News Front


  • Minorities Now Represent 30% of U.S. Population

    Hispanics, Asians and African-Americans now represent 30% of the U.S. population and annual purchasing power in excess of $1 trillion, according to Multicultural Marketing Resources’ 2002-2003 The Source Book of Multicultural Experts. Asians ha…
    11.11.05

  • Good Hygiene Saves Lives, According to SDA

    The benefits of good hygiene should not get lost in media headlines concerning “hygiene hypothesis,” according to the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), Washington, DC. Executives said recent news coverage of this loosely defined theor…
    11.11.05

  • Consumer Caution Rampant this Holiday Season

    This holiday shopping season could be challenging for retailers, according to Port Washington, NY-based NPD Group’s Holiday Survey. Sixty-nine percent of American consumers indicated they plan to spend the same amount this holiday as last year,…
    11.11.05

  • Surfactants To Reach 14.3 Million Tons In 2010

    Fewer than a dozen global producers of primary surfactants remain after more than a decade of consolidation in the industry, according to Colin A. Houston & Associates’ (CAHA) Surfactant developments—forecast to 2010 study. Worldwide…
    11.11.05

  • Teens Not So Keen About Popularity Marketing

    The concept of popularity when marketing to teens can be risky, according to The Geppetto Group, New York, NY and LightspeedResearch.com, Basking Ridge, NJ. Research revealed girls who would be considered popular are happier with their looks, are inv…
    11.11.05

  • Demand for Personal Care Spurs Specialty Surfactants

    Demand for specialty surfactants is expected to rise 4.3% a year to $3.6 billion, or 2.1 billion pounds in 2006, according to the Freedonia Group’s Specialty Surfactants report. The demand is strongest from the personal care markets, followed b…
    11.11.05

  • Will Surgeons Cut Out Washing with Soap?

    Testing suggests that alcohol is more effective than traditional scrubbing to remove germs on surgeons’ hands before surgery. These findings, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is expected to influence the U.S. Center…
    11.11.05

  • Oil Control Skin Care a Hit For Students

    Oil/shine control products are expected to be a big hit this fall, since sales grew 11% during the third quarter of 2001, according to NPD BeautyTrends, Port Washington, NY. Last fall, body cleansers and moisturizers grew 16 and 28%, respectively. Th…
    11.11.05

  • Body Odor Can Affect Employment

    Thirty-one percent of human resource managers said they had to speak to an employee because of unpleasant body odor, according to a survey commissioned by Old Spice. More than 83% admitted the conversation was incredibly uncomfortable, and 8% had hea…
    11.11.05

  • Fragrance Symposium to Unveil Cultural Perceptions

    The Fragrance Foundation’s “Global Symposium: well-being, aroma-chology and the future of fragrance,” will take place Oct. 16 and 17 in Paris at the L’Empire. At the symposium, intercultural consulting agency Worlding will pre…
    11.11.05

  • Lancme Wins SOSI Corporate Vision Award

    The Sense of Smell Institute’s (SOSI) Corporate Vision award will be presented to Lancôme, Paris at the ninth annual Night of Honors gala on Dec. 3 at the Pierre Hotel in New York. The award recognizes corporations that have successfully…
    11.11.05

  • Annette Green Awarded Circle Of Champions

    The Fragrance Foundation’s third annual Circle of Champions award winner is Annette Green, current president of the foundation. Ms. Green will retire at the end of the year and serve as the organization’s consultant for the next two years…
    11.11.05

  • SDAs Fall Meeting Set For Oct. 1-3 in Arlington

    Deputy Commissioner Lester Crawford of The Food and Drug Administration will address attendees of the fall meeting of The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) on Oct 1-3 at the Hilton Arlington & Towers, Arlington, VA. SDA members will have a cha…
    11.11.05

  • Extracts Set For Oct. 11-14

    The fall 2002 “Extracts: A trade show for aromatherapy, fragrance and personal care,” will be held at the Jacob K. Javits convention center’s North Pavilion on Oct. 11-14 in New York. It will showcase more than 240 exhibitors in a s…
    11.11.05

  • Drugstore.com Index Points To Another Baby Boom

    Couples nationwide are continuing the baby boomlet trend as demonstrated by a 52% surge in family planning purchases from June to July, according to drugstore.com’s new Health and Beauty index. In 2002, drugstore.com also reported growth in sen…
    11.11.05

  • Consumers Plan to Spend More this Holiday Season: Consumers Plan to Spend 4% More During the Holidays

    Despite the pressures of rising oil and gas prices, consumers are planning to spend 4% more this holiday season than they did last year. Adults anticipate devoting $681 to gift-giving this holiday, up from $655 in 2004, with the biggest share devoted…
    10.31.05

  • Teens Priorities are Shifting

    The back-to-school season provides a reflection of the coming holiday shopping as youth interest in product categories continues to shift. According to the Pulse report, expect to see continued strong growth in gift cards as the most convenient way t…
    10.31.05

  • Laundry Rooms are Becoming Necessities

    The average family completes eight to 11 loads of laundry each week. This explains why a multi-functional and well-equipped laundry room ranks as “must have” for today’s homebuyers and owners. The laundry room is no longer hiding in…
    10.31.05

  • Americans, Lacking Time, Reduce Cosmetic Usage: Americans are Handling Their Hectic Lives

    It has been determined that one-third of Caucasian women spend less time wearing makeup than they did five years ago. Also, people aged 18-54, regardless of race or ethnic background, are significantly reducing the time they spend on religious activi…
    10.21.05

  • Makeup Market Grows Moderately

    Defined by sales of about $6 billion at FDM outlets and department stores in 2004, the makeup market has grown in recent years. A lack of new product introductions has put a damper on sales, and economic conditions play a role in influencing how much…
    10.21.05