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  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • NPD to Classify Fragrances With Michael Edwards’ System

    November 14, 2005
    Dr. Kligman is director of the Aging Skin clinic at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and was responsible for the clinic’s inception in 1978. He invented Retin-A for use in treating acne, and 10 years later it became…


  • Kligman to Receive

    November 14, 2005
    l Albert M. Kligman, Ph.D, will be the first recipient of a new Lifetime Achievement award: advancement of beauty through science. Dr. Kligman will receive the honor at the second annual industry awards dinner Sept. 30, the opening night of the 11th…


  • Pampered Pets Are a

    November 14, 2005
    l With 55% of U.S. households owning one or more pets, consumer expenditures neared $30 billion on pet-related products and services in 2002, according to Unity Marketing’s study, “Why People Buy Things for Their Pets.” Of that tot…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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’…


  • Sweating Can Decrease Job Applicants’

    November 14, 2005
    l Never let them see you sweat—at least at a job interview. That was the verdict following the Certain Dri Perspiration poll, conducted by PKS Research Partners. According to the results of the study, 52% of employers would not hire an applican…


  • Clean Homes are A Must in Buyers’ Eyes

    November 14, 2005
    l Cleanliness ranked at the top of potential home buyers’ lists among 1000 individuals responding to an independent survey by the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA). When asked what makes the biggest impact when walking into a home for the fi…


  • Pleasing Tweens And their Moms

    November 14, 2005
    When it comes to the tween (ages 8-12) consumer category, television and printed advertising requires a targeted approach, according to marketing firm Gianettino and Merideth, Short Hills, NJ. The firm presented “The Tween Scene,” a compi…


  • Consumers Will Continue

    November 14, 2005
    l Consumers have scaled back spending on discretionary items, but are less likely to alter spending this spring on items affecting their appearance, according to a report from Port Washington, NY-based research company, the NPD Group. The consumer…


  • Dyson’s “Dust Mite Doctor” Delivers Spring Cleaning Tips

    November 14, 2005
    l Dyson, headquartered in Malmesbury, England, produces vacuum cleaning equipment products that “work better for everyone,” according to company executives. With springtime knocking at the door, Dyson’s “Dust Mite Doctor,&rd…