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Is Private Label Brand a new Name Brand?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 19, 2017 9:58:04 AM / by Michele Farina

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PLMA’s 2017 “World of Private Label” trade show, held in Amsterdam on 16 -17 May, closed down confirming how strong the private-label sector has become in Europe. The theme for this year edition was "Helping Consumers” and it put the spotlight on the value and variety that private label products offer todays’ shoppers.

Latest data on Private Label today shows that market share for retailers and popularity of private label keeps growing across Europe. Gains differ among product categories and geographical regions. In Switzerland and Spain, volume shares are above 50%, followed by the Uk (46%) and Germany (43%). (Source Nielsen).

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Entering incontinence products market: opportunities and difficulties

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2017 8:35:00 AM / by Michele Farina

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As the number of incontinence sufferers increases, the topic of incontinence is getting more and more notice. Adult incontinence products – diapers, pads, absorbent underwear - represent a large product category in the global medical disposables market and their business attractiveness is luring more and more players in the market, in particular wholesalers and retailers.

Aging population, a better understanding of incontinence and a better consumer awareness of products available, are driving the steady growing demand:  this is turning incontinence products into a real business opportunity.

However, starting up a business distributing incontinence products does not bring immediate results.

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Increase sales with hygiene medical disposables and incontinence products

[fa icon="calendar'] May 12, 2017 9:33:42 AM / by Cristian Ferro

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Disposable medical products represent the largest segment within the global healthcare equipments and supplies sector. Different factors drive the growth in the global market: such as the increased focus on preventing hospitals acquired infections (HAIs), improving healthcare infrastructures and services as well as patient safety.

Global demand for medical disposable product is forecast to grow 6.2% and reach a value of USD 273 billion in 2020 (source: Freedonia Group Report). Adult incontinence care products represent a large product category in the global medical disposables market and their share is expected to grow as a result of an increase in the number of people affected by incontinence due to the aging population.

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Common myths about urinary incontinence. How much do you know?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 7, 2017 1:09:00 AM / by Giulia Dalla Tomba

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There are many common myths related to incontinence issues which may interfere with recognition and treatment of urinary incontinence symptoms.

Following, a few incontinence myths and the truth behind them if you think to suffer of incontinence symptoms.

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Handbook on how to manage urinary incontinence at work

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 27, 2017 12:37:05 PM / by Giulia Dalla Tomba

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Many incontinence sufferers are active workers. Each job is different, but whatever you do for work, here are a few helpful tips to help you managing urinary incontinence at work.

Urinary incontinence does not affect elderly people only. According to NAFC’s survey, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 3 men, over the age of 18, experience episodes of leaking urine involuntarily.  Women in their 30s to 70s have experienced any loss of bladder control.

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What you need to know about adult incontinence products range

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 2, 2017 5:32:15 PM / by Cristian Ferro

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An adults incontinence product range can includes dozens of articles. How do you select which products are best for your business? 

Thanks to favourable demographic, in some Countries, sales of incontinence products have surpassed those of baby diapers, therefore you may be looking for partners for starting or increasing import and distribution of these items in your channels and stores. 

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Selling incontinence products: how to find the best supplier for your business

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Michele Farina

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If you are in the hygiene industry, then you have noticed how the adult incontinence product category has attractive growth prospects for businesses, due to favourable demographic trends.

In some Countries, sales of adult incontinence products have surpassed those of baby diapers and the numbers are still growing. Therefore, considering the growing demand, adding adult diapers to your retail stores or distribution channels is a business true opportunity.

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10 suggestions on how to choose a range of incontinence products to import

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Cristian Ferro

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How many incontinence products do you import in your market?

If you are a buyer or a product manager or if you are in charge of deciding which incontinence products to import in your market, your choice must take into consideration various aspects.

First of all, the demographic and social transformation. In fact, market trends reflect the population downturn: people are living longer and don’t have children, as a consequence the average age all around the world is increasing along with the demand of products for diseases and health condition associated with old age.

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Urinary incontinence: what to do when someone close to you shows its signs

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 26, 2017 10:12:11 AM / by Giulia Dalla Tomba

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When it’s about our own body, recognizing that something is off is not easy. As an outside observer, you may notice that people close to you is showing signs of mild health issues. What to do? You can provide some advice, share your opinions and support them in dealing with changes. When it’s not a temporary condition or when it’s necessary to consult a specialist, you can be the someone they can rely on.

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Importing first choice or second choice incontinent pads?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 5, 2017 9:27:56 AM / by Michele Farina

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A strategic point for importers from new developing Countries and areas, such as Africa.

Terms like first, second or even third choice products are quite widespread and they are commonly used to grade mass produced goods. There isn't a clear-cut definition of what second choice products are, as every industry has its specific production process and uses different raw materials.

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