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  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • US Cosmetics and Toiletries Sales Rise 3.1-3.6% in 2011

    US Cosmetics and Toiletries Sales Rise 3.1-3.6% in 2011

    February 1, 2013
    According to preliminary data from Kline, US cosmetics and toiletries sales will rise 3.1-3.6% this year—that’s ahead of last year’s 2.4% growth, according to the Parsippany, NJ-based research company. The prestige channel is the…


  • Exploring Brand Equity In Cosmetics

    January 31, 2013
    According to the most recent Harris Poll EquiTrend study, even with all the thrills of beauty counters and makeup artists, prestige cosmetics brands are not necessarily earning the highest brand equity scores. In fact, data from this assessment of mo…


  • US Consumers Look Forward To Holiday Shopping

    January 31, 2013
    By the slimmest majority (51%), US consumers say they have already made their holiday shopping plans this year and will be buying gifts with cash that they have set aside specifically for the holidays, according to Accenture’s annual consumer h…


  • Harris Poll Ranks Brand Equity in Household Cleaner Category

    Harris Poll Ranks Brand Equity in Household Cleaner Category

    January 31, 2013
    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 and measur…


  • Little Loyalty in Body Care

    January 31, 2013
    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 this has…