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Tech vs. Trees: Study finds wood-based plastic can biodegrade in the ocean much faster than expected, Ukrainian company develops paper-based toothbrush and razor, pandemic bookworms help boost US print book sales

Nordic Paper, Norbag, Paper Province, Karlstads Energi developing paper trash bag that will soon be tested in select households in Karlstad, Sweden, with goal to sell bag in stores this year; sealable paper bag simplifies handling, reduces plastic use

Liquibox works with Thailand-based IP One on a bag-in-box solution for its Hygiene fabric softener; the bag-in-box solution can be used at bulk refill stations in retail stores

Innovations in cleaning product formulations to be showcased during Innovation Showcase on Feb. 2 at 2022 American Cleaning Institute's Annual Meeting & Industry Convention, Jan. 31-Feb. 5, in Orlando, Florida

Empack Spraytech to build new C$10M disinfectant wipe production facility in Barrie, Ontario, with over C$1.2M from Ontario Together Fund; 25,000 sq. ft. of 100,000-sq.-ft. facility will be able produce over 4 million Zytec Germ Buster brand wipes per day

Helen of Troy's housewares segment reports fiscal Q3 2022 net revenue of US$246.1M, up 10.7% year-over-year, driven by increase in brick-and-mortar, online channel sales on strong consumer demand, earlier holiday shopping, higher international sales

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January 21, 2022

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Gopuff enters private-label segment with launch of Basically, its first curated product line that will offer cleaning products, paper products, toilet paper, cutlery, food storage; Gopuff plans to introduce additional private-label brands later this year
Business Wire (01/19)

Disinfectants & Sanitizers

Teknoweb Converting expands range with new face masks and disinfectant wipe lines; group improves machines for alcohol-soaked wipes, adds FACE 400D model to IMA FACE 400 line, can produce FFP2/3 or N95 foldable, three-panel respirators with optional valve
Nonwovens Industry (01/14)

Laundry-Care Products

P&G to raise prices on fabric-care products, effective Feb. 28, amid ongoing supply chain issues, growing inflation; price hikes apply to Tide, Gain, Downy, Bounce, Unstopables products in all forms--detergents, scent beads, fabric softeners, dryer sheets
CBS - 9 WNCT (01/20)

Liquibox works with Thailand-based IP One on a bag-in-box solution for its Hygiene fabric softener; the bag-in-box solution can be used at bulk refill stations in retail stores
Liquibox Corp. (01/14)

Napkins/Paper Towels

Demand for 'optional' tissue products like paper towels, napkins, facial tissue is growing strongly at-home, but declining in away-from-home segment; interfolded products gaining popularity on increased consumer attention to hygiene in public areas: Omet
Omet srl (01/19)

Mercantile Development expands its napkins and wipers production with new Omet converting lines at its facility in Shelton, Connecticut; fully automated line offers converters easy and rapid changeover on the same machine to decrease machine stops
Nonwovens Industry (01/18)

Oral Care Products

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
Unilever PLC (01/20)

Commentary: Pandemic caused people to recognize 'how delicate we all are,' take care of themselves in more nuanced, intelligent ways; emphasis on self-care, well-being shifting 2022 beauty, personal-care trends to dental care, hair loss, sensitive skin
Vogue Business (01/20)

Household Products

Henkel China awarded 'Top Employers in China' certification by Top Employers Research Institute for seventh consecutive year for its achievements in enhancing employee capabilities, cultivating collaborative culture, strengthening employee care
China Business News (01/20)

BBB National Advertising Division determines product claims on packaging for Glad ForceFlex Plus with Clorox Tall Kitchen Drawstring Bags, Glad Quick-Tie Tall Kitchen CloroxPro Trash Bags are appropriate, do not have potential to confuse consumers
PR Newswire (01/19)

