Breaking News

Consumers Embrace Traditional Items for

November 14, 2005

Consumers indicated they plan to spend more in certain categories than last year, such as clothing (36%), school supplies (30%), shoes (28%) and skin care/cosmetics (21%). Sixty-six percent of consumers surveyed said school requirements greatly influenced their purchase decisions.
In other news, research suggests men have a need for speed at the fragrance counter. Eighty-seven percent of men who wear fragrances believe some form of reorganization at the fragrance counter would significantly help them when choosing and purchasing a fragrance, according to The NPD Group’s NPD Beauty FragranceTrack 2003. The men’s study also indicated 53% of all men wear a fragrance at least once a week and 74% of fragrance wearers purchase fragrances for themselves. As for the counter reorganization, 46% suggested fragrance shopping would be easier if each brand’s fragrances were grouped together, while 38% said fragrances should be sorted by scent, similar to the way liquor stores organize liquors into whiskeys, vodkas, rums, etc.

blog comments powered by Disqus
  • Free and Clear

    Free and Clear

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor||October 17, 2016
    OY-L aims for zero-chemical skin care.

  • Coming Clean on a Host of Issues

    October 17, 2016
    Cleaning Products Conference is set for Nov. 9-11, 2016 in Washington DC.

  • Let the Magic Begin!

    Let the Magic Begin!

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director||October 10, 2016
    IFSCC Congress gets underway at Walt Disney World this month.

  • Change Is in the Air

    Change Is in the Air

    Doreen Wang, BrandZ ||October 3, 2016
    Technology is changing the personal care market

  • Skin Care of One’s Own

    Skin Care of One’s Own

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||October 3, 2016
    Nu Skin’s ageLOC Me—which melds the worlds of smart-phone technology, efficacious ingredients and personalization

  • Proof Positive

    Proof Positive

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||October 3, 2016
    Testing service providers enable companies to back up their claims and stay in compliance with regulations.