Target’s US quest to find how it was sold a pup
It’s as far away from the glittering and lush make-up counters of a cosmopolitan retailer as you can get. A grim and barren highway an hour’s drive from Fort Worth, Texas, where pick-up trucks and petrol tankers motor past an isolated Delux Inn motel and a Cross Roads Bible Church.
Somewhere along this bleak highway, not far from Sean’s Mesquite Pit BBQ, is the global headquarters of Mudd Puppy Cosmetics, a tiny outfit with a simple website that does a roaring trade in MAC make-up, and whose hands Australian retailer Target ultimately placed its reputation and trust in when it purchased goods that are now being described by MAC’s parent company as counterfeit.
US court documents obtained by BusinessDay reveal that Target, owned by Perth-based conglomerate Wesfarmers, is pursuing Mudd Puppy Cosmetics and its sole owner Marcy Dickerson through the American courts to discover where she obtained her MAC cosmetics range from. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…