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11/22/2017

Simply Me Beauty will launch at 7-Eleven stores with 40 exclusive cosmetics and accessories for lips, eyes and face.
The convenience store chain aims to attract cost-conscious millennials with the new products, which will sell for $3 to $5.

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11/22/2017

Online retailers are spreading Cyber Monday deals over a longer period to avoid the single-day surge that has temporarily taken down some sites in recent years. This year's Cyber Monday is on track to be the biggest online sales day yet, with projected sales of $6.6 billion, according to Adobe.

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11/22/2017

Piezoelectric sensors help manufacturers reduce costs through inline monitoring, writes Matthias Giese of Kistler Instrumente AG. "[S]ensor technology based on the piezoelectric principle delivers a remarkable increase in process reliability within a company's production chain, coupled with a sustained improvement in productivity, opening up the way to zero-defect production and maximized process efficiency," he writes.

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Electronic Design
11/22/2017

Reliability program implementations are most successful with management support, Mobius Institute CEO Jason Tranter says. Make the case in terms of dollars, and test it with a small project before trying to go big.

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Plant Services online
11/22/2017

Cyberthreats to packaging facilities include ransomware and attacks on industrial control systems, and attackers are becoming more clever and sophisticated in their methods.

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Packaging Digest
11/22/2017

Manufacturers need to protect data leaving their networks from being stolen or manipulated, writes Tim Bandos of Digital Guardian. Establish data egress policies and enforce firewall rules, he recommends.

11/22/2017

Gigabit Ethernet is better than standard 10/100 Ethernet for many manufacturing applications, writes Robert Miller of the CC-Link Partners Association.

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11/22/2017

DuPont Sustainable Solutions takes hazards and looks to quantify them by associating an activity and its annual frequency, including near-misses. Take those incidents and define the potential consequences, then allocate resources to the risks most in need of mitigation.

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EHS Today
11/21/2017

Beauty retailer Sephora launched its Accelerate program two years ago to offer a seven-month mentorship program aimed at helping women expand their beauty businesses. Thus far, three brands founded by program participants have made it to Sephora's store shelves.

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11/21/2017

Pinterest users can create personalized gift boards based on what friends and family members are pinning. Amazon, Coca-Cola, Bed Bath & Beyond, CVS and Universal Pictures are providing input for the Pinterest Secret Santa feature.

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Adweek