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Nov 02, 2011 | 01:45 PM CDT

On-Time Delivery: The Measurement that Matters

By: Simon Kaye

The beauty brand owner that is not transforming its logistics processes to meet today's global shipping requirements, and consistently measuring how well it meets them, will have a dysfunctional sourcing and shipping effort that is a competitive disadvantage in the constantly changing global marketplace.

Nov 01, 2011 | 07:22 PM CDT

Schwan Cosmetics 2010/2011 Fiscal Performance Best in Company's History

Schwan Stabilo's 90-plus year old cosmetics division grew 24.9% on strength of cosmetic pencils, twist mechanisms and liquid liners.

Nov 01, 2011 | 07:01 PM CDT

HBA Puts Out Call for Speakers

June 2012 conference track topics will include creating successful brands; package design and consumer appeal; new ingredients and formulation processes, regulatory updates; social media and effective marketing solutions; and real-world case studies.

Nov 01, 2011 | 09:28 AM CDT

Price vs. Value: Packaging’s Role

By: Craig Sawicki

A brief look at the economy’s impact on retail and the subsequent impact on consumers’ buying preferences and habits, but packaging can still sway them in what they buy.

Nov 01, 2011 | 09:13 AM CDT

Of Bacon, The Cloud and Connections

By: Jeff Falk

Katie Anderson, the associate editor for GCI sister publication Cosmetics & Toiletries, has a little whiteboard in her cube where she adds her “word of the day.” Recently, it’s become the odd idiom of the day—both marveling and celebrating those phrases that, when given real thought, don’t make a whole lot of sense to modern speakers/writers...

Nov 01, 2011 | 09:04 AM CDT

Just Follow Your Nose!

By: Rick Ruffolo

Even brands that don’t have a direct connection to a distinct fragrance character or profile should evaluate the opportunity to enhance the brand experience through scent.

Nov 01, 2011 | 08:59 AM CDT

The Intensifying Regulatory Investigation of Formaldehyde and Its Implications

By: Stan Perry

A recent report on formaldehyde will not only impact consumer confidence, and what can and can’t be used in products, it may also open the door for toxic tort cases. Understanding the background, challenges and methods of addressing this chemical and its use is a lesson that may be applicable across regulations and regulatory environments.

Nov 01, 2011 | 08:35 AM CDT

The Importance of Efficacy in Cosmeceutical Beauty

By: Abby Penning

Ongoing ingredient innovations and consumers’ constant desire to maintain youthful skin has this beauty segment continuing to develop.

Nov 01, 2011 | 08:30 AM CDT

Using Social Media to Enhance Face-to-Face Encounters

By: Rob Murphy

Building a connection with your audience can be strengthened via face-to-face engagements where social media is a priming factor.

Nov 01, 2011 | 08:25 AM CDT

Let Her Do the Talking: A Case Study for Social Media

By: Alisa Marie Beyer

So much more than merely talking to your consumers, social media has emerged as the fastest and most effective way for a brand to reach its consumers in a world where new modes of communication seem to appear every day—and it’s not the brands that are leading the charge.