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    Maid to Order?

    Maid to Order?

    Contract cleaning services to grow 3.2%

  • Is Interaction the Future of Retail?

    Retail will continue to move from transaction to interaction throughout 2016, according to Daymon Worldwide’s Global TrendWheel, described as the company’s proprietary social, economic and business-scanning tool that tracks 54 consumer mi…

  • Hot Dog!

    According to a new report from Packaged Facts, the retail market for pet oral care products in the US was expected to reach $775 million by the end of 2015, reflecting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 5% during the past 10 years.…

  • IoT and Automated Housekeeping

    “Siri, clean my house.” According to a survey released by myDevices, 82% of Americans would like to automate some aspect of their daily lives—and  56% of them said they would most like to automate house cleaning. The survey…

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    What's In-Store for Grocery Stores?

    The top trends to watch for in 2016.

  • A Wealth of Misinformation

    A Wealth of Misinformation

    These "scientific" sites make you go, huh?!?

  • Q3 Prestige Beauty Sales Rise 7%

    In the third quarter of 2015, the US prestige beauty market reached $3.2 billion in retail sales, a 7% increase over Q3 2014 results, according to global information company The NPD Group. Face (+14%), lip (+13%), and eye (+12%) products all recor…

  • Keeping It Simple

    Global brand strategy firm Siegel+Gale has released findings from its sixth annual Global Brand Simplicity Index, which ranks brands based on their perceived simplicity. According to the findings, 63% of consumers are willing to pay more for simpler…

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    US Prestige Sales Rise in Q3

    US Prestige Sales Rise in Q3

    Sales climb 7%, says NPD.

  • 2016 ACI Convention and 90th Anniversary Celebration

    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%

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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…