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    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 changes in…


  • 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 (CDC) study published online in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Accor…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Skin Care Masks Bolster Prestige Skin Care Sales

    November 3, 2014
    Forget caped crusaders; masks are coming to the aid of the prestige skin care market. According to The NPD Group, Inc., sales of prestige facial skin care masks grew in the US, UK, Italy and Spain during the 12 months ended June 2014, which helped dr…


  • Quick Bites, Healthcare a Boon For US I&I Companies

    November 3, 2014
    Stringent sanitizing rules within a growing number of assisted-living facilities and nursing homes, as well as in acute care settings such as hospitals, drive growth of the janitorial cleaning products market in the US; however, the relatively fresh…


  • Happy Holidays Ahead For The Beauty Business?

    November 3, 2014
    Amid signs of increased optimism about their personal finances, 25% of US consumers plan to spend more on holiday shopping this year compared to 20% in 2013, and spending on holiday gifts is expected to average $718, according to Accenture’s an…


  • Prestige Beauty Sales Rise 5% in Q2

    Prestige Beauty Sales Rise 5% in Q2

    October 2, 2014
    In the second quarter of 2014, sales of US prestige beauty products were $2.5 billion, a 5% increase from Q2 2013, with sales growth across each of the three primary categories, according to The NPD Group. Makeup sales rose 8% over Q2 2013 to $1.0…


  • Right in The Kisser

    Right in The Kisser

    October 2, 2014
    Market research firm Mintel contends that after experiencing a 2% decline from 2011-2013, the lip cosmetics segment posted gains of nearly 9% between 2012 and 2014, with sales poised to reach nearly $1.4 billion this year. While lip cosmetics still a…