January 23, 2015

U.S. News

This Week: Beauty Game Changers and Profit in the Party

Catch up on this week’s industry chatter with these click-worthy links:

  • Non-toxic skincare and cosmetics brand Beautycounter found itself in good company when women’s style magazine Elle featured the direct retailer as a “game changer” in the beauty industry, along with trendsetters in hair care and fragrance.
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  • With wine an internationally coveted commodity and parties always in style, at-home tastings are surging in popularity. Now more people have found opportunities through direct sellers such as U.S.-based Boisset Wine Living and Germany’s WIV Wein International.
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  • What do you want for your birthday? A 14-year-old boy with autism received a surprise demonstration of his favorite “toy”: a Kirby vacuum cleaner.
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  • Ryan Blair, Co-Founder and CEO of recently revitalized health and fitness company ViSalus, makes a “game” out of interviewing potential employees and found inspiration for his company’s latest product from a surprising source.