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  • U.S. Brands Lose Share

    There is a growing threat to the appeal of U.S. brands as a result of recent tensions and shifting attitudes towards American culture, according to New York-based RoperASW’s Roper Reports 2003 Worldwide study in 30 countries. There has been a b…
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  • Women Link Appearance and Sel

    Most women around the world said that how they look is an important element of their self-esteem and identity, according to Avon’s 2003 Global Women’s Survey of more than 21,000 women in 24 countries. Results found most women use beauty p…
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  • U.S. Corporate Governance Better Than

    America is far from perfect when it comes to corporate governance, with examples such as WorldCom Inc. and Enron Corp., said Adelphia Communications Corp., Coudersport, PA. But U.S. companies still do better than most in everything from board disclos…
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  • Insect-Repellent Apparel Registered by

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has registered insect-repellent apparel to battle mosquitoes, ticks and other insects. Greensboro, NC-based Buzz Off Insect Shield LLC’s Insect Repellant Apparel uses permethrin, a synthetic version of…
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  • Consumers Embrace Traditional Items for

    Consumers indicated they plan to spend more in certain categories than last year, such as clothing (36%), school supplies (30%), shoes (28%) and skin care/cosmetics (21%). Sixty-six percent of consumers surveyed said school requirements greatly influ…
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  • Women are Disappointed With Current Skin Care Products

    Sixty percent of American women have given up on their skin care products for various reasons, mostly because the products did not live up to their claims according to a survey by Harris Interactive for Power Paper’s PowerCosmetics division, Te…
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  • Laundry Remains A Womans

    “Cosmetics manufacturers need to work harder and utilize new technologies to increase efficacy, particularly if they are going to make strong cosmetic claims, such as decreasing wrinkles or erasing age spots, to help drive initial purchase and…
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  • Pollak

    l Dr. Peter Pollak will address the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association on September 16 at the Corporate Excellence Conference, taking place September 14-17 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, MD. Dr. Pollak’s p…
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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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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’…
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