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  • What Do Tools Tell Us?

    What Do Tools Tell Us?

    July 24, 2013
    NPD sheds light on the latest grooming data.

  • DTC Beauty Sales
Approach $2B

    DTC Beauty Sales Approach $2B

    July 16, 2013
    NPD launches new service.

  • Women’s Prestige Fragrance Sales Still Smelling Sweet

    Women’s Prestige Fragrance Sales Still Smelling Sweet

    July 10, 2013
    • The NPD Group, Inc. reports that prestige women’s fragrance dollar sales increased 8% while units were up 3%, and the average price was up 5% in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same time period last year. “Women are spen…

  • Disinfectant & Antimicrobial Chemical Demand on the Rise

    July 10, 2013
    • Demand for disinfectant and antimicrobial chemicals in the US is forecast to rise 6.1% annually to $1.6 billion in 2017, according to The Freedonia Group, Cleveland. In institutional and consumer applications and anxiety about disease—f…

  • Prestige Beauty Sales Surge in US

    June 6, 2013
    • Sales of prestige beauty products in US department stores surged 12% to $2.6 billion in the first quarter of 2013, according to The NPD Group. “Gains in both skin care and makeup are happening in many areas, but smaller segments and sub…

  • A Fertile M&A Climate In US Personal Care

    June 6, 2013
    • The US cosmetics and toiletries market continues to perform well, posting 3.4% growth in 2012, with sales signifying success for both key and niche industry players, according to recently published Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report from Kl…

  • Marketers Nailed It!

    June 6, 2013
    According to NPD Group, color is the main factor influencing nail purchases. • According to global information provider The NPD Group’s March 2013 Nail Care and Polish Consumer Report, more than half of women (age 18+) have purchased…

  • 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…