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  • Shoppers Belong To One Of Four Categories

    There are four categories of shoppers, according to “Retail Demand Today,” a 2005 executive summary from Adjoined research that looks at consumers’ desires in retail experiences at mass merchants, department stores, apparel st…
    12.09.05

  • U.S.Demand For Wipes To Increase 6% Per Year

    U.S. demand for wipes, both consumer and industrial, is forecast to increase nearly 6% per year, reaching $1.9 billion in 2009 according to “Wipes,” a new study conducted by The Freedonia Group, Inc., Cleveland, OH. The study reported tha…
    12.09.05

  • ee The Future With Crystal Ball Reports

    Mirror Mirror Imagination Group, New York City, offers “The Crystal Ball Reports,” fully customized, futuristic forecasts designed to help companies look in the future with edgy insights, ideas and expert analysis. The trend agency’…
    12.09.05

  • Americans Clean Just Like Dear Old Mom

    More than half of Americans surveyed admitted to being just like Mom—when it comes to cleaning, that is. According to The Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) 2005 Spring Cleaning survey conducted by International Communications Researc…
    12.09.05

  • Anti-aging Nutritionist To Speak at Inside Beauty

    Cheryl Forberg, registered dietitian for the Murad Medical Group and author of “Stop the Clock! Cooking: Defy Aging—Eat the Foods You Love,” will deliver a luncheon keynote presentation at Inside Beauty, an exhibition and education…
    12.09.05

  • 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