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  • Young Designer Competition

    Luxe Pack Monaco, set for Oct. 22-25 at the Grimaldi Forum in the Principality of Monaco, will feature the first Monaco Luxe Pack Design award for a young package design…
    11.14.05

  • Candle Sales Not So Hot

    Home fragrance sales remained essentially flat in 2002, however there was a significant shift in category performance, according to Kline & Co.’s Home Fragrances USA 2002 report. Candles and diffusers drove growth in the home fragrance mark…
    11.14.05

  • Luxe Pack

    l Approximately 790 attendees went to Luxe Pack New York in June. The two-day exhibition combined 40 showcases from leading manufacturers of glass, plastic, metal and paper packaging, as well as two seminars on design and branding organized by Marc R…
    11.14.05

  • Hawaii Boasts Fragrant Feet

    Hawaiians purchase more Odor-Eaters per capita than any other state in the nation, according to manufacturer Combe Inc. The company presented a special plaque to the state’s Tourism Authority to acknowledge this distinction. Pennsylvania ranked…
    11.14.05

  • Buying Behavior Is Not a Black

    Racial differences in purchasing are second only to household income, age and gender, according to The Minority Report: selling to ethnic groups by Forrester Research Inc., Cambridge, MA. “On the macro level, consumers of a specific socioeconom…
    11.14.05

  • Men Lighten

    Eighty-five percent of women in the U.S. think it’s important to be a competent housekeeper, second only to childcare, according to a survey for Woolite by Taylor Nelson Sofres Intersearch-Express Omnibus. Most women spend approximately 12 hour…
    11.14.05

  • Room for Improvement in Service

    l Gaps exists between service from marketers to retailing partners and direct sales representatives, including responsiveness to retailer’s requests, and pricing and promotions, according to Beauty Retailing 2002: the struggle for retailing suc…
    11.14.05

  • Tactics are often Used to

    l From foot-flushing to towel-gripping, 61% of people admitted to using a variety of strategies to avoid touching faucets, dispensers or other restroom surfaces, according to a survey by Kimberly-Clark Professional. Other tactics included dispensing…
    11.14.05

  • Understanding Nanofluid Flow Can Improve

    Almost one-third of respondents said telephones led the list for harboring the most office building germs, followed by doorknobs and handles (28%), restrooms (24%), elevators (7%), cafeteria (6%) and desks (3%). Inside restrooms, doorknobs and handle…
    11.14.05

  • Fragrance Usage is on the Rise

    Three-quarters of women now wear perfume and more than two-thirds of men use cologne—a significant increase from 2002, reported Customer Focus 2003: fragrance study, Vertis, Baltimore, MD. “When it comes to fragrance usage the new survey…
    11.14.05

  • Does the Nation Crave Something

    Results also revealed that 65% of women said they have purchased perfume in the past 12 months compared with 55% in 2002, and Generation Y, Gen X and Baby Boomer women are 11-13% more likely to buy a fragrance today than they were in 2002. Senior wom…
    11.14.05

  • Fragrance Winners are

    l Excellence and creative achievement in the fragrance industry were honored during the Fragrance Foundation’s 31st annual FiFi awards on June 10. Winners were: • Celebrity Fragrance Star of the Year: Jennifer Lopez; • Women’…
    11.14.05

  • Staying Beautiful

    Women always want to look their best, and “that’s especially true when times are bleak,” according to Susie Galvez, author of the book Hello Beautiful: 365 Ways to be Even More Beautiful. “It surprises many people to learn t…
    11.14.05

  • Consumer Attitudes: Good News,

    However, with uncertainties pertaining to war behind them, it seems that some consumers are ready to resume spending. Last fall, 49% of those polled said they were browsing more and buying less; this year’s report confirms that number is down t…
    11.14.05

  • Pampered Pets Are a

    l With 55% of U.S. households owning one or more pets, consumer expenditures neared $30 billion on pet-related products and services in 2002, according to Unity Marketing’s study, “Why People Buy Things for Their Pets.” Of that tot…
    11.14.05

  • Kligman to Receive

    l Albert M. Kligman, Ph.D, will be the first recipient of a new Lifetime Achievement award: advancement of beauty through science. Dr. Kligman will receive the honor at the second annual industry awards dinner Sept. 30, the opening night of the 11th…
    11.14.05

  • NPD to Classify Fragrances With Michael Edwards System

    Dr. Kligman is director of the Aging Skin clinic at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and was responsible for the clinic’s inception in 1978. He invented Retin-A for use in treating acne, and 10 years later it became…
    11.14.05

  • Consumers Will Continue

    l Consumers have scaled back spending on discretionary items, but are less likely to alter spending this spring on items affecting their appearance, according to a report from Port Washington, NY-based research company, the NPD Group. The consumer…
    11.14.05

  • Pleasing Tweens And their Moms

    When it comes to the tween (ages 8-12) consumer category, television and printed advertising requires a targeted approach, according to marketing firm Gianettino and Merideth, Short Hills, NJ. The firm presented “The Tween Scene,” a compi…
    11.14.05

  • Clean Homes are A Must in Buyers Eyes

    l Cleanliness ranked at the top of potential home buyers’ lists among 1000 individuals responding to an independent survey by the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA). When asked what makes the biggest impact when walking into a home for the fi…
    11.14.05