Merz Apothecary Is A 142-Year-Old Startup On A High Growth Trajectory

Chicago’s Merz Apothecary is looking pretty good for its age — or any age, for that matter. The 142-year-old omnichannel retailer boasts two thriving brick-and-mortar locations, a booming website and one of the oldest Amazon storefronts...

Lullabies In Bottles And Bags: Goodnight Darling Co. Develops Products To Foster Good Sleep

Goodnight Darling Co. is cozying up to retailers, particularly West Elm, where it’s launched at stores in Fairfax, Va., and the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Founded by insomnia sufferer Aycee Brown, the all-things-slumber brand lulls customers to...

At West Elm And Credo, Soapply Spreads The Message Of Proper Handwashing To Combat Disease

Soapply wants customers to reconsider the stuff on their sinks. The social impact-driven brand that’s entered Credo, West Elm and Feed invests up to $10 in water sanitation and hygiene programs for every 8-oz. bottle of its...

Nordstrom Joins The Wellness Movement With New Outposts Dedicated To Aromatherapy, Supplements, Sleep And Self-Care

Nordstrom Inc. is on a health kick. The department store retailer is introducing so-called Well Beauty outposts to 38 stores on Jan. 11 filled with aromatherapy, supplement, sleep and self-care merchandise. Already online, the 22 brands that will...

Girlactik Wins Over Riley Rose With Social Media Approval

If there’s any question whether Riley Rose is listening to its customers, Girlactik should put it to rest. In the fall, the Forever 21-owned beauty retailer asked followers on Instagram to name the brands they’d like to see at...

Does Your Cubicle Mate Have Great Brows? Flybrow Could Be The Culprit

With a daily schedule full of work, family, sleep, exercise, chores, clean eating and maybe a quick self-care session, the contemporary woman barely has time to squeeze in a chat with her BFF, let alone eyebrow maintenance. Flybrow...