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  • Grasse Is Site Of World Perfumery Congress in June

    November 14, 2005
    The World Perfumery Congress 2004 is set for June 1-5 at the Palais des Festivals in Grasse, France. This gathering of fragrance industry executives will include presentations on fine fragrances, toiletries, cosmetics, aromatherapy, regulations, merg…


  • Pathways to Beauty and Well-Being Set For September

    November 14, 2005
    The first Pathways to Beauty and Well-Being consumer exhibition and teaching program will be held Sept. 10-12 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Four magazine sponsors will have a designated area of sponsorship for more than 250 exhibito…


  • Wal-Mart CEO Scott Keynotes CTFA Meeting

    November 14, 2005
    Wal-Mart chief executive officer and president H. Lee Scott Jr. will deliver the keynote address during the Thursday morning business session at the CTFA 2004 annual meeting at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, in Boca Raton, FL, from Feb. 25-28.…


  • Demand for Containers in The U.S. is Growing

    November 14, 2005
    Demand in the U.S. for cosmetic and toiletry containers is expected to grow 2.6% a year to 23 billion units in 2007. “Cosmetic and Toiletry Containers,” a report from The Freedonia Group, Cleveland, noted that the strongest prospects…


  • Blacks are An Untapped Beauty Market

    November 14, 2005
    African-Americans spend about $6 billion on health and beauty aids annually, 11.2% more than the general market, according to studies by the Hunter-Miller Group, Chicago. This makes African-Americans a golden opportunity in the health and beauty aids…


  • NSF Promotes Good Handwashing Practices

    November 14, 2005
    NSF International, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, launched its new Clean Hands Across America initiative in December. The campaign kicked off during National Handwashing Week, Dec. 7-13, 2003. Clean Hands Across America aims to e…


  • Spa Patronage Grows Among Men and Women

    November 14, 2005
    Twenty-one percent of Americans say they have visited at least one type of spa during the past 12 months, with both women and men expressing interest in treatments and products, according to data from the International Spa Association. ISA also sa…


  • Pain Sufferers

    November 14, 2005
    l More people than ever are turning to massage therapy to manage pain, according to a consumer survey by the American Massage Therapy Associa-tion (AMTA). The survey shows that 47% of those polled have had a massage specifically for pain relief or…


  • Color Pigments Workshop

    November 14, 2005
    The Color Pigments Manufacturers Asso-ciation (CPMA) will present “Pigment Solutions Critical to Success,” a three-day conference and workshop program, at the Hotel InterContinental in Chicago, April 20-22. The conference is co-sponsored…


  • U.S. Manufacturers Are Helped by Mail

    November 14, 2005
    While many U.S. retailers continue to increase their off-shore product sourcing, mail order marketing companies are searching for products made in America, according to the Catalog Age Benchmark report on merchandising. According to the report, the…


  • Social Acceptance of Cosmetic Surgery

    November 14, 2005
    A nationwide survey released released at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ annual meeting revealed that cosmetic surgery is gaining acceptance among Americans. According to the results of the survey, 91% of Americans said that cosmetic…


  • Northeast Shoppers Choose

    November 14, 2005
    l Consumers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will be opting for convenience over price and value for the holidays, according to a survey from consultant company Deloitte. Deloitte surveyed 933 lower New York state, New Jersey and Connecticut…


  • Facial Hair Survey Reveals that Less is More

    November 14, 2005
    Both men and women prefer the clean-shaven look over every other style, including goatee, moustache, soul patch, beard and stubble, according to a new study sponsored by Gillette. Women found the clean-shaven look to be sexier than stubble or a moust…


  • Are You Metrosexual?

    November 14, 2005
    “These traditional marketers are trying to disarm the dermatologist brands by beating them at their own game,” Ms. Contreras said, “and the professional skin care brands are now seeing competition from both sides.” l Marketin…


  • Dermatologist Brands Threaten

    November 14, 2005
    According to a new study from Kline & Company, Little Falls, NJ, there’s growing concern among skin care marketers about competition from new dermatologist brands. The study, The U.S. Professional Skin Care Market 2003, observed that market…