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  • Top TV Brand Advertisers

    Ace Metrix, a TV and video advertising analytics service, has unveiled its 2013 Brand of the Year Watch List, a compilation of the top performing TV advertisers across 20 of most competitive categories. Brands that appear on this list have earned the…
    01.01.14

  • Good Intentions for Holiday 2013?

    With Black Friday come and gone, the most closely watched month of the retail year is upon us. Retailers and beauty marketers alike are keeping close  tabs on consumer activity, both in stores and online.  According to the NPD Group’…
    12.03.13

  • Spending More in Less Time

    $646. That’s what US consumers intend to spend, on average, on gifts this holiday season—representing an 11% increase over what they planned to spend in 2012, according to Accenture’s annual holiday shopping survey. The survey also…
    12.03.13

  • The Comforts of Home... Shopping

    Shoppers feel that they get a better retail experience online than in-store—including better service, more perks and rewards, and the ability to make smarter purchasing decisions, according to new findings from WSL’s recently conducted Di…
    12.03.13

  • Men’s Fragrance Leads the Way in the US, UK

    Men’s Fragrance Leads the Way in the US, UK

    NPD reports juices and gift sets are driving growth in the US and Europe.
    11.25.13

  • Color Cosmetics | Fine Fragrance | Skin Care
    Q3 Prestige Beauty Sales
Rise 3%, says NPD

    Q3 Prestige Beauty Sales Rise 3%, says NPD

    Skin care sets pace gains; fragrance is flat.
    11.15.13

  • Professional Oral Care Going Strong

    Professional Oral Care Going Strong

    Kline reports growth in dental products in the US.
    11.13.13

  • Shoppers Favor Online Experience

    Shoppers Favor Online Experience

    New WSL research shows customer satisfaction.
    11.05.13

  • US, UK Consumers Put (Beauty) Money Where Their Mouths Are

    US, UK Consumers Put (Beauty) Money Where Their Mouths Are

    According to the NPD Group, Inc., sales of lip products grew in the US and UK between September 2012 and August 2013, while sales were soft elsewhere in Europe. Lip segments in the US prestige beauty industry posted an 11% gain, generating $665 milli…
    11.04.13

  • Dishwash Detergent Tested By Consumer Reports

    Cascade Complete ActionPacs leads the pack in Consumer Reports’ new ratings of 35 dishwasher detergent tablets, packs, powders and gels, but rival brand Finish took three of the four top spots with its Finish Powerball Tabs, Finish Gelpacs and…
    11.04.13

  • Cosmeceuticals: The Gateway to Invasive Treatments?

    Cosmeceuticals: The Gateway to Invasive Treatments?

    According to new research from Toronto, CA-based Millennium Research Group (MRG), cosmeceuticals often serve as a comfortable intermediate phase between basic skin care routines and actual cosmetic procedures for those initially uncomfortable with th…
    11.04.13

  • Low-Income Americans Cut Back on Basics…Like Detergent

    A new study released by Feeding America, In Short Supply: American Families Struggle to Secure Everyday Essentials, reveals that many families with children struggle to afford basic, non-food household goods, including products related to personal ca…
    11.04.13

  • Holiday Sales Will Be As Expected

    Holiday Sales Will Be As Expected

    NPD finds shoppers still seeking deals and looking online.
    10.29.13

  •  Body Contouring is Shaping Injectibles Market

    Body Contouring is Shaping Injectibles Market

    Kline finds non-surgical cosmetic procedures on the rise.
    10.09.13

  • Consumers Spending More on Lip Color

    Consumers Spending More on Lip Color

    NPD finds sales are strong in US, UK regions.
    10.07.13

  • An Uptick in Planned Holiday Spending for 2013

    An Uptick in Planned Holiday Spending for 2013

    Accenture releases annual shopping report.
    10.07.13

  • Relaxer Sales Continue To Slump

    New research from Mintel reveals that natural may be the new normal in Black hair care as relaxers now account for just 21% of sales and the sector has declined 26% since 2008 and 15% since 2011. In fact, it is the only category not to see growth wit…
    09.27.13

  • Is it Easier To Diet Than Change Skin?

    According to a Mary Kay survey conducted by Wakefield Research, even in this diet-obsessed society, 59% of Americans feel they are more able to solve their weight challenges over their skin care issues (41%). In Wakefield’s survey—which i…
    09.27.13

  • Young, Broke and Bearded

    Is it the laid-back style of young hipsters that have fueled the trend in beards—or is there another reason why young men are leaving the razor behind?  According to data by Kantar Worldpanel, since 2005, 13% of men aged 18 to 24 have stop…
    09.27.13

  • Restaurant Traffic Up 1% in Q2 But Less “Family Dining”

    US restaurant traffic increased by 1% percent in the second calendar quarter of 2013 compared to same quarter last year while consumer spending, driven primarily by average check growth, increased by 3% over last year, according to The NPD Group, Por…
    09.27.13