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  • 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…

  • Online Buying Intentions in Personal Care

    October 2, 2014
    Online purchase intentions around the world have doubled since 2011 for many durable and entertainment-related categories, according to a new study conducted online by Nielsen. Nearly half of global respondents intend to make an online purchase in th…

  • Women’s Hair Removal Device Sales Skyrocket

    Women’s Hair Removal Device Sales Skyrocket

    October 2, 2014
    More women’s grooming appliances, like electric shavers and many other in-home personal grooming and hair removal devices, have sold over the past 12 months (July 2013 - June 2014) than in the previous two years, according to The NPD Group.…

  • Scented Body Products Prove Popular

    September 3, 2014
    Nine out of ten women in the US use a scented personal product, and the majority of fine fragrance users also use some type of scented body product, according to the 2014 Women’s Fragrance Track Report from The NPD Group, Inc., a global informa…

  • Cleaning in America

    September 3, 2014
    According to a survey commissioned by CLR, one-third of Americans consider themselves to be cleaning fanatics with the average American spending almost five hours a week cleaning and mothers with children under eight years old spending an average of…

  • The Chosen Few Get Chosen A Lot

    August 1, 2014
    Coca-Cola, Colgate, Oreos and Downy are part of an elite list, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint study of the 50 Most Chosen Global FMCG Brands. In fact, only 16 global FMCG brands were chosen by consumers more than one billion t…

  • Leading Beauty Brands Cut Back on Q1 Ad Spending

    August 1, 2014
    Fueled by the Winter Olympics, total advertising expenditures increased 5.7% in the first quarter of 2014 to $34.9 billion, according to recent data from Kantar Media. According to Jon Swallen, chief research officer at Kantar Media North America, w…

  • The Most Trusted Brands in America

    August 1, 2014
    BrandSpark International has revealed the “Most Trusted” brands in the American CPG sector.  Consumers’ reasons for citing a brand as being their most trusted vary by category. For health and beauty brands, trust is built on qu…

  • Style & Appearance
On a Global Scale

    Style & Appearance On a Global Scale

    July 23, 2014
    New Euromonitor International study looks at grooming habits around the world