New Delhi: The commerce ministry should approve on a priority basis a proposal to make BIS hallmarking mandatory for gold jewellery before Diwali, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday. The hallmarking of gold, which is voluntary in nature at present, is a purity certification of the precious metal. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Read More →

A woman is suing the popular cosmetics store chain Sephora, claiming she “got the herpes virus from sampling lipstick,” “without warning of the risk of getting herpes and other diseases” from trying on makeup samples at the store. Get Jeff Rossen’s new book, “Rossen to the Rescue,” here. “It’s absolutely possible,” Dr. Whitney Bowe, a dermatologist, told TODAY Read More →

WEST BEND, WIS.  Mark Mathews, vice president of research development and industry analysis for the National Retail Federation, acknowledged e-commerce, or online shopping, is no doubt a part of consumer shopping habits. However, he also admitted he was surprised to see retail brick-and- mortar stores remain strong, despite the option of online shopping, the Daily Read More →

ADVANCE FOR THE WEEKEND OF SEPT. 16-17 AND THEREAFTER – In this May 16, 2017, photo, Stephen Potandy of West Bend smiles as he looks over the store directory during the grand opening ceremony for Meijer in West Bend, Wis. West Bend Daily News via AP John Ehlke WEST BEND, WIS.  Mark Mathews, vice president of research Read More →

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