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  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Shoppers Belong To One Of Four Categories

    December 9, 2005
    There are four categories of shoppers, according to “Retail Demand Today,” a 2005 executive summary from Adjoined research that looks at consumers’ desires in retail experiences at mass merchants, department stores, apparel st…


  • 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…


  • 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’…


  • 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…


  • 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…