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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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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.…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Shoppers Get Greener... And Look Deeper

    October 7, 2008
    It’s cool to save the planet, even if it costs more. Despite rising gas prices and the growing housing crisis, half of all shoppers are buying products that are good for the environment and a third are proactively looking for greener products i…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Will HBA Consumers Trade Down in Sluggish Economy?

    September 11, 2008
    According to Euromonitor International’s new global strategy briefing, “25 Global Consumer Trends for 2008,” the current state of the world’s economy is causing the development of a consumer concept called “My Economy.&r…


  • 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…


  • 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…