Sarah Kocur

Sarah Kocur is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in Las Vegas, she is a writer, radio host, and music enthusiast. She also writes for EDM.com

Canopy Growth Blames the Cannabis Industry’s ‘Slower than Anticipated Development’ For Layoffs

Canadian cannabis giant Canopy Growth announced on Wednesday plans to shut down 3 million square feet of greenhouses. The scale-back will result in the layoffs of 500 employees, as well as the elimination of plans to open a third cultivation facility in Ontario.  Just four months ago, Canopy Growth was expanding its company through heavy endorsements and affiliations with A-list celebrities. Backed by a long list of public figures, the company quickly rose to be the world’s largest...

Plastic-Eating Caterpillars Could Help Save The Planet

The answer to combating single-use waste might be smaller than we thought. New research has given scientists a closer look into the microbiomes of greater wax moth larvae, a plastic-eating caterpillar.  Organisms that are able to thrive off polyethylene, one of the most commonly used non-biodegradables, were first identified several years ago. But a new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B dives deep into the digestive systems of these tiny creatures in hopes of finding a...

Major Labels Now Earn Over $1 Million Per Hour From Streaming

Major record labels now earn roughly $1 million per hour from music streaming alone, according to a report from Music Business Worldwide. Data analysis shows that music conglomerates such as Universal, Sony, and Warner Music Group earned $22.9 million a day in streaming revenue throughout 2019. Despite these remarkable numbers, MBW’s report indicates that the industry’s rapid growth may be slowing down. Year after year streaming numbers have increased by around 30%, but 2019 saw less growth...

How Guide Beauty is Reinventing Makeup to be More Accessible

The cosmetics world has seen some of the largest growth of any industry over the last decade. Today, the market value sits at over $532 billion dollars. By 2023, it’s expected to hit $805 billion dollars. To put that in perspective, that’s more than the fitness, gaming, and movie industry combined.  With more consumer interest than ever, the beauty community has grown to be more inclusive. Brands have begun offering larger shade ranges, formulations for every skin type, and marketing campaigns...

The Brains Behind MAC Cosmetics Are Launching A New Beauty Brand

In the age of social media, a freshly-minted brand has the potential to reach millions of consumers with just one Instagram post. With beauty being one of Instagram’s largest driving forces, making it as a makeup brand in recent years has become increasingly easier. But before the turn of the 21st century, makeup wasn’t considered to be mass marketable. Even more so, the relatively small space that did exist was dominated by well-established, conglomerate corporations.  But despite all odds,...

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