• Extraordinary Uncertainty?

    Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director November 7, 2008
    Six months ago, crystal ball gazers were insisting that we’d never see oil below $75 a barrel again. China, they reasoned, was soaking up crude at such an astronomical rate there just wasn’t enough oil in the ground to satiate that coun…

  • Kids Cosmetics

    Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director October 1, 2008
    Will shoddy science trump solid research? You bet, if the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has any say in the matter. Late last month, the newswires were filled with articles about how teenage girls are apparently chock-full of dangerous chemicals&m…

  • Wal-Mart & Wellness, Perfect Together?

    Rebecca Wright, Editor, rwright@rodpub.com September 15, 2008
    Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, initiated a fundamental shift in its image last year. Instead of being known solely for low prices, its new goal is to become THE place for wellness too. Along with that, the company has instituted a…

  • West Looks East for Growth

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director September 4, 2008
    Estée Lauder’s recent purchase of a minority stake in Forest Essentials, underscores the household and personal product industry’s growing interest in India, especially their interest in the benefits of Ayurveda—something t…

  • Wal-Mart Gains as Economy Slips

    Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director August 5, 2008
    Well, at least one company is having a good year. As economies around the world sputter, Wal-Mart announced that its June sales jumped more than 11% from a year ago—its best monthly sales gain in four years. Wal-Mart’s gain underscores…

  • Are We There Yet?

    July 2, 2008
    This isn’t some diatribe about summer family vacations. Nope, now that we’re past the halfway point for 2008, I’m just wondering if your company has experienced a slowdown during the first six months of the year. After all, consum…

  • Is Good for You Good for All?

    Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director June 2, 2008
    Getting stuck in traffic is nothing new when you live and work in northern New Jersey. But a few weeks ago, when I got stuck behind a bottled water delivery truck, it gave me plenty of time to reflect. As we inched along a county road (presumably t…

  • Want Some New Skin Care Ideas?

    April 30, 2008
    If it’s May, then it’s time for our annual look at the skin care market, which is always a popular feature with our readers. And why not? The segment continues to make gains year after year, no matter what the economy is doing. Things are…

  • Active and Green

    March 28, 2008
    Active & Green: Best to be Both

  • Editor's Page

    February 29, 2008
    What’s Hotter Than Sun Care?

  • Right Here, Right Now

    February 6, 2008
    Rudy Giuliani might have been a great president. We’ll never know for sure, because the former mayor of New York never really got his candidacy going. Unfortunately for Mayor Giuliani, he listened to his advisors and stayed away from key prim…

  • Is Stagflation on Tap for 2008?

    December 27, 2007
    Stagflation. All you 20- and 30-somethings in the industry probably don’t remember the combination of no growth and high inflation that crippled economies around the world back in 1973. Thirty-five years may seem like ancient history for some,…

  • Cosmeceuticals: The Line Blurs

    November 29, 2007
    For the past several years, we’ve devoted considerable coverage to the concept of cosmeceuticals—heck, we even have a column called Cosmeceutical Corner, written by industry veteran Navin Geria and published every other month in Happi. Ob…

  • A Quat a Day Keeps Germs Away

    October 31, 2007
    A Quat a Day Keeps Germs Away

  • Final Monograph is Finally Here

    Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director October 2, 2007
    Summer’s long gone, but the sun care industry is hotter than ever! That’s because the Food and Drug Administration has finally issued a Final Monograph on sunscreens. The FM is far from perfect, but it does address several issues that con…

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