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  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • The Future of Cosmetics Is FIT Seminar Topic: FITs Dr. Joyce Brown To Speak At Forum

    November 22, 2005
    Changes in the development, licensing and marketing of cosmetics will be explored at “Beyond Tomorrow: The Future of Global Cosmetics,” on Oct. 29 at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s (FIT) Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Seventh Ave…


  • Bob Dole Keynotes SDA Convention in January

    November 22, 2005
    Former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole will deliver the keynote address at The Soap and Detergent Association’s (SDA) 2005 annual meeting and industry convention, Jan. 25-29, 2005, at the Boca Raton Resort, Boca Raton, FL. Sena…


  • Dermatology Drug Market To Grow 8% a Year to 2008

    November 22, 2005
    The Dermatology Drug market will grow 8% a year to 2008, led by demand for psoriasis treatments, according to the “Dermatology pipeline analysis: a market with room to grow” report by Decision Resources (DR), Waltham, MA. This is largely…