Seth Mendelson



Focus On: Sky Organics grows with purpose

Sky Organics maintains its conscious approach to product formulation even as it garners attention from consumers and investors.

Focus On: Experienced team, targeted marketing propel Focus Consumer Healthcare’s revived brands

Officials at Focus Consumer Healthcare are extremely confident that they have the secret to successfully nursing ailing brands back to health.

Focus On: Xtreme Personal Care grows in men’s grooming with Barbasol license

Beyond name recognition, self-directed grooming routines are driving Xtreme Personal Care’s big growth.

Focus On: Beauty By Imagination seizes the ‘hair moment’

Officials at Beauty By Imagination are using their suite of hair care brands and an experiential focus to build sales for its retail partners.

Editor’s Note: Take 2

DSN editor in chief Seth Mendelson discusses how emerging from the pandemic gives all the industry a chance to reimagine the future and develop programs that will keep retail on the cutting edge.

Focus On: Kadenwood brings CPG expertise to the CBD category

Since its founding in 2019, Kadenwood has made inroads in the CBD category with an array of brands and a focus on quality, consistency and a go-to-market format modeled on traditional CPG companies.

Good vibrations: Retailers see success embracing new areas of sexual wellness

As consumers demand a wider selection of sexual wellness items in stores, retailers are building out their assortments to include standard fare like condoms and lubricants, as well as a growing selection of sex toys.

Focus On: Maesa keeps its finger on the pulse of beauty

Officials at Maesa said their entire marketing strategy is designed to help retailers stay ahead of the curve across seven key beauty segments.

Editor’s Note: NACDS Annual still an opportunity to connect, even virtually

As NACDS Annual kicks off as a virtual event, DSN editor in chief Seth Mendelson discusses the extensive opportunities that it will present to the industry — from business meetings to insightful speakers.

Ocean Grown Ventures breaks into CBD with Tikva

The company has joined Panaxia, an Israeli pharmaceutical company, to offer Tikva, a line of CBD products made to strict pharmaceutical standards and predetermined specifications to create safe, consistent and efficacious solutions.