June 18, 2014

I get a lot of questions about which brands are winning with social media, and why.

April 14, 2014

Startup beauty brand Julep Beauty has raised $30 million in additional funding from investors, bringing its total venture funding to $56 million.

March 26, 2014

For millennials, that oft-discussed age group born sometime in the range of the early 1980s to the early 2000s, social media is more than just a tool to share — they're also using it to make purchasing decisions.

March 13, 2014

Beauty retailer Sephora has unveiled its new Beauty Board, a social shopping platform to engage shoppers through beauty images and allow them to post, share, browse and shop Sephora’s photo gallery directly on the retailer's web site, the mobile site, iPhone and Android apps.

March 10, 2014

Pinterest will emerge as a stronger alternative to Facebook and Twitter, according to global research and analytics firm Blueocean Market Intelligence. The company analyzed the online data of the nation’s top 100 retailers from September through December 2013 as part of its ongoing study assessing the business impact of top retailers’ social media efforts.

February 14, 2014

Overall online shopping rose 8% during the week before Valentine's Day compared with the same period in 2013. Growth was particularly strong in the categories of gifts (up 20%), apparel (up 17%) and health and beauty (up 15%), as well as department stores (34%) compared with the previous year.

February 14, 2014

Pinterest will emerge as a stronger alternative to Facebook and Twitter, according to global research and analytics firm Blueocean Market Intelligence. The company analyzed the online data of the nation’s top 100 retailers from September through December 2013 as part of its ongoing study assessing the business impact of top retailers’ social media efforts

December 6, 2013

Target has introduced a section of its website that features products popular on Pinterest.

December 3, 2013

Cyber Monday online sales were 17.5% over the same period last year as of 6 p.m. EST on Monday, according to IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.

November 15, 2013

Pinterest is offering new functunality to third parties that will allow them to curate content and drive traffic to their sites, and major retailers such as Walmart, Target and Zappos are all over it.

November 6, 2013

Online beauty platform BeautyStat.com has relaunched its site to include Pinterest-like visual features and an e-commerce angle to provide beauty mavens with an easy search and discovery platform.

October 24, 2013

A new store pickup program and price matching are among the ways Target is looking to attract customers during the holiday shopping season, the mass merchandise retailer said Thursday.

July 23, 2013

Bare For Men, a hair removal system designed and developed in Australia, is now available in the United States at Duane Reade locations.

July 16, 2013

Coinciding with the launch of the new pet food line is a Pinterest sweepstakes where participants have the chance to win a trip to New York City.

July 11, 2013

More consumers are considering taking a break from their social media platforms, in large part because there are too many of them, according to a MyLife.com national survey on social media behavior.

June 13, 2013

Regional drug store chain Bartell Drugs is looking for a volunteer to represent it in a bike ride to raise money for a local cancer-research center.

June 5, 2013

Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle, which is a razor and bikini trimmer in one, has announced the launch of its Prune for June Summer Style Contest on PruneforJune.com.

December 18, 2012

M-Edge — a leading designer of tablet, smartphone and e-reader accessories — on Tuesday launched an expanded line of cases for iPhone 5.

December 5, 2012

The Natural Products Association last week announced its presence across two new social media platforms — Pinterest and Google+.

November 19, 2012

Duane Reade, which is owned by Walgreens, has announced a seven-week social media campaign to raise awareness of Duane Reade brand hosiery products — produced by Doris Hosiery Mills.