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April 26, 2022

Industry Roundup

Consumer Economics

BofA CEO doesn't expect recession in 2022, noting factors like wage growth, higher savings enabled by limited spending; US household deposit and cash levels are US$3T higher than pre-pandemic levels, which will likely take time to drain out of the system
The Motley Fool (04/25)

Japan's core consumer prices in March rose at the fastest pace in more than two years, up 0.8% year-over-year; energy prices rose 20.8% year-over-year, the largest annual increase in more than four decades
CE Noticias Financieras (04/22)

Consumer Health & Wellness

Walmart to offer free cholesterol, wellness screenings at over 4,600 US pharmacy locations during 'Wellness Day' event on April 23; no-cost COVID-19 vaccines and other immunizations will also be available, as well as vision exams at select locations
Charlotte Observer (04/22)

FDA warns NatureMex’s Artri King, Ortiga lines of supplements to treat arthritis, muscle pain may contain harmful ingredients not mentioned on labels; lab analyses found some of the product contain dexamethasone, diclofenac sodium, methocarbamol
Reuters (04/22)

Consumer Lifestyle

Ardent Mills announces launch of its new certified gluten-free flour blends and Keto-friendly flour blends for the Canadian market; blends include Gluten-free 1:1 All-Purpose Flour, Gluten-free Pizza Flour Blend and Keto-Friendly Flour Blend
Canada Newswire (04/25)

Consumer Behavior/Attitudes

Two Sides: 52% of British adults still read printed magazines; many still reaching for print titles as they give readers time to focus without distraction, engage the senses, create a learning mindset, and encourage people to spend time away from screens
Two Sides Ltd. (04/25)

Nine out of 10 Americans actively practiced self-care during the past year, while one-third increased self-care behaviors, according to wellness brand It Works; brand highlights its Lash and Brow Serum, Hydrating Facial Mask as popular relaxing products
Globe Newswire (04/25)

Health Concerns, Trends & Statistics

Providence reports more than 3 million telehealth visits since March 2020, including 26,000 at-home visits to COVID-19 patients, 19,000 bedside consultations; Providence to expand its eight telehealth services provided by 15,000 ambulatory clinicians
Becker's Healthcare (04/25)

Takeda’s injectable Takhzyro lanadelumab-flyo now available in US in single-dose prefilled syringes to prevent attacks of hereditary angioedema in adult, pediatric patients 12 years of age and older; HAE affects 1 in 50,000 people worldwide
ENP Newswire (04/25)


Dental & Oral Health

Canada-based dog treat manufacturer Mellow Premium announces Yakalicious Organic Chews to help improve dogs' oral hygiene and overall health; dental treats boast natural ingredients, protein content, a low-fat content and are gluten and grain-free
Newsfile Press Release Wire (04/20)

Digestive/Gut Health

Health Canada grants marketing authorization for Vertex’s oral Trikafta elexacaftor 50 mg/tezacaftor 25 mg/ivacaftor 37.5 mg and ivacaftor 75 mg to treat cystic fibrosis in kids 6-11 years old; CF affects about 500 kids in Canada, 83,000 people globally
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (04/21)

Eukanuba debuts Premium Performance Puppy Pro, a nutritional formula designed for highly active puppies; formula contains a tailored fiber complex to support digestive health, clinically proven levels of DHA for healthy brain function and antioxidants
PR Newswire (04/21)

Health Screenings

UnitedHealth reports demand for health procedures deferred during pandemic not as high as expected, although some procedures such as cancer screenings see increase in demand; volume of ED, pediatric visits below normal levels
Reuters (04/19)

Liver/Kidney/Bladder Health

Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals opens US$24M, 40,000-square-foot, 36-bed physical rehabilitation hospital in Liberty Township, Ohio; facility offers dialysis, pharmacy, aqua therapy, physical therapy
Rehab Management (04/19)

Mental Health

Nature Made launches Wellblends line of 13 vitamins, supplements to balance sleep, stress, immune health; 77% in US report stress affects their physical health, with 70 million Americans reporting sleep issues
PR Newswire (04/22)

FDA rejects bid by Teva, MedinCell for approval of new extended-release version of subcutaneous risperidone to treat schizophrenia after positive Phase 3 results; Teva to pursue resolution of matter but analyst expects approval delay of nine to 12 months
FiercePharma (04/21)

Immune System Health

Supplement maker Rae Wellness recalls 191,000 bottles of Rae Prenatal capsules, Rae Immunity capsules shipped without child protective caps; products sold from 2019 to February of this year
Nutra Ingredients (04/22)

Neurological/Cognitive Health

Kindred Rehabilitation Services to build US$30M, 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, to open in late 2023; two-story, 60,000 square-foot facility to treat stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury patients and others
Florida Times-Union (04/25)

Tampa General Hospital, Kindred Behavioral Health form JV to build, operate new US$43M, 96-bed Tampa General Behavioral Health Hospital in Tampa, Florida; 83,000 square-foot facility to open in 2024 includes laboratory, potential to expand to 120 beds
Business Wire (04/20)

Women's Health Issues

Banner Health building new four-story, 120-bed hospital in Buckeye, Arizona, that has potential to build-out to more than 300 beds; 330,000-square-foot facility to open in fall of 2024 offering imaging, surgery, labor and delivery, intensive care, ER
banner he (04/22)

Women’s healthcare products firm Bonafide acquires rights to MSI Methylation Sciences’ MSI-195 S-adenosylmethionine formulation to treat osteoarthritis pain; Bonafide research shows 70% of women report they are not treating their menopause
Nutra Ingredients (04/22)

