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  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Health & Wellness Industry Sales Top $68 Billion: Retail Sales Grew 8.5% From 2003

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Men Arent Afraid to Color Their Hair

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • DA Survey Reveals Consumers Like Wipes

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • 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…


  • Study Reveals Teens Remain Loyal To Brands They Like: Girls Build Brand Preferences At a Young Age

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Working Moms Welcome E-mails From Marketers

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Three Out of 10 Americans Consider Themselves Elegant

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Annual Meetings Need to Change With the Times

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • U.S. Demand For I&I Chemicals Is on the Rise: Sales Projected To Exceed $9 Billion by 2008

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Consumers Enjoy Foaming Up

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Economic Policies Push Jobs Offshore

    November 22, 2005
    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…