Musely Merges Beauty Content And Commerce To Combat Amazon
Jack Jia, a venture capital investor and computer software entrepreneur, created the app Trusper to be a destination for home improvement tips, not a source of skincare information. Its users, however, had their own ideas. They weren’t as interested as Jia in backyard putting greens, and close to 90% of tips included beauty products. ...
An Accidental Retailer Flourishes In The Bay Area
Stevonne Ratliff never intended to become a retailer. Her store, Concept Forty-Seven, was the fortuitous, albeit initially unplanned, result of securing space to produce her Brazil-inspired skin, hair and body care brand Beija Flor Naturals on a retail-friendly stretch of Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, Calif. In the four years ...
The Truth Beauty Company’s Jennifer Freitas Stays Ambitious Amid The Retail Apocalypse
Jennifer Freitas believed there was no reason the women in her hometown of Waterloo, Ontario shouldn’t be able to shop in a high-class beauty boutique. So, she gave it to them. In 2010, she opened an Olivier Soaps store and, three years later, she segued to the multi-brand green beauty concept The ...
Brooklyn Groove Gets Its Natural Beauty Groove On In Greenpoint
A longtime Greenpoint resident, Olga Stefanska watched gentrification transform her Brooklyn neighborhood’s retail landscape. But she detected something lacking in the new stylish store mix: a modern apothecary. There was no place for locals to discover unique, natural products from emerging beauty brands. In 2013, she left her wholesale fragrance career to ...
Rise Of The Anti-Amazons: Five E-tailers Shaking Up The Online Beauty Scene
A latecomer to the beauty segment, e-commerce is biting off a bigger piece of the global beauty sales pie than ever before. Online sales accounted for 6.9% of the global beauty market in 2016, more than double the 3.3% share online sales captured back in 2010, according to ...
Lena Rose Leads The Clean Beauty Charge In Chicago (Nope, Credo Wasn’t First)
Jenny Duranski has sometimes felt like a preacher without much of a choir. A trailblazing convert to the green beauty movement, she’s been devoted to bringing reluctant Chicagoans onto the better-for-your bandwagon since opening nontoxic nail salon Noktivo four years ago. “The green, indie industry has not gained as much traction here as ...