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  • Shopping Habits Are Similar Among Ethnic Groups

    November 15, 2005
    Caucasians, African-Americans and Hispanics all rated Wal-Mart as the No. 1 most frequented store according to the “Simultaneous Media Usage” survey of 12,000 consumers by BIGresearch, Worthington, OH. However, BIGresearch reported Africa…


  • African-American Womens Spending Power To Top $342 Billion By 2006

    November 15, 2005
    The 19 million African-American women in the U.S. are expected to grow their spending power 32% from $259 billion in 2001 to $342 billion in 2006, according the “Power of the African-American female consumer (update No. 2)” report by The…


  • Department Stores Regain Appeal

    November 15, 2005
    Department stores have gained popularity through appealing store designs, according to WSL Strategic Retail’s “The Edge of Retailing.” Stores such as Bloomingdale’s, Soho, New York, and Apple, San Francisco, double as tourist…


  • Hand Washing Improves Health In Pakistan

    November 15, 2005
    Household hand washing with soap reduced diarrhea illnesses by about 50%, according to study conducted in Karachi, Pakistan, by Procter & Gamble and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Regular soap and antibacterial soap we…


  • More Baby Boomers Patronize Warehouse Clubs

    November 15, 2005
    Thirty-five percent of baby boomers make four or more shopping trips a week, up from 22% in 2002, according to WSL Strategic Retail, Inc., New York in the “How America Shops 2004” study of 800 consumers. The research firm said people of a…


  • Coty Beauty U.S. Captures Three Honors at FiFis: Top Fragrance Honors Awarded At FiFis

    November 15, 2005
    The Fragrance Foundation’s FiFi awards, held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on June 9, announced winners in prestige, direct-sell and mass market categories. • Nouveau riche women’s: Narciso Rodriguez for Her (Beaute P…


  • You Cant Hide From Dust Mites, But You Can Clean Them

    November 15, 2005
    House dust mite allergen concentrations get as high as 10-45 micrograms per gram of dust, according to vacuum cleaner maker Dyson. Dyson microbiologist David Sykes offered spring cleaning tips for those allergic to dust: vacuuming ceiling fans, walls…


  • Most Women Say Fragrance = Provocative

    November 15, 2005
    Nearly 90% of women said being provocative makes them feel confident, magnetic (81%) and unexpectedly sexy (77%), according to a national survey of women ages 18-49 by Elizabeth Arden. Sixty-three percent of women said wearing a sexy fragrance makes…


  • Rugs Are Allergies Worst Enemy

    November 15, 2005
    Consumers are indoors 90% of the time, yet indoor air contaminants surpass outdoor ones, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Rug Renovating, East Orange, NJ. Symptoms of a polluted indoor environment from bacteria, mold and oth…


  • Home Toilets Make or Break Your Image

    November 15, 2005
    The condition of toilets most affects one’s image as a great host, according to Lysol’s survey of 1,011 adults from Jan. 15-18, conducted by Opinion Research Corp. Most survey respondents said that they check to see if a toilet is clean b…


  • P&G Uncovers Gaps in Sunscreen Protection

    November 15, 2005
    New research conducted by Procter & Gamble Beauty suggests two main reasons why some sunscreens fail to provide adequate protection: sunscreens have a gap in UVA coverage and many consumers apply sunscreen incorrectly. The research, presented at…


  • Houston Has Most Damaged Hair

    November 15, 2005
    Houston tops the list of cities with the most damaged hair, according to an index compiled by Procter & Gamble based on consumer habits and environmental factors such as UV levels, relative humidity, precipitation, pollution and population. Close…


  • Tanning Agent May Prevent Skin Cancer

    November 15, 2005
    Tanning agent thymidine dinucleotide (pTT) reportedly jump-starts the skin’s cancer-fighting mechanism, according to studies of hairless mice and guinea pigs by David A. Goukassian, MD, Ph.D, Boston University and published in Proceedings of th…


  • Beauty Industry To Grow 7% A Year

    November 15, 2005
    Financial analysts said the $160 billion-a-year global beauty industry is expected to grow 7% a year, more than twice the rate of the developed world’s average gross domestic product, according to HBA Health & Beauty America’s organiz…


  • Most American Women Are Stressed Out

    November 15, 2005
    Eighty percent of American women say they are stressed out and they said relaxation at work and at home would improve daily life, according to the Suave Naturals Scent survey of 800 women. However, findings showed when budgets are tight, women are 46…