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  • Shoppers Expect to Spend 7% More This Holiday Season: On Average, Consumers will Spend $760 on Holiday Gifts This Year

    Good news: Consumers indicated that they intend to spend more money this year than they did last year on holiday shopping, according to the latest Customer Loyalty Index from Brand Keys, a New York City-based brand and customer loyalty research consu…
    11.22.05

  • Kline Launches New Global Study

    Kline & Company, Little Falls, NJ, has expanded its “Cosmetics & Toiletries USA” market research study to include product categories, brands and leading marketers in selected countries throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America and No…
    11.22.05

  • Kopelman and Giuliani to speak At CTFA Annual Meeting

    President and chief operating officer of Chanel, Inc., Arie Kopelman, and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani will speak at the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association’s (CTFA) 2005 annual meeting, March 2-5, in Boca Raton, FL. Both w…
    11.22.05

  • Women’s Beauty Expo Draws A Crowd

    Pathways to Beauty and Well-Being, the first consumer exhibition and teaching program dedicated exclusively to women’s beauty and well-being products and services, showcased 161 exhibitors representing more than 1,750 brands for the 21,453 wome…
    11.22.05

  • Online Fraud Loss Up 37% From Last Year

    U.S. merchants lost an estimated $2.6 billion to online fraud in 2004, a 37% increase over the 2003 estimate, according to a study released by CyberSource Corporation. The rate of fraud as a percentage of online revenues has not increased from last y…
    11.22.05

  • SDA Awards Educators of Healthy Living

    This year’s Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) “Clean Homes…Healthy Families” award of excellence was presented to educators who promote the connection between cleanliness and health. Susan White-Sayers and Diane Mason of t…
    11.22.05

  • 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: FIT’s 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

  • L’Oréal 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