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Although personal care is a vast amalgamation of categories, most have seen sales increase, and almost all of the private label segments have seen increases.
The household paper products market rose 9 percent between 2007 and 2012, to $16.9 billion, according to Mintel’s report “Household Paper Products - US - February 2013.” Mintel expects the category to continue to make slow, steady gains, rising eight percent between 2012 and 2017 to $18.3 billion.
From batteries to cleaning tools and soap dishes, private label household products continue to make inroads in the general merchandise sections of retailers across the country.
PLBuyer’s 2013 Non-Food Hot List includes private label non-food categories that saw dollar sales across supermarkets, drugstores, mass market retailers, military commissaries and select club and dollar retail chains increase at least 10 percent in 2012.
The world of oral care might be running in place for the next few years, but innovation and value appear to leave the private label industry in the right place to make gains.
Innovation and quality improvements in the private label bath and beauty categories are helping to drive consumer acceptance of these products, but bath and beauty lines, such as In-Kind at Safeway and Mirra at Kroger, create more than just an acceptable alternative to national brands.
Fluffy and Fido are getting a lot of attention lately, and we don’t mean by way of pets and scratches.
National Association of Chain Drug Stores CEO Steven Anderson said Monday at the organization’s regional chain conference in Florida that the drugstore industry was entering a pivotal time as the NACDS marks its 80th anniversary.
NACDS launches new conference to expand reach to whole store effort.
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