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  • New Horizons Conference Is Oct. 19-22 in Colorado

    September 11, 2008
    Industry professionals will gather in academic environment to learn more about the latest technologies and discuss the challenges of emerging issues in household cleaning at the The New Horizons Conference, which will be held Oct. 19-22 at the Invern…


  • Kids Licensed Personal Care Product Sales Plummet

    August 6, 2008
    Licensed characters have usually helped sell kids’ products. But in 2007, the market for licensed kids’ personal care products fell a dramatic 39% to $291 million, according to new data from Packaged Facts. With a sluggish economy ahe…


  • Prices at the Pump are Changing Shopping Habits

    August 6, 2008
    It’s official: more people are cutting down on their spending and changing how they shop as the cost of living keeps on rising. For the first time this year, WSL Strategic Retail tested a number of attitude statements to see how consumers are c…


  • Women Are Willing To Spend Top Dollar to Look Younger

    August 6, 2008
    Skin care is a critical component of the Chinese beauty industry, accounting for 70% of all money spent each year. And with the country’s growing economy and consumers’ disposable income on the rise, there has been steady movement in the…


  • Consumers Look for Green and Ethics in Personal Care

    July 14, 2008
    When it comes to cosmetics and personal care products, consumers like green and they like ethical busi- ness practices, according to new data culled by market research firm Mintel. The company latest reveals that the natural and organic personal c…


  • Transforming Economy is Impacting Consumers

    July 14, 2008
    “While analysts may disagree on whether or not the U.S. economy is in a recession, there is no question that the economy is in transformation,” Thom Blischok, president of IRI Consulting and Innovation, said in a special report on the eco…


  • Green Cleaning Market is Ripe For the Picking

    July 14, 2008
    Environmentally sustainable products and manufacturing processes are making big gains in the industrial and institutional cleaning products industry, but there are still substantial opportunities for companies to garner larger shares, according to re…


  • Are Sunless Tanner Sales Fading?

    July 14, 2008
    Despite warnings about prolonged sun exposure—both from the real McCoy and at the local tanning salon— sunless tanner sales have fallen since 2006. According to new data from Mintel, sunless tanner sales tallied just $181 million in 2007,…


  • Dr. Perricone To Deliver Keynote Address at HBA

    July 14, 2008
    With anti-aging one of the hottest categories in the industry, HBA Global Expo has tapped Dr. Nicholas Perricone for its keynote address. Dr. Perricone will present “Strategies for Understanding and Reversing The Inflammation-Aging Connection,&…


  • Tween Beauty: They hold The Purse and Apron Strings

    June 23, 2008
    According to the NPD Group’s Insight Into the Youth Beauty Market, “tween” girls—those between the ages of eight and 12 years old—first start using beauty products at the age of 10 and may use more than two dozen differe…


  • More Products Boast Green Claims

    June 23, 2008
    Unless you have been in a bunker for the last few years, it should come as no surprise that there has been a sharp increase in the number of new products making environmentally friendly claims. But the speed at which products are coming to market is…


  • CVS Unveils Cosmetic Safety Policy

    June 23, 2008
    In its first corporate social responsibility report, CVS Caremark, one of the U.S.’s largest retail pharmacy chains with approximately 6,300 stores in 40 states, announced a new cosmetics safety policy in which it will remove chemicals linked t…


  • Do Shiny Happy People Have Shiny Floors?

    June 23, 2008
    Is your neighbor always smiling? She probably just looked at her toilet. According to The Soap and Detergent Association’s first National Clean Surface Satisfaction survey, shiny floors, a tidy toilet and clean countertops make consumers most h…


  • Discover Beauty-Spa To Debut at Cosmoprof NA

    June 23, 2008
    Following the success of Discover Beauty last year, North American Beauty Events LLC has announced plans for Discover Beauty-Spa, which will be held in conjunction with Cosmoprof North America, scheduled for July 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention…


  • SPF, Whitening Agents are Key Ingredients

    May 5, 2008
    Rising concerns about potential skin damage are fueling an increase in sales of sun care products among health-conscious American women who still want a sun-kissed look. But across the globe, whitening products are flying off the shelves as Chinese a…