Progress toward new federal legislation for beauty products in 2014 took one giant step backward, perhaps more, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration issued a letter March 6 criticizing industry trade associations and their ongoing efforts to create it--and made that letter public.
“FDA Deputy Commissioner Michael R. Taylor expressed his ‘profound disappointment’ in industry proposals that he contends ‘would actually reduce FDA’s current ability to take action against dangerous cosmetics,’” reported The Wall Street Journal.
Groupon has added in-store coupons to its growing Freebies category, providing national retailers with a programmatic way to reach millions of potential customers with targeted promotions that drive traffic into their businesses. With the addition of in-store coupons, national retailers can now use Groupon’s Freebies category to generate sales across multiple channels—whether it’s in store or online.
The revolutionary NewBeauty at Fred Segal brick-and-mortar beauty concept store at 500 Broadway in Santa Monica, California—officially launched by NewBeauty magazine March 15, 2012—will close its site by the end of May, Beauty Store Business has learned. BSB first reported the closing May 9 on its Twitter and Faecbook accounts.
Strength of Nature Global president Mario de la Guardia discusses his great success in the multicultural haircare market.
Mario de la Guardia, president of Strength of Nature Global, oversees an ever-growing empire that boasts 10 brands in the multicultural market—all produced in the company's 250,000-square-foot facility in Savannah, Georgia. With 200 employees and a presence in dozens of countries worldwide, there's no denying de la Guardia has a finger on the pulse of his target consumers, African-American women and Latinas. In fact, thanks to recent acquisitions of three brands from Unilever, his business is now expanding to a second shift, operating 16 hours per day to meet demand.