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  • Belk Taps Accenture for Data

    Belk Taps Accenture for Data

    January 24, 2014
    Awarded contract for multichannel customer experience.


  • Top TV Brand Advertisers

    January 1, 2014
    Ace Metrix, a TV and video advertising analytics service, has unveiled its 2013 Brand of the Year Watch List, a compilation of the top performing TV advertisers across 20 of most competitive categories. Brands that appear on this list have earned the…


  • Is ‘Made in the USA’ Motivating in Personal Care?

    January 1, 2014
    The latest shopper research survey conducted by Perception Research Services (PRS) indicates that shoppers are motivated by “Made in the USA” claims on packaging, as most say that they are more likely to purchase a product after noticing…


  • ‘Mixologiste’ Trend Shaping Beauty and Beyond

    January 1, 2014
    Here’s a new word to add to your vocab list: mixologiste. Mintel Beauty & Personal Care (BPC) says it is a key trend set to impact global beauty consumers this year. Mixologiste, defined by Mintel as blurred lines between beauty technology…


  • A Reason To Smile in the Pro Oral Care Category

    January 1, 2014
    Fueled by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1% during the past three years, manufacturers’ sales of professional oral care products in the US were expected to hit $426.5 million in 2013, according to “Professional Oral Care USA&rd…


  • The Comforts of Home... Shopping

    December 3, 2013
    Shoppers feel that they get a better retail experience online than in-store—including better service, more perks and rewards, and the ability to make smarter purchasing decisions, according to new findings from WSL’s recently conducted Di…


  • Spending More in Less Time

    December 3, 2013
    $646. That’s what US consumers intend to spend, on average, on gifts this holiday season—representing an 11% increase over what they planned to spend in 2012, according to Accenture’s annual holiday shopping survey. The survey also…


  • Good Intentions for Holiday 2013?

    December 3, 2013
    With Black Friday come and gone, the most closely watched month of the retail year is upon us. Retailers and beauty marketers alike are keeping close  tabs on consumer activity, both in stores and online.  According to the NPD Group’…


  • Men’s Fragrance Leads the Way in the US, UK

    Men’s Fragrance Leads the Way in the US, UK

    November 25, 2013
    NPD reports juices and gift sets are driving growth in the US and Europe.


  • Q3 Prestige Beauty Sales
Rise 3%, says NPD

    Q3 Prestige Beauty Sales Rise 3%, says NPD

    November 15, 2013
    Skin care sets pace gains; fragrance is flat.


  • Professional Oral Care Going Strong

    Professional Oral Care Going Strong

    November 13, 2013
    Kline reports growth in dental products in the US.


  • Shoppers Favor Online Experience

    Shoppers Favor Online Experience

    November 5, 2013
    New WSL research shows customer satisfaction.


  • Low-Income Americans Cut Back on Basics…Like Detergent

    November 4, 2013
    A new study released by Feeding America, In Short Supply: American Families Struggle to Secure Everyday Essentials, reveals that many families with children struggle to afford basic, non-food household goods, including products related to personal ca…


  • Cosmeceuticals: The Gateway to Invasive Treatments?

    Cosmeceuticals: The Gateway to Invasive Treatments?

    November 4, 2013
    According to new research from Toronto, CA-based Millennium Research Group (MRG), cosmeceuticals often serve as a comfortable intermediate phase between basic skin care routines and actual cosmetic procedures for those initially uncomfortable with th…


  • Dishwash Detergent Tested By Consumer Reports

    November 4, 2013
    Cascade Complete ActionPacs leads the pack in Consumer Reports’ new ratings of 35 dishwasher detergent tablets, packs, powders and gels, but rival brand Finish took three of the four top spots with its Finish Powerball Tabs, Finish Gelpacs and…