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  • 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…


  • 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…


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

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Kline Launches New Global Study

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Kopelman and Giuliani to speak At CTFA Annual Meeting

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Womens Beauty Expo Draws A Crowd

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Online Fraud Loss Up 37% From Last Year

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • SDA Awards Educators of Healthy Living

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Beauty Foods To Grow 38% to $40 Billion in 2008: More than 66% Of Consumers Actively Maintain Their Health

    November 22, 2005
    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”…


  • Wal-Mart Shoppers are Loyal

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Ads Don't Drive Luxury Sales, Reputation Does

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Chemical Manufacturing Is Up and Outlook is Good

    November 22, 2005
    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…