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  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Product Diversion Impedes Salon Product Growth

    November 22, 2005
    The $2.2 billion U.S. professional salon hair care market was affected by recession and increasing brand diversion, resulting in the lowest rate of growth in two decades, 2.8% from 2001 and 2003, according to the “Salon Hair Care USA 2003&rdquo…


  • U.S. Gets A C For Hand Hygiene

    November 22, 2005
    The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), Washington, DC, recently gave Americans a “C” for hand hygiene. The SDA’s “National cleaning” survey revealed 43% of respondents seldom or never wash their hands after coughing o…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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”…


  • Bad Breath is No. 1 Workplace Offender

    November 22, 2005
    The top oral care offense in the office is bad breath, according to 60% of respondents of Gillette’s “Oral-B Hummingbird Workplace Offender” survey. Other offenses include snapping gum (22%), picking of food between teeth (10%) and…


  • Demand for Cosmeceutical Chemicals To Increase

    November 22, 2005
    The Plastic Surgery Group, Cincinnati, OH, said many skin care issues can be prevented and treated at any age. These physicians published guidelines that include avoiding sun damage, starting a medical skin care program, not smoking and having severa…


  • Executive Women Seek Househusbands

    November 22, 2005
    Eighty-two percent of corporate women said they love to work and 80% would support a stay-at-home spouse to do most household responsibilities, according to a work/life balance survey by Real Truth Marketing & Joy (RTM&J), Inc., Atlanta, GA.…