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  • IoT and Automated Housekeeping

    January 4, 2016
    “Siri, clean my house.” According to a survey released by myDevices, 82% of Americans would like to automate some aspect of their daily lives—and  56% of them said they would most like to automate house cleaning. The survey…

  • What

    What's In-Store for Grocery Stores?

    December 29, 2015
    The top trends to watch for in 2016.

  • A Wealth of Misinformation

    A Wealth of Misinformation

    December 4, 2015
    These "scientific" sites make you go, huh?!?

  • Q3 Prestige Beauty Sales Rise 7%

    December 2, 2015
    In the third quarter of 2015, the US prestige beauty market reached $3.2 billion in retail sales, a 7% increase over Q3 2014 results, according to global information company The NPD Group. Face (+14%), lip (+13%), and eye (+12%) products all recor…

  • Keeping It Simple

    December 2, 2015
    Global brand strategy firm Siegel+Gale has released findings from its sixth annual Global Brand Simplicity Index, which ranks brands based on their perceived simplicity. According to the findings, 63% of consumers are willing to pay more for simpler…

  • US Prestige Sales Rise in Q3

    US Prestige Sales Rise in Q3

    November 10, 2015
    Sales climb 7%, says NPD.

  • 2016 ACI Convention and 90th Anniversary Celebration

    November 2, 2015
    The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) will kick off the celebration of its 90th anniversary at the 2016 ACI Industry Convention, which will be held Jan. 25-30, 2016 at the Grande Lakes in Orlando. Registration for this special event is open on ACI&rs…

  • Prescription Derm Drug Market Rises 7.9%

    November 2, 2015
    The worldwide market for prescription dermatological drugs exceeded $21 billion last year, growing 7.9% from 2013 to 2015, according to Kalorama Information.  Driving forces include growth and aging of the population, new products and technologi…

  • Growth Rate Is Up, But Loyalty Is Low For I&I Wipes

    October 1, 2015
    In the industrial and institutional (I&I) wipes sector, market leader Clorox Professional Products and various smaller brands like Metrex Research and Spartan Chemical are growing faster than the overall market, according to a recent report publi…

  • Men and Facial Skin Care

    October 1, 2015
    Just like stopping the car to ask for directions, it appears that when it comes to facial skin care, men don’t think they need any help. While some 80% of men use grooming products, facial skin care is the category with the biggest opportu…

  • Changing Paradigm in Beauty Retail

    September 1, 2015
    E-commerce has been the fastest growing retail channel in the US beauty market, advancing at a compound annual growth rate of 24% since 2009, according to the recently published in Kline’s Beauty Retailing USA: Channel Analysis and Opportunitie…

  • ‘Brows’ing Color Cosmetic Trends

    September 1, 2015
    Recent trends in color cosmetics are leading to shifts in how US consumers are allocating their beauty spending, according to Mintel’s Color Cosmetics US 2015 report. One of the latest trends driving interest in the category is bold, groomed br…

  • Few Hair Pins on Pinterest?

    September 1, 2015
    Is it enough to just have a Pinterest page? Or do brands need to be actively pinning too? L2, a member-based benchmarking and education firm that helps brands shape their digital roadmap, contends that while 70% of brands are present on Pinterest,…

  • Botox Remains King Of Cosmetic Procedures

    September 1, 2015
    More than 20 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed worldwide in 2014, according to statistics released by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), which has 2,700-plus board-certified aesthetic pla…

  • Beauty Brands And Social Media Buzz

    September 1, 2015
    Social media analytics company NetBase has released an in-depth study of social media perceptions among beauty and skin care brands and according to its findings, non-traditional cosmetic retailers such as eBay, Etsy and Amazon ranked first, third an…