COSMETICS: Acquisition of Nude by Beautycounter hinged on nontoxic ethos.
Santa Monica skin care and cosmetics brand Beautycounter is making more room on its shelf.
MARKETING: Ad agency touts low-cost pluses of partnerships.
High Wide & Handsome plays matchmaker for brands seeking social media hookups.
Fast fashion retailer Forever 21 appears to be falling victim to the recent slowdown seen by cohorts H&M, Urban Outfitters, and even larger retailers such as Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.
DIY business MakersKit hopes industry giant Target’s accelerator will help it think outside boxes.
Delicate Estates offers humorous twist on vintage greeting cards.
Delicate Estates adheres to a humorous spirit with its joke labels that fit on real bottles.
DINING: Lemonade sees bigger bills helping to feed expansion.
Investor Butterfly Enterprises is helping get fast-casual chain Lemonade’s expansion up to speed.
Graphic Armor looks to customized designs to attract customers.
Customized condom maker Graphic Armor turns to crowdfunding to get in bed with investors.
CLOTHING: American Made Supply aims for middle with apparel.
American Made Supply hopes its online focus will help it sew up American Apparel’s former market position.
The Playboy Mansion has received some neighborly love.
San Diego commercial real estate developer Capital Structures Realty Advistors filed a shareholder lawsuit Thursday against Tribune Chairman Michael Ferro Jr. and the rest of the board claiming they breached their fiduciary duty, The Los Angeles Business Journal reports. The lawsuit claims that they breached their contract by failing to consider Gannett’s $864 million offer and instead accepting a similarly priced one from billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong for far fewer shares.