with spray-on tanning booths; therefore the shift toward these substitutes may actually improve
Although UV-bed tanning sessions on average cost from $5 to $7, the industry is reliant on
high turnover, with sessions typically lasting 15 to 20 minutes. The rising popularity of spray-on
tanners, which now account for 11% of industry revenue, is expected to grow to a whopping 17%
in 2009, according to IBIS.
“Tanning salons are operating in a mature market, and to stay in the game salons need to
adapt to market trends and offer innovative spray-on tanning products and services,” added Mr.
Van Horn. “Because this is a long-term shift, those who diversify their menu, such as providing
health and beauty services, will also have a greater chance in generating revenue.”
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THE H1N1 SOAP
; With school back in full swing, concerns over H1NI—more commonly known as swine flu—are heating up
again. Parents, caregivers and education officials are stocking up on hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes and pushing healthy hygiene habits to help prevent the spread of the virus, which
made headlines near the end of the last school year.
Basic hand washing with soap and water is said to be one of the best defenses, but is anyone
According to a recent poll on H1N1 flu conducted by the American Red Cross, Americans are
taking or planning on taking extra measures, like covering their coughs and sneezes with tissue
(78%) or washing their hands more carefully (76%) to avoid getting the flu.
Yet other polls show that maybe consumers aren’t hand washing more often—or telling the
whole truth about it—since H1N1 became part of our lexicon.
In a national survey by Bradley Corporation, a Milwaukee, WI-based manufacturer of com-
Some people would go to any lengths to diminish the signs of aging.
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