01/15/2013 - 4:58pm

As Seen on TV products continue to command more space on drug store shelves, not only during the holiday season but year-round.

01/15/2013 - 4:55pm

In the current economy, microwavable single-serve meals may be the answer to consumers’ decreased restaurant use. “These meals occupy the spot between homemade and restaurant meals,” said Harry Balzer, chief industry analyst and VP at NPD Group. “They represent food
service redefined.”

01/15/2013 - 4:49pm

Sales of sun care products experienced a boost in sales as consumers increasingly understand the importance of protecting their skin from the sun’s harmful rays and manufacturers develop products that promise to deliver greater performance.

01/15/2013 - 4:48pm

Skin care products, including facial moisturizers and facial anti-aging products, experienced an uptick in sales, and the growth is expected to continue going forward as baby boomers help fuel sales and shoppers indulge in small luxuries.

12/10/2012 - 12:57pm

Fragrance gift sets are no doubt a popular choice during the holiday season, and manufacturers hope that this year is no exception.

12/10/2012 - 12:55pm

When buying personal care products, those items that have a higher price tag are likely to be perceived by Asian or Pacific Islanders as being more effective compared with less expensive items, according to market research firm Mintel.

12/10/2012 - 12:53pm

When it comes to makeup, Hispanic women represent a significant opportunity, and targeting this demographic could help bolster penetration rates of such products as BB creams, according to market research firm Mintel.

11/29/2012 - 4:21pm

Sales of primary batteries used in consumer products should grow 2.4% each year, according to research from Freedonia Group.

11/29/2012 - 4:21pm

The greeting card category is shifting. Category giants American Greetings and Hallmark face the threat of competition from e-cards and are challenged by increased segmentation of the card category.