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  • 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…


  • Professional Nail Market Remains Hot in 2012

    Professional Nail Market Remains Hot in 2012

    February 12, 2013
    The explosive growth in sales of professional nail care products outshined resilient but modest growth rates in other cosmetics categories, posting more than a 25% increase globally in 2012, according to Kline’s exclusive Professional Nail C…


  • Christmas in July: Selling The ‘Challenged Gifter’

    February 1, 2013
    Much attention has been placed on the role that the last minute shopper plays during the critical Christmas holiday season, but new research from Unity Marketingsuggests there’s another type of shopper to keep an eye on this winter.…


  • Mintel Launches Household & Personal Care Service

    February 1, 2013
    Mintel Launches Household & Personal Care Service Mintel has launched a news service, Mintel Household & Personal Care. Developed in response to client feedback, Mintel said its service provides predictive analysis and cri…


  • AP/Deo Market Is An Industry Hot Spot

    February 1, 2013
    The deodorant and antiperspirant industry recorded 16% growth between 2006 and 2011, and according to Mintel’s latest report, population growth in the US will continue to drive this category through 2016 and beyond. “Antiperspirant/deodo…


  • A Look at HBA Products On SymphonyIRI’s 2011 Pacesetters List

    February 1, 2013
    SymphonyIRI Group has revealed the most successful food and beverage and non-foods consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands in its 2011 New Product Pacesetters report—so where do household and personal care products stack up? Th…


  • Oh Baby! Baby Care Market To Hit $66.8 Billion by 2017

    February 1, 2013
    According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, the global baby care product market will rise from $44.7 billion in 2011 to $47.7 billion in 2012. The Albany, NY-based firm projects the category will rise to $66.8 billion…


  • Brands with Staying Power

    February 1, 2013
    The 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend (EQ) study has assessed 1,500 brands across more than 127 product categories to identify 15 that have flexed their staying power “muscle” year after year and ranked No. 1 in their respective categories every…


  • High Ranked Brands In The Equitrend Poll

    February 1, 2013
    Here are the year’s highest ranked brands within in the household and personal care space, as noted in the Harris Poll EquiTrend study: Health & Beauty Products/Mass-Market Cosmetics:Physicians Formula Health & Beauty Products/Prestige…


  • Teens Increase Beauty Spending

    Teens Increase Beauty Spending

    February 1, 2013
    It appears that teens are growing more comfortable with spending their money (or their parents’ money) once again—and that’s good news for the cosmetics industry. Piper Jaffray’s 23rd semi-annual “Taking Stock With Teen…


  • Facebook ‘Like’ and Twitter Symbols Influence Purchases

    February 1, 2013
    For better or worse, this button can influence shoppers, according to a new study conducted by the University of Miami. Facebook’s ubiquitous “like” button can entice a consumer or scare her away—depending on what she’s…


  • Men’s Grooming Market Shows Growth and Opportunity

    February 1, 2013
    According to a new men’s grooming consumer report conducted by The NPD Group, Inc., more than 9 in 10 men (ages 18+) are using some sort of grooming product today, which can include facial and body skin care, shaving, hair care and fragrance. H…


  • Better Homes and Gardens, BrandSpark Name Best New Products

    February 1, 2013
    Better Homes and Gardens and market research firm BrandSpark Inter-national, have named the winners of the 2012 Better Homes and Gardens Best New Product Awards (BNPAs), which honor consumer packaged products in categories including health and beauty…