Chanel Beauty aims to connect more directly with customers using two new Instagram accounts and a growing presence in pop-up shops and Ulta Beauty stores. "There are whole generations of people going to social first -- in many instances, Instagram -- to engage with beauty brands," said PMX Agency executive Toni Box.
Influencer Marianna Hewitt has leveraged her social media following to boost the success of Summer Fridays, the skincare brand she founded with Lauren Gores Ireland. The brand's Jet Lag Mask has become the best-selling skincare product on Sephora's website since launching two weeks ago.
Some independent toy retailers are thriving, even as Toys R Us prepares to liquidate, with unique items, personalized service and events that draw in families and keep customers loyal. "I know your kid, so if you need a birthday present, I can help you find something in a particular theme or something new," said Judy Ishayik, owner of 90-year-old store Mary Arnold Toys.
KitchenAid stand mixer owners looking to dress up their appliances can choose from a collection of 5-quart ceramic bowls in colorful patterns, stripes or textured solids. The bowls fit all 4.5- and 5-quart tilt-head KitchenAid stand mixers.
Instant Pot has expanded its product line with the Accu Slim sous vide immersion circulator, which clamps on to the side of a 6- or 8-quart pot and heats circulating water to temperatures between 68 degrees and 203 degrees Fahrenheit.
Butterie is a lidded butter container that keeps room-temperature butter fresh and ready to use on the kitchen counter. The container comes in a range of colors, can accommodate one or two sticks of butter and is made of BPA-free plastic and silicone.
Polyether ether ketone and other plastics are being used in vehicle production as automakers look to use materials that are lighter and less costly, while plastics that absorb vibrations well are finding a range of other applications, writes Ken Glassen of Kaysun. He discusses the advantages and considerations of using plastics in vehicles, as well as some of today's automotive-grade varieties.
Boston Scientific had to transform the culture at a Minnesota facility before it could make production more agile, lean and automated. One way it does this is by hosting weekly events in which patients and their families helped by Boston Scientific's medical devices meet with employees.
This feature profiles recent advancements in 3D manufacturing that are aimed at industrial production rather than consumer use. One possible application is in the startup Relativity's efforts to create 3D-printed rockets.
System integrators and controls engineers can take a number of steps to protect connected industrial control systems, including consistent internal documentation, employee training and including vendors in your plans, writes Ken Modeste of UL's Cybersecurity Assurance Program.