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Title: Laundry Care Products in the U.S.
Published: November 2007
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The laundry care product market is mature but seems to be recapturing its youth with new product innovation and marketing based firmly in consumer needs. Since it’s no longer one size fits all in the laundry care market, recent years have seen an increase laundry product forms, new scents, niche products addressing allergies, eco-concerns and consumer interest in high-end cleaning tools. In an ever evolving culture of “me,” exemplified by the popularity of reality-based programming, consumer-generated content and a plethora of products that are 'made just for me,' niche laundry care product innovation that engages the power of individual ego will be more successful than those that offer a one-size-fits-all benefit. Already the industry is making strides in personalizing and customizing through specific scent and cleaning benefits.
Laundry Care Products in the U.S. Report looks at every segment of the laundry care market, including detergents, fabric softener, bleach, and other treatment/specialty products, examines trends for growth and projects sales of products through 2011. It discusses new product introductions and the wide-ranging marketing efforts to support them. The report also breaks out sales by distribution channel and describes strategies and merchandising approaches. It looks at relevant consumer trends and analyzes consumer usage both by segment and brand. Finally, the report includes profiles of market leaders and niche “companies of interest.”
The information in Laundry Care Products in the U.S. is based on both primary and secondary research. Primary research involved on-site examination of the retail milieu, interviews with marketing, public relations and industry analysts within the personal care market and consultants to the industry. Secondary research entailed data-gathering from relevant trade, business, and government sources, including company literature. Packaged Facts has derived mass merchandiser sales figures from Information Resources, Inc. (IRI) InfoScan sales-tracking data. Figures provided on national consumer advertising expenditures are based primarily on data compiled by CMR/TNS Media Intelligence U.S., the leading provider of strategic advertising and marketing communications intelligence. The analysis of consumer demographics derives from Simmons Market Research Bureau survey data for fall 2006. New product information is gathered via literature research, personal interviews and data compiled by ProductScan, a service of Datamonitor Ltd.
The report looks at every segment of the laundry care category, examining trends for growth and projecting sales of products through 2011. It analyzes consumer demographics and their current and projected impact on sales of laundry care products. It provides up-to-date competitive profiles of marketers of laundry care products - including a look at smaller, up-and-coming companies and brands - and discusses the influence of demographic trends as a driver of retail trends. The report also spotlights new products and current distribution trends, and offers readers trends and marketing opportunities within the laundry care industry.
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Laundry Care Products in the U.S. makes important predictions and recommendations regarding the future of this market, and pinpoints ways current and prospective marketers can capitalize on current trends and spearhead new ones. No other market research report provides both the comprehensive analysis and extensive data that Laundry Care Products in the U.S. offers. The report addresses the following segments:
- The Market (including market size and composition, and projected market growth)
- The Marketers (including discussions of specific marketer brand and market shares)
- Competitive Profiles (of the mainstream marketers, specialists and up-and-coming niche players, and analyses of the products they market)
- The Consumer
- The Products
- Trends and Opportunities
- Plus, you’ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.
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