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  • 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…


  • Lee Scott,

    November 14, 2005
    H. Lee Scott Jr., Wal-Mart president and chief executive officer, will speak at the CTFA 2004 annual meeting on Feb. 27. The meeting runs Feb. 25-28 at the Boca Raton resort and club, Boca Raton, FL. Mr. Scott will be featured at the morning general…


  • Cholo Culture is The Next Wave In

    November 14, 2005
    According to the Zandl Group, New York, NY, the new “cholo culture” is the new millennium’s answer to the rap/hip hop culture of the 1980s. “Cholo,” which comes from gang culture, gives it authenticity and makes it hardc…


  • Woodward and Stratton

    November 14, 2005
    l Bob Woodward, assistant managing editor of the Washington Post and co author of nine best-selling nonfiction books and Hal Stratton, Consumer Products Safety Commision’s (CPSC) chairman, will be keynote speakers at the 90th annual CSPA meetin…


  • LOOKING GREAT =

    November 14, 2005
    ● Better-looking professors get higher teaching scores, according to a study by Professor Daniel S. Hamermesh at the University of Texas at Austin. Other variables that influenced teaching ratings were being a native English speaker, being a…


  • AICHE ANNUAL

    November 14, 2005
    ● Eighteen conferences will take place at the 55th annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Nov. 16-21 at the San Francisco Hilton & Towers. Topics will range from traditional chemical engineering discipline…


  • SOLVENT SALES

    November 14, 2005
    ● Sales of disinfectant and antimicrobial chemicals are expected to grow 6% a year, reaching $735 million in 2007, according to The Freedonia Group Inc., Cleveland, OH in its Solvents report. Demandwill be driven by heightened awareness of foo…


  • NEW LUXURY

    November 14, 2005
    ● As the overall U.S. economy grew modestly during the first half of 2003, sales from “new luxury” players, whose high-quality products are targeted to middle-market consumers but cost more than traditional items, rose 18%, accord…


  • CLEANING SERVICE

    November 14, 2005
    ● Demand for contract cleaning services and supplies is expected to grow 7% a year to total $50 billion in 2007, according to Cleaning Services and Supplies from The Freedonia Group, Cleveland, OH. Non-residential services will dominate, but…


  • 13 OUT OF 19

    November 14, 2005
    ● Ten out of 19 of the best-selling household floor cleaners made floors more slippery than they were before cleaning, according to a National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), Southlake, TX study. “Most of the products tested contained a…


  • BEAUTY FUSION SET FOR

    November 14, 2005
    ● Professional beauty show for the salon/spa industry Beauty Fusion is scheduled to open its doors for the first time Sept. 26-28, 2004, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, followed by Health and Beauty America. Organized…