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The Color of Personal Care: Diversity in Health and Beauty Aisles

The COVID-19 pandemic made the lack of representation on store shelves of health and beauty products created for diverse consumers all the more apparent—and added new urgency for retailers to address the issue.

Retailers

Target Looks to Back Black-Owned Beauty Brands

The Minneapolis-based retailer is working to help Black-owned beauty- and personal-care businesses develop and make products that "better support the brands’ values."

The adoption of dogs and cats during the pandemic “provides retailers and brands with the opportunity to identify and provide value for the ongoing needs of their customers—and their pets,” Quotient CEO Steven Boal says.

Retailers and consumers are paying more attention to nontoxic wellness.

As more and more shoppers resume their pre-pandemic food shopping patterns, they will likely remain highly aware of the cleanliness of the stores they patronize, and are likely making this an even higher priority than before the pandemic.

Household cleaning products had a good year as consumers cleaned more, and pet products also had a strong showing with adoptions of dogs and cats on the rise.

The pandemic drives sales in cookware and cleaning products for consumers confined to, and investing in, their homes.

Beverages, topicals and gummies are popular, despite lack of FDA approval.

An informed staff is the starting point for educating consumers on the uses and potential benefits of cannabidiol products.

Retailer partners with The W Nail Bar to open in-store salons as it continues to bring experiential experiences to its stores.

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