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  • Doctor Touts Proven Skin Care Ingredients

    June 11, 2007
    Just because it’s pricey and comes in a pretty jar, it doesn’t necessarily mean a product has more effective skin care ingredients, according to Arthur W. Perry, M.D., author of “Straight Talk About Cosmetic Surgery.” Often, &…


  • Aquafina Taps Into Skin Care Market With Beauty Line

    June 11, 2007
    The company with the tagline “make your body happy” is planning to do so in an entirely novel way. Aquafina, the PepsiCo-owned bottled water brand, is planning a foray into the health and beauty segment with Aquafina Advanced Hydration RX…


  • Higher Feedstock Prices Burn the Candle Industry

    May 2, 2007
    Despite major expansion during the 1990s, the U.S. candle market’s growth has dimmed slightly since 2003. The market, estimated at $2.3 billion in 2006, has experienced success across all consumer groups, but lower-cost alternatives and lack o…


  • P&G Dominates List of Successful New Products

    May 2, 2007
    Gillette hasn't lost its edge since being acquired by Procter & Gamble. The company's Fusion shaving line was the top new product launch in 2006 in the non-food category, according to Information Resources, Inc.’s 2006 New Product Pacesette…


  • Cosmeceutical Conference To Take Place June 11-12

    May 2, 2007
    The cosmeceutical sector is the fastest growing segment in the personal care industry. To find out the latest trends and issues in this dynamic segment, be sure to attend the 4th annual Cosmeceuticals conference, sponsored by Strategic Research Inst…


  • 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,…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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 &…


  • 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…


  • 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…