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  • Fragrance Week Set for October 25-29

    November 22, 2005
    The Fragrance Foundation, New York, will host Fragrance Week 2004 from Oct. 25-29. Various events include unique, fun and informative activities designed to rev up consumer awareness and excitement, according to executives. Other annual events are th…


  • Reality Shows, Spas Boost Professional Skin Care Sales

    November 22, 2005
    Sales in the professional skin care segment have grown 15% during the past five years to $500 million, compared to 5.4% growth in the traditional market, as reported by Kline & Company, Little Falls, NJ in the report, “The U.S. professional…


  • Malls Top Back-to-School Shopping Destinations

    November 22, 2005
    Seventy-five percent of parents said they would complete back-to-school shopping by Sept. 1, according to the “Shopping in America” report by The Macerich Company, Santa Monica, CA. Shoppers expected to spend a total of $667.31 on back-to…


  • Schools Get Failing Grades For Hygiene, Say Parents: 33% of Parents Pack Personal Hygiene Products

    November 22, 2005
    One-third of parents send their children to school with personal hygiene products such as sanitizers, gels and wipes, and one in five believe schools lack proper hygiene and sanitation supplies, according to the “National Cleaning” survey…


  • Dental Product Demand To Top $16 Billion In 2008

    November 22, 2005
    Dental product demand in the U.S. is expected to grow 5.9% a year to $16 billion in 2008, according to Cleveland-based Freedonia Group in its “Dental products and materials” report. Moving from reparative procedures to aesthetics, the pro…


  • New Horizons Set for Lake George, NY, Sept. 19-22

    November 22, 2005
    The New Horizons 2004 conference, entitled “Changing strategies in changing times,” will be held Sept. 19-22 at the Sagamore Resort, Lake George, NY. Sponsored by the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) and the Consumer Specialty…


  • Mens Hair Grooming Varies by Age, Region and Type

    November 22, 2005
    Most men are diligent about hair grooming above the neck, such as 83% for head hair and 56% for the ears and nose, according to the “Wahl’s 2004 grooming” survey by Wahl Clipper Corp., Sterling, IL. Of the 20% of men who admit to gr…


  • Personal Care Wipes to Grow 6% by 2008

    November 22, 2005
    Personal care wipes are one of the fastest growing wipe segments in North America and are worth more than half a billion a year in sales, according to “The expanding nonwoven wipes business in North America and Europe—market outlook from…


  • Hispanic Mothers Value Expert Opinions

    November 22, 2005
    Brands recommended by doctors, brands that speak to moms and brands that give back to the community most influence Hispanic mothers when they shop for their families, according to “The U.S. Hispanic mom market” by Packaged Facts, New York…


  • Nail Care Industry: More Than $6.5 Billion

    November 22, 2005
    For an average of $15 a visit, more women are getting their nails done. Overall the nail care market was estimated to total more than $6.5 billion in 2003, up 67% from a decade ago, according to Nails magazine. Experts said factors that have influenc…


  • Pesticide Demand To Exceed $8 Billion In 2008

    November 22, 2005
    After years of decline, U.S. demand for pesticide active ingredients is expected to grow 1.3% a year to reach $8.1 billion in 2008, according to the “Pesticides” study by The Freedonia Group, Cleveland, OH. Gains are expected to improve i…


  • Playtex Shops For Buyers Of Brands

    November 22, 2005
    Playtex Products is shopping for buyers of its many brands, such as Banana Boat sunscreens and Woolite carpet cleaners, after failing to sell the company as a whole, according to reports. Experts blame the $828 million debt accrued from buying such b…


  • Playground Equipment Harbors More Germs than Port-o-Potties

    November 22, 2005
    Sixty-four percent of the public mistakenly believes that a public restroom doorknob has more germs than an ATM, according to a telephone survey of 1000 people by Gojo Industries, Akron, OH. Also, only 9% of survey respondents correctly identified pl…


  • Cosmetic-Aesthetic Medicine Market Reaches $12 Billion

    November 22, 2005
    The $12 billion cosmetic surgery and facial cosmetic rejuvenation market is growing $1 billion a year, according to “Facial cosmetic surgery and rejuvenation markets” by Kalorama Information, New York. More than 15 million procedures will…


  • Buying Power Of Minority Women to Surpass $1 Trillion By 2008

    November 22, 2005
    Ethnic women represent $723 billion in purchasing power, according to a new study by New York-based Packaged Facts. “The U.S. multicultural women market” said the African-American, Asian and Hispanic female population grew 40% between 199…