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Top Global Consumer Trends of 2015

Consumers are maximizing their time and money by finding products and services that combine multiple needs, according to research company Euromonitor International's list of the Top 10 global consumer trends for 2015.

“In 2015, the sharing economy is growing and disrupting the way in which individuals think of space and ownership," said the report’s author and Euromonitor consumer trends consultant Daphne Kasriel-Alexander. "Consumers are increasingly preoccupied with access to goods rather than owning them outright.”

Wig & Hairpiece Stores Market to Rise

Wig & Hairpiece Stores Market to Rise

Revenue for the wig and hairpiece stores industry is projected to rise over the next five years at an annualized rate, according to market-research firm IBISWorld’s newly updated "Wig & Hairpiece Stores in the U.S. Industry" report. The industry will primarily benefit from improving per capita disposable income, which will boost demand for discretionary purchases of wigs and hairpieces.

Consumers Embrace Mobile Content From Retailers, Brands

Consumers Embrace Mobile Content From Retailers, Brands

Most mobile shoppers redeemed a coupon directly from their mobile device last year, according to the recent “Boost Your Mobile Shopper IQ” study from Key Ring—a shopping app that's part of G/O Digital, a Gannett Co.

Arylessence Names Nine Fragrance Trends for 2014

Arylessence Names Nine Fragrance Trends for 2014

There are nine key fragrances that retailers ought to be aware of in 2014, according to a comprehensive study by Arylessence. The fragrance company uncovered nine scents that are expected to stimulate consumer interest in sensory-driven product categories, including personal care, in 2014.

Beauty Culture: RSR Research Fast Facts

Beauty Culture: RSR Research Fast Facts

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Top Beauty Trend of 2014 is Mixologiste

Top Beauty Trend of 2014 is Mixologiste

Mixologiste is the global beauty-trend prediction for 2014, according to Mintel Beauty & Personal Care. What does it involve, you ask? It’s part of the ongoing blurred lines between beauty technology, involving overlaps between skin care, hair care and color cosmetics; and combining technology and marketing from more than one category, leading to new combinations with new products, packaging, marketing and merchandise.