Hamacher Resource Group’s New Item Review team, in its ongoing evaluation of new products, evaluated a whopping 2,685 health, beauty and wellness items in 2016. The top 40 are listed in this special report.
Sales of artificial eyelashes packaged with adhesives rose 31% to $157 million, according to IRI data for multi-outlet retailers for the 52-week period ended March 19. Eyelash adhesives kicked in another $30 million and showed growth of 24%.
Drug and discount stores have managed to lure customers away from specialty and department stores to their doors for color cosmetics, where brows and lashes are leading the charge to attract shoppers, skin care and bubble bath products.
In the latest Supermarket Wellness Watch, David Orgel examines how Aldi’s health-and-wellness efforts — particularly those aimed at kids — are differentiating the retailer in the highly competitive U.S. food retailing business.