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 OTC sprays gain a wider market in a category poised to expand Over-the-counter (OTC) health care products are the first port of call for physicians and patients alike in the treatment of minor ailments, with…
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In the U.S., the hair care product market grew 3% in 2012, similar to 2011, according to Euromonitor International. Relatively high growth rates for standard shampoos and conditioners were offset by single-digit growth in styling…
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Solid consumer spending in the month of December helped retailers finish 2012 with a healthy holiday shopping season, according to retail trade association The National Retail Federation (NRF). December 2012 retail sales excluding  automobiles, gas…
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  In a recent online survey, Echo Research, on behalf of The American Cleaning Institute (ACI), asked 1,777 U.S. adult consumers whether they or someone in their household spring cleans every year; 72% said spring…
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Camara Argentina Del Aerosol (CADEA) recently released Argentina’s aerosol production statistics for 2012. CADEA estimated a total production for 2012 of 1,037,500 units, up an impressive 12.3% from 2011, and the highest production level to…
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The average age of cars on the road is at a record high of 11 years, according to market research firm Mintel. Consumers who own older cars are interested in different types of automotive cleaning…
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World demand for food containers is forecast to increase 3.9% per year to $124 billion in 2013, according to market research from The Freedonia Group. Factors contributing to rising demand include growth in global food…
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Aerosol foods shorten prep time for a variety of categories. World demand for food containers is forecast to increase 3.9% per year to $124 billion in 2013, according to market research from The Freedonia Group.…
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  In May, 16 senators came together to introduce a consensus bill, known as the Lautenberg-Vitter Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013 that will focus on those areas of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)…
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According to market research firm The NPD Group, the total U.S. prestige beauty (sold mainly in U.S. department stores) industry showed an increase of 7% in dollar sales in 2012 vs. 2011. “Coming off the…
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Total retail sales of sun care products grew 3.5% in 2012, according to market research firm Mintel. Combined, channels such as supercenters, dollar stores, specialty retailers and warehouse clubs account for the largest share of…
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Spring launches abound in multiple categories Do consumers shop more in the good weather? Some analysts say yes. Warm weather prompts some very obvious purchases, such as sunscreen, lighter clothing, insect repellant, outdoor gear and…
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The ethnic personal care market is wide-reaching and ever-growing. Market research firm Packaged Facts estimates that U.S. retail sales of ethnic health and beauty care (EHBC) products grew to over $2.9 billion in 2011, up from $2.2…
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Now that the 2012 U.S. Presidential election is over and we steam ahead into 2013, many questions arise as to what the regulatory landscape will look like. In an effort to bring readers a variety of perspectives, Spray…
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Procter & Gamble and more than 700 North American employees recently came together for the 6th annual P&G North America Marketing Service Day. employees from across the U.S.  volunteered to help make a difference in their  communities. For…
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This is Captain America calling… Last year, Diesel introduced Only the Brave, a men’s cologne based on the comic book character “Captain America,” launched to coincide with the action/adventure film Captain America: The First Avenger.…
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Aerosol Handbook now available! The re-release of the 1982 landmark 2nd Edition of The Aerosol Handbook by Montfort A. Johnsen is now available in three fully searchable, easy-to-navigate and portable digital formats. In order to effectively bring this…
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The future looks bright and shiny as Household Care aerosol production jumps yet again. The Consumer Specialty Products Association’s (CSPA) latest survey of U.S. aerosol products production indicated that fillings of Household Care products (disinfectants, room deodorants, waxes & polishes,…
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Afa Dispensing Group is celebrating 40 years of packaging innovation. Afa has marked this anniversary of its trigger sprayers business with the opening of a brand new Innovation Center in Helmond, The Netherlands. The Center is adjacent to,…
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Rules & Regulations School’s out for kids and they are (for the most part) enjoying their sublime reprieve from rules and restrictions, but for the rest of us, it seems as if the new rules and…
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Summer fun needs summer sense… No doubt, most readers have read about the Massachusetts man who says he applied continuous spray Banana Boat sunscreen, stepped next to his outdoor grill and immediately caught fire last month. He…
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Aerosol manufacturer Empack Spraytech Inc. was given this year’s Award for Advanced Manufacturing for its innovative work in the automotive and chemical sectors at the 16th Annual Brampton Outstanding Business Achievement Awards held in April. Custom fragrance development company Tru Fragrance announced the launch of…
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Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB) announced the availability of its 2012 Graffiti Hurts Grant Program, designed to assist communities in augmenting their local graffiti prevention activities. With municipal government funding under increasing burdens, KAB hopes that the grant program will serve as a catalyst…
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In 2011, skincare and fragrance sold in U.S. department stores both posted double-digit dollar growths of 14% and 11% respectively, while makeup grew a healthy 9%, compared to 2010. “In the U.S., UK, and China, prestige beauty is enjoying…
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Green is here to stay… May is a very popular month for trade shows, seminars and conferences, not just for the packaging industry, but across most industries. The staff of Spray did its fair share…
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