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  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • M.A.C Raises $40 Million For Charity

    November 22, 2005
    M.A.C AIDS Fund, which has been in existence for 10 years, announced that it has raised more than $40 million for victims of HIV/AIDS. Last February the professional cosmetics company launched Viva Glam V lipstick collection, the primary tools for th…


  • New Study Projects 11% Annual Increase in Cosmeceuticals

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Cosmetics Companies Take a Tip from Nature

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • P&G Plans New Plant in India

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Cosmetic and Toiletry Sales Rise in Latin America

    November 22, 2005
    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…