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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…

  • 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…

  • Lysol Leads the Pack in Harris Poll

    January 31, 2013
    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: Brand Equity Ly…

  • US Cosmetic & Toiletry Chemicals Market Forecast

    January 31, 2013
    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 Greater consumer spending on cosmetic and toiletry products, as well as trends fav…

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

    January 31, 2013
    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 parents are…

  • Online Coupon Hunting Habits

    January 31, 2013
    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.…

  • 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…

  • Gift Sets Gain Popularity Across Beauty

    Gift Sets Gain Popularity Across Beauty

    January 24, 2013
    While fragrance gift sets have been popular for years, these pre-packed collections are gaining popularity in other sectors, according to The NPD Group. In the US, overall gift set sales within prestige department from January to October 2012, posted…

  • Rich Shoppers Feel Richer

    January 24, 2013
    The recent uptick in consumer confidence is certainly evident among wealthier Americans. Unity Marketing’s latest survey of affluent consumer confidence found a strong upturn in their feelings about their financial status and prospects for the…

  • Cosmetics and Quality of Life

    January 24, 2013
    For decades, industry folks have insisted that cosmetics improve one’s life. And while that has been hard to prove, a new study published in the Archives of Dermatology (JAMA Network USA) explores how cosmetic products and good physical appeara…

  • Consumer Loyalty In the Internet Age

    January 24, 2013
    In 2012, one in five consumers switched companies they patronize, including wireless phone, internet service and retailers, according to new Accenture study. This marks a 5% increase in switching over 2011 levels. The eighth annual Accenture Global…