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  • Do Department Stores Need A Makeover?

    Do Department Stores Need A Makeover?

    July 9, 2010
    Do Department Stores Need A Makeover?


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    June 2, 2010
    P&G’s CoverGirl A Consumer Favorite Favorite Makeup Brand In a new beauty survey conducted by Market Force Information, Boulder, CO, Procter & Gamble’…


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    March 9, 2010
    Good Things Comein Small Packages Smaller sizes of perfume are growing While prestige fragrance sales attributed to Valentine’s Day have been declining since 2006—dropp…


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    February 4, 2010
    The Brave New World of Retail Odysseus had nothing on the American retailer. After all, the hero of Homer’s Odyssey only had to endure 10 years of troubles. To hear some analysts talk about it, the retail landscape will never be the same&m…


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    January 4, 2010
    Millennials Will Drive the U.S. Economy Millennials—those Americans born between 1979-1989—are one of the largest demographics in the country and will soon be entering a strong growth period in both income and consumer packaged goods…


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    October 5, 2009
    Prestige Beauty Sales Fall in the First Half of 2009 Retail sales of the U.S. prestige beauty industry fell 7% in the first half of the year to $3.7 billion, according to data from the NPD Group, Inc., Port Washington, NY. Moreover, June 2009…


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    September 3, 2009
    The Lipstick Effect Spurs Beauty’s Share in Luxury The lipstick effect still had legs in 2008, according to data released by Unity Marketing. In the Stevens, PA-based company’s new Luxury Beauty Snapshot Report 2009, six of the top 1…


  • More Than 80% of U.S. Adults Exhibit Some Green Motivation

    December 8, 2008
    According to new research by Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), more than 80% of the total U.S. adult population shows some type of green motivation. While LOHAS consumers (those identified as having the strongest environmental, social, and corporate…


  • Fair Trade Cosmetics Gain Momentum

    December 8, 2008
    As the European market for natural and organic cosmetics gets ready to break the $2 billion barrier for the first time this year, there’s greater interest in fair trade policies as well as green chemistry and packaging. According to new report…


  • U.S. Cosmeceuticals Market To Top $8 Billion by 2012

    December 8, 2008
    Demand for cosmeceutical products is expected to increase 7.4% a year to $8.2 billion in 2012, driven by an aging populace seeking to youthful appearance in an image-conscious society, according to a new report from Freedonia Group. This, coupled wit…


  • Anxiety Over Economy Curtails Consumer Spending

    December 8, 2008
    Anxiety, insomnia, fear—that’s what women say they feel today, showing that this group has been drastically affected by the economic downturn both in their spending habits and their psychological well being, according to a survey by Betty…


  • Consumers Go Online To Stretch Holiday

    November 17, 2008
    Budget in Tough EconomyLate nights spent surfing the internet may help credit-crunched consumers save cash this coming holiday season. According to Burst Media’s surveys of more than 3000 internet users ages 18 and older about expected use of t…


  • Are Your Customers Eco-Centric or Eco-Chic?

    November 17, 2008
    Not all green customers are created equal. According to new analysis from Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), there is significant disparity in how well environmentally conscious consumers actually follow their convictions by purchasing environmental…


  • U.S. Prestige Beauty Sluggish but Stabilizing

    November 17, 2008
    According to new statistics culled by NPD Group, Inc., Port Washington, NY, the U.S. prestige beauty industry is showing signs of stabilizing after a slow start to the year. The total U.S. prestige beauty market (defined by NPD as products sold in U.…


  • Odor Profiles To Help Detect Skin Cancers

    October 7, 2008
    According to new research from the Monell Center, Philadelphia, PA, odors from skin can be used to identify basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer. The findings, which were presented at the 236th meeting of the American Chemica…