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  • 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…


  • 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…