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  • Selling To Baby Boomers: They Aren’t All Alike

    At 80 million strong, baby boomers are one of the largest demographics in the US, spending more than $160 billion on packaged goods last year alone. Since this group of consumers is just entering their golden years, their impact on the CPG, retail an…
    11.06.12

  • UL Study Finds Consumer Distrust of Cleaning Supplies

    UL Study Finds Consumer Distrust of Cleaning Supplies

    Aglobal study from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) contends that consumer distrust of household chemical manufacturers is as strong as the manufacturers’ belief that they are delivering safe, reliable, and innovative products.…
    11.06.12

  • US Consumers Try for Whiter Smiles at Home, Not Dentist

    •Americans are smitten with white smiles, but it appears consumers aren’t so interested in costly professional whitening options. According to new research from Mintel, only 10% of those looking for brighter smiles took a seat in the dre…
    09.28.12

  • Harris Poll Ranks Brand Equity in Household Cleaner Category

    •The Harris Poll EquiTrend annual study has revealed which household brands Americans rank highest in brand equity, and the study’s cleaner brand of the year is Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner. The survey includes more than 38,000 Americans a…
    09.28.12

  • Little Loyalty in Body Care

    • Forget loyalty when it comes to body care products. New research from Mintel finds that nearly a quarter (23%) of those who use body care products at least once a week usually just buy what’s on sale. The market research firm contends…
    09.28.12

  • Lysol Leads the Pack in Harris Poll

    According to the 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend study, Lysol all-purpose cleaner ranked highest in brand equity in the household cleaner sector. Here’s a look at more data from the category:…
    09.28.12

  • Men’s Skin Care Sales Are Up 6% YTD in 2012

    • Is today’s man more concerned with looking good from head to toe—and, more importantly, is he willing to invest in high-end skin care products to achieve that goal? Are more men willing to invest in products d…
    09.28.12

  • US Consumers Try for Whiter Smiles at Home, Not Dentist

    US Consumers Try for Whiter Smiles at Home, Not Dentist

    Americans are smitten with white smiles, but it appears consumers aren’t so interested in costly professional whitening options. According to new research from Mintel, only 10% of those looking for brighter smiles took a seat in the dreaded den…
    09.28.12

  • Antioxidant Claims Boom In Personal Care

    • Packaged Facts estimates that antioxidant-featuring foods, beverages, supplements, and personal care/cosmetics totaled $65 billion in US retail sales in 2011, up 9% over 2010. By 2016, the market is projected to approach $86 billion—…
    08.31.12

  • US Cosmetic & Toiletry Chemicals Market Forecast

    • The US demand for cosmetic and toiletry chemicals is forecasted to rise 5% a year to $9.9 billion in 2016, according to a report available from Reportlinker.com. Greater consumer spending on cosmetic and toiletry products, as well as tr…
    08.31.12

  • Are Parents Failing in Back-To- School Bargain Shopping?

    • Only 26% of parents say they are shopping wherever the best back-to-school (BTS) promotions are offered, according to WSL/Strategic Retail’sBack-to-School 2012 How America Shopstrend report, which tracked what stores and categories p…
    08.31.12

  • Online Coupon Hunting Habits

    • Nearly half of US consumers—about 88.2 million—will use online coupons and codes during 2012, according to a recent analysis done by eMarketer, and by the end of 2013, 96.8 million US adults will have used such discounts.…
    08.31.12

  • Dissecting Pricing Dynamics in Beauty

    • The theory that CPG players should focus on primarily high- and low-end segments, while de-emphasizing mid-tier priced offerings is an ongoing concern for manufacturers that has been further exacerbated by the volatile economy and shrinking…
    08.31.12

  • Antioxidant Claims Boom In Personal Care

    Antioxidant Claims Boom In Personal Care

    Packaged Facts estimates that antioxidant-featuring foods, beverages, supplements, and personal care/cosmetics totaled $65 billion in US retail sales in 2011, up 9% over 2010. By 2016, the market is projected to approach $86 billion—and persona…
    08.31.12

  • More than Half of US Shoppers Buy Beauty Online

    • Online sales of beauty and personal care products are in the region of $3 billion, which represents about 5% penetration of the category, according to a new study from A.T. Kearney. The report examines the shopping behaviors of consumers and…
    08.01.12

  • The Shopper Relationship Is Critical

    • The most amazing products, with incredible advertising, in an impeccable store with the perfect assortment are nothing without one critical factor: shoppers. And, today’s shoppers are more unique, demanding and in control than ever bef…
    08.01.12

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

    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 fo…
    08.01.12

  • Allure of Store Brands Remains Strong

    In an Accenture survey, 50% of consumers buy store-brand products because they perceive the quality to be just as good as the brand-name equivalent. A new study from Accenture shows that the threat store-brands pose to brand…
    08.01.12

  • More than Half of US Shoppers Buy Beauty Online

    More than Half of US Shoppers Buy Beauty Online

    Online sales of beauty and personal care products are in the region of $3 billion, which represents about 5% penetration of the category, according to a new study from A.T. Kearney. The report examines the shopping behaviors of consumers and the impl…
    08.01.12

  • Getting Consumers To Switch Brands

    So, what would consumers think of Crest Moisturizer? New research suggests consumers are more willing to switch their preference from a low-status brand to an extension of a premium brand that isn’t a natural fit for the product category w…
    06.29.12