The Travails Of Department Stores—And How Indie Beauty Brands Can Still Succeed At Them

The pandemic didn’t cause department stores’ struggles. It did, however, speed up the consequences of those struggles. Nordstrom is closing 19 stores, including three Jeffrey shops and 16 full-line locations. Macy’s is shuttering 125 stores. J.C....

Credo Creates Mineral Sunscreens With Venus Williams’ Activewear Line EleVen And The Sunscreen Company

Credo hits an ace with its latest partnership. In its first foray into creating an exclusive product line, the clean beauty retailer has partnered with The Sunscreen Company and Venus Williams’ activewear line EleVen on two...

Can Curbside Pickup Be Impactful For Credo, Cos Bar And Bluemercury?

As states across the United States slowly start reopening for business, beauty retail chains are adopting curbside order pickup programs to bring in much-needed brick-and-mortar revenue. Ulta Beauty launched curbside...

“The Green Sephora”: New E-Tailer Serenade Wants To Take Zero-Waste Beauty Mainstream

Maya Luong was a loyal Sephora shopper until she woke up to environmental consequences of the plastic beauty products she was buying at the retailer. According to data supplied by Euromonitor to Teen Vogue, the beauty industry...

Four Retail Experts On The Extremely Uncertain Future Of Beauty Shopping

There’s no roadmap for operating beauty stores during a pandemic. As the strictest shelter-in-place restrictions begin to lift in many jurisdictions across the United States, retailers are sorting through how to allow and urge shopping while keeping their...

This Cruelty-Free Beauty Subscription Service Is Gaining Major Momentum

Of the many business models in the beauty industry, the thin-margin beauty subscription business model may be the most difficult. Cases in point: Birchbox and FabFitFun embarked on large-scale layoffs this year prior to the pandemic-related economic collapse....