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SC Johnson named corporate charity partner of MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers for third consecutive year; SC Johnson will aid team’s charitable activities through its Saves for the Ocean initiative, donate to groups working to reduce plastic waste in oceans

Berry Global’s UK refuse sack business Ruffies launches new range of high strength refuse sacks made from recycled agricultural plastic waste; RecyClass certified bags are available in Tie Top and Tie Handle versions, packed in shelf-ready cases

Reckitt publishes 2021 Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement, outlining progress and challenges faced in the value chain; company highlights online tool diginexLUMEN that provides insight into suppliers’ risks around exploitation, forced labor

FlexCollect, a £2.9M recycling project for household films, flexible packaging, launches in UK with public funding from Defra, UKRI; project to pilot recycling, collection programs to help guide public policy for introducing recyclable plastic packaging

Alliance to End Plastic Waste launches US$3M prize for solutions to accelerate more effective collection, processing, recycling of flexible plastics in household waste; application deadline is July 26, and solutions must be commercially viable, scalable

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March 04, 2022

Industry Roundup

Cleaning Tools

US retail sales of pet cleanup and odor-control products reached a total US$5.5B in 2021, with cat litter sales growing to US$4B, due to pet owners spending more time at home; 35% of retail pet cleanup and odor-control sales occur online: Packaged Facts
PR Newswire (03/03)

Dishwashing Detergents/Dish Soaps

Engagement Labs releases fifth annual ranking of America's 'most loved' brands, with Dawn, Dove, Dove Men + Care, Gillette, Nivea ranking in Top 10 most loved brands offline; Top 10 moved loved brands online include Lush, Mary Kay, Clean & Clear, Clinique
PR Newswire (03/03)

Disinfectants & Sanitizers

Kao to construct new production plant in Pasadena, Texas, for tertiary amines amid growing demand for sterilizing, cleaning and other industrial applications; facility is scheduled to start operation in January 2025 with annual capacity of 20,000 tons
ENP Newswire (02/28)

Disposable Tableware/Kitchenware

Finland-based Huhtamaki reportedly temporarily closes its production plant in Ukraine due to Russia's military action in the country; plant manufactures beverage cups and disposable tableware
M-Brain Nordic News (02/28)

Laundry-Care Products

Hindustan Unilever hikes prices 1% to 9% across home, personal-care categories, marking company's second round of price increases in February; prices up on brands such as Surf Excel Matic, Comfort fabric conditioner, Dove body wash, Lifebuoy, Lux soaps
Mint (02/28)

Napkins/Paper Towels

Executive Perspective: Managing Director WEPA Italia says 2022 growth plan includes product diversity, sustainability, flexible machinery for new primary packaging; WEPA saw growth for big diameter rolls, kitchen towels but decline for napkins amid COVID
Tissue World Magazine (03/02)

Oral Care Products

Colgate-Palmolive to launch premium Optic White Pro Series in US next month, the first 5% hydrogen peroxide toothpaste that whitens teeth, at price of US$10 for 3-oz. tube; CEO says premium products 'vital' to company's ability to raise prices
CBS - 5 WKRG (03/03)

Ayurvedic wellness brand GuruNanda launches new natural oral-care products, exclusively at Walmart stores, on Walmart.com; trio of products includes Concentrated Mouthwash with essential oils, Oxyburst Whitening Mouthwash, Natural Pulling Oil Rinse
PR Web (03/02)

Household Products

Central Garden & Pet names Joyce McCarthy general counsel, effective April 4, to succeed general counsel, corporate secretary George Yuhas, who is retiring
Business Wire (03/02)

Tupperware Brands enters agreement to repurchase aggregate amount of US$75M of its common stock in accelerated share repurchase program with Wells Fargo Bank
PR Newswire (02/28)

Scotts Miracle-Gro to present at 43rd annual Raymond James Institutional Conference on March 8 as well as UBS Global Consumer and Retail Conference on March 9
Globe Newswire (02/25)

Personal & Household Products group

Central Garden & Pet CFO to present at BofA Securities 2022 Consumer and Retail Technology Conference in New York on March 8
Business Wire (02/25)

 Household Products Ingredients

Flavors, Fragrances & Scents

New York-based indie line Joya debuts Air, a new unisex fragrance made using ethanol from Air Co.'s carbon conversion technology, featuring three cap options; notes include orange peel, fig leaf, jasmine, violet, azalea, sweetwater, tobacco
Now Smell This (03/03)

Carine Roitfeld introduces Carine, a new woody floral fragrance with notes of black patchouli, white florals, vetiver and cashmeran, available as 90ml eau de parfum
Now Smell This (03/03)

Household Product Ingredients

Univar Solutions opens new Solution Center in Essen, Germany, serving as flagship facility in Europe; research site supports end markets in beauty, personal care, household and industrial cleaning, pharmaceuticals, coatings, plastic additives and more
Canada Newswire (03/02)

Natural Ingredients/Clean Products

Indie skin-care brand Fitglow Beauty debuts new Sea Ceramide Toning Mist, will donate US$1 per every mist sold to Save The Manatee Foundation; product contains seaweed infusion, ceramide and lipid complex, green carrot stem cells, hyaluronic acid
PR Newswire (03/03)

Illinois-based Fresh Factory, a platform for fresh, clean-label, plant-based food and beverage brands, to install pouching equipment in Q2; the equipment will allow Fresh Factory to expand into new sales channels
Accesswire (03/03)



