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  • 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

  • About Face(book): Tried-and-True Tactics and Beauty Marketing

    Facebook. Twitter. YouTube. Beauty brands are rapidly moving ahead with their social and mobile strategies to allow viral campaigns, but they are doing so without dropping traditional marketing efforts, according to the new report from international…
    03.02.12

  • Beauty Sales Surge in US Prestige Channels

    Sales jumped 11% to $9.5 billion in 2011, according to NPD Group.
    03.01.12

  • Prestige Color Sales Burn Bright

    Prestige Color Sales Burn Bright

    Color cosmetics sales in prestige outlets continue to flourish. During the first 10 months of 2011, total prestige makeup dollar sales in US department stores rose 8% to $2.8 billion, according to market research company The NPD Group, Inc. During…
    01.10.12

  • Economy Impacts 9 Billion Natural/Organic Beauty Business

    Economy Impacts 9 Billion Natural/Organic Beauty Business

    Economy Impacts $9 Billion Natural/Organic Beauty Business
    11.30.11

  • Alternate Beauty Channels Are Booming

    Alternate Beauty Channels Are Booming

    Alternate Beauty Channels Are Booming
    11.08.11

  • Hot Tools Growing Market For Home Skin Care Devices

    Hot Tools Growing Market For Home Skin Care Devices

    Hot Tools! Growing Market For Home Skin Care Devices
    10.05.11