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2/15/2019

L'Occitane has launched a marketing campaign called "No Filter Needed" that features the firm's female employees. The activation will be highlighted on social media in tandem with the brand's debut of two moisturizers.

2/15/2019

Smartphones may grow more sophisticated thanks to the rollout of 5G, writes Jeremy Kaplan. Ignacio Contreras, director of product marketing with Qualcomm, says, "What will be proven over the next few weeks ... is that 5G phones can have a nice, slick design."

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2/15/2019

Consumers will be able to try out North Focals through the company's North Mobile Showroom experience, which will be in Seattle Feb. 19-22. Consumers must book an appointment for the pop-up experience through the company's website.

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smartglasses
2/15/2019

Wegmans, Publix and Nugget Markets again have been honored among the 100 Best Companies To Work For by Fortune magazine and consultants Great Places to Work. "There is nothing more important to us than being a great place to work for all," said Wegmans President and CEO Colleen Wegman.

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Progressive Grocer
2/15/2019

Amazon has secured space in central London to bring its Amazon Go cashierless store concept to the UK, according to a report in The Grocer. Amazon had no comment on its plans for the UK stores, which now are open in 10 US locations.

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2/15/2019

Technology is playing catch-up when it comes to returned items, says B-Stock Solutions executive Ben Whitaker. One option for companies is to liquidate such inventory on auction platforms.

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2/15/2019

CCC Information Services' web portal, CCC Parts, is an online marketplace for aftermarket parts that is helping suppliers such as American Honda make more sales. Suppliers can make product sales as repair shops using CCC Parts can compare product prices and insurance coverage while matching dealers with repair shops.

2/15/2019

The dermatologists who created the Proactiv brand are releasing a new skin care line designed to fight teen acne. Spotless, the newest line from Rodan & Fields, contains BPO2, a technology designed to ease skin irritation and ward off breakouts.

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Rodan, Proactiv
2/15/2019

Green Growth Brands isn't letting a lack of Food and Drug Administration approval stand in the way of its plan to roll out Chicago-area shops selling CBD-infused beauty products. The Seventh Sense shops will include items like body lotions, bath salts and lip balms.

2/15/2019

Elaheh Nozari uses her go-to knife, a paring knife, at work to slice fruit and at home to handle a range of tasks that demands a small blade. "It's kind of like an extension of your hand -- and unlike a chef's knife, it isn't hefty enough to chop off a whole finger," she writes.

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Bon Appetit