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Port of Long Beach says it set new record by moving 9.38 million containers in 2021, up 15.7% from 8.11 million TEUs in 2020; increase driven by consumer spending during pandemic, which pivoted toward home office supplies, furniture, exercise equipment

More than three-quarters of surveyed Redfin.com homebuyers, sellers believe there is a price bubble in the area where they live, while 44% of real estate agents believe there is a housing bubble in the market where they work: Redfin

Annual gains in US home improvement, maintenance spending set to accelerate by double digits, will top out in Q3 2022; strong rise in home sales activity, household incomes, house equity levels supporting faster expansion of home remodeling market: JCHS

Wellness, green building practices have gained traction in the wake of the pandemic as consumers take a closer look at their lifestyles, homes; majority of homebuyers prefer to go green when provided the option and will generally spend more for it: NAHB

Unilever will not increase its offer for GSK Consumer Healthcare beyond £50B; company says the financial assumptions from the current owners of the segment have not changed Unilever's view on fundamental value

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January 04, 2022

Industry Roundup

Consumer Economics

CFRA: Department stores seeing banner results due to massive government stimulus, pent-up demand, consumer desire to go out and spend; Kohl's and Macy's should fare better than others moving into 2022, but top or bottom-line growth not expected this year
Investor's Business Daily (01/03)

Bloomberg: World economic risks for 2022 include omicron, sticky inflation, Fed lift-off, euro crisis, rising food prices; things that may go better than expected include governments keeping fiscal support, pandemic savings funding global spending splurge
CE Noticias Financieras (01/03)

Consumer Health & Wellness

Mintel: Trends set to impact global consumer markets in 2022 are authenticity, sustainability, wellness; consumers have moved beyond wanting brands to ‘be ethical’ and demanding to see measurable, transparent actions from those they choose to support
Happi (01/03)

Supplementation with vitamin D could slow the biological aging process, according to research conducted in Germany; supplementation could also reverse the impacts associated with vitamin D deficiency
Health & Medicine Business Daily (12/28)

Consumer Behavior/Attitudes

More US consumers seeking mild alternatives to retinol products, with searches for naturally derived, anti-aging bakuchiol serum up 22.4% year-over-year in 2021; low competition exists, with market leaders Herbivore Botanicals, The Inkey List: Spate
Happi (01/03)

UK retail foot traffic falls 15% in week ended Dec. 31 compared to previous week, with biggest drop seen in shopping centers; however, there were 5.2% more shoppers on New Year's Eve than on Christmas Eve: Springboard
Reuters (01/03)

Health Concerns, Trends & Statistics

Teva Pharmaceuticals comments on New York jury ruling in opioids trial; plaintiffs did not present evidence of oversupply or medically unnecessary prescriptions, company says
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (01/03)

New law in Maine that would prohibit the use of phthalates in food and beverage packaging will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2022; law also phases out all PFAS from food packaging within two years if safer alternatives are readily available
News Center Maine (12/29)


Home Use/Self-Care

L'Oreal debuts Colorsonic, a handheld device that mixes, applies hair color for consumers at home, and Coloright, an AI-connected hair-color system for salon stylists that uses virtual try-on, algorithm to create 1,500 on-demand, custom hair color shades
PR Newswire (01/03)

Hair-color brand IGK Color launches new color range for its permanent at-home hair dye; brand debuts online, social media scavenger hunt where 25 people will win an exclusive, one-of-a-kind IGK NFT to promote new shades
Happi (12/29)

Foodborne Illnesses

Thirteen E. coli illnesses across six US states reported in connection to Simple Truth Organic Power Greens and Nature’s Basket Organic Power Greens; no recall announced as of yet
Marler Blog (01/03)


Vitamins/ Supplements

USANA Canada announces receives recognition from Canadian Direct Selling Association for contributions to the direct selling industry
Canada Newswire (12/28)

Commentary: Top EMEA beauty trends to watch for in 2022 include Skin 2.0--encompassing scalp care, oral care, underarm care, fem care--along with beauty ingestibles, menopause beauty, immersive beauty experiences, refillable packaging, refill stations
CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com (12/28)


Millennials & Gen Z

WhatTheyThink: Labor shortage in graphic arts industry becoming more pressing and affecting competitiveness of many printing companies in Europe; recruitment project aims to address challenges of attracting millennial/Gen Z generations to print industry
WhatTheyThink (01/03)

Beauty stickers to become major Gen Z-fueled trend in 2022, as acceptance of individuality, beauty diversity spur use of face, eye, nail, body decals for self-expression; stickers are accessible, instantaneously gratifying, easy for anyone to use
Hypebae (01/03)


China's food and drug regulator declares color cosmetics unsuitable for children under age of three, warns parents against cosmetic products that are presented as toys; agency says makeup products present potential risks to children under three
CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com (12/28)

PlantBaby launches Kiki Milk, a plant-based milk designed specifically for children, available in original, chocolate flavors, packaged in shelf-stable 8-oz. cartons; dairy-free milk made from oats, sprouted pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, coconut, Aquamin
Entertainment Close - Up (12/28)


Forbes names Hormel Foods one of World's Top Female-Friendly Companies; award recognizes company's female-friendly culture, including women in executive roles, employee resource groups, such as Hormel Foods Women in Leadership, Women' Insight Network
Hormel Foods Corp. (12/28)

Perfect Corp. founder, CEO Alice Chang recognized by 2021 Tech Trailblazers Awards as a Top Female Leader in Tech; Perfect Corp. is leading AI, AR beauty and fashion tech solutions provider
Business Wire (12/28)

Ethnicity & Race

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sues Wisconsin-based McDonald’s franchisee Pensec for allegedly rejecting Black applicants; corporation operates nine restaurants in Milwaukee
Gary Crusader (12/28)


Euromonitor: Millennials boosting size of DIY, gardening markets mark big trend in 2021, looks to be lasting industry-changing event across multiple nations; with do-it-for-me pipelines blocked up months ahead, there's reason for optimism for DIY in 2022
Euromonitor International Ltd. (12/29)