Q. I need to locate marketing and industry information for homemade soap, including the rate of growth.
You will find some information on the soap industry in the following databases. You may be able to infer or make some assumptions on the handmade soap market using the information you find there.
IBISWorld Industry Market Research - search for soap to find several related industry reports
Business Insights: Essentials (Gale) - search for soap, look under Industry Reports to see Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing. The there are sub-categories that may be helpful. Also, some of the information in the Related Content box may be helpful.
To find anecdotal articles about the business of handmade soap, you can search using keywords handmade soap in the following databases:
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