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  • Pollak

    November 14, 2005
    l Dr. Peter Pollak will address the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association on September 16 at the Corporate Excellence Conference, taking place September 14-17 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, MD. Dr. Pollak’s p…


  • Young Designer Competition

    November 14, 2005
    Luxe Pack Monaco, set for Oct. 22-25 at the Grimaldi Forum in the Principality of Monaco, will feature the first Monaco Luxe Pack Design award for a young package design…


  • Candle Sales Not So Hot

    November 14, 2005
    Home fragrance sales remained essentially flat in 2002, however there was a significant shift in category performance, according to Kline & Co.’s Home Fragrances USA 2002 report. Candles and diffusers drove growth in the home fragrance mark…


  • Luxe Pack

    November 14, 2005
    l Approximately 790 attendees went to Luxe Pack New York in June. The two-day exhibition combined 40 showcases from leading manufacturers of glass, plastic, metal and paper packaging, as well as two seminars on design and branding organized by Marc R…


  • Hawaii Boasts Fragrant Feet

    November 14, 2005
    Hawaiians purchase more Odor-Eaters per capita than any other state in the nation, according to manufacturer Combe Inc. The company presented a special plaque to the state’s Tourism Authority to acknowledge this distinction. Pennsylvania ranked…


  • Buying Behavior Is Not a Black

    November 14, 2005
    Racial differences in purchasing are second only to household income, age and gender, according to The Minority Report: selling to ethnic groups by Forrester Research Inc., Cambridge, MA. “On the macro level, consumers of a specific socioeconom…


  • Men Lighten

    November 14, 2005
    Eighty-five percent of women in the U.S. think it’s important to be a competent housekeeper, second only to childcare, according to a survey for Woolite by Taylor Nelson Sofres Intersearch-Express Omnibus. Most women spend approximately 12 hour…


  • Room for Improvement in Service

    November 14, 2005
    l Gaps exists between service from marketers to retailing partners and direct sales representatives, including responsiveness to retailer’s requests, and pricing and promotions, according to Beauty Retailing 2002: the struggle for retailing suc…


  • Tactics are often Used to

    November 14, 2005
    l From foot-flushing to towel-gripping, 61% of people admitted to using a variety of strategies to avoid touching faucets, dispensers or other restroom surfaces, according to a survey by Kimberly-Clark Professional. Other tactics included dispensing…


  • Understanding Nanofluid Flow Can Improve

    November 14, 2005
    Almost one-third of respondents said telephones led the list for harboring the most office building germs, followed by doorknobs and handles (28%), restrooms (24%), elevators (7%), cafeteria (6%) and desks (3%). Inside restrooms, doorknobs and handle…


  • Fragrance Usage is on the Rise

    November 14, 2005
    Three-quarters of women now wear perfume and more than two-thirds of men use cologne—a significant increase from 2002, reported Customer Focus 2003: fragrance study, Vertis, Baltimore, MD. “When it comes to fragrance usage the new survey…


  • Does the Nation Crave Something

    November 14, 2005
    Results also revealed that 65% of women said they have purchased perfume in the past 12 months compared with 55% in 2002, and Generation Y, Gen X and Baby Boomer women are 11-13% more likely to buy a fragrance today than they were in 2002. Senior wom…


  • Fragrance Winners are

    November 14, 2005
    l Excellence and creative achievement in the fragrance industry were honored during the Fragrance Foundation’s 31st annual FiFi awards on June 10. Winners were: • Celebrity Fragrance Star of the Year: Jennifer Lopez; • Women’…


  • Staying Beautiful

    November 14, 2005
    Women always want to look their best, and “that’s especially true when times are bleak,” according to Susie Galvez, author of the book Hello Beautiful: 365 Ways to be Even More Beautiful. “It surprises many people to learn t…


  • Consumer Attitudes: Good News,

    November 14, 2005
    However, with uncertainties pertaining to war behind them, it seems that some consumers are ready to resume spending. Last fall, 49% of those polled said they were browsing more and buying less; this year’s report confirms that number is down t…