consumer goods

Buoyed by a new $33 million investment, plans are in the works to add another 20 hair color bar locations and hire 850 new colorists by the end of the…

Madison Reed, which made DTC hair color a thing, is now going after larger retail footprint

Last year I covered the launch of Berlin-HQ’d Revent — a new European early-stage VC with an “impact” focus — as it aimed to launch a €50 million ($60 million)…

Europe’s Revent hits $68M hard cap on its climate, health & impact-focused fund

Online marketplace eBay is further investing in its sneaker business with today’s news that it’s acquiring Sneaker Con Digital’s authentication business, which verifies the authenticity of high-value footwear. The business…

eBay acquires the sneaker authentication business from partner Sneaker Con Digital

Collectibles boomed during the pandemic and while NFT outfits like NBA Top Shot exploded as consumers flirted with newer efforts, the sneaker world grew even more mature with enthusiasts digging…

Sneaker community startup SoleSavy raises $12.5 million Series A to build an end-to-end sneakersphere

EBay is announcing today that it’s going to start authenticating sneaker sales over $100 in the U.S. This is a clear bite into the dominance of StockX and GOAT in…

EBay takes a bite at StockX and GOAT with sneaker authentication for sales $100+ in the US

StockX, the high-flying resale marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of sneakers, streetwear, handbags and other collectible items, has seen its fortune rise along with the $6 billion global sneaker…

As the US shuts down, StockX’s business is booming, says its CEO

Peak Design has evolved from a crowdfunded upstart into a trusted accessory brand for photographers everywhere, and this week it introduced updates to its ‘Everyday’ line of backpacks and bags.…

Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack Zip and Everyday Backpack V2 are top-notch photo and travel bags

SF-based Peak Design hasn’t really changed much about its now-classic Everyday bags over the years, and they’ve regularly received plenty of praise and good reviews so that makes sense. Today,…

Peak Design’s new bags and backpacks improve on the originals and add new options

As legacy industries make the migration to cloud-based digital solutions to run and grow their businesses, Salesforce is hoping that it will get a cut of the action when it…

Salesforce doubles down on verticals, launches Manufacturing and Consumer Goods Clouds

A good, solid duffel bag is a mainstay for many travelers — especially those who like packing up a car for a weekend away, or frequent flyers who disdain the…

Peak Design’s Travel Duffel 35L is as simple or as powerful as you need it to be

In the nine years since private equity and venture capital investments into sustainable technologies last crossed the $6 billion threshold, the problems caused by global carbon emissions have only intensified.…

Corporations and private investors are backing new ‘green’ deals as climate worries mount

The consumer products startup founded by Jessica Alba, The Honest Co., on Friday told The Wall Street Journal that it plans to reformulate its dish soap, laundry detergent and other…

Honest Co. is reformulating its soaps after ingredients controversy

When you hear “startup,” you probably think of Facebook, Airbnb or Uber before Casper or Blue Bottle Coffee. But while companies that produce tangible goods like food and clothing receive…

Stop applying tech principles to consumer startups