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Consumers Will Shop In-Store for the Holidays

Consumers Will Shop In-Store for the Holidays

Consumers love a good deal—but will be drawn to brick and mortars this holiday season for the experience, according to the recently released study “Amazon Can’t Do That: Consumer Desire & the Store of the Future,” published by WD Partners, a customer-experience expert for global retail and food brands.

The study identifies what consumers are looking for in a shopping experience and presents a road map for brick and mortars to beat online-only retailers.

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3, 2, 1 ... You Can Now Sell CarLashes—Eyelashes & Eyeliner!—in Your Beauty Store

You Can Now Sell CarLashes in Your Beauty Store

Entrepreneurs Robert and Dottie Small—a husband-and-wife team that heads up a product-development company called Turbo Style Products—have made a big splash in the automotive industry with CarLashes. The flexible plastic eyelashes can be placed above a car's headlights using automotive tape to add flirty character to an automobile.

The fun lashes can be found at and at automotive stores—such as AutoZone and Pep Boys—and are a unique way of ramping up impulse sales.

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ROK Stars Acquires Marula Oil

ROK Stars Acquires Marula Oil

ROK Stars—the consumer and environmental products development company co-founded by U.K. entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick and beauty-industry veteran John Paul DeJoria—has acquired U.S.-based Marula Oil. ROK Stars has taken over all day-to-day financial and production operations.