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  • 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

  • U.S. demand for color pigments, including

    U.S. demand for color pigments, including inorganic, organic and specialty types will increase 5.2% to reach $3.4 billion in 2009, according to a new study from the Freedonia Group, Inc. The expected increase has resulted from above average gains i…
    10.21.05

  • Green Is a Womans Color: Females More Likely to Buy

    According to Green 2008: Consumer Attitudes and Behaviors from The NPD Group, Inc., more than half of consumers surveyed consider themselves extremely or very interested in environmentally-friendly products. But women appeared to have a stronger inte…
    11.30.-1

  • Natural Polymer Demand Is Rising

    Natural polymer demand is expected to grow 7.1% annually to $4 billion in 2012, according to new data from the Freedonia Group. The best opportunities are anticipated in packaging areas as a result of the increased availability and cost competitivene…
    11.30.-1

  • Satisfaction with Personal Care, Cleaning Products Remains High

    The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), a national economic indicator of customer evaluations of the quality of products and services, continues to worsen—a trend that began in 2007—but the deterioration for the third quarter was…
    11.30.-1

  • To Tell the Truth: More Companies Take Honest Approach

    Today's beauty product marketers are less likely to mask the truth than those of yesteryear. According to Mintel Beauty Innovation—a new service from the Chicago market research firm that monitors beauty and personal care launches globally&mdas…
    11.30.-1

  • Forge Ahead, Dont Bury Your Head in Recession

    In this dismal economic climate, marketing executives will face many challenges, including how they should invest their time and dwindling resources this year for maximum payback in the future. Pam Danziger, president of Unity Marketing, offers this…
    11.30.-1

  • 10 Hot Ingredients for 2009

    What ingredients will be buzzing during the coming year? Pierce Mattie, the beauty public relations firm, has named what it believes are the top 10 ingredients that consumers will hear more about in 2009. They are: argan oil, acai, goji berries, baob…
    11.30.-1

  • Fragrance Takes a Hit as Prestige Beauty Sales Fall

    According to the NPD Group, the total U.S. prestige beauty industry showed a decline of 3.3% in dollar sales in 2008 vs. 2007. The findings were released by the Port Washington, NY-based market research company at its Hot off the Press event at the R…
    11.30.-1

  • Margin Pressures Continue for Personal Care Companies

    The top marketers in the personal care industry spend approximately 29% of sales on cost of goods, 53% on marketing and 7% on other expenses including R&D and administration, leaving an operating margin of about 11%, according to new data compile…
    11.30.-1

  • The State of Green Business

    The second State of Green Business report shows a “mixed bag,” according Joel Makower and the editors of GreenBiz.com, producers of the publication that measures the environmental impacts of the growing green economy. “On balance…
    11.30.-1

  • Which Firms Are Built To Last?

    Is your company built for the long-haul? Two firms—Innovest Strategic Value Advisors and Corporate Knights—have tracked which companies are doing the best in major sustainability-related areas, such as human capital, environmental risk…
    11.30.-1

  • Natural, Pseudo Natural Markets Post Gains in 2008

    The natural personal care market in the U.S. exceeded $2 billion in sales at the manufacturers’ level, up nearly 19% from 2007, according to a new study from Kline & Company. According to Karen Doskow, associate project manager at Kline, co…
    11.30.-1

  • U.S. Wipes Demand To Hit $2.3 Billion by 2013

    Demand for wipes in the U.S. is forecast to rise 3.9% percent per year to $2.3 billion in 2013, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based market research firm. Wipes will continue to benefit from features such as e…
    11.30.-1

  • Male Grooming Continues to Offer Growth

    When it comes to the men’s grooming market, it’s growing, but maybe not as fast it could be.According to a new report from Datamonitor, the male grooming market is continuing to expand, although at a slower rate than often expected. Datam…
    11.30.-1

  • Spring Cleaning 09: Cheaper Products, More DIY

    The economy is really hitting home, even when it comes to keeping house. While the vast majority of Americans still plan on “spring cleaning” this season, a new survey from The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) suggests the economic do…
    11.30.-1

  • Green Knowledge is Up, But Consumers Wary of Tactics

    Results of the 2008 GfK Roper Green Gauge study show that consumers are not only more aware of green issues and are taking action, but have become somewhat skeptical about how true a corporation’s green activities may be. According to the st…
    11.30.-1