May 30, 2013

A slightly improving economy, a growing consumer base and new formulations that offer value-added benefits are likely helping to fuel sales of hand and body products.

May 30, 2013

Products that claim to hydrate spark some high levels of interest for consumers, so it comes as little surprise that sales of facial moisturizers are on the rise. According to data provided by IRI, sales of facial moisturizers rose nearly 3% to more than $404 million during the 52 weeks ended April 21 at total U.S. multi-outlets.

May 30, 2013

Fortunately, daily hygiene is more or less recession-proof. Thanks to the near universal usage of soap, bath and shower products, this market has been largely unscathed by the weakened economy and is expected to enjoy growth going forward. That being said, consumers have altered their buying habits of such products in recent years, and are looking for value.

January 16, 2012

Mintel Group, a supplier of consumer, product and media intelligence, has named Katie Gross as VP beauty and personal care division for the United States and Canada, based in Chicago.