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Live From New York: EXTRACTS Evolves for 2008

By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: April 2, 2008, from the April 2008 issue of GCI Magazine.
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In addition to offering more than 100 personal care resources, including cosmetics, perfumes, skin care, bath and body, accessories, hair care, and natural and organic products, EXTRACTS was co-located within the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) this year, presenting personal care seminars, highlighting green product insights, as well as a range of marketing solutions and global industry trends. Together, EXTRACTS and NYIGF presented more than 2,800 exhibitors.

Personal care seminars focused on Spa Retailing: Massaging Your Retail Sales for Greater Profits and Organic Skin Care: Profit from Going Green. Bryan Durocher, founder of Durocher Enterprises, an internationally recognized consultancy providing coaching and marketing strategies for personal care and spa industry professionals, led the seminars.

EXTRACTS honored winning exhibitors with Best New Product Awards in the following categories. Danielle and Company was awarded Best of Show for its Organic Soap Garden, an all-in-one sustainable gift that comes complete with organic soil and a biodegradable planter and saucer, made from grain and rice by-products and filled with organic soaps and body washes.

Awards also were presented in five product-specific categories. In bath and body, the winner was Honeycat Cosmetics for its Chick of the Sea Foaming Crystals, presented in a recyclable sardine tin. The finalists in the bath and body category included Do Not Disturb, Inc., for its foaming bath salts, and Tact Beauty Cream, for Discover the World Brazil, a cocoa body scrub.