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  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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 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    l One-stop-shopping has clearly become an outdated term, since three-quarters of today’s consumers shopped in five or more channels this past year to meet their consumer packaged goods (CPG) needs, according to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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Sun Safety Campaign Soars To New

    August 17, 2006
    A team of Denver dermatologist volunteers from the Women’s Dermatologic Society (WDS) launched an educational campaign, “Families Play Safe in the Sun.” The three day, family-oriented outreach at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, serv…


  • Demand for Cosmeceutical Chemicals

    August 17, 2006
    Demand for cosmetic and toiletry chemicals in the U.S. is forecast to on rise 5.4% per year ultimately reaching $7.6 billion in 2010, according to Cosmetic & Toiletry Chemicals, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based indust…


  • 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…


  • PZ Cussons Sells North American

    July 10, 2006
    The UK-based international consumer products group PZ Cussons will transition North American ownership of Charles Worthington London, the designer hair care brand, to Beautology LLC. Beautology is owned by an investment group headed by Stuart…


  • Nonwovens Visionary Awards Seeks Nominations

    July 10, 2006
    l With sales of nonwoven production at the producer level in North America reaching $4.97 billion in 2005, and the industry forecast to continue to grow by more than 4% a year, the market is expected to exceed $6 billion by the end of the decade. T…


  • Cotys Thoreux To Deliver HBAs Keynote Address

    July 10, 2006
    Eric Thoreux, president of Coty Beauty Americas, will deliver the keynote address at HBA Health & Beauty America taking place September 12-14, 2006 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. His presentation, entitled…