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  • Upswing In Spring Cleaning

    April 3, 2008
    Seventy-seven percent of Americans say they regularly engage in spring cleaning, according to The Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) 2008 Spring Cleaning Survey conducted by International Communications Research (ICR). That number is up con…


  • Study Says Slight Growth For Hair Care

    April 3, 2008
    Salon product sales rose 4.2% to $3.69 billion for 2007, according to a new study from Professional Consultants & Resources. The 2007 Professional Salon Industry Study reveals that the gain is slightly better than 2006, when the industry experien…


  • Study Finds Sustainability An Emerging Key to Sales

    March 4, 2008
    Approximately 50% of U.S. consumers consider at least one sustainability factor in selecting consumer packaged goods items and choosing where to shop for those products, according to a recent survey conducted by Information Resources, Inc. (IRI). Th…


  • New Buzzwords, Ingredients Big In Naturals

    March 4, 2008
    The Benchmarking Company’s newly-released Pink Report, The Age of Naturals, which surveyed more than 1,800 women across the U.S. who regularly buy beauty products, uncovers the attitudes of two specific groups of women: those who regularly buy…


  • The Pressure To Look Good Is Escalating

    March 4, 2008
    In a society where beauty and celebrity is an obsession, two-thirds of U.S. consumers agree that the pressure to look good is much greater now than ever before, according to a global beauty survey by The Nielsen Company. Although Americans—…


  • Teen,Tween Beauty Sales To Top $8 Billion by 2012

    February 7, 2008
    After climbing 20% from 1998-2002 and continued double-digit growth through 2007, the U.S. teen (age 15-18) and tween (age 8-14) grooming products market finished 2007 racking up nearly $7 billion in sales, with anticipated growth reaching more than…


  • Green Personal Grooming Moves To Mass Market

    February 7, 2008
    As the “green” products trend continues to advance, consumer demand for natural personal care products is driving a major shift from niche distribution channels to more mainstream mass retail outlets. This is fueling a sharp increase in s…


  • The Changing Face of Beauty, Reports NPD

    February 7, 2008
    As the U.S. population becomes more and more ethnically diverse, women of different ethnic groups continue to change the face of beauty. According to The NPD Group’s Ethnic Consumer Beauty Report, not only are there differences in the types of…


  • Study Shows Beauty Care Leads in Purse Contents

    January 4, 2008
    Beauty care is one of the most extensive categories represented in the average purse at 91%, according to author and consumer researcher Kelley Styring in her new book, “In Your Purse: Archaeology of the American Handbag” (Author House).…


  • Research Shows Its Reigning Men In Personal Care

    January 4, 2008
    Men’s personal care is the fastest growing segment in the bath and body care category, according to the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI). In part driven by the “massification of metrosexuals,” the most critical aspect of this trend…


  • CTFA Now Personal Care Product Council

    January 4, 2008
    As already reported on Happi.com, early last month the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) changed its name to the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC). The council’s new motto is: “committed to safety, quality & inno…


  • Global Natural Cosmetic Sales Approach $7 Billion

    December 4, 2007
    Sales of natural and organic cosmetics are soaring globally with revenues projected to approach $7 billion this year. New research by Organic Monitor finds that North America and Europe are the two engines of growth, comprising the bulk of the $1 bil…


  • Este Lauder Taps Freda as President, CEO

    December 4, 2007
    Estée Lauder looked beyond its borders to find new leadership. Last month, the company appointed Fabrizio Freda as president and chief operating officer, effective March 3, 2008. With this move, chief executive officer William P. Lauder has c…


  • Retailers Use Rewards to Boost Loyalty

    December 4, 2007
    U.S. retailers of beauty products are banking on multi-channel sales and personalized customer relations strategies to maintain a competitive edge, according to a newly-published study by global management consulting and market research firm Kline &a…


  • Consumers Use Cleaners For a Variety of Purposes

    November 2, 2007
    While Americans may be waiting patiently for inventions like a garbage can that cleans itself and dryers that fold laundry, an SC Johnson Cleaning Innovations Survey shows they’re improvising with household cleaning products to get their chores…