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  • Wealthy Shoppers Rank Top Retailers

    December 9, 2005
    A survey from New York City-based Luxury Institute revealed that wealthy consumers named Neiman Marcus as the most prestigious high-end retailer out of seven top luxury brands. Nordstrom’s and Neiman Marcus tied for first place on delivering co…


  • Targeted Hair Care Products Drive Growth

    December 9, 2005
    The hair care category continued to decline in 2004, falling to $7.6 billion, a decline of $292 million from the prior year, according to a new report from market research publisher Packaged Facts. According to the report, demographic shifts are part…


  • xhibition Cleans Up In Las Vegas

    December 9, 2005
    The ISSA/Interclean conference for the cleaning and maintenance industry is slated for Oct. 18-21, 2005 at the Las Vegas convention center. The show will feature more than 1,650 distributors firms and 1,460 facility service provider firms from some o…


  • This Years HBA Is New And Improved

    December 9, 2005
    The 13th annual HBA Health & Beauty America will be held Sept. 27-29 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. The exhibition boasts bigger and more international pavilions, new educational seminars and increased focus on specialized sect…


  • Candles Are The Favorite Choice in Home Fragrance

    December 9, 2005
    When consumers want their homes to smell good, they rely on candles as their top choice, according to Unity Marketing’s new Home Fragrance and Candle Report 2005. The study revealed that candle sales in 2004 reached $3.7 billion, just under hal…


  • Cosmeceutical Conference June 2-3

    December 9, 2005
    The second annual cosmeceuticals forum will be held June 2-3 in New York City. The agenda offers a lineup of experts who will discuss a variety of new topics and trends in the cosmeceutical industry, including scientific advances such as protein heat…


  • Consumers Desire Lifestyles Of Health and Sustainability

    December 9, 2005
    In a wide-ranging study of seven million U.S. consumers by author and marketing consultant Brent Green, a new market segment comprised primarily of baby boomers emerged from the data. Referred to as the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS)…


  • Anti-aging Nutritionist To Speak at Inside Beauty

    December 9, 2005
    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…


  • Americans Clean Just Like Dear Old Mom

    December 9, 2005
    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…


  • ee The Future With Crystal Ball Reports

    December 9, 2005
    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’…


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

    December 9, 2005
    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…


  • Anti-Aging Products Fuel Growth in the UK

    December 2, 2005
    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…


  • Consumers Demand More Convenience-Based products

    December 2, 2005
    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…


  • Gift Giving is Shifting: Gifters Spend More on Services

    December 2, 2005
    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…


  • Study Shows Women are Happier After Age 49

    November 22, 2005
    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…