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    l One-stop-shopping has clearly become an outdated term, since three-quarters of today’s consumers shopped in five or more channels this past year to meet their consumer packaged goods (CPG) needs, according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


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Countertops Top Weekly Cleaning List, Says SDA

    June 7, 2006
    l Half of Americans surveyed say countertops are the household surface they have to clean most frequently throughout the week, according to The Soap and Detergent Association’s latest National Cleaning Survey. Floors (15%) and sinks (10%) came…


  • Slack No More, According to GenWorld

    June 7, 2006
    Financial security and employment are top concerns for teens worldwide, according to a GenWorld Teen Study recently conducted in 13 countries by Energy BBDO. Seventy percent of teens polled cite “financial security” and “making thei…


  • Prestige Beauty Sales

    June 7, 2006
    l Sales of prestige beauty products rose 4% last year to a record $8.2 billion, thanks largely to soaring demands for new product launches, anti-aging products and celebrity endorsements, according to the NPD Group. Since 2000, sales of prestige beau…


  • Famous Brands Feel the Heat From Private Label

    April 11, 2006
    l Private labels continue to make inroads into the territory of famous brands, according to a new report from market analyst Datamonitor. Consumer spending on private label food, drinks and personal care reached $108 billion in 2005, and Datamonitor…