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  • Cosmetic and Toiletry Sales Rise in Latin America

    Due to increasing investment from major direct sales companies, cosmetics and toiletries sales in Latin America have increased within the past year, with the region’s total market value rising 5.4% to $18.7 billion. However, regional growth i…
    11.22.05

  • P&G Plans New Plant in India

    INDIA: Procter & Gamble plans to build a manufacturing unit for shampoo in India as the domestic market has shown growth in terms of volume, according to a top company official at P&G. At present, the company imports the entire range of it…
    11.22.05

  • Cosmetics Companies Take a Tip from Nature

    JAPAN: Cosmetics companies here are increasingly incorporating plant extracts such as lavender and eucalyptus into their list of product ingredients. Cosmetics makers are targeting 20- to 30-year old women, trying to attract them by emphasizing the p…
    11.22.05

  • Beauty Foods To Grow 38% to $40 Billion in 2008: More than 66% Of Consumers Actively Maintain Their Health

    Sales of functional food, drinks and supplements will grow 38% to reach $40 billion in 2008, according to Datamonitor’s “U.S. functional food, beverages and supplements—inside-out health and beauty—you are what you eat”…
    11.22.05

  • Wal-Mart Shoppers are Loyal

    Half of all U.S. primary household shoppers visit a Wal-Mart store on a monthly basis according to the “Wal-Mart Shopper Update” by Retail Forward, Columbus, OH. Wal-Mart shoppers are also frequent and loyal shoppers. “While Wal-Mar…
    11.22.05

  • Ads Don't Drive Luxury Sales, Reputation Does

    Advertisements don’t drive luxury sales or create desire, according to Pamela N. Danziger, president of Unity Marketing, Stevens, PA. Ads may build brand awareness, but with the advent of TIVO and remote controls, consumers tend to skip televis…
    11.22.05

  • Chemical Manufacturing Is Up and Outlook is Good

    Fifty-six percent of chemical companies said the state of the market is “good,” up from just 27% last year, according to Washington, DC-based Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association’s (SOCMA) “Second annual busine…
    11.22.05

  • U.S. Gets A C For Hand Hygiene

    The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), Washington, DC, recently gave Americans a “C” for hand hygiene. The SDA’s “National cleaning” survey revealed 43% of respondents seldom or never wash their hands after coughing o…
    11.22.05

  • Product Diversion Impedes Salon Product Growth

    The $2.2 billion U.S. professional salon hair care market was affected by recession and increasing brand diversion, resulting in the lowest rate of growth in two decades, 2.8% from 2001 and 2003, according to the “Salon Hair Care USA 2003&rdquo…
    11.22.05

  • The Future of Cosmetics Is FIT Seminar Topic: FITs Dr. Joyce Brown To Speak At Forum

    Changes in the development, licensing and marketing of cosmetics will be explored at “Beyond Tomorrow: The Future of Global Cosmetics,” on Oct. 29 at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s (FIT) Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Seventh Ave…
    11.22.05

  • Bob Dole Keynotes SDA Convention in January

    Former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole will deliver the keynote address at The Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) 2005 annual meeting and industry convention, Jan. 25-29, 2005, at the Boca Raton Resort, Boca Raton, FL. Sena…
    11.22.05

  • Dermatology Drug Market To Grow 8% a Year to 2008

    The Dermatology Drug market will grow 8% a year to 2008, led by demand for psoriasis treatments, according to the “Dermatology pipeline analysis: a market with room to grow” report by Decision Resources (DR), Waltham, MA. This is largely…
    11.22.05

  • Luxury Consumers Spend 50% More on Personal Luxuries in 2Q

    Luxury consumers’ confidence in their financial well-being rose from 98.7 points in March to 102.7 points in the second quarter of 2004, according to The Luxury Consumption Index and second quarter Luxury Tracking study by Unity Marketing, Stev…
    11.22.05

  • LOral Launches Second Science

    L’Oréal USA has started the application process for the second year of the L’Oréal USA for Women in Science Fellowship program which supports the aspirations of young women interested in pursuing careers in the life and phys…
    11.22.05

  • Executive Women Seek Househusbands

    Eighty-two percent of corporate women said they love to work and 80% would support a stay-at-home spouse to do most household responsibilities, according to a work/life balance survey by Real Truth Marketing & Joy (RTM&J), Inc., Atlanta, GA.…
    11.22.05

  • Demand for Cosmeceutical Chemicals To Increase

    The Plastic Surgery Group, Cincinnati, OH, said many skin care issues can be prevented and treated at any age. These physicians published guidelines that include avoiding sun damage, starting a medical skin care program, not smoking and having severa…
    11.22.05

  • Bad Breath is No. 1 Workplace Offender

    The top oral care offense in the office is bad breath, according to 60% of respondents of Gillette’s “Oral-B Hummingbird Workplace Offender” survey. Other offenses include snapping gum (22%), picking of food between teeth (10%) and…
    11.22.05

  • Schools Get Failing Grades For Hygiene, Say Parents: 33% of Parents Pack Personal Hygiene Products

    One-third of parents send their children to school with personal hygiene products such as sanitizers, gels and wipes, and one in five believe schools lack proper hygiene and sanitation supplies, according to the “National Cleaning” survey…
    11.22.05

  • Malls Top Back-to-School Shopping Destinations

    Seventy-five percent of parents said they would complete back-to-school shopping by Sept. 1, according to the “Shopping in America” report by The Macerich Company, Santa Monica, CA. Shoppers expected to spend a total of $667.31 on back-to…
    11.22.05

  • Reality Shows, Spas Boost Professional Skin Care Sales

    Sales in the professional skin care segment have grown 15% during the past five years to $500 million, compared to 5.4% growth in the traditional market, as reported by Kline & Company, Little Falls, NJ in the report, “The U.S. professional…
    11.22.05