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  • Gift Giving is Shifting: Gifters Spend More on Services

    Today's holiday gifters will be dramatically changing what they give. They will be shelling out for all-paid vacations, spa services, tuition, camp enrollment fees, health services and gift cards and plain but pretty cash. Who said it’s better…
    12.02.05

  • Consumers Demand More Convenience-Based products

    With America’s fast-paced culture, convenience has reigned supreme as a primary benefit guiding U.S. consumers’ purchasing decisions. However, a study released by Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) shows that while the market for convenien…
    12.02.05

  • Anti-Aging Products Fuel Growth in the UK

    The anti-aging trend driving many regional markets for cosmetics and toiletries during the past few years is also fueling growth in the $7 billion UK market, according to a new study by Kline & Company. New product lines that promise to reduce…
    12.02.05

  • Health & Wellness Industry Sales Top $68 Billion: Retail Sales Grew 8.5% From 2003

    Consumer spending on health and wellness products is on the rise, according to a study by the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI). The annual research study of more than 2000 U.S. households revealed that retail sales within the consumer packaged goods…
    11.22.05

  • Men Arent Afraid to Color Their Hair

    Most men are not afraid to let others know they color their gray hair, and very few men now consider the practice unmasculine, revealed a new study conducted on behalf of Combe Incorporated, the maker of Just For Men Haircolor. The national internet…
    11.22.05

  • DA Survey Reveals Consumers Like Wipes

    Cleaning countertops, disinfecting surfaces and personal hygiene are among consumers’ favorite uses for wipe products, according to The Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) latest national cleaning survey. When asked if they have ever u…
    11.22.05

  • Study Shows Women are Happier After Age 49

    Women believe life actually gets better as they get older, according to a national study conducted by Frank About Women. The study reveals that women’s overall wellness, and particularly their happiness, steadily grows after age 49 and reaches…
    11.22.05

  • Study Reveals Teens Remain Loyal To Brands They Like: Girls Build Brand Preferences At a Young Age

    Contrary to the traditional notion that teenagers want to have whatever item is considered the latest trend of the moment, a study conducted by Rochester, NY-based Harris Interactive for Hearst revealed that more than two-thirds of teenage girls are…
    11.22.05

  • Working Moms Welcome E-mails From Marketers

    Marketing to online working mothers by e-mail can be effective if the e-mail contains useful, relevant information, according to a study by Lucid Marketing, Allentown, NJ, and Fort Lauderdale, FL-based BSM Media. Two-thirds of the women surveyed&mdas…
    11.22.05

  • Three Out of 10 Americans Consider Themselves Elegant

    More than 60% of Americans think that elegance is becoming a thing of the past, yet three out of 10 consider themselves elegant, according to an online survey conducted by Rochester, NY-based market research firm Harris Interactive for Longines. Thos…
    11.22.05

  • Annual Meetings Need to Change With the Times

    Annual meetings need to become more relevant and in sync with a changing governance and business environment in order to survive, according to a new report by The Conference Board. Investors and executives pointed out that institutional investors hav…
    11.22.05

  • U.S. Demand For I&I Chemicals Is on the Rise: Sales Projected To Exceed $9 Billion by 2008

    U.S. demand for industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaning chemicals is projected to increase 4% a year, reaching $9.3 billion in 2008, according to Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Chemicals, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., C…
    11.22.05

  • Consumers Enjoy Foaming Up

    Foaming hand soaps are growing in popularity among consumers, according to company executives at Airspray International, the first company to develop foaming dispensers. Information Resources, Inc. ranks Dial Complete foaming hand wash as the No. 7 b…
    11.22.05

  • Economic Policies Push Jobs Offshore

    An inability to maintain jobs and attract businesses means most U.S. state governments are losing ground to global competition, a new study reports. Many jobs can be kept in the U.S. if state governments make the right efforts to work with businesses…
    11.22.05

  • New Study Projects 11% Annual Increase in Cosmeceuticals

    Propelled by a slew of new and technologically advanced product introductions offering age-defying and other appearance-enhancing benefits for an aging population, U.S. demand for cosmeceutical products is expected to increase at a rate of 11% per ye…
    11.22.05

  • M.A.C Raises $40 Million For Charity

    M.A.C AIDS Fund, which has been in existence for 10 years, announced that it has raised more than $40 million for victims of HIV/AIDS. Last February the professional cosmetics company launched Viva Glam V lipstick collection, the primary tools for th…
    11.22.05

  • Shoppers Expect to Spend 7% More This Holiday Season: On Average, Consumers will Spend $760 on Holiday Gifts This Year

    Good news: Consumers indicated that they intend to spend more money this year than they did last year on holiday shopping, according to the latest Customer Loyalty Index from Brand Keys, a New York City-based brand and customer loyalty research consu…
    11.22.05

  • Kline Launches New Global Study

    Kline & Company, Little Falls, NJ, has expanded its “Cosmetics & Toiletries USA” market research study to include product categories, brands and leading marketers in selected countries throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America and No…
    11.22.05

  • Kopelman and Giuliani to speak At CTFA Annual Meeting

    President and chief operating officer of Chanel, Inc., Arie Kopelman, and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani will speak at the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association’s (CTFA) 2005 annual meeting, March 2-5, in Boca Raton, FL. Both w…
    11.22.05

  • Womens Beauty Expo Draws A Crowd

    Pathways to Beauty and Well-Being, the first consumer exhibition and teaching program dedicated exclusively to women’s beauty and well-being products and services, showcased 161 exhibitors representing more than 1,750 brands for the 21,453 wome…
    11.22.05