Technology is playing a bigger role than ever in the beauty business, from the digital channels that drive the purchasing decisions of almost 37% of consumers to the potential for beauty products that are personalized based on DNA. New products in the works include 3D-printed sheet masks and skin care products that predict future facial needs.
SodaStream is running a challenge called "Proud to be Green" for Earth Day to help US municipalities with "Green" in their name to lower the use of single-use plastics. For a limited time, SodaStream is offering residents of these towns 50% off items on its site.
Coffee lovers looking for a huge mug to hold enough java to satisfy their caffeine craving can reach for the Marvel Infinity Gauntlet Mug.
Gumenick Properties has developed plans for a new 350-unit apartment complex to expand mixed-use development Libbie Mill-Midtown in Va. The development would also add 11,800 square feet of retail.
A former farm in Sioux Falls, S.D., could become Foss Fields, a mixed-use development with retail space for large retails and a grocery store. With 320 acres of combined space, 40 acres of which will be used for single-family homes, the project aims to cater to locals, commuters and out-of-town consumers.
Giant Food's pharmacy is adding fruit and vegetables to its prescription options at a store in Washington, D.C., as part of a program called Produce Rx. The program, which is available to certain Medicaid recipients, provides produce prescriptions for diet-related chronic illnesses and a weekly $20 coupon for buying fresh fruits and vegetables.
Trader Joe's has landed the top spot on Forbes' list of America's Best Large Employers, with Costco taking fourth place and Wegmans in 19th. Trader Joe's has never had a layoff in the more than 50 years since it was founded and offers a fun, supportive environment, says executive Jon Basalone.
Convenience retailer 7-Eleven has opened a 700-square-foot store between the stadiums for the Dallas Cowboys and Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers. The small-format store will operate under limited hours to serve fans on game days and during other events, executive Charles Bantos said.
Outdoor gear retailer North Face will close its corporate office and all 113 stores on Monday to give employees and customers a chance to celebrate Earth Day outdoors. The brand has joined a coalition of 16 organizations backing a petition to make the day a global holiday.