Whirlpool named one of America's Most JUST Companies for 2022 in annual rankings published by CNBC, JUST Capital; company ranked No. 1 in Household Goods and Apparel industry, in top 150 companies overall
ENP Newswire (01/14)

Personal & Household Products group

Nordic Paper, Norbag, Paper Province, Karlstads Energi developing paper trash bag that will soon be tested in select households in Karlstad, Sweden, with goal to sell bag in stores this year; sealable paper bag simplifies handling, reduces plastic use
Nordic Paper AS (01/14)

Whirlpool highlights ESG progress made in 2021, including commitment to net zero emissions globally by 2030, progress to reach zero waste to landfill this year, 30% reduction in carbon footprint using wind power, inaugural US$300M sustainability bond
PR Newswire (01/14)

 Household Products Brands

Air Wick

Great Northern sponsors course for University of Wisconsin-Stout students in which they create new, sustainable packaging for client Reckitt; teams designed packaging for Air Wick's in-store and ecommerce packaging
Dunn County News (01/17)

 Household Products Ingredients

Flavors, Fragrances & Scents

Anheuser-Busch's South African alcohol brand Brutal Fruit introduces 'You Belong; To Affect' perfume, named after its ongoing 'You Belong' campaign; notes include citrus, sandalwood, plum, peach, tonka bean, labdanum, precious woods
The Citizen (01/20)

Paco Rabanne debuts Phantom Legion Collector's Edition, featuring collector bottle in same robot design with black, white, gray camouflage motif; composition remains same as July 2021 fragrance, with notes of lemon peel oil, styrallyl acetate, lavender
Fragrantica (01/20)

Household Product Ingredients

Azelis acquires majority stake in Thailand-based Catalite, a distributor of specialty chemicals for personal care, home care, industrial and coatings markets; acquisition expands footprint in life sciences market
Business Wire (01/17)

Evonik to launch world-first industrial-scale facility for biodegradable biosurfactants at its site in Slovakia, scheduled for completion by end of 2023; under agreement with Unilever, Evonik will supply surfactants for dish soap, other home care products
Evonik Industries AG (01/17)

Natural Ingredients/Clean Products

Dutch beauty major Rituals achieves Certified B Corp status after three-year transformation; Rituals set out three pillars--clean, conscious, caring--including push for all formulas to be made using at least 90% of natural origin ingredients by 2023
CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com (01/20)

Bedoukian Research and Ardra announce collaboration to develop synthetic biology-based natural flavor and fragrance ingredients; process uses Ardra's synthetic biology platform to enable more sustainable production of ingredients
PR Newswire (01/19)



Southern Co-op to sell products after 'best before' date has expired as part of its Reducing Our Foodprint initiative, dropping prices to £0.20; fresh products will be sold up to two days after, ambient products will be sold up to seven days after
Exmouth Journal (01/20)

Stop & Shop to roll out Flashfood, an app-based marketplace designed to eliminate food waste, to its Pawtucket and Providence, Rhode Island, stores following successful pilot; Flashfood connects consumers with discounted food nearing its best by date
GlobeNewswire (01/20)

Convenience Store

Marks & Spencer extends agreement with oil company BP for convenience stores at UK petrol stations for another eight years; the deal will see the collaboration continue until at least 2030
Alliance News (01/14)

Club Store

Sam’s Club to launch its first-ever Super Bowl commercial, starring actor Kevin Hart; 30-second ad to feature Scan & Go checkout function on the Sam’s Club app
Ad Age (01/19)

Mass Merchandise Retailers

Fusion of wellness, beauty sets up mass market, beauty retailers like Walgreens, Ulta Beauty for success in 2022; pandemic-fueled consumer interest in healthier living boosting sales of self-care products, especially skin care, foot care, bath items
Drug Store News (01/20)

E-Commerce Trends & Statistics

US consumers spent US$204.5B during 2021 holiday season from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, up 8.6% year-over-year, and set record of 38 days with over US$3B in daily spend; jewelry, toys, video games, gift cards, books among top online sales growth categories: Adobe
Policies On Gems And Precious Stones (01/20)

