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By Tom Branna
Published March 31, 2009
There are plenty of companies competing in the global household and personal products industry that take greenwashing to new heights. In fact, executives at companies such as Aveda admit that it is often difficult to figure out exactly what their c… Read More »
Borba Skin Care
Published March 2, 2009
Founder Scott-Vincent Borba is in pursuit of the total approach to skin care. Read More »
Published February 6, 2009
For the past several years, the period from late January to early March has been a time of much back-slapping in household and personal products industry boardrooms, as marketers and suppliers alike not only made their fourth quarter and year-end num… Read More »
Published January 8, 2009
I’ve been covering this industry for more than 20 years now and writing this column for eight of ’em. And in all that time, I’ve never seen so many glum expressions and dour projections as I have in the past month or so. In early… Read More »
Clorox Creates a Hotline for Holiday Stains
Published December 3, 2008
Clorox Creates Hotline for Holiday Stains Eggnog on an heirloom tablecloth? Did Uncle Steve drop his (fourth) glass of red wine on your favorite pants? This holiday, Clorox’s Dr. Laundry will answer the cries of consumers beset by seasona… Read More »
Chemicals and Children
Published December 1, 2008
Panel discussion urges greater attention on the impact of common chemicals on children. Read More »
By Tom Branna, VP/Editorial Director
Published August 5, 2008
Well, at least one company is having a good year. As economies around the world sputter, Wal-Mart announced that its June sales jumped more than 11% from a year ago—its best monthly sales gain in four years. Wal-Mart’s gain underscores… Read More »
Published December 27, 2007
Stagflation. All you 20- and 30-somethings in the industry probably don’t remember the combination of no growth and high inflation that crippled economies around the world back in 1973. Thirty-five years may seem like ancient history for some,… Read More »
Published January 10, 2007
We’re only in January, but 2007 is already shaping up to be a watershed year for the global household and personal products industry. On the top of everyone’s list, of course, is REACH, the new European regulation for chemicals which has… Read More »
By Tom Branna, Editor
Published January 9, 2006
Regulations aren’t sexy. Go to any industry conference and it’s a safe bet that the regulatory track will be one of the more poorly attended segments. Folks would much rather hear about the latest new technology or marketing ideas...you k… Read More »
The Top 50 Report
Published November 9, 2005
Companies making household and personal products and industrial and institutional products Read More »
Detergent Market Update
Published November 8, 2005
With store shelf space at a premium, marketers escalate turf war with a plethora of new offerings. Despite the jostling, P&G remains king of the hill. Read More »
Published November 7, 2005
The International Top 30 1. Unilever England $22.8 billion 2. L'Oreal France $11.1 billion 3. Henkel Germany $5.1 billion… Read More »
Published November 7, 2005
The Top 50 gets another face lift this year following a rash of acquisitions in 1998. Freeman Cosmetics, Soft Sheen and Dep are all gone from our annual look at the leading companies in teh household and personal products industry. Read More »
Published November 7, 2005
Mergers and acquisitions have changed some of the players in the segment, but suppliers insist the issues, including claim substantiation, mildness and multifunctionlaity, remain the same. Read More »