Since Lani Lazzari of Fox Chapel swam with the sharks a year and a half ago on the ABC TV show "Shark Tank," things have been going, well, swimmingly.
The entrepreneur behind Sharpsburg-based Simple Sugars, a line of all-natural sugar scrubs gentle enough for sensitive skin, is up to $3 million in sales, an update segment on the two-hour season premiere of "Shark Tank" revealed. In the next 12 months, she expects the company to do an additional $4 million in sales.
The update also spotlighted a recent deal Ms. Lazzari struck with Destination Maternity to carry Simple Sugar products in all 575 of the retailer's locations across the country.
In season 4 of "Shark Tank," Ms. Lazzari made a deal with fellow Pittsburgh native Mark Cuban, who invested $100,000 for a 33 percent stake in Simple Sugars.
"I invested in Lani because I want to see that $100,000 turn into $20 million," Mr. Cuban said during the update segment. "The best part is there's a shot that that could happen. She's that good."
Watch the update segment below, courtesy of abc.go.com. (Photo: Lani Lazzari trains members of the Destination Maternity sales team in New York City on how to educate shoppers about Simple Sugars.)