US online grocery sales hit US$97.7B in 2021 as over 70% of households shopped online at least once, preferring pickup to delivery, ship-to-home; of US$8.9B in total December online grocery sales, delivery and pickup made up US$7.1B: Brick Meets Click
FoodNavigator-USA.com (01/19)

Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Three Dog Bakery opens location in West Fargo, North Dakota; bakery provides oven-baked treats, pastries, toys for dogs in over 50 retail bakeries worldwide, along with independent national pet and mass retailers
Three Dog Bakery (01/20)

D-to-c hair-care brand Prose forays outside US, launches website in Canada, while skin-care brand Mutha launches at Cult Beauty in UK; Jones Road Beauty enters all 10 Credo Beauty doors in US, and SPF brand Everyday Humans will enter 717 Target stores
WWD (01/19)

 Household Products Packaging

Rigid Packaging

Neom Organics selects Spectra’s recyclable Roma pack made of 100% PCR HDPE content for its 300ml Hand & Body collection; the extrusion blow molded pack features three-pass silkscreen printing and one-pass hot foil blocking
Spectra Packaging Ltd. (01/20)

Arburg subsidiary in France and its partners are demonstrating how to economically produce thin-walled containers using recycled material and with maximum output; concept is based on an automated injection molding cell around a hybrid ALLROUNDER 720 H
ENP Newswire (01/20)

Plastic Packaging

New Jersey governor signs law requiring more recycled plastic, glass and paper in packaging, trash bags and other products; law also prohibits sale of PS packing peanuts within two years
The Montclair Times (01/20)

Coveris launches Unterland R, a new stretch film for silage bale wrapping; the film contains at least 30% recyclate from collected agricultural films, is produced using only green energy
Coveris Holdings S.A. (01/20)

Packaging Design

Smurfit Kappa wins 13 WorldStar 2022 Awards; winners include corrugated packaging for transporting fresh fish, paper packaging for a ceiling luminaire, a space-saving and easy-to-assemble solution for confectionery, TopClip solution for multipacks
Smurfit Kappa Group PLC (01/20)

Some beauty brands are choosing to be explicit about the use of sustainable materials, are explicitly focusing on re-use and refill, and optimizing packaging for ecommerce with highly Instagrammable designs, according to Pentawards 2021 Trends Report
Beauty Packaging (01/17)

Reusable/Refillable/Storage Containers

Glossier relaunches Glossier You solid perfume, featuring updated formula with softer consistency, alcohol-free, anhydrous wax base that melts into skin and refillable pink case; notes include ambrox, ambrette, musk, iris root, pink pepper
Hypebae (01/18)

Giorgio Armani to debut Acqua di Gio Eau de Parfum, a new interpretation of brand's original Acqua di Gio fragrance from 1996, available in refillable 40, 75, 125ml sizes with 150ml refill; notes include clary sage, lavender, geranium, patchouli, vetiver
Fragrantica (01/18)


Latest: Jan, 20 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Church & Dwight (CHD) 101.98 102.93 -0.92% 20.34%
Clorox (CLX) 175.98 181.13 -2.84% -10.64%
Ecolab (ECL) 213.17 214.80 -0.76% -2.39%
Henkel AG & Co. KGAA (HEN) :ETR 74.30 75.70 -1.85% -4.74%
Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) 23.07 23.30 -0.99% -6.45%
Procter & Gamble (PG) 162.00 162.00 0.00% 22.79%
Reynolds Consumer Products (REYN) 31.11 31.20 -0.29% 7.68%
Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) 154.24 161.27 -4.36% -30.67%
Spectrum Brands (SPB) 92.11 93.14 -1.11% 14.47%
Unilever plc (ULVR) :LON 3,675.50 3,516.50 4.52% -16.10%