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  • 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

  • Color Trends, Limited Edition Scents Drive C&T Sales

    New trends in nail care, dramatic eye looks, and the appeal of limited edition scents significantly bolstered sales in the 2011 US personal care market, which exceeded $38 billion at the manufacturers’ level, surpassing pre-recession levels a…
    06.29.12

  • Getting Consumers To Switch Brands

    Getting Consumers To Switch Brands

    So, what would consumers think of Crest Moisturizer?
    06.29.12

  • US Sales of Cosmeceuticals Approach $10 Billion

    • Cosmeceuticals marketers have an opportunity to shine across multiple generations, including Boomers, Gen X-ers, and increasingly, Gen Y-ers, according to “Cosmeceuticals in the US,” a new released research report from Packaged F…
    06.04.12

  • AP/Deo Market Is An Industry Hot Spot

    • 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. “Antipersp…
    06.04.12

  • A Look at HBA Products On SymphonyIRI’s 2011 Pacesetters List

    • 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?…
    06.04.12

  • US Sales of Cosmeceuticals Approach $10 Billion

    US Sales of Cosmeceuticals Approach $10 Billion

    Cosmeceuticals marketers have an opportunity to shine across multiple generations, including Boomers, Gen X-ers, and increasingly, Gen Y-ers, according to “Cosmeceuticals in the US,” a new released research report from Packaged Facts. As…
    06.04.12

  • BB Cream Market is Poised for Growth

    BB creams/beauty balms—such as Clinique’s new Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30—are resonating with consumers, according to NPD Group. According to a new report by The NPD Group, Inc., BB creams ar…
    06.04.12

  • Do Active Ingredients Spur Sales in Personal Care?

    Do Active Ingredients Spur Sales in Personal Care?

    Active ingredients in personal care formulations also activate sales, according to Kline & Company, Parsippany, NJ. Active ingredients in personal care formulations drive efficacy and sales too. Consumers’ desire…
    04.30.12

  • ‘Kinetique’ Trend Is Big in 2012 and Beyond

    ‘Kinetique’ Trend Is Big in 2012 and Beyond

    According to Mintel Beauty & Personal Care (BPC), there’s a key trend set to impact global beauty consumers in 2012: “kinetique.” Encompassing electricity and energy in beauty and “beauty that’s plugged in,” t…
    04.02.12