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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.
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Two-thirds of U.S. consumers agree that the pressure to look good is much greater now than ever before, according to a global beauty survey by The Nielsen Company. The research also indicates that global approval of the metrosexual male is evident.
Although they agree there is increased pressure to look good, only 23% of U.S. consumers say they are spending more on beauty products and treatments. Globally, 30% of consumers said they spent more on beauty products and treatments than in the past.
When consumers do invest personal care dollars, respondants spent the most on hair care (81%), skin care regiments (61%) and facial treatments (47%). If money was no object, U.S. consumers indicated that they would spend the most on massages, teeth whitening, hair care, facial treatments and manicures/pedicures.
Global acceptance of the metrosexual male is undeniable, according to the research. Seventy-eight percent of global consumers agree that it is "OK" for men to spend time and money on their appearance, include 84% of Americans. More than 78% of Americans agree that men are more interested in personal grooming that they used to be.
Sixty-four percent of U.S. consumers invest in personal grooming because it makes them feel better about themselves.
Eight percent of U.S. consumers very much or somewhat agree that mass market health and beauty products are just as good as premium or expensive alternatives for hair care, skin care and cosmetics.
Price (63%) and brand (47%) are the two most important considerations for U.S. consumers' health and beauty product purchases, followed by a product's promise, recommendations and samples.
U.S. consumers purchase health and beauty products mainly from supermarkets (53%), department stores (47%) and pharmacy/drugstores (40%). To a lesser extent, they are purchased at spas (20%) and via the Internet (18%).
Nielsen polled 26,486 Internet users in 46 markets for the information in this study.