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  • Industry Shows Impressive Growth of 15%

    April 11, 2007
    Sales of natural/organic personal care continues to show the highest growth of all health and wellness categories at 24%. Sales increased from $4.9 billion in 2005 to over $6 billion in 2006 and are expected to more than double to $15 billion by 2011…


  • Feeling Blue in 2008

    April 11, 2007
    Blue expresses confidence, trust and intelligence, with dark blues used often by banks and large corporations. So, for 2008, ColorForward suggests a family of three very different blues: Moody Blue, reminiscent of a stormy overcast sky reflected on a…


  • U.S. Demand for Wipes To Reach $2.2 Billion

    April 11, 2007
    A spate of new product introductions and further segmentation of the market propelled demand for wipes in the U.S., which is forecast to increase 6.1% a year to $2.2 billion in 2011. The number and variety of wipes on the market continue to multiply,…


  • Younger Consumers at Forefront of Air Freshener Boom

    March 6, 2007
    Younger customers are at the forefront of the boom in air fresheners, which have grown up since the first Airwick and Glade sprays hit the shelves two generations ago. “The teenager today is purchasing what prior generations have looked to buy…


  • The NPD Group Reveals Ethnicitys Impact on the Beauty Industry

    March 6, 2007
    According to a new report from The NPD Group, all women of color do not behave similarly when it comes to buying beauty products––with category usage and brand preferences varying widely across ethnic groups. Overall, African American…


  • Anti-Aging Products Top U.S. Skin Care Market

    March 6, 2007
    Driven by demand for anti-aging products, the $5.8 billion U.S. skin care market will reach $7 billion by 2010, according to a new study by Packaged Facts. Sales of anti-aging products will rise even faster with an annual growth rate of 11.3% exp…


  • Male Spending And Organic Products Are Set to Grow in 2007

    February 16, 2007
    WSL Strategic Retail wrapped up 2006 consumer shopping patterns in its How America Shops report and uncovered a few key trends that can help shoppers keep shopping. WSL found that the number of shopping trips isn’t increasing, therefore retaile…


  • Drugstores Battle for Beauty Sales with Premium Products

    February 16, 2007
    During the past two years, national drugstore chains have added upscale brands and in-store skin care consultants in an effort to attract customers to the local drugstore for cosmetics and skin care purchases. A new study recently launched by Kline &…


  • Manufacturers Add Life To Hair Care Market

    February 16, 2007
    Last year was a busy one for new product launches in the U.S. hair care market, according to analysts at Euromonitor International, as manufacturers sought to drive growth in an increasingly mature market. This strategy seems to be working, with Euro…


  • Young Women Stake Claim in Fragrance Market

    January 10, 2007
    Young women are the heaviest fragrance users, according to a recent survey by NPD Group. However while young women are more likely to wear fragrance, their purchases lag behind other groups. According to NPD’s annual Women’s Fragrance Tra…


  • Mens Prestige Skin Care Growth Outpaces Womens

    January 10, 2007
    Sales of men’s prestige skin care products rose 3% in the first half of 2006 and reached $32 million. The category continues to grow at a time when women’s prestige skin care sales are flat for 2006. Both the face and body segments posted…


  • I&I Cleaning Chemicals To Reach $10 Billion

    January 10, 2007
    U.S. demand for industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaning chemicals is projected to increase 3.8% per year, approaching $10 billion in 2010. Value gains will be boosted by the increasing market presence of multifunctional cleaning chemicals off…


  • U.S. Demand For Cosmeceuticals To Exceed

    December 5, 2006
    ● 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…


  • Americans

    December 5, 2006
    ● 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,…


  • Sales of Self Tanners Will Soar To $528 Million

    December 5, 2006
    ● 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…