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Master Class: Harry Slatkin

Harry Slatkin, who’s been called the king of home fragrance, has long ruled over his domain. He created his first company, Slatkin & Co., with his brother Howard and wife Laura, in 1991, selling it to Limited Brands in 2005 for what was then an estimated $15 million. He not only stayed with the brand, […]

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West Coast Watch: The Latest in Clean Beauty

Clean beauty retailer The Detox Market now offers a more elaborate search engine system on its site, allowing customers to narrow down specific ingredients and purchase products that meet their individual needs. The AI-powered technology was developed by Good Face Project, a cosmetics innovation company rooted in science and research. “At this point in time, […]

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Dawn and Samantha Goldworm Launch Scent for Good

Olfactive branding aficionados Dawn and Samantha Goldworm are bringing their noses to the medical space. The founders of 12.29 are scenting the mundane — and medicinal — with their latest venture, Scent for Good. The company has two prongs: it has created an environmental fragrance for hospitals, and will also be selling a scented hand […]

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Beiersdorf Anticipates Sales Recovery This Year

Beiersdorf AG, maker of Nivea, Eucerin and La Prairie products, reported full-year 2020 sales declined 8.2 percent, due to the coronavirus pandemic’s lockdowns and travel restrictions, but the company expects a sales recovery in 2021. “There is still some uncertainty this year. However, I am confident that we will see clear improvements by the end […]

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Black-owned Beauty Businesses Thrive on Yelp

The push to buy Black isn’t just hitting beauty products. Black-owned professional beauty businesses such as nail and hair salons, spas and barbershops have seen a lift in searches on Yelp, in spite of challenges to the professional sector caused by the pandemic. According to Yelp, searches for Black-owned service businesses skyrocketed 2,400 percent in […]

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Coty Sales Drop 16% in Holiday Quarter

Coty Inc. saw a net sales decline of 16 percent over the holiday quarter, but said it has made progress on profitability and reducing debt. “Our strong second quarter results build on the momentum of the first quarter, as the entire organization continued to act with discipline, flexibility and creativity in an uncertain environment,” said […]