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  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…