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  • 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…


  • Direct Sales of Cosmetics and Toiletries is Increasing

    April 11, 2006
    According to a new study by Kline & Company, global sales of cosmetics and toiletries through the direct sales channel rose to $15.4 billion in 2004, up 8% from $14.3 billion in 2003. The study, Global Cosmetics and Toiletries, reveals that dire…


  • Teens Consider Their

    April 11, 2006
    l A recent Energy BBDO (www.energyBBDO.com) study of global teenagers suggests that the teens consider parental relationships more important than peer relationships. When teens in 13 countries in the Gen World Teen Study were asked to rank their rel…


  • Forget the Fur Coat... Experiences Drive Sales

    March 9, 2006
    While product quality and uniqueness are helpful to sales, customer experience is the frequently overlooked driver of success in the luxury market. In luxury fashion, great products are expected, but so is great customer experience, which depends on…


  • Luxury Spending

    March 9, 2006
    Consumers’ spending on luxury goods is growing at a modest rate, while spending on experiences is booming. According to Unity Marketing’s Unity Luxury Consumer Survey, the average amount spent by an affluent household on luxuries—in…


  • Industrial Wipes Market Larger Than Expected

    March 9, 2006
    The North American consumer and industrial/institutional market for wipes is much larger than previously understood, benefiting from an unprecedented five-year period of double-digit growth. This is just one of the findings of a recently completed st…


  • Skin Care Products Generated Sales of More Than

    February 14, 2006
    In the past few years, skin care has become the most talked about category in the beauty industry. According to a new report from The NPD Group, skin care products generated sales of more than $5.3 billion in the mass and prestige department store ch…


  • Smart organic Shopping Saves

    February 14, 2006
    The February 2006 issue of Consumer Reports provides shoppers tips on buying organic without breaking the bank. The investigation finds that shoppers do not need to buy organic foods across the board to get added health value. The article tells shopp…


  • Making Shopping Fun is Key to

    February 14, 2006
    People who like to shop also shop more often and spend more money, according to Unity Marketing. Pam Danziger, president of Unity Marketing, said the key for success in retailing is to understand what makes shopping fun and making the shopping experi…


  • Demand For Cosmetics Jumps 11%

    January 10, 2006
    l The demand for cosmetics in the U.S. is expected to increase by 11% per year, reaching $7 billion in 2008, according to Intertech-Pira. Skin care products are projected to account for over 60% of the total cosmetics market, over half of which claim…


  • U.S. Flavors and Fragrances

    January 10, 2006
    Driven by demand for aromatherapy products, the U.S. flavors and fragrances market is expected to reach $4.6 billion by 2009. Flavors & Fragrances, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industrial market research firm, p…


  • Consumers Have Positive View

    January 10, 2006
    The Changes in U.S. Milk Consumption/New Milk Products study conducted by BuzzBack Market Research was developed in partnership with the Dairy Management Inc. (American Dairy Association, National Dairy Council and U.S. Dairy Export Council) and Dair…