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  • The Chosen Few

    June 6, 2013
    • 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

    June 6, 2013
    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

    May 3, 2013
    • 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

    April 4, 2013
    • 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

    April 4, 2013
    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

    April 4, 2013
    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…


  • Snapshot of 2012 Dermatologic Procedures

    Snapshot of 2012 Dermatologic Procedures

    April 4, 2013
    The 2012 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Survey on Dermatologic Procedures has found that dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 8 million medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in the US last year, nearly a 7% increase over 2…


  • A Mixed Bag for Global Prestige Beauty Sales

    A Mixed Bag for Global Prestige Beauty Sales

    April 4, 2013
    Prestige beauty sales were mixed in some of the biggest markets in 2012, according to a new study by NPD Group. While the US and UK posted strong gains, results in France, Italy and Spain were disappointing. US prestige beauty sales rose 7% in…


  • Home Nail Care Market Booms In Weak Economy

    Home Nail Care Market Booms In Weak Economy

    March 14, 2013
    • The US nail color and care market fared well during the economic slump, as women tightened their purse strings and turned to at-home nail care options versus pricey spa alternatives. The nail color and care market in the US grew 72% since 200…


  • Youthful Skin More Important Than Designer Clothes?

    March 14, 2013
    Better to not look like a leather handbag than have the hottest designer one on your arm. According to results from a recently released Syneron Consumer Beauty Insights Survey of more than 1,000 women over age 25, 79% said that having youthful skin w…


  • Global Male Grooming Market Rebounds in 2012

    March 14, 2013
    The global male grooming products market has rebounded, with most significant growth occurring in Asian regions, with India in particular posting a 32% increase in 2012, according to the recently published Male Grooming Products: Global Market Brief…


  • Parental Concern about Illness Spikes this Year

    Parental Concern about Illness Spikes this Year

    March 14, 2013
    Parental Concern about Illness Spikes this Year   • Nearly 70% of parents are concerned about getting sick during the cough and cold season, and the majority (56%) of parents say they are more concerned about getting sick this…


  • Prestige Beauty Healthier in US

    March 14, 2013
    According to NPD, US prestige beauty sales rose 7% last year, ahead of growth posted in many other regions of the world. Prestige Beauty Growth by Country: 2012 vs. 2011 Country $ Percent Change US…


  • Point, Click, Groom

    Point, Click, Groom

    February 12, 2013
    Says Mintel • While “made for men” beauty products are now mainstream, the latest research from Mintel reveals that online retailing is the ultimate shopping channel for American men when it comes to beauty. According to Mintel, th…


  • Lysol and Tide Ads Resonate According to Ace Metrix

    Lysol and Tide Ads Resonate According to Ace Metrix

    February 12, 2013
    Ace Metrix has named the top TV brand advertisers and ads of 2012 and the Top 20 most effective individual ads of the year, a list representing the highest scoring ads across 28 industries and nearly 6,000 ads during the past year. Among the 2012…