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  • Color and Styling Trends Drive Salon Hair

    Hair coloring and hair styling products remain strong in the salon hair care industry, significantly outpacing growth in other sectors, according to a Kline & Company study, Salon Hair Care USA 2005. Research indicates growth in this sector will…
    09.08.06

  • IRI Uncovers Turning Point

    l One-stop-shopping has clearly become an outdated term, since three-quarters of today’s consumers shopped in five or more channels this past year to meet their consumer packaged goods (CPG) needs, according to Times & Trends report, Channe…
    09.08.06

  • Church & Dwight Acquires Orange Glo

    The Appels are turning over their orange franchise. On July 17, Orange Glo International, Greenwood Village, CO, agreed to be acquired by Church & Dwight Co., Inc., makers of Arm & Hammer products, for $325 million in cash. The transaction is…
    08.17.06

  • Demand for Cosmeceutical Chemicals

    Demand for cosmetic and toiletry chemicals in the U.S. is forecast to on rise 5.4% per year ultimately reaching $7.6 billion in 2010, according to Cosmetic & Toiletry Chemicals, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based indust…
    08.17.06

  • Sun Safety Campaign Soars To New

    A team of Denver dermatologist volunteers from the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS) launched an educational campaign, “Families Play Safe in the Sun.” The three day, family-oriented outreach at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, serv…
    08.17.06

  • Cotys Thoreux To Deliver HBAs Keynote Address

    Eric Thoreux, president of Coty Beauty Americas, will deliver the keynote address at HBA Health & Beauty America taking place September 12-14, 2006 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. His presentation, entitled…
    07.10.06

  • Nonwovens Visionary Awards Seeks Nominations

    l With sales of nonwoven production at the producer level in North America reaching $4.97 billion in 2005, and the industry forecast to continue to grow by more than 4% a year, the market is expected to exceed $6 billion by the end of the decade. T…
    07.10.06

  • PZ Cussons Sells North American

    The UK-based international consumer products group PZ Cussons will transition North American ownership of Charles Worthington London, the designer hair care brand, to Beautology LLC. Beautology is owned by an investment group headed by Stuart…
    07.10.06

  • Countertops Top Weekly Cleaning List, Says SDA

    l Half of Americans surveyed say countertops are the household surface they have to clean most frequently throughout the week, according to The Soap and Detergent Association’s latest National Cleaning Survey. Floors (15%) and sinks (10%) came…
    06.07.06

  • Slack No More, According to GenWorld

    Financial security and employment are top concerns for teens worldwide, according to a GenWorld Teen Study recently conducted in 13 countries by Energy BBDO. Seventy percent of teens polled cite “financial security” and “making thei…
    06.07.06

  • Prestige Beauty Sales

    l Sales of prestige beauty products rose 4% last year to a record $8.2 billion, thanks largely to soaring demands for new product launches, anti-aging products and celebrity endorsements, according to the NPD Group. Since 2000, sales of prestige beau…
    06.07.06

  • Famous Brands Feel the Heat From Private Label

    l Private labels continue to make inroads into the territory of famous brands, according to a new report from market analyst Datamonitor. Consumer spending on private label food, drinks and personal care reached $108 billion in 2005, and Datamonitor…
    04.11.06

  • Direct Sales of Cosmetics and Toiletries is Increasing

    According to a new study by Kline & Company, global sales of cosmetics and toiletries through the direct sales channel rose to $15.4 billion in 2004, up 8% from $14.3 billion in 2003. The study, Global Cosmetics and Toiletries, reveals that dire…
    04.11.06

  • Teens Consider Their

    l A recent Energy BBDO (www.energyBBDO.com) study of global teenagers suggests that the teens consider parental relationships more important than peer relationships. When teens in 13 countries in the Gen World Teen Study were asked to rank their rel…
    04.11.06

  • Forget the Fur Coat... Experiences Drive Sales

    While product quality and uniqueness are helpful to sales, customer experience is the frequently overlooked driver of success in the luxury market. In luxury fashion, great products are expected, but so is great customer experience, which depends on…
    03.09.06

  • Luxury Spending

    Consumers’ spending on luxury goods is growing at a modest rate, while spending on experiences is booming. According to Unity Marketing’s Unity Luxury Consumer Survey, the average amount spent by an affluent household on luxuries—in…
    03.09.06

  • Industrial Wipes Market Larger Than Expected

    The North American consumer and industrial/institutional market for wipes is much larger than previously understood, benefiting from an unprecedented five-year period of double-digit growth. This is just one of the findings of a recently completed st…
    03.09.06

  • Skin Care Products Generated Sales of More Than

    In the past few years, skin care has become the most talked about category in the beauty industry. According to a new report from The NPD Group, skin care products generated sales of more than $5.3 billion in the mass and prestige department store ch…
    02.14.06

  • Smart organic Shopping Saves

    The February 2006 issue of Consumer Reports provides shoppers tips on buying organic without breaking the bank. The investigation finds that shoppers do not need to buy organic foods across the board to get added health value. The article tells shopp…
    02.14.06

  • Making Shopping Fun is Key to

    People who like to shop also shop more often and spend more money, according to Unity Marketing. Pam Danziger, president of Unity Marketing, said the key for success in retailing is to understand what makes shopping fun and making the shopping experi…
    02.14.06