Adit Retailer Spotlight: Bluemercury’s Pandemic Evolution

Bluemercury is entering a new era. On Monday, Maly Bernstein, former VP of e-commerce at CVS, took over the CEO reigns from Marla Beck, who, with her husband Barry, started the beauty specialty chain with a single...

Grove Collaborative’s Strict Brand Criteria Are Designed To Foster A More Ethical CPG Industry

Last year, Grove Collaborative CEO and co-founder Stuart Landesberg told Inc. magazine he reached out to 176 firms and was rejected after 75 pitches before finally landing $6.7 million in series A funding for the natural home...

Haven Well Within’s Timely Mission To Help Women Turn Their Homes Into Sanctuaries

Before the pandemic, as millennials came of age as powerful consumers, their interest in experiences over things began to shape how companies selling to them oriented their businesses. Sycamore Partners-owned Talbots was one such company. Under the...

The Opposite Of Fast Beauty: How The Conservatory Curates An Assortment Built To Last

When Vogue contributing editor Robert Sullivan wrote in 2019 that The Conservatory’s Hudson Yards opening represented “a sea change, a true tipping point, for retail,” the ensuing dramatic tipping points for brick-and-mortar stores were far beyond the...

Grind Pretty’s Mimi J Is Building A Beauty Empire By Helping Other Women Build Their Businesses

Mimi Johnson, the Atlanta-based makeup artist and budding beauty mogul better known as Mimi J, isn’t satisfied simply building a business. Instead, the founder of product line-cum-retailer The Glamatory and content-commerce vehicle Grind Pretty wants to...

“Move With Intention”: How Inside Outer Beauty Market Created A Diverse Selection And More Than Doubled Sales

During an exceedingly tough time for retailers, Inside Outer Beauty Market has more than doubled its year-over-year revenues. For the clicks-and-bricks concept, which dealt with its physical store in Allentown, Pa. being closed for five...