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  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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,…


  • 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…


  • Rising Gas Prices Alter Shopping Patterns

    November 3, 2006
    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…


  • Bath Soap Tops List of Consumers Brand

    November 3, 2006
    ● 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…


  • Teens Reveal Must-Have Personal Care

    November 3, 2006
    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…


  • Laundry Detergent Sales Jumped by More Than $100 Million

    October 4, 2006
    ● 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…


  • IRI Study Examines

    October 4, 2006
    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…


  • Higher Alcohols Market Faces Challenges

    October 4, 2006
    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…


  • Teen Boys Are Checking Out of Cologne Market

    September 8, 2006
    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…


  • Color and Styling Trends Drive Salon Hair

    September 8, 2006
    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…


  • IRI Uncovers Turning Point

    September 8, 2006
    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…


  • Church & Dwight Acquires Orange Glo

    August 17, 2006
    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…