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  • 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

  • This Years HBA Is New And Improved

    The 13th annual HBA Health & Beauty America will be held Sept. 27-29 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. The exhibition boasts bigger and more international pavilions, new educational seminars and increased focus on specialized sect…
    12.09.05

  • xhibition Cleans Up In Las Vegas

    The ISSA/Interclean conference for the cleaning and maintenance industry is slated for Oct. 18-21, 2005 at the Las Vegas convention center. The show will feature more than 1,650 distributors firms and 1,460 facility service provider firms from some o…
    12.09.05

  • Targeted Hair Care Products Drive Growth

    The hair care category continued to decline in 2004, falling to $7.6 billion, a decline of $292 million from the prior year, according to a new report from market research publisher Packaged Facts. According to the report, demographic shifts are part…
    12.09.05

  • Wealthy Shoppers Rank Top Retailers

    A survey from New York City-based Luxury Institute revealed that wealthy consumers named Neiman Marcus as the most prestigious high-end retailer out of seven top luxury brands. Nordstrom’s and Neiman Marcus tied for first place on delivering co…
    12.09.05

  • Shoppers Belong To One Of Four Categories

    There are four categories of shoppers, according to “Retail Demand Today,” a 2005 executive summary from Adjoined research that looks at consumers’ desires in retail experiences at mass merchants, department stores, apparel st…
    12.09.05

  • U.S.Demand For Wipes To Increase 6% Per Year

    U.S. demand for wipes, both consumer and industrial, is forecast to increase nearly 6% per year, reaching $1.9 billion in 2009 according to “Wipes,” a new study conducted by The Freedonia Group, Inc., Cleveland, OH. The study reported tha…
    12.09.05

  • ee The Future With Crystal Ball Reports

    Mirror Mirror Imagination Group, New York City, offers “The Crystal Ball Reports,” fully customized, futuristic forecasts designed to help companies look in the future with edgy insights, ideas and expert analysis. The trend agency’…
    12.09.05

  • Americans Clean Just Like Dear Old Mom

    More than half of Americans surveyed admitted to being just like Mom—when it comes to cleaning, that is. According to The Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) 2005 Spring Cleaning survey conducted by International Communications Researc…
    12.09.05