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  • WWF Unveils 2011Palm Oil Scorecard

    WWF Unveils 2011Palm Oil Scorecard

    February 1, 2013
    Companies in Europe, Australia and Japan are buying more certified sustainable palm oil than ever before, but urgent action is still needed to avoid the irreversible loss of tropical forests, according to WWF’s 2011 Palm Oil Buyers’ Sco…


  • Household Products

    February 1, 2013
    Bathroom Cleaner: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber with Febreze(1,2) AirFreshener: Glade Cashmere Woods Collection All-Purpose Cleaner: Windex Mini Concentrated Refill Pouch Bath Tissue: Quilted Northern Soft & Strong Dish…


  • Health & Beauty Category

    February 1, 2013
    Health & Beauty Category Baby Care: Johnson’s Natural Kids 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Wash Acne Treatment: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Anti-Aging Moisturizer: Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex Anti-Agin…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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.…


  • Hand It To Them: ‘Salonistas’ Are Fueling Nail Care Market

    Hand It To Them: ‘Salonistas’ Are Fueling Nail Care Market

    January 31, 2013
    There’s been a significant upswing in the number of women who have two or more manicures in a six-month period. The mass nail care market has grown by leaps and bounds for the past three years&m…