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Sep 13, 2017 | 01:40 PM CDT

Breathe New Life into Old Stock with Product Philanthropy—and Reap the Benefits

By: Gary C. Smith, CEO of NAEIR

Donating unused stock can earn you up to twice the cost of donated items. With the help of a gifts-in-kind organization, all it takes on your end is to load up the stock and ship it off. It’s called ‘product philanthropy’ and it can help minimize your losses from unsold stock.

Aug 04, 2017 | 11:44 AM CDT

Keep Your Beauty Brand on the Move

By: Chris Mushinsky, Vice President, Warwick Fulfi…

How to find the right fulfillment provider in the direct-to-consumer age.

Jun 13, 2017 | 01:21 PM CDT

Florida Eases Back on Cosmetic Regulations

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Cosmetic manufacturers will soon no longer be subject to Florida's product registration fees, thanks to a new bill eliminating many cosmetic regulations in the state.

Apr 28, 2017 | 10:25 AM CDT

Inventory Management and Forecasting

By: Lisa Kovner, Kovner & Company

You wouldn’t leave heaps of cash in a corner of the garage and write down on a piece of paper every time money was added or subtracted, so why would you do the same with your company’s inventory? If managing inventory was easy, everyone would want to it.

Apr 17, 2017 | 09:40 AM CDT

Getting a Buyer to Say “Yes”

By: Lisa Kovner, Kovner & Company

Jeff Holland, executive vice president of global sales for Beauty Blender, shares his thoughts on what it takes to get a wholesale buyer to add your brand to their inventory.

Dec 01, 2016 | 02:45 PM CST

Henkel Opens New Beauty Care Plant in Noginsk, Russia


“This investment confirms the company’s confidence in the market."

Oct 30, 2015 | 04:44 PM CDT

Tetra Pak's Note to Suppliers: Let's See Your Ethical Report Card

Key suppliers will be expected to file ethical performance reports on the Sedex as part of Tetra Pak's commitment to improve supply chain transparency.

Jul 20, 2015 | 01:33 PM CDT

Unilever Partners with Alibaba to Reach More E-Customers Across China

Key areas of collaboration include rural China penetration, cross-border e-commerce, consumer protection and Big Data.

Jul 01, 2015 | 03:01 PM CDT

Rainforest Alliance Reaches 1,000 Certified Copra Farmers

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According to Cargill, as of June 17, 2015, the Rainforest Alliance reached a milestone in training more than 1,000 farmers in good agricultural practices such as the correct use of fertilizers, intercropping, replanting and Sustainable Agricultural Network (SAN) standards.

Jan 13, 2015 | 11:43 AM CST

P&G Recognizes 2014 Top Performing Global Partners

The company recognized suppliers and partners at its External Business Partner Summit event; 57 companies Among P&G’s more than 75,000 suppliers and agencies awarded.