Streaming Shopping Platform Talkshoplive Seizes The At-Home Moment To Showcase Small Businesses

With stores closed, at-home shopping concepts are drawing consumers who’ve never considered buying from them before. At streaming e-commerce startup Talkshoplive, usage was up 50% last week, and it’s anticipated to double this month. In addition, the...

Mynd Spa & Salon Goes Bankrupt, Heyday Lays Off Hundreds As COVID-19 Roils Spa Industry

The spa industry is getting hit hard as residents of major cities across the United States are under order not to leave their homes for non-essential activities to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Fallout from the...

Independent Beauty Retailers Struggle In The Face Of Coronavirus-Related Closures

As shoppers stay at home and stores shutter to stem the spread of coronavirus, the crushing financial impacts on retailers become more profound by the moment. Even last month, before President Donald Trump recommended Americans not go out...

Rob Robillard On QVC’s And HSN’s Search For The Next Big Indie Beauty Brand

Rob Robillard, VP of integrated beauty at Qurate Retail Group, parent company of television shopping channels QVC and HSN, is looking for another beauty superstar like Jamie Kern Lima of IT Cosmetics. He says, “We always believed that...

Beauty Pie Gets A Taste Of The Brick-And-Mortar Experience With Harvey Nichols Pop-Up

Beauty Pie’s no-markup business model was born purposely without retail middlemen. Marcia Kilgore, who founded and subsequently sold Bliss and Soap & Glory to LVMH Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy and Alliance Boots, respectively, came up with the...

Sephora Partners With Prima On Product Launch And New CBD Standard

When Sephora chief merchandising officer Artemis Patrick spoke at BeautyX Retail Summit last May, she was positive about CBD’s outlook and its place in beauty. Sharing CBD was performing well at...