Ava Caridad

CBD in a spray…

August 1, 2021

Years ago, I lived in Perth, on the west coast of Australia. Those cheeky Australians love to shorten words—for instance, afternoon is referred to as arvo, a cup of tea is a cuppa and football (or soccer) is called the footy. Perth’s Central Business District was nicknamed the CBD. Many cities, of course, have a […]

It’s a Man’s World

November 5, 2015

All aspects of men’s grooming see increased innovation and sales. According to a recent Harris Poll grooming survey, 86% of U.S. male consumers regularly use grooming products, spending on average $27 a month. Only 25% of men are “extremely” or “very concerned” with aging and 76% believe they are somewhat or very attractive. If men […]

October feature: Scents of the Season

October 1, 2015

Fragrances for home and body dominate holiday launches According to the Winter Holiday Shopping U.S. report from market research firm Mintel, Christmas clearly dominates when it comes to winter holiday spending with a high 82% of respondents reporting spending related to this holiday, as compared to just 63% for Thanksgiving and 47% for New Year’s. […]

A clean bill: September Household Care feature

September 10, 2015

Consumers favor household care products featuring ease-of-use and efficacy There were more than 1.045 billion aerosol household products produced in the U.S. in 2014, an increase of almost 1.5% over 1.03 billion in 2013, according to the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA). Of these, aluminum accounted for 301.446 million and steel for almost 730 million. […]

August Feature: The Best for Pets

August 5, 2015

According to the 2015-2016 American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey, 65% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 79.7 million homes. In 1988, the first year the survey was conducted, 56% of U.S. households owned a pet. In 2015, APPA estimates that $60.59 billion will be spent on pets in the […]

Around the industry

August 1, 2015

Beiersdorf AG won a ruling from Germany’s top court that gives it a second chance to defend a trademark for the blue color on its Nivea products in an ongoing dispute with Unilever NV. The Federal Court of Justice ordered a new hearing in a suit by Unilever challenging the national trademark Beiersdorf owns for […]

Shave gel (and other sprays) go to the movies…

May 1, 2015

On page 54, we announce that Skintimate shaving products will have their screen debuts in the upcoming teen film “Pitch Perfect 2.” This will not be the first time an aerosol shaving product starred in a movie. Who can forget 1993’s “Jurassic Park,” when the computer programmer character of Dennis Nedry (played by “Newman” from […]

Around the industry

              Dennis Smith, Eastern Aerosol Association (EAA) Treasurer, recently presented Sean Fitzgerald (left), Consumer Aerosol Products Council (CAPCO), and Sara Stickler (right), Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) with donations on behalf of EAA. Schick and Skintimate brands are partnering with Universal Pictures’ film “Pitch Perfect 2” in theaters May […]

January Feature: The regulatory arena…

January 2, 2015

As we usher in 2015, many questions arise as to what the regulatory arena will look like. In an effort to bring readers a variety of perspectives, SPRAY surveyed regulatory experts and researched various sources to bring together a comprehensive look at what lies ahead in the aerosol and related industries. D. Douglas Fratz, Senior […]

Spray paint graffiti warnings no longer the law in New Jersey…

By Ava Caridad, Editorial Director In November, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed bill S1909, which will remove approximately two dozen antiquated and anachronistic statutes from the state’s books. The bill addresses laws that have been “superseded or invalidated, or which are anachronistic in nature — i.e. belonging to an earlier time and irrelevant in […]