l New discoveries in beauty and wellness gained momentum with an increase in attendance at ExTracts. Nearly 3,000 buyers attended the show, an increase of almost 50% from August 2005. Buyers represented day spas, inns, resorts and mainstream retailers, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Bloomingdales, Macy’s and QVC.
Prevalent industry trends among the 66 exhibitors and 250 product lines included natural and organic products, home fragrance, awareness apparel and candles that melt into hand lotion. Packaging appealing to high-end retailers was also a common theme, demonstrating a niche within the personal care market.
The summer edition of ExTracts,New Discoveries in Beauty and Wellness, will feature approximately 65 exhibitors of cosmetics, perfumes, skin care, bath and body care, beauty accessories, natural and organic products, hair care and well-being lines. More info: Rita Malek, show manager, (914) 421-3216; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.extractsny.com.