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  • 2016 ACI Convention and 90th Anniversary Celebration

    November 2, 2015
    The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) will kick off the celebration of its 90th anniversary at the 2016 ACI Industry Convention, which will be held Jan. 25-30, 2016 at the Grande Lakes in Orlando. Registration for this special event is open on ACI&rs…


  • Prescription Derm Drug Market Rises 7.9%

    November 2, 2015
    The worldwide market for prescription dermatological drugs exceeded $21 billion last year, growing 7.9% from 2013 to 2015, according to Kalorama Information.  Driving forces include growth and aging of the population, new products and technologi…


  • Growth Rate Is Up, But Loyalty Is Low For I&I Wipes

    October 1, 2015
    In the industrial and institutional (I&I) wipes sector, market leader Clorox Professional Products and various smaller brands like Metrex Research and Spartan Chemical are growing faster than the overall market, according to a recent report publi…


  • Men and Facial Skin Care

    October 1, 2015
    Just like stopping the car to ask for directions, it appears that when it comes to facial skin care, men don’t think they need any help. While some 80% of men use grooming products, facial skin care is the category with the biggest opportu…


  • Changing Paradigm in Beauty Retail

    September 1, 2015
    E-commerce has been the fastest growing retail channel in the US beauty market, advancing at a compound annual growth rate of 24% since 2009, according to the recently published in Kline’s Beauty Retailing USA: Channel Analysis and Opportunitie…


  • ‘Brows’ing Color Cosmetic Trends

    September 1, 2015
    Recent trends in color cosmetics are leading to shifts in how US consumers are allocating their beauty spending, according to Mintel’s Color Cosmetics US 2015 report. One of the latest trends driving interest in the category is bold, groomed br…


  • Few Hair Pins on Pinterest?

    September 1, 2015
    Is it enough to just have a Pinterest page? Or do brands need to be actively pinning too? L2, a member-based benchmarking and education firm that helps brands shape their digital roadmap, contends that while 70% of brands are present on Pinterest,…


  • Botox Remains King Of Cosmetic Procedures

    September 1, 2015
    More than 20 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed worldwide in 2014, according to statistics released by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), which has 2,700-plus board-certified aesthetic pla…


  • Beauty Brands And Social Media Buzz

    September 1, 2015
    Social media analytics company NetBase has released an in-depth study of social media perceptions among beauty and skin care brands and according to its findings, non-traditional cosmetic retailers such as eBay, Etsy and Amazon ranked first, third an…


  • Where Is the Cleaning Sector Cleaning Up?

    August 3, 2015
    The recently published Ingredients for Household, Industrial, and Institutional Cleaning Applications report by international market research and management consulting firm Kline finds that some country markets are increasing at double-digit rates du…


  • Study Shows Changing Role of Modern Dads

    August 3, 2015
    Y&R’s “Who’s Your Daddy” study on dads in North America examines the spending habits, preferred brands, attitudes, values and behaviors of dads. The study, which highlights the underserved role that dads play in North Amer…


  • Latinas and ‘Redes Sociales’

    August 3, 2015
    Siempre Beauty III: Latinas and Social Media—a recent study which examines the role social media plays in beauty purchasing decisions among Latinas—has found that Latinas continue to outspend their general market counterparts across the b…


  • New Skin Cancer Risk Report

    August 3, 2015
    Nationally, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime—and it appears that some states are doing better than others when it comes to prevention.    According to Vitals, an online service that…


  • Luxury’s Burning Bright in Home Fragrance

    July 1, 2015
    What’s hot in home fragrance? Luxury, according to data culled by Kline Group. US home fragrance sales set a record last year, and the luxury segment continues to drive this market, accounting for more than 50% of total market sales, according…


  • Makeup, Fragrance Drive Q1 Beauty Sales

    July 1, 2015
    In the first quarter of 2015, sales of US prestige beauty products were $2.6 billion, a 5% increase from Q1 2014, driven by makeup and fragrance, according to The NPD Group. Skin care sales remained flat after experiencing growth for the past three c…