• Finally, a Site For Sore Eyes

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director May 3, 2013
    Happi.com debuted in 1996 and we’ve been attracting visitors—now more than 50,000 each month—ever since. A few years ago, management decided to take the plunge and spend millions, okay thousands, to hire an online media consultant t…

  • Anti-Aging Conference is Oct. 29 & 30

    Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director April 3, 2013
    Efficacy, product claims, testing, active ingredients, FDA Warning Letters…keeping up with all the issues surrounding the fast-growing anti-aging category will age anyone. Luckily, you’ll get answers to all your questions in one spot w…

  • Those Were The Draize…

    Tom Branna , Editorial Director March 13, 2013
    Few subjects in the household and personal products industry stir up more controversy than product safety testing on animals. For decades, the industry has faced opposition from animal rights groups who abhor the use of mice, rats and rabbits and o…

  • It’s 2031: I’m Broke …and wrinkled!

    February 12, 2013
    With all the talk about Social Security going belly up sometime before 2040, my profit sharing plan going kaput and my 401k account gyrating along with every word out of Washington, these days I’ve been more concerned about my finances in ret…

  • Happi Anniversary!

    January 24, 2013
    If it’s 2013, that means Happi is turning 50 years old. Vol. 1, No. 1 rolled off the presses in June, 1964. In that inaugural issue, then-publisher Ralph E. Dorland noted: “Our goal is to keep the industry abreast of all the new developm…

  • Thats Incredible...And Sad, Too

    November 21, 2012
    One of the perks that come with this job is the international travel. I may complain about 20 hour flights, but they’re worth it when you get to come face to face with lions, as I did in October during the IFSCC Congress in South Africa or, onl…

  • A Fiscal Cliff?

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director November 6, 2012
     If you’re reading this, the US Presidential Election has come and gone. Regardless of who won, you can bet that federal government gridlock will be worse than ever. Unfortunately, the hard feelings come at a time when real leadership, in…

  • All Eyes on China

    September 28, 2012
    The Chinese economy may not be posting double-digit gains as it has in recent years, but that’s not keeping companies throughout the world from investing in this dynamic market. Estée Lauder for example, is rolling out Osiao (pronounced…

  • Ask the Experts

    Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director September 14, 2012
    When you’ve got questions and you want answers, you turn to experts. We did just that in this edition of Beauty I&O, with insight from some of the leading medical and regulatory authorities in the industry. Inside, you’ll find article…

  • JJ Will Reformulate; Now, Whos Next?

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director August 31, 2012
    Last month Johnson & Johnson announced its move to reduce or eliminate a range of dubious ingredients from its product line by the end of 2015. The maker of Aveeno, Neutrogena and Johnson’s Baby Shampoo told the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics…

  • Thanks for the Support

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director August 1, 2012
    Someday, believe it or not, we all may look back warmly on The Great Recession of 2007-2009. Of course, there are a lot of consumers out there who are convinced that the recession never really ended. Well, buckle your seat belts, more trouble, a lot…

  • Overheard And under Appreciated

    June 29, 2012
    I really enjoy some assignments, and one of them is serving as a judge on the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) Salute to Excellence Awards, which honors the best private label products in a range of categories from cookies to household…

  • UVA Protection on your pizza?

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director June 4, 2012
    Marketer hype surrounding their latest anti-aging products is to be expected; it’s been going on for years. But I did a double take while reading an article in The Sun in which a UK dermatologist suggested that eating a thin-crust pizza loaded…

  • Anti-Aging Answers

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director April 30, 2012
    You asked for it and Happi’s got it. When we held an anti-aging breakfast seminar a while back, attendees told us they wanted more of these kinds of events. We listened, and I’m proud to announce that Happi’s Anti-Aging Conference &…

  • Innovators Wanted

    Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director April 2, 2012
    The internet has plenty of detractors, but at least you can accurately measure the audience. Our IT staff recently told us that within a few hours of posting, a news article about Unilever seeking input on new product development (NPD) received more…

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