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2/21/2018

Hello Products launched a Replenishmint Subscription Service this week that offers customers regular deliveries of toothpaste and toothbrushes. The company also introduced new products including Hello Mouthwashes and the Charcoal Toothbrush.

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2/21/2018

Beauty brand Yes To will will focus on Leaping Bunny-certified cleansers with natural ingredients and no parabens this year. Its new cleansers include Coconut Oil Cleaning Balm and Cucumbers Exfoliating Cleaning Balm.

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Drug Store News
2/21/2018

Pantone and tech vendor ams have joined forces to create a new color management technology for smartphones that's meant to improve augmented reality beauty experiences. The new tool will help makeup companies integrate color matching features into their existing shopping and AR apps, said Richard Roth of Pantone parent X-Rite.

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2/21/2018

Multi-brand e-commerce marketplaces Spring and The Modalist are among a small but growing group of marketplaces and retailers launching cash-back loyalty programs. The programs reward customers for making purchases across brands and products, and offering cash back makes more financial sense than deep discounting, said Lindsay Sakraida of DealNews.

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2/21/2018

Food processors and blenders are similar in that they both feature sharp, fast-moving blades to simplify prep work. However, blenders are best for easy tasks such as making smoothies and other liquid-based treats, while food processors are ideal for more complex tasks, including chopping vegetables and mixing dough.

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Digital Trends
2/21/2018

Revell Ace Hardware in Mississippi contains a store-within-a-store that offers kitchenware items such as Vitamix blenders, Cuisinart food processors and KitchenAid mixers. Hardware for Her also holds a free cooking demonstration class each week.

2/21/2018

Millennials are marrying later than previous generations, often after they have already assembled a collection of appliances and household goods. The trend is reflected in their decision to use non-traditional registries such as Blueprint Registry to request cash gifts for trips and renovations, instead of turning to standard wedding registries at Bed Bath and Beyond or Williams Sonoma.

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Business Insider
2/21/2018

Consumables manufacturer Gloveman Supplies is migrating all customers to its B2C site after a two-year period during which 20% voluntarily moved over, Chloe Thomas writes. An earlier experiment failed because of incompatibility with credit card processing.

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2/21/2018

Technological advances have increased reverse engineering's capabilities, says Steve DeRemer of Capture 3D. Reverse engineering is used in additive manufacturing to recreate damaged parts and in simulation, Bruce Morey writes.

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2/21/2018

Malware known as Triton, Trisis or HatMan was the first intentionally targeted at safety instrumented systems and should be taken seriously, writes Ernie Hayden of 443 Consulting. The danger of these types of malware increases when they are launched simultaneously with attacks on manufacturing processes, according to the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.