December 28, 2012

Boldface Group — a celebrity beauty licensing company that focuses on entertainment and designer opportunities in the market, including the "Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian" brand — closed on $2 million in financing, the company has announced.

December 18, 2012

Dr. Fresh, a designer and marketer of oral care products, has acquired the Reach brand of manual toothbrushes from the Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNeil-PPC.

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.

November 12, 2012

CastMedic Designs was awarded $20,000 as the winner of the "Steve's Top Inventor" competition on the nationally syndicated "Steve Harvey Show," the company announced last week.

October 18, 2012

Market research company the NPD Group has announced that the prestige fragrance industry showed solid sales of $1.6 billion in U.S. department stores — up 7% year-to-date (January to September 2012) — with men’s fragrance sales growing slightly faster than women’s.

October 12, 2012

Beauty pioneer George Friedman, a former advertising executive who helped shape the beauty industry and developed and marketed designer fragrances, died Sunday at his home in Sagaponack, N.Y. He was 77 years old.

September 18, 2012

Lately a number of mass merchandise retailers have been taking the little road and opening small-format stores in dense, urban areas. One of the most notable of these is CityTarget, which recently opened in Chicago.


September 5, 2012

After two seasons at New York Fashion Week, nail brand Essie returns to the tents for the spring/summer 2013 shows and is partnering with the nail industry's leading talent to develop trendsetting looks while using the brand's color collection.

September 5, 2012

Yellow Wood Partners has acquired mass market fragrance provider Parfums de Coeur, whose brands include Body Fantasies, Designer Imposters and BOD Man.

July 31, 2012

Designer Protein on Tuesday announced the launch of a reformulated line of Designer Whey protein powders.

July 26, 2012

Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., on Wednesday introduced the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act, a bill that will protect consumers by providing the Drug Enforcement Administration with new enforcement tools to identify and quickly respond when new designer anabolic steroids are created and marketed as dietary supplements.

July 11, 2012

Tweezerman has partnered with fashion designer Cynthia Rowley for the 2012 limited-edition designer series collection, an annual compilation coveted by fashionistas, beauty aficionados and design enthusiasts alike.

May 9, 2012

Unilever has tapped model, producer, television host and designer Heidi Klum to help launch its new Clear Scalp and Hair Beauty Therapy line of nourishing shampoos and conditioners. Klum will star in the 360-brand campaign including TV, print and digital, beginning in May.

February 21, 2012

A designer and manufacturer of infant and toddler products has introduced a new collection of spill-proof cups.

February 7, 2012

For the second season in a row, Essie Cosmetics will unleash its creative and colorful vision on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for fall 2012.

December 7, 2011

Designer Greetings has unveiled its new redesigned website.

December 5, 2011

Texting and social media have not killed the traditional greeting card business.

October 28, 2011

Aramis and Designer Fragrances, a division of Estée Lauder, and Tory Burch LLC have inked a multiyear agreement for the exclusive worldwide license of the Tory Burch fragrance business. This partnership marks Tory Burch’s first foray into the beauty industry.

October 21, 2011

There's one trend that retailers should brace for this holiday season.

September 29, 2011

A designer and manufacturer of infant and toddler products has received an honor from the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association.

September 20, 2011

Greeting card publisher Designer Greetings announced the launch of more than 13 new collections, including Exposé, Designer Boutique, Faithfully Yours, ChitChat, Milestone Age Birthday, Celebrating Family, To Life!, 4 Kidz and Blank Cards.

September 14, 2011

Estée Lauder announced that its Aramis and designer fragrances division will assume the exclusive worldwide license for the fragrance business of Marni, a Milan-based luxury fashion company founded by Consuelo and Gianni Castiglioni in 1994.

September 12, 2011

"Mad Men" costume designer Janie Bryant has been tapped as the latest spokeswoman for Downy Wrinkle Releaser.

August 17, 2011

Kerr Drug is offering savings of up to 70% to customers who buy prescription eyewear through a new website, the chain said Wednesday.