Online retail product discovery and purchasing platform RangeMe said health trends dominated online searches in the second quarter of 2022. Among the top search terms was “CBD.”
RangeMe analyzes user data from more than 15,000 retail buyers and 200,000 suppliers to help report the latest trends, and searches in Q2 imply that consumer health trends are being heard by retailers.
“Mushroom was one of the top searches in Q2 as it’s not only a tasty product used in increasing amounts of plant-based products, but mushrooms offer many health benefits as consumers continue to prioritize health,” the company said. In addition, an increase in pet ownership over the course of the pandemic has led to growing demand for quality pet food and products, so “cat food” made it on the top searches list.
Continuing the health trend, searches for “organic skin care” have seen an increase along with a rise in “CBD” related products in the United States in particular, the company said.
Overall, the most popular buyer collection this quarter was sustainability. “Retailers left and right are implementing sustainability initiatives and declaring war on plastic and harmful ingredients by banning them from their stores completely,” the company said. “And on the brand side, sustainable products are beating their less eco-friendly competitors onto retail shelves time and time again.”
St. Ives is continuing to put skin care at the forefront with two new product launches.
The new innovations from the brand include:
Deep Cleanse Daily Astringent: Made with 100% natural mint extract, this astringent helps keep clogged pores and oils at bay without drying the skin. Featuring a formula that clarifies down into pores to remove dirt, oil and makeup, it also refines them to help shrink their appearance; and
Supersize Apricot Scrub: A larger 9-oz. version of the iconic scrub that contains the same quality formula to help deeply exfoliate the skin and leave behind a glowing and soft appearance.
The Deep Cleanse Daily Astringent retails for $5.99 at Target.com and the Supersize Apricot Scrub retails for $6.49 at RiteAid.com.
New CBD brand carrying Jerry Garcia’s name launches
Jerry Garcia Wellness is a new CBD-centric business that evokes the “vision and values” of Jerry Garcia, the late founder of rock band The Grateful Dead.
The brand said Garcia was an early proponent of cannabis legalization and believed in its natural benefits decades before it became widely recognized as an effective aid to health and wellness.
Officially licensed as a partner of the Garcia family, the new CBD wellness brand will offer a full line of CBD products that pay homage to the Jerry Garcia legacy. Products include a collection of tinctures, a full array of topicals and custom-molded rose-shaped gummies inspired by Garcia’s love of roses. “Each product elicits its own unique vibe, and all are centered on caring for the mind, body and soul, as well as our planet,” the company said.
Jerry Garcia Wellness has tapped Cameron Keluche, founder of KelSie Biotech, to head up its product development and ensure that the quality and efficacy are second to none. The company said KelSie Biotech is known in the industry as a developer of some of the most highly effective CBD products and brands.
“It is an honor to work on this 100% organic and plastic-free CBD project initiated by Jerry Garcia Wellness,” said Keelin Garcia, Jerry’s daughter and president of Jerry Garcia Music Arts. “We appreciate how dedicated the company has been to ensure that every aspect of the project is in line with what father believed in and supported,” she said. “We’re excited to be able to honor him on his 80th birthday by sharing this natural wellness CBD program with his fans.”
RedCon1’s lineup at GNC is growing following the launch of an exclusive flavor at the retailer.
The brand announced that the cookies-and-cream variety is now available in both MRE bars and ready-to-drink formats.
“We’re excited to add another flavor from RedCon1 exclusively at GNC as part of our fall lineup,” said Kevin Maloberti, vice president of merchandising at GNC. “Our consumers seek variety and partnering with great brands to deliver delicious new flavors helps us to deliver on those expectations.”
Consumers can find the cookies-and-cream flavor exclusively at GNC.
Glamnetic rolls out new product to help consumers style eyebrows
Emerson Group has announced the date of its upcoming Industry Day event.
Taking place Oct. 12, the virtual event looks to bring together retail leaders, brand innovators and inspirational groundbreakers to explore and define what the future of the CPG industry looks like, the company said.
The event also aims to provide insight on how to navigate the supply chain, enhance the shopper experience, embrace retail media and optimize social influence.