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Apr 04, 2012 | 03:45 PM CDT

The Process of Product Development

By: Darrin C. Duber-Smith and Gregory Black

The beauty industry is hypercompetitive, and on-shelf success requires that new product development is conducted as scientifically as possible, utilizing proven models and due diligence.

Apr 04, 2012 | 03:26 PM CDT

Influence From the Outside

By: Robert F. Brands

Packaging design inspiration can be drawn from nearly anything, but it's vital to remember that, in the end, it's still all about the brand building.

Apr 04, 2012 | 03:03 PM CDT

Becoming an Engagement Brand

By: Katja Bartholmess and Ron Robinson

Social media allows beauty brands to share more with their consumers and to have their consumers share more with them.

Apr 04, 2012 | 02:48 PM CDT

The Beauty Business is Not for Sissies

TBC's Beauty Product Development Life Cycle chart
By: Alisa Marie Beyer

Launching a successful beauty brand takes more than just a good idea. It takes a well thought-out plans and strategy for your brand to be a genius—and not a disaster.

Apr 04, 2012 | 02:27 PM CDT

The Rules of Engagement

By: Daniela Ciocan

Retail is the final touch point for beauty brands and consumers, and it can make or a break a sale. But with e-commerce and continually progressing technology, the retail environment's evolution is fast—and requires smart strategies from the brands on the shelves.

Apr 04, 2012 | 11:06 AM CDT

P&G Releases Sustainability Scorecard for Public Use

The company is also recognizing its supplier partners that have scored the highest to date based on the scorecard's sustainability standards.

Apr 04, 2012 | 11:00 AM CDT

ICMAD Announces Janet Gurwitch as ICMAD 2012 CITY Awards Presenter

Gurwitch, the creator of Laura Mercier Cosmetics, will speak about what is takes to make it in today's beauty industry at the June 20 event in New York.

Apr 03, 2012 | 04:03 PM CDT

A Rush and a Push

By: Jeff Falk

Gearing up for the month's ahead, this month's issue focuses on outside influences on development and design, the process of product development, sustainability in beauty, the color cosmetic market and much more.

Apr 03, 2012 | 09:30 AM CDT

Golden Sun/Newhall Laboratories Acquires Several Henkel Brands

Brands involved in the transaction include hair care brands L.A. Looks, Dep Sport and Zero Frizz, female deodorant brand Soft & Dri, and soap and body wash brand Pure & Natural.

Apr 03, 2012 | 09:28 AM CDT

High Ridge Brands Co. Purchases Coast Soap Brand From Henkel

High Ridge Brands Co., a portfolio company of Brynwood Partners VI, also recently purchased the Zest, Alberto VO5 and Rave brands, and another Brynwood Partners company purchased several other Henkel brands.