Top news and trends in play for household and personal products


Topical CBD Products Outpace Edibles, Says FMI

FMI's newly released 2020 The Food Retailer Industry Speaks report finds that while CBD is an emerging category in food retail, topical products are far more prevalent than edible ones.


Consumer Concerns about Sustainability Extend to Packaging

Sustainability has become a part of the daily conversation, with more and more consumers looking for ways to minimize their carbon footprint.

Shoppers continue to seek immune-boosting products.

Manufacturers are responding to the pandemic and may see online sales increase while retail sales decline.

Industry leaders respond to the latest agency statement that noted expanded educational efforts.

High-quality food for dogs and cats is in demand as consumers seek products that mimic what they eat.

Given the limited shelf space behind the customer service counter, it’s important for grocers to understand offerings that go beyond traditional tobacco.

The executive says retailers should "lean in" on opportunities in general merchandise, including innovations in self-care.

How forward-thinking retailers are playing up profit potential by touting home goods, seasonal finds, beauty products, clothing, decor and pet supplies.

Improved distribution, marketing and brands meet consumer mindfulness, sending sales of green cleaning products soaring.

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