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Sales not to be sniffed at

2019-09-09T00:00:00+01:00

Most people take general painkillers to treat cold and flu symptoms and the majority are happy to consume cheaper own-brand products. So says Mintel in its latest OTC (over the counter) Analgesics and Cough, Cold and Flu Remedies report. That said, there will always be some people who will only ...

Sneezy money

2014-08-13T00:00:00+01:00

Sore throats, runny noses, earache, colds and flu-like illness produce a range of symptoms that can usually be managed using over-the-counter medicines and don’t need antibiotics. That was the message from Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in the run up to last winter ...

Cold comfort

2013-08-07T00:00:00+01:00

You might be sweating your ’whatsits’ off as you read this but cast your mind back a few months and you’ll shiver at the thought of March, which was the second coldest month since records began more than 100 years ago. Sneezes, coughs and colds hit higher-than-average levels, sending demand ...

Clean living

2013-07-10T00:00:00+01:00

When it comes to hair care, consumers really do believe "they’re worth it" and stick to named brands. So says Mintel in its recent Shampoo, Conditioners and Styling Products report. Highlighting this, is the fact that last year own-label products accounted for a measly 4% of haircare value sales. Meanwhile, ...

Healthcare: Looking good

2012-07-03T00:00:00+01:00

The big news in male grooming so far this year has been the Lynx brand’s move into hair care. Brand owner Unilever says the new range "taps into the strong and sustained growth of the male grooming market". The company’s internal stats show that use of deodorants by men has ...