Top news and trends in play for household and personal products


1-on-1 With GMDC’s Patrick Spear

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


Setting the Mood With Nonfood

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.

Premiumization and low online penetration sets self-care on a growth path.

A CBD survey reveals that health and wellness trends are a key factor in consumer adoption of CBD product.

Sixty-three percent of Americans own a dog, creating an opportunity for retailers to find ways to bring dog-owning customers closer to the fold.

CBD manufacturer Charlotte’s Web grew sales by 45% in Q2, with more than half from brick-and-mortar stores such as Kroger and CVS.

The retailer says the items meet increasing demand from shoppers to have their four-legged family members in on the celebration.

Supermarkets could emerge as a top destination for the $6 billion greeting card industry.

The secret to CBD customer loyalty starts with understanding how people take this supplement.

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