Grocery Outlet's Q4 net income falls 72.6% year-over-year to US$6.6M from US24.3M; net sales down 3% to US$782.7M from US$806.8M, though additional week in Q4 2020 contributed US$53.3M in net sales
Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. (03/03)

Publix's Q4 net earnings rise to US$1.05B from US$1.02B last year: net sales up 12.4% to US$12.6B from US$$11.2B as comp sales rise 10.5%
Publix Super Markets Inc. (03/03)

Convenience Store

City of Amarillo, Texas, approves development agreement to build 53,000-sq-ft Buc-ee’s travel center near Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport; construction time for project estimated at around two years
The Prairie (West Texas A & M University) (03/03)

UK convenience store chain McColl’s says it is in talks with lenders to secure a 'long-term agreement' to save its 1,100 UK stores from collapse; company also confirms it had received a takeover approach for the whole business that was later withdrawn
The Mirror (03/03)

Club Store

Costco named America's favorite retailer in ACSI Retail and Consumer Shipping Study, followed by Nordstrom, Kohl's, Sam’s Club, Target; stores graded on store hours, location, layout, website 'satisfaction,' variety of merchandise and checkout speed
24/7 Wall St. (03/02)

E-Commerce Trends & Statistics

Fisher International: Containerboard prices rose steadily over course of 2021 to hit US$910/ton for linerboard, US$791/ton for corrugated medium; price drivers include rise in raw material fiber prices, demand growth from sustainability and e-commerce
Fisher International Inc. (03/02)

Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Human-grade bone broth pet food brand Brutus Broth expands US Midwest distribution by adding 300 new stores in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Illinois; brand is now available in over 4,500 stores, including Target, Petco and Jewel Osco
Brutus Broth LLC (03/03)

Healthy Pet's sustainably-sourced cat litter brand ökocat announces distribution of Original Premium Clumping Wood Cat Litter at all Pet Supplies Plus stores this month; company says litter is made from responsibly-rescued natural wood fiber
Healthy Pet LP (03/03)

 Household Products Packaging

Household Packaging

UK grocers M&S, Morrisons, Ocado and Waitrose, supply chain specialist CHEP and consultancy Unpackaged create Refill Coalition, which is developing a bulk home-delivery refill solution for key food staples and household products
Packaging News (03/03)

Unilever works with Silgan on a new trigger fabricated from either PP or PE polymers, making it fully recyclable alongside the bottle; new trigger is being used across Europe for Unilever’s Cif, Vim, Viss, Domestos, Lifebuoy and Lysoform brands
Unilever PLC (02/25)

Rigid Packaging

Spain-based Fru&Tube, which packs fruit in tube-shaped packaging for hospital and university vending machines, will now offer its packaging to the fruit and vegetable and food sector in general, including at supermarkets; company focusing on nuts, flowers
Fresh Plaza (03/03)

Singapore-based Wilmar International, a food processing and investment holding company, to acquire China-based Yihai Kerry Lufeng Linyi Packaging Technology, a manufacturer of plastic packaging boxes and containers
Marketline - Deals (03/02)

Plastic Packaging

PepsiCo unveils marketing activation and limited-edition packaging for Pepsi in the US around the 2022 UEFA Champions League; the packaging features Argentinean soccer player Lionel Messi, will apply to 2 oz. cans and 20 oz. bottles
just-drinks (03/03)

UK Research and Innovation's Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge announces £30M funding for 18 projects that support achievement of the UK Plastics Pact, have the potential to alter UK's relationship with, and management of, plastic packaging
Packaging News (03/03)

Packaging Design

Some 175 nations endorse a United Nations resolution to end plastic pollution and forge an international legally binding agreement by 2024; resolution addresses full lifecycle of plastic, including its production, design and disposal
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (03/02)

World Packaging Organisation announces finalists for WorldStar Special Categories for Marketing, Packaging that Saves Food and Sustainability; winners will be announced during WorldStar ceremony, May 4 in Milan
World Packaging Organisation (03/02)

Reusable/Refillable/Storage Containers

L’Oreal executive says beauty packaging in the future will be about ‘high circularity, with two loops’--upstream circularity, which is about reuse and refill, and downstream, where packaging becomes a resource through recycling and composability
CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com (03/03)

Algramo CEO calls for Chilean authorities to modify regulations, allow reusable bulk containers for personal hygiene products; the existing ‘decree prevents us from innovating in one of the categories that generates the most plastic worldwide’
CE Noticias Financieras (03/03)


Latest: Mar, 03 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Church & Dwight (CHD) 99.20 96.98 2.29% 26.48%
Clorox (CLX) 145.45 144.82 0.44% -19.19%
Ecolab (ECL) 171.12 172.85 -1.00% -17.86%
Henkel AG & Co. KGAA (HEN) :ETR 65.45 66.60 -1.73% -12.56%
Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) 23.82 23.68 0.59% -2.26%
Procter & Gamble (PG) 154.36 153.79 0.37% 25.33%
Reynolds Consumer Products (REYN) 30.27 29.76 1.71% 10.15%
Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) 139.13 136.45 1.96% -32.45%
Spectrum Brands (SPB) 90.75 91.49 -0.81% 12.83%
Unilever plc (ULVR) :LON 3,646.50 3,685.00 -1.04% -4.34%