Store Brands Brew Excitement in Tea Aisle
It doesn't take reading tea leaves to know that the tea category is quickly filling up with new products and new consumers. Exotic varieties like matcha, sencha and oolong are attracting people interested in tea's reported health benefits. And Bob Vosburgh explains there are more ways than ever to enjoy tea, from specialty, ready-to-drink “cold brew” bottles to the ceremonial splendor of powdered Japanese matcha.
Changing brand loyalty, environmental concerns, and a new role for men in daily home chores are opening opportunities for store brands in laundry products and household cleaners. Private label sales in these categories have reached $17 billion and market shares continue to grow. Bob Vosburgh examines the products, the trends, and the retailers who are helping consumers clean up in this month's category profile. Click here to download video