO Joël Palix Takes Stock Of His Five-Year Tenure At Feelunique
When Joël Palix was appointed CEO of Feelunique five years ago, he was tasked with putting the beauty e-tailer on a path to vigorous growth. It’s marched down that path. Since Palix, former president of Clarins Fragrance Group, assumed his post, Feelunique’s revenues have multiplied threefold and are on pace to surpass 100 ...
Werte Freunde Wants To Be The Follain (Plus Fashion) Of Germany
Hamburg has no shortage of beauty shopping destinations. There are 20 Douglas doors spread about the German city, including the stunning Douglas Pro Store, and the impressive beauty floor at luxury department store Alsterhaus is nearly as breathtaking as the famous manmade lake Binnenalster it overlooks. Still, discerning Hamburg beauty consumers looking ...
Startup SwearBy Pinky Swears Its Product Reviews Are Real
As a former marketing head for several women’s brands, including NYDJ and Juicy Couture, Kate Foster Lengyel has witnessed the pros and cons of influencer marketing firsthand. She’s seen how easy it is for companies to fabricate positive reviews and knows the data around consumer behavior and online recommendations inside and out. “Did you ...
The Grommet’s Unusual Form Of Commerce Spotlights Small Guys
The Grommet calls its model citizen commerce and even trademarked the term. Behind the concept are individuals using their hard-earned dollars to support fellow individuals who happen to have created cool products. The products on The Grommet aren’t just any cool products, though. They’re cool products that have gone through rigorous reviews that ...
Bluemercury’s Marla Beck On The Importance Of Specialization, The Beauty Industry’s Favorable Demographics And The Vetting Process For Emerging Brands
Remember when indie beauty wasn’t everywhere? Marla Beck certainly does. Its scarcity in 1999 was a big part of why she founded Bluemercury with her husband Barry. The specialty retailer generated excitement for beauty junkies like Beck searching for new discoveries by providing a platform for products from emerging brands while supplying the ...
Not So Fast Amazon: Qurate Retail Group’s Rob Robillard Has Bold Ambitions To Make Beauty Bigger Than Ever At QVC, HSN and Zulily
Rob Robillard has tackled more sides of the beauty business firsthand than possibly any other beauty executive. He’s held roles at established brands (Kiehl’s Since 1851) and emerging ones (Living Proof long before it was acquired by Unilever). He’s enmeshed himself in the organic sector (Nourish Organic and Promise Organic) and marketed conventional ...