11/14/2011 - 11:32am

Consumers still are watching their dollars, as evidenced by solid sales of private-label facial cleansers; however, product innovation also is helping to drive growth among the branded products.

11/14/2011 - 11:30am

While sales of shaving cream — which research has shown to have a relatively high level of penetration among men — have experienced single-
digit growth, sales of razors climbed more than 13%.

11/14/2011 - 11:28am

The hair coloring segment is experiencing growth, albeit modest growth, as men look to turn back the hands of time.

11/14/2011 - 11:26am

At least that’s largely the thinking behind the new “Guy Aisle” prototype that Procter & Gamble created within a CVS/pharmacy store in Charlotte, N.C.

11/07/2011 - 4:56pm

The fourth quarter is always the busiest season for As Seen on TV products. Products in the $9.99 to $19.99 range are expected to generate the most movement in the drug channel.

11/07/2011 - 4:55pm

The economy has caused consumers to eat at home more frequently. Products that make food prep easier are more popular than ever with consumers.

11/07/2011 - 1:32pm

The heat is on in the snack food aisle. “A lot of growth in the category is coming from more flavorful offerings, particularly in the chip category,” said Chris Clark, a spokesman for the Snack Food Association.

11/04/2011 - 2:51pm

Mini collectibles and collectible trading cards are hot segments in the toy market. They are “on point with what kids want, aren’t expensive and keep kids coming back,” according to Adrienne Appell, a representative for the Toy Industry Association.


11/04/2011 - 2:50pm

Sales of acne-fighting products have been on the rise, which comes as little surprise as manufacturers continue to develop innovative formulas and consumers strive for flawless, blemish-free skin.