EX•TRACTS Expands in Key Product Categories
Of the multiple personal care categories to be presented at the sold-out winter edition of EX•TRACTS®, three are showing notable growth: natural/organic, perfume/fragrance and men’s lines. EX•TRACTS runs at the New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®), Sunday, January 26, through Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Approximately 50% of EX•TRACTS’ 100 exhibitors carry natural and organic lines, and approximately 25% feature fragrances and men’s lines as well. According to EX•TRACTS sales manager Melissa Engongoro, “While the demand for natural and organic products continues to be strong, there is increasing demand for luxury body care. EX•TRACTS exhibitors are responding to this growing consumer trend by expanding these product offerings.”
Among EX•TRACTS exhibitors showcasing perfume and fragrance are: Abahna Ltd. (luxury bathing products & scented Candles); Cocktail Perfume LLC (fragrance); Esteban PARIS (candles, home and personal fragrance); Europerfumes (perfume lines including Comptoir Sud Pacifique, Constume National, Juliette Has a Gun, Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, Montale and Rance 1795); Fragrances of Ireland / Inis the Energy of the Sea (fragrance); Lubin (perfume); Niche Marketing (multiple celebrity licensed fragrance and perfume lines including Ed Hardy Fragrance Collection, Jennifer Aniston Fragrance, Jessica Simpson Vintage, Justin Beiber Fragrance, Nicki Minaj Fragrance, Rihanna Fragrance, Rocawear Fragrance, Taylor Swift Fragrance, Usher Fragrance and more); Pacifica (perfumes, soaps, candles, body butter, gifts); Royal Apothic (fragrance, bath & body); Thymes (bath & body, home fragrance); Tocca LLC (bath & body, candles, perfume); West Third Brands (perfume); and United Scents of America (USA made luxury fragrances).
Men’s lines are well-represented by the following EX•TRACTS exhibitors: Archipelago Botanicals (bath & body, candles, home fragrance); B. Witching Bath Co. (natural personal care); Caswell-Massey LLC (natural bath soaps, perfumes, fragrance, colognes, men’s shaving); C O BIGELOW (apothecary); Crabtree & Evelyn (skin care, bath & body, natural skin care); Herban Lifestyle, LLC (handcrafted herbal bath & body products); Lathergy (handmade and natural men’s bath & body, shaving); Mistral (luxury French bath & body); Napa Soap Company (handmade soaps, bath & body); Perma Brands Corporation (men’s grooming); Royal Apothic (fragrance, bath & body); The Aromatherpy Company (fragrance and body care); The Kala Corporation (multiple bath & body, personal care lines); and United Scents of America (USA made luxury fragrances).
A plethora of EX•TRACTS exhibitors present natural and organic products. Notable among these are: 80 Acres of McEvoy Ranch (olive oil based body care); Anjolie Ayurveda (pure & organic aromatherapy skincare); Bayberry Naturals (100% all-natural skin and hair care for the whole family); Beautyprophet / Kneipp (natural products & herbal remedies); Blithe and Bonny (handcrafted candles, soap, bath & body); B. Witching Bath Co. (natural personal care); BUTTER LONDON (toxic free lacquers, lip gloss, hand & foot products); C O BIGELOW (apothecary); Caldrea Company (Earth-friendly, fragrant household cleaners, laundry care); Deep Steep (natural bath & body products); Ebb & Flow (artisan soaps); FarmHouse Fresh (bath, body); Feeling Smitten (Handmade in USA bath & body products); Herban Lifestyle, LLC (handcrafted herbal bath & body products); JAO Ltd. (apothecary); J.R. Watkins Naturals (natural personal care, remedies); Lathergy (hand made and natural men’s bath & body, shaving); Lothantique (multiple bath & body, fragrances, personal care lines); Lotus Love Beauty (natural bath & body); Napa Soap Company (handmade soaps, bath & body); Olivina Napa Valley/Napa Valley Apothecary (olive oil based natural body & skin care); Pacifica (perfumes, soaps, candles, body butter); RICA bath & body (handcrafted, natural bath & body products); San Francisco Soap Co & SIMPLY be well (organic, bath & body); The Aromatherpy Company (natural fragrance & body care); West Third Brand (perfumes); and Worker B (handcrafted lotions, balms).
In addition to the depth of resources in these targeted categories, the winter 2013 edition of EX•TRACTS also welcomes eight first-time participants to the market: Abahna Ltd. (luxury bathing products and scented candles); The Aromatherapy Company (fragrance and body care); Bayberry Naturals (100% all-natural skin and hair care); Cocktail Perfume LLC (fragrance); Deep Steep (natural bath & body); Herban Lifestyle, LLC (handcrafted herbal bath & body); Lathergy (handmade and natural men’s bath & body); and United Scents of America (US-made luxury fragrances).
The winter 2013 edition of EX•TRACTS also welcomes back Lubin (perfume) and Niche Marketing (representing fragrance and perfume lines) after an absence from the show; and BELLE FLEUR New York (candles, room sprays, bath & body); Esteban PARIS (candles, home and personal fragrance); Feeling Smitten (bath and body products handmade in the USA); and Mosaiq, LLC (candles, home fragrance), all relocating into EX•TRACTS from other NYIGF divisions.
EX•TRACTS and the Day Spa Association will continue their partnership by presenting a special seminar during NYIGF. “Visual Merchandising – In-Store and Online,” will be offered at the Javits Center on Sunday, January 27, from 12:00 Noon to 1:00PM. Allan Share of the Day Spa Association and Patti Biro of Patti Biro and Associates will offer a 360 degree strategy for visual merchandising in spa, salon and specialty stores, utilizing a multi-channel, sensory approach. Seminar tickets are $20 in advance and $25 onsite, and can be purchased online at: www.nyigf.com/programs.
The EX•TRACTS Best New Products Awards will recognize excellence in five categories – Bath & Body, Beauty Accessory, Cosmetic & Fragrance, Natural/Organic and Packaging – along with one overall “Best of Show” distinction. Winners, which are selected by a panel of editors based on innovative product concept, industry need, aesthetic appeal, creative use of materials/technology and creative packaging, will be announced on Tuesday, January 29.
One of ten divisions of the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF), EX•TRACTS offers a targeted mix of cosmetics, perfumes, skincare, bath & body care, beauty accessories, hair care, natural/organic products and well-being lines, alongside thousands of complementary gift, lifestyle and home resources.
NYIGF is the nation’s premier gift, home and lifestyle marketplace, with 2,800 exhibiting companies featuring an extraordinary breadth and depth of design-driven home fashion products and complementary giftware. The winter market takes place Saturday January 26, through Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94. Some 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide are expected. Information and registration is available online at www.nyigf.com.