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  • Baby Boomers Lead In The Green Wave

    How much do we really care about sustainability and eco-friendly? How often do good intentions transfer into action? Are chains like Wal-Mart catching the “Green Wave” as a means to improve their corporate images? And who are the main pro…
    08.06.07

  • Naturals, Anti-Aging Drive Makeup Market

    U.S. women continue to look for more natural beauty alternatives and the fountain of youth, according to a new makeup report from Mintel. With more than 6% overall growth reported from 2001-2006, this is due to strong contributions from the natural…
    07.12.07

  • Burts Bees Sets Natural Standards

    What is natural? According to Burt’s Bees, ingredients that come from a purposeful, renewable/plentiful source found in nature (flora, fauna, mineral). In addition, processes that are minimal and don’t use synthetic/harsh chemicals or ot…
    07.12.07

  • Foot Care May Surpass $900 Million

    The U.S. foot care market kicked up its heels for the first time in several years with a 5.7% sales increase in 2006, reaching $793 million. Sales are expected to continue growing at a conservative pace, exceeding $900 million by 2011, according to F…
    07.12.07

  • Consumers Spending More On High-End Indulgences

    Recent studies show that people are indulging in more luxuries like fragrance, cosmetics and/or beauty products and skin care regimes. According to Unity Marketing, consumers’ confidence rebounded in the first quarter of 2007, rising two points…
    06.11.07

  • Doctor Touts Proven Skin Care Ingredients

    Just because it’s pricey and comes in a pretty jar, it doesn’t necessarily mean a product has more effective skin care ingredients, according to Arthur W. Perry, M.D., author of “Straight Talk About Cosmetic Surgery.” Often, &…
    06.11.07

  • Aquafina Taps Into Skin Care Market With Beauty Line

    The company with the tagline “make your body happy” is planning to do so in an entirely novel way. Aquafina, the PepsiCo-owned bottled water brand, is planning a foray into the health and beauty segment with Aquafina Advanced Hydration RX…
    06.11.07

  • Higher Feedstock Prices Burn the Candle Industry

    Despite major expansion during the 1990s, the U.S. candle market’s growth has dimmed slightly since 2003. The market, estimated at $2.3 billion in 2006, has experienced success across all consumer groups, but lower-cost alternatives and lack o…
    05.02.07

  • P&G Dominates List of Successful New Products

    Gillette hasn't lost its edge since being acquired by Procter & Gamble. The company's Fusion shaving line was the top new product launch in 2006 in the non-food category, according to Information Resources, Inc.’s 2006 New Product Pacesette…
    05.02.07

  • Cosmeceutical Conference To Take Place June 11-12

    The cosmeceutical sector is the fastest growing segment in the personal care industry. To find out the latest trends and issues in this dynamic segment, be sure to attend the 4th annual Cosmeceuticals conference, sponsored by Strategic Research Inst…
    05.02.07

  • U.S. Demand for Wipes To Reach $2.2 Billion

    A spate of new product introductions and further segmentation of the market propelled demand for wipes in the U.S., which is forecast to increase 6.1% a year to $2.2 billion in 2011. The number and variety of wipes on the market continue to multiply,…
    04.11.07

  • Feeling Blue in 2008

    Blue expresses confidence, trust and intelligence, with dark blues used often by banks and large corporations. So, for 2008, ColorForward suggests a family of three very different blues: Moody Blue, reminiscent of a stormy overcast sky reflected on a…
    04.11.07

  • Industry Shows Impressive Growth of 15%

    Sales of natural/organic personal care continues to show the highest growth of all health and wellness categories at 24%. Sales increased from $4.9 billion in 2005 to over $6 billion in 2006 and are expected to more than double to $15 billion by 2011…
    04.11.07

  • Anti-Aging Products Top U.S. Skin Care Market

    Driven by demand for anti-aging products, the $5.8 billion U.S. skin care market will reach $7 billion by 2010, according to a new study by Packaged Facts. Sales of anti-aging products will rise even faster with an annual growth rate of 11.3% exp…
    03.06.07

  • The NPD Group Reveals Ethnicitys Impact on the Beauty Industry

    According to a new report from The NPD Group, all women of color do not behave similarly when it comes to buying beauty products––with category usage and brand preferences varying widely across ethnic groups. Overall, African American…
    03.06.07

  • Younger Consumers at Forefront of Air Freshener Boom

    Younger customers are at the forefront of the boom in air fresheners, which have grown up since the first Airwick and Glade sprays hit the shelves two generations ago. “The teenager today is purchasing what prior generations have looked to buy…
    03.06.07

  • Manufacturers Add Life To Hair Care Market

    Last year was a busy one for new product launches in the U.S. hair care market, according to analysts at Euromonitor International, as manufacturers sought to drive growth in an increasingly mature market. This strategy seems to be working, with Euro…
    02.16.07

  • Drugstores Battle for Beauty Sales with Premium Products

    During the past two years, national drugstore chains have added upscale brands and in-store skin care consultants in an effort to attract customers to the local drugstore for cosmetics and skin care purchases. A new study recently launched by Kline &…
    02.16.07

  • Male Spending And Organic Products Are Set to Grow in 2007

    WSL Strategic Retail wrapped up 2006 consumer shopping patterns in its How America Shops report and uncovered a few key trends that can help shoppers keep shopping. WSL found that the number of shopping trips isn’t increasing, therefore retaile…
    02.16.07

  • I&I Cleaning Chemicals To Reach $10 Billion

    U.S. demand for industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaning chemicals is projected to increase 3.8% per year, approaching $10 billion in 2010. Value gains will be boosted by the increasing market presence of multifunctional cleaning chemicals off…
    01.10.07