News Front


  • Sales of Self Tanners Will Soar To $528 Million

    ● The market for sunless tanners has experienced sales growth of more than 400% during the past five years. According to a recent Mintel report, the category’s sales for the year are estimated to reach $185 million. Due to their rapidly…
    12.05.06

  • Americans

    ● The average U.S. household takes one less shopping trip per month today versus five years ago, creating a big concern for both retailers and manufacturers. The latest Times & Trends report, Shopping Trip Missions: A New Avenue for Growth,…
    12.05.06

  • U.S. Demand For Cosmeceuticals To Exceed

    ● Demand for cosmeceutical products is expected to increase 8.5% per year to over $8 billion in 2010, propelled by a stream of new and technologically advanced product introductions offering age-defying and other appearance-enhancing benefits…
    12.05.06

  • Rising Gas Prices Alter Shopping Patterns

    With an estimated $535 extra spent per household on gasoline this past year, coupled with rising consumer packaged goods (CPG) product prices, U.S. consumers have certainly felt their budgets strain. Yet, the CPG industry does not appear to have been…
    11.03.06

  • Bath Soap Tops List of Consumers Brand

    ● America’s Research Group surveyed 1,264 women who are primary household decision makers to reveal the top 10 consumer product categories that generate the most brand loyalty. The number one slot, with 37.8%, went to bath soap. Favorites…
    11.03.06

  • Teens Reveal Must-Have Personal Care

    In BuzzBack Market Research’s Teen 101: Exploring Teen Lifestyles & Nutrition study, the company provided a look into teen’s behaviors and attitudes on topics including health, appearance and weight. When asked to rate importance of c…
    11.03.06

  • Laundry Detergent Sales Jumped by More Than $100 Million

    ● Time-strapped consumers are opting for household cleaning products that offer convenience, efficacy, and innovative solutions that promise to get them out of the house and on with the rest of their lives quickly and easily. According to the l…
    10.04.06

  • IRI Study Examines

    Baby boomers represent a potential $43 billion opportunity as well as a challenge for today’s retailers, according to a new study, The IRI Baby Boomers Report: Understanding the Emerging Trends in Baby Boomer Spending from Information Resources…
    10.04.06

  • Higher Alcohols Market Faces Challenges

    The 1.7-ton higher alcohols market is witnessing one of the first major challenges of petroleum-based chemical economics under the current regime of $60-plus crude oil, according to a new study, Higher Alcohols - Forecast to 2020, by Colin A. Houston…
    10.04.06

  • Teen Boys Are Checking Out of Cologne Market

    l Teen boys are cutting back on their use of traditional colognes as inexpensive body sprays sold through mass retailers grab hold of their attention. The NPD Group’s Men’s FragranceTrack 2006 study finds that usage of cologne is down sha…
    09.08.06

  • 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