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  • Salon Hair Color Treatments On the Upswing

    Salon Hair Color Treatments On the Upswing

    New study shows growth in services for 2012.

  • P&G Professional Studies Consumer Insights

    P&G Professional Studies Consumer Insights

    New findings show cleaning industry is on the upswing.

  • The Tale of Two Markets in Prestige Beauty

    The Tale of Two Markets in Prestige Beauty

    NPD reports strong start for US and UK.

  • Direct-to-consumer Beauty is now A $2 Billion Category

    Direct-to-consumer (DTC) beauty is big business. But just how big? Nearly $2 billion, according to The NPD Group, which has launched a new service to track DTC sales of fragrance, makeup and skin care products sold on department store websites,…

  • Saving Time and Money While ‘Saving Face’

    When it comes to facial skin care needs, Americans are looking for multi-functioning products that tackle several skin care essentials quickly and take it easy on their bank accounts. According to new research from Mintel, 42% of consumers seek prod…

  • Color Cosmetics | Skin Care
    It Pays to Be Pretty...
In More Ways than One

    It Pays to Be Pretty... In More Ways than One

    Homely workers are more likely to be picked on.

  • Color Cosmetics | Skin Care | Sun Care
    Demand for SPF
Makeup Sizzles

    Demand for SPF Makeup Sizzles

    High SPF in high demand, says NPD

  • What Do Tools Tell Us?

    What Do Tools Tell Us?

    NPD sheds light on the latest grooming data.

  • Color Cosmetics | Fine Fragrance | Skin Care
    DTC Beauty Sales
Approach $2B

    DTC Beauty Sales Approach $2B

    NPD launches new service.

  • Women’s Prestige Fragrance Sales Still Smelling Sweet

    Women’s Prestige Fragrance Sales Still Smelling Sweet

    • The NPD Group, Inc. reports that prestige women’s fragrance dollar sales increased 8% while units were up 3%, and the average price was up 5% in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same time period last year. “Women are spen…

  • Disinfectant & Antimicrobial Chemical Demand on the Rise

    • Demand for disinfectant and antimicrobial chemicals in the US is forecast to rise 6.1% annually to $1.6 billion in 2017, according to The Freedonia Group, Cleveland. In institutional and consumer applications and anxiety about disease—f…

  • Prestige Beauty Sales Surge in US

    • Sales of prestige beauty products in US department stores surged 12% to $2.6 billion in the first quarter of 2013, according to The NPD Group. “Gains in both skin care and makeup are happening in many areas, but smaller segments and sub…

  • A Fertile M&A Climate In US Personal Care

    • The US cosmetics and toiletries market continues to perform well, posting 3.4% growth in 2012, with sales signifying success for both key and niche industry players, according to recently published Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report from Kl…

  • Marketers Nailed It!

    According to NPD Group, color is the main factor influencing nail purchases. • According to global information provider The NPD Group’s March 2013 Nail Care and Polish Consumer Report, more than half of women (age 18+) have purchased…

  • The Chosen Few

    • According a new ranking of the most popular global FMCG brands by Kantar Worldpanel, Colgate reaches more than half of the global population (65% penetration) with its oral care products. Kantar Worldpanel’s new Brand Footprint Ranking…

  • 2012’s Most Successful New Launches

    The Febreze Car Vent Clip was a 2012 New Product Pacesetter, according to IRI. • In 2011-2012, nearly 1,900 new CPG brands hit retail shelves across the US multi-outlet geography, which includes traditional grocery, drug and mass-market re…

  • Consumers Seek Seamless Online and In-Store Shopping

    • Consumers want to browse online and buy in-store and retailers who provide them with a seamless shopping experience—whether they are shopping in a store, online or through a mobile device—will win their loyalty and gain a competiti…

  • Facts About Millennials

    Facts About Millennials

    • Millennials are a demographic group that has been referred to as the darlings and devils of marketers—and just how to influence these masters of customization and self-expression remains a mystery to many firms. The Hartman Group, howev…

  • Growth Recorded In Salon Market

    Total revenues for all salon industry services (hair, skin, nails) plus salon retail grew at a robust 4.1% to $75.3 billion, according to the new 2012 “Professional Salon Industry Haircare Study,” which is available from Professional Cons…

  • Frugality Will Linger in 2013 According to SymphonyIRI

    Reverberations from the nation’s economic roller coaster ride have been felt throughout the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry for several years now, and 2012 was no exception, according to SymphonyIRI Group. In fact, consumers are still a…