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  • Biocides Market Expected to Reach $1.87 Billion by 2008

    November 15, 2005
    The $1.6 billion biocides market is expected to grow 3.2% a year to reach $1.87 billion in 2008, according to Norwalk, CT-based Business Communications Company’s (BCC) “RC-224R Biocides” report. The largest biocides markets include…


  • Lavender Improves Sleep

    November 15, 2005
    Lavender improved sleep in men and women in a study conducted by Wesleyan University’s Dr. Namni Goel, and supported by the Sense of Smell Institute. Dr. Goel found that lavender increased the amount of time subjects spend in slow wave or deep…


  • Moderate Growth for Household Cleaning Chemicals

    November 15, 2005
    Demand for household cleaning chemicals is expected to spike 2.5% a year to $4.6 billion by 2007, according to the “Household cleaning chemicals” report by The Freedonia Group, Cleveland, OH. Demand for wipes is expected to double by 2012…


  • 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.…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Hair Coloring Is too Time Consuming

    November 14, 2005
    Thirty-six percent of salon clients ages 18-24 said they would have their hair colored more often if it weren’t for the time involved, according to research by Clairol Professional. Also, 24% of men ages 18-24 now color their hair, but shy away…


  • Santa Boosts Fragrance Sales

    November 14, 2005
    Executives from Federated Merchandising said sales picked up in the last days before Christmas, surpassing the stores’ estimated fragrance and color sales for the period. The brands with the greatest revenues before Christmas included Est&eacut…


  • Popcorn on Family

    November 14, 2005
    Only 51% of households are married-couple households and marketers are missing out on opportunities to advertise to non-traditional families, said Faith Popcorn, founder of marketing consulting firm Brain Reserve, in an interview with The Wall Street…


  • U.S. Household Product Sales Top $14 Billion

    November 14, 2005
    The U.S. market bought the most household products in 2002 with sales of $14 billion, according to the “Surfactants for consumer products-North America forecast to 2010” by Colin A. Houston & Associates (CAHA), Inc., Brewster, NY. Thi…


  • Purse Strings Still Tight for Low Income Consumers

    November 14, 2005
    Only 18% of women said the economy has improved in the past six months, according to the “Hard facts of shopper confidence” Pulse survey by WSL Marketing, New York. Two-thirds of all shoppers are being more cautious about their spending.…


  • Flavor and Fragrance Demand to Hit $4.4 Billion

    November 14, 2005
    Demand for flavor and fragrance manufacturing in the U.S. will grow 3.5% a year to reach $4.4 billion in 2007, according The Freedonia Group’s “Flavors & Fragrances” study. This will be driven by consumer interest in natural and…


  • Cosmetic Foot Surgery May Not Lighten Your Step

    November 14, 2005
    The recent rise in cosmetic foot surgery is very risky, according to medical professionals. Some surgeries include shortening of toes, narrowing of feet and injecting the fat pad with collagen to alter the appearance of feet and enable them to fit be…


  • 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…


  • 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…