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  • Online Beauty Shoppers Shop More Frequently in 2014…

    February 6, 2015
    Beauty and personal care—an industry traditionally rooted in the ability to touch, smell, sample and experiment with products—is being played by a new set of rules, according to “Beauty and the E-Commerce Beast: 2014 Edition.”…


  • …But Don’t Pick Out A Headstone for In-Store Shopping Just Yet

    February 6, 2015
    While some consumers want to forgo the crowds and lines in their local stores and malls in favor of shopping online for their holiday-related purchases, many still enjoy the in-store experience. According to a CivicScience survey of nearly 15,000 US…


  • Mr. Clean, Colgate Ads Resonate

    February 6, 2015
    Two venerable names in household and personal care topped Ace Metrix’s Brand of the Year list in the 20 most competitive video advertising categories. In household, Mr. Clean came out on top, while Colgate was named the winner in personal care.…


  • Oral Care Ranks High In Maintaining Health

    February 6, 2015
    GfK asked consumers in 23 countries what activities they regularly engage in to maintain their physical health, and, on a global basis, getting enough sleep topped eating healthy food, exercising, or taking vitamins. But in the US, spending time with…


  • Modest Gains for US Beauty

    Modest Gains for US Beauty

    February 4, 2015
    Sales rise 3% in prestige channels, says NPD.


  • The More

    The More 'Natural' The Better

    January 29, 2015
    Kline findings show ingredients are key when it comes to 'green' personal care.


  • Global Consumer Trends 2015

    Global Consumer Trends 2015

    January 15, 2015
    Here are the top 10 global consumer trends for 2015, according to Euromonitor.


  • Digital Domain Imperative To CPG Growth

    Digital Domain Imperative To CPG Growth

    January 14, 2015
    New study finds technology can expand marketing.


  • Derm Visits, Spas, Web Surfing Offer Growth for Skin Care

    January 6, 2015
    Trips to the dermatologist and website surfing are proving to be the primary avenues of growth for the skin care market, according to a new study by Kline and Company.  The firm notes that as the Great Recession, which resulted in sweeping chang…


  • Hispanic Purchasing Power Up 200% Since 2000

    January 6, 2015
    With $1.3 trillion in purchasing power and representing one-sixth of the US population, engaging Hispanic consumers is critical to a consumer packaged goods company’s success. According to new research by Information Resources, Inc., Hispanics…


  • Skin Cancer Treatment Costs Skyrocket

    December 5, 2014
    The costs associated with skin cancer increased five times as fast as treatments for other cancers between 2002 and 2011, according to a Centers for Disease Control study published online in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. According to…


  • Uptick in Q3 Prestige Beauty Sales

    December 5, 2014
    It’s a beautiful thing. In the third quarter of 2014, sales of US prestige beauty products increased 6% to $2.4 billion, according to The NPD Group. Makeup leads 2014 overall prestige beauty sales, with eye, face, and lip products making up th…


  • Men Plan Ahead When Buying Fragrance

    December 5, 2014
    They may have a reputation for forgetting wedding anniversaries and birthdays, but nearly 80% of men who make fragrance purchases plan to do so ahead of time, and two-thirds of them also know what brand they plan to purchase, according to the 2014 Me…


  • A Tale of Two Countries: Selling Anti-Aging Skin Care To US, UK Men

    December 5, 2014
    When it comes to selling anti-aging products to men, companies need to mind whom they are marketing to when it comes to Brits and Americans. According to a research study from Affinnova, British men of all ages were turned off by any and all mentions…


  • Black Consumers And Anti-Aging Products

    November 3, 2014
    According to data crunched by Mintel, just 36% of Black consumers (vs. 48% of white consumers) report using anti-aging facial moisturizers and four in 10 (41%) don’t use any type of anti-aging facial skincare product at all—a number that…