Top news and trends in play for household and personal products


Grocers Cater to the Not-So-Secret Lives of Pets

Sales climb of high-end, economical and fringe pet products.


Greeting Cards Resonating Amid Pandemic

Consumers turn to greeting cards for meaningful expression, a much-needed laugh and everything in between.

The Lempert Report: This year marks the first time hemp will be grown in Indiana as a commercial crop.

Consumers who are spending more time at home amid the pandemic are buying more treats and toys for their four-legged family members.

While the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation that would decriminalize marijuana, the Senate may prove the stumbling block in the bill becoming law.

Shoppers in the category also gravitate toward the vitamin aisle.

Sales of treats—and those deemed "better for your pet"—increase, reflecting consumers’ desire to pamper their furry campions.

As consumers seek human connections amid the pandemic, greeting cards are seen as a safe way to connect. Meanwhile, COVID has sparked the greatest cleaning frenzy in the home care industry has ever seen.

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.

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

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