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  • Demand For Cosmetics Jumps 11%

    l The demand for cosmetics in the U.S. is expected to increase by 11% per year, reaching $7 billion in 2008, according to Intertech-Pira. Skin care products are projected to account for over 60% of the total cosmetics market, over half of which claim…
    01.10.06

  • U.S. Flavors and Fragrances

    Driven by demand for aromatherapy products, the U.S. flavors and fragrances market is expected to reach $4.6 billion by 2009. Flavors & Fragrances, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industrial market research firm, p…
    01.10.06

  • Consumers Have Positive View

    The Changes in U.S. Milk Consumption/New Milk Products study conducted by BuzzBack Market Research was developed in partnership with the Dairy Management Inc. (American Dairy Association, National Dairy Council and U.S. Dairy Export Council) and Dair…
    01.10.06

  • U.S. Cosmetic Enhancement Market To Grow 9.9%: U.S. Market For Enhancement Products To Reach $10.8 Billion In 2010

    The U.S. market for prosthetics, orthotics and cosmetic enhancement products is expected to increase from $6.8 billion in 2005 to $10.8 billion in 2010, an AAGR (average annual growth rate) of 9.9%, according to a soon-to-be-released report RB-216 Pr…
    12.09.05

  • Rapid Growth and Expansion of Dollar Stores Could Pose Obstacles

    High growth and geographic expansion will continue to characterize the small format value retailing sector during the next five years. Leading companies will continue to get bigger, and smaller players will find it tougher to compete. However, the pi…
    12.09.05

  • Are Your Products Worth It?

    In the 2004 How America Shops Macro Trend Report, 59% of shoppers reported they pause before they spend to consider, “Is this a good use of my money?” The Pulse survey reports that cosmetics and skin care brands sold in specialty and dep…
    12.09.05

  • Demand Expected To Reach $6.4 Billion By 2009

    U.S. demand for janitorial equipment and supplies (excluding chemical products) is forecast to rise 3.4% annual through 2009, reaching $6.4 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group. The study reports that advances will be fueled by…
    12.09.05

  • Scent Diffusers Sweeten Profits

    New, innovative fiffuser products brought a fresh wave of profits to the home fragrance market for 2004, according to a market study by Kline & Company. “Home Fragrances USA 2004” reported an exceptional year for diffusers and room sp…
    12.09.05

  • Five Tips For An Effective Work Environment

    Are you an effective leader? It’s easy to tell, according to Gerald D. Bell, Ph.D., a leadership expert and professor at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Through years of research, Dr. Bell discovered a way leaders can measure the eff…
    12.09.05

  • Consumers Short Term Focus Boosts Sales

    Retail Forward’s recent audio forum, “The Retail Industry Outlook—Long Live the Consumer,” reported the retail environment is being driven by the “nearsighted consumer,” whose short-term focus will continue to boos…
    12.09.05

  • Cleaning services projected to advance 5.5% A Year

    Revenue for commercial and residential cleaning services is projected to advance 5.5% a year through 2009, reaching more than $60 billion, according to “Commercial & Residential Cleaning Services,” a new study from The Freedonia Group…
    12.09.05

  • Salary Increases Expected to Stay Below 4% in 2005

    Salary increases will average only 3.5% this year and will remain at this level next year, as well, according to The Conference Board’s new salary survey. The study reports that for the third consecutive year, salary increases are below 4% as e…
    12.09.05

  • Tips for a Successful Trade Show

    Tradeshows and conferences play an important role in the business world, so New York City-based That’s Nice LLC has developed a report on how to make these events successful. First, the marketing communication agency advises, qualify your visit…
    12.09.05

  • Wal-Marts Appeal Remains Strong Outside the U.S.: Multinational Retailers are Reshaping The Way We Shop

    Wal-Mart’s prospects among consumers globally appear strong, particularly in countries where it currently operates, according to Retail Forward’s “Global Food, Drug, Mass Shopper Update” report conducted by Global Market Insit…
    12.09.05

  • Color Counts When it Comes To Purchasing

    Only 20% of respondents said that color is not an important factor when purchasing home cleaning products, personal hygiene products and personal electronic devices, according to Buzzback Market Research and Pantone, Inc.’s 2005 color survey. T…
    12.09.05

  • Keep Things Clean On Vacation

    One in four people has encountered a “nightmare” vacation destination that they described as “disgustingly filthy,” according to the Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) Summer Vacation National Cleaning survey. The re…
    12.09.05

  • Children Influence In-Store Spending

    Bringing children along when shopping is guaranteed to increase spending, according to WSL’s Strategic Retail’s “The Pulse Report.” The study found that teens aged 13-17 encouraged more spending than both tweens (8-12-year old…
    12.09.05

  • Consumers Desire Lifestyles Of Health and Sustainability

    In a wide-ranging study of seven million U.S. consumers by author and marketing consultant Brent Green, a new market segment comprised primarily of baby boomers emerged from the data. Referred to as the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS)…
    12.09.05

  • Cosmeceutical Conference June 2-3

    The second annual cosmeceuticals forum will be held June 2-3 in New York City. The agenda offers a lineup of experts who will discuss a variety of new topics and trends in the cosmeceutical industry, including scientific advances such as protein heat…
    12.09.05

  • Candles Are The Favorite Choice in Home Fragrance

    When consumers want their homes to smell good, they rely on candles as their top choice, according to Unity Marketing’s new Home Fragrance and Candle Report 2005. The study revealed that candle sales in 2004 reached $3.7 billion, just under hal…
    12.09.05