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  • Allure of Store Brands Remains Strong

    August 1, 2012
    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…


  • More than Half of US Shoppers Buy Beauty Online

    More than Half of US Shoppers Buy Beauty Online

    August 1, 2012
    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…


  • Getting Consumers To Switch Brands

    June 29, 2012
    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…


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

    June 29, 2012
    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…


  • Getting Consumers To Switch Brands

    Getting Consumers To Switch Brands

    June 29, 2012
    So, what would consumers think of Crest Moisturizer?


  • US Sales of Cosmeceuticals Approach $10 Billion

    June 4, 2012
    • 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…


  • AP/Deo Market Is An Industry Hot Spot

    June 4, 2012
    • 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…


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

    June 4, 2012
    • 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?…


  • US Sales of Cosmeceuticals Approach $10 Billion

    US Sales of Cosmeceuticals Approach $10 Billion

    June 4, 2012
    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…


  • BB Cream Market is Poised for Growth

    June 4, 2012
    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…


  • Do Active Ingredients Spur Sales in Personal Care?

    Do Active Ingredients Spur Sales in Personal Care?

    April 30, 2012
    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…


  • ‘Kinetique’ Trend Is Big in 2012 and Beyond

    ‘Kinetique’ Trend Is Big in 2012 and Beyond

    April 2, 2012
    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…


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

    March 2, 2012
    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…


  • Beauty Sales Surge in US Prestige Channels

    March 1, 2012
    Sales jumped 11% to $9.5 billion in 2011, according to NPD Group.


  • Prestige Color Sales Burn Bright

    Prestige Color Sales Burn Bright

    January 10, 2012
    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…