Health Studies

Oral consumption of PE microplastics is connected with significant intestinal disturbances, including defect in recruitment of intestinal immune cells, in mice study; research underscores importance of further human study, researchers say
Chemicals & Chemistry Daily (04/22)

Decrease in breast cancer mortality rates between white, minority patients seen in states that expanded Medicaid access; access to care, not biology, may improve survival rates: study
Reuters (04/20)

Home Use/Self-Care

California's Woosh Air raises US$1.3M, launches Kickstarter for air filter to capture bacteria, viruses, forest fire smoke, with expected delivery in Q4; smart filters offer hospital-grade air quality at home, connect to Wi-Fi, transmit data to mobile app
Business Wire (04/20)

Foodborne Illnesses

Strauss Group recalls more than a dozen types of its Elite brand chocolate after a routine inspection at its plant in northern Israel finds traces of salmonella
Trend News Agency (04/25)

Zucchini sold at Walmart stores in 18 US states recalled due to possible salmonella contamination
US Official News (04/25)


Healthy Foods & Beverages

New York-based Plantable Health selects Australia-based Grounded Packaging as its new packaging supplier; Grounded's Sugarflex materials made from sugarcane will help Plantable achieve a carbon negative footprint for its new packaging
Newsfile Corp. (04/22)

Atkins launches ready-to-drink shakes in Tetra Pak cartons that use 78% plant-based materials; the carton’s PE layers, resealable cap are derived from sugarcane, deliver a 17% decrease in carbon footprint compared with fossil fuel-based materials
PR Newswire (04/21)

Vitamins/ Supplements

Nature’s Sunshine releases its first Sustainability Report; sustainability goals include 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, 100% renewable energy use at owned facilities by 2023, reduce waste by 35% at owned manufacturing plants by 2025
Nature's Sunshine Products Inc. (04/22)

Scientists extract fish oil rich in omega-3 and fat-soluble vitamins, amino acids from Conger myriaster eel skin using green methods; valorization uses supercritical carbon dioxide and subcritical water, reduces heavy metals in extracted oils
Food Chemistry (04/19)


Millennials & Gen Z

Spanish jewelry brand Tous debuts Your Powers, a new fruity-floral fragrance offered in 30 ml, 50 ml, and 90 ml eau de toilette; brand launches campaign utilizing Instagram for its young adult consumers
Fragrantica (04/22)

South Korean conglomerate LG Household & Health Care acquires majority stake in The Creme Shop, a Los Angeles-based Korean beauty brand with strong following among Gen Z, millennials; move to expand LG H&H's presence in beauty and North American market
GlobeNewswire (04/21)


Tetra Pak, nonprofit Eco Roots Foundation launch Happy Wings program in India; program to educate children about the importance of protecting biodiversity, teach them how to make nests for small birds using recycled beverage cartons, other household waste
Print Week (04/22)

Spike in children's book sales in final week before Easter leads to 16.8% increase in unit sales of print books for week ending April 17; unit sales soar 64.2% in juvenile fiction, 336% in sales of holidays/festivals/religion books, NPD BookScan reports
Publisher's Weekly (04/21)

Age 55+/Seniors/Baby Boomers

Commentary: China's low marriage and fertility rates creating population emergency with no quick-acting policy available for the government; along with rapidly aging population, trend means a shrinking workforce, millions of elderly needing health care
Business Insider (04/21)


P&G names Stephanie Headley as SVP, brand franchise leader of Olay and North America Skin Care, the first Black woman and woman of color in the role; Headley's aims to aid efforts to close STEM gender gap by 2030, attract more male and nonbinary consumers
Happi (04/25)

McDonald's Canada announces appointment of Michele Boudria as president and CEO, becoming the first woman to hold that title at the company; Boudria succeeds Jacques Mignault, who will lead McDonald's business in France starting June 1
Executive Appointments Monitor Worldwide (04/25)

Ethnicity & Race

L'Oreal-owned Dark & Lovely will host Building Beautiful Futures Mentoring Masterclass on April 25 with brand ambassador Storm Reid; virtual event is part of brand's equity initiative, will offer advice for young Black women in academics and careers
PR Newswire (04/21)


Walmart closes smaller-format store in Bellevue, Washington, neighborhood of Factoria; Hoffman Strategy analyst says closure is a 'very rare' move by Walmart, driven by gentrification that has brought in younger, more affluent households
Seattle Times (04/25)

Study shows 86% of younger consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable packaging, up from 83% in 2021; 74% are interested in buying refillables, 57% are less likely to buy items in packaging considered environmentally harmful, 44% ‘won't buy' them
CNW Group Ltd. (04/22)


JUUL faces federal lawsuit from schools in Horry County, South Carolina, which claim that the company's products have created a local public health crisis; lawsuit claims company's marketing campaigns targeted younger users
The Horry Independent (04/22)

Number of US teens who found jobs in summer 2021 fell 41% year-over-year, despite the most jobs teens typically fill added on record; teens expected to gain 1.3 million jobs in 2022: Challenger, Gray & Christmas
Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. (04/20)


Fitness, Exercises & Sports

Degree Deodorant will host Degree Metathon on April 26, a virtual marathon in the metaverse supporting inclusive representation in movement; brand's avatar library will include representation of people with disabilities, gender and variety of body types
PR Newswire (04/25)

Wearable Devices

Scientists develop scalable manufacturing technique for wearable fabrics that generate electricity; fabric's nanogenerators capture energy from body movements, and could be used in smart textiles to power electronic devices, health, environment sensors
Loughborough University (04/22)

Scientists find way to prevent malfunctions in electricity-storing yarns by wrapping them in insulating threads; discovery could help advance development of 'smart textiles' to capture energy from wearer's movements and power sensors, wearable electronics
States News Service (04/21)