We dug through some of the most relevant industry content in the brand and retail industry this week. A few key things stood out from Lululemon launching a beer, how apparel company Rag and Bone are killing it in fashion, to the rise and fall of unfashionable sports brands, there’s no shortage of retail news this week. Enjoy!


Health and Beauty


Heath and Beauty - July


Up Your Vanity Game With These Glamorous, Vintage-Inspired Beauty Products

Though we wouldn’t trade today’s innovative formulas for anything, the 8 beauty products featured here make us nostalgic for the ornate beauty product packaging of yesteryear.


Beauty for Darker Skins: the New Brands You Need to Know About

New beauty brands launch all the time, but these under-the-radar ones are worth your attention, and worship.


The French Beauty Brand That Says to ‘Forget Flawless’

Vichy thinks your skin ‘deserves better’.  In this new campaign it shows women of all ages criticizing their tired morning faces in the bathroom mirror. In a comical twist, their faces talk back to them.


That’s Right, Gwyneth Paltrow Is Launching a Beauty Line

If you thought Gwyneth Paltrow already did it all, think again. The actress turned wellness guru is adding the title of beauty entrepreneur to her résumé:


Apparel & Accessories


Apparel - Taylor Swift


How Did Fashion’s Rag & Bone Take the Steady Route to Success?

Founding the Rag & Bone in 2002 with no design background, Mr. Wainwright undertook to teach himself the art and craft of fashion. He ended up in a denim factory in Kentucky for 18 months, learning how to make jeans.


Taylor Swift-brand clothing to be sold in Chinese website

Taylor Swift is invading China, and not just with her upcoming music tour – her new line will be available online at JD.com


Tiger Woods And Eight Other Nike Golf Athletes To Debut New Apparel Collection At The Open Championship

Nike Golf will be debiting a new apparel collection at The Open Championship. The Open Championship is the third major championship this year and the oldest major championship in professional golf.


American Apparel investor Standard General sues Charney

Hedge fund Standard General LP has sued American Apparel Inc’s ousted Chief Executive Dov Charney for the first time, the latest move in a bitter legal saga that began after he was fired in December.



Sporting Goods


Sporting Goods - July


DICK’S Sporting Goods Announces New Women’s Fitness And Lifestyle Specialty Store: Chelsea Collective

Chelsea Collective will feature brands such as Nike and CALIA by Carrie Underwood. A significant portion of the store’s total assortment will feature footwear, accessory and beauty brands such as Brooks, Hunter Boots, Pure Vida, Le Sport Sac, evian and philosophy.


Why Brands Are Upping Their Ad Spends on This Sports Site That Covers Everything From Track to Jiu-Jitsu

Sports marketing is hotter than ever because it’s one of the few types of programming—on TV or online—for which brands think consumers actually engage with ads.


The Fall and Rise of Unfashionable Sports Brands

As 1980s sportswear brand Admiral relaunches, Jonathan Wells asks whether the likes of Kappa, Bukta and Errea still have a place in the modern world.


Food & Beverage


Food and Bev - July


Clif Bar’s Marketing VP Cooks Up Branding Strategy Aimed At Health-Conscious Consumers

Clif Bar is trying to keep up with the rapid evolution of the bar category, and the constantly evolving ways that people are eating. Consumers’ ingredient, flavour and nutritional preferences are changing quickly, and bars are on the cutting edge of those trends.


Hint Water: The Beverage Brand Making Water Sexy

Husband-and-wife team Theo and Kara Goldin share their all-natural drink company’s recipe for success.


New Nature’s Path Video Stresses Farm Over Factory 

A new campaign from Nature’s Path is challenging consumers to do their part to protect the environment by making better choices in the grocery aisle.


Lululemon Stretches Product Assortment to Include Beer 

There’s something new brewing over at Lululemon. The retailer has partnered with another Vancouver-based business, Stanley Park Brewing, to create a co-branded beer called Curiosity Lager.


Pet Supplies


Pet - July


Take a look at dog food brands like Addiction, one of the leading hypoallergenic brands on the market today.


Discussing Trends in the Pet Flavours Market

With over 20 years of experience in the pet flavour category, PF Inc., Melbourne, FL, is a flavour company serving the companion animal health products market.


Pot for Pets: CBD-Infused Pet Products Hit the Market

Medical marijuana has been legalized in 23 states and recreational use is permitted in four states and Washington D.C., but humans aren’t the only ones taking advantage of the cannabis plant’s potential to help relieve a wide variety of symptoms.