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Oct
31
2007

More American Travelers Considering Green Options

More than half of all U.S. adults say they would be more likely to select an airline, rental car or hotel that uses more environmentally friendly products and processes.

Oct
17
2007

Giving Back: The Spa Industry Raises Breast Cancer Awareness

The spa industry bands together this month raising funds in a variety of ways to help increase breast cancer awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Oct
09
2007

White-collar Women Boost Indian Beauty Growth

A recent report suggest that a surge of personal care in India is due to a growth of women in white-collar positions.

Oct
08
2007

Natural Marketing Institute Comments on Male Personal Care Trend

The Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), a leading provider of strategic consulting, consumer insights and market research services for the health, wellness and sustainability marketplace, today expanded on one of the key trends it has identified as having a significant impact in 2007 and beyond.

 

Men’s personal care is the fastest growing segment in the bath and body care category. In part driven by the massification of metrosexuals, the most critical aspect of this trend has been the growth of a youth culture which places increasing social and media pressure on men to be young, fit and well groomed. The job market is flooded with aging Boomer men who are striving to maintain their competitive advantage through greater investment in their personal appearance. The culmination of these factors is driving market expansion across generations and giving men a new-found permission to participate fully in the category. Interest in having natural, organic and eco elements to their personal care products (not just in the foods that they eat) and the prevalence of these products in mainstream retail environments is also leading more men to the category.

 

According to Linda Povey, a Vice President of Strategic Consulting at NMI, “More men are gaining exposure to the personal care category as a direct result of their participation as primary grocery shoppers. Men’s role as the primary grocery shopper has almost doubled from 26% in 1999 to 41% in 2006, allowing them greater access and interaction with products and brands.”

 

Because of this shift, look for men to become increasingly accommodated in traditionally female environments such as grocery, drug and specialty retail. The challenge will be for retailers to understand how men shop, representing a unique opportunity in effectively marketing and merchandising to them versus women.

Oct
03
2007

Selling the Experience

By Tracy Sherwood

Customers want spas to appeal to their ideas of luxury with interactive experiences and electric atmospheres.

Sep
21
2007

Growth for Naturals

Organic Monitor continues to forecast growth in natural and organic products, but lack of regulation could dampen the market, set to reach $7 billion in 2007...

Sep
20
2007

Spa Finder Announces 2007 Readers' Choice Winners

Spa Finder, Inc. announced the winners of its 2007 Readers’ Choice Awards, revealing spa-goers’ favorite spas in the world – by continent and region.

Sep
19
2007

Tempting Treatment Trends

By Abby Penning

Indigenous ingredients, medical technology and new markets are all inspiring spas to create signature services.

Sep
19
2007

The Male Market

By Howard Murad, MD, and Jeff Murad

Discover how men are becoming the new wave in skin care.

Sep
17
2007

Spa Finder Confirms Spas Influence on Weddings

In a report recently released by Spa Finder, Inc., it has been revealed that spas are becoming more involved in weddings, from gift options to bridal party visits to honeymoon destinations. 213-300-0108