Trends and opinions

Hair care gets holistic, according to GlobalData

A stock image of a lady washing her hairTraditional hair care regimes are evolving from simply shampooing, conditioning and styling the hair to multi-step, more sophisticated approaches influenced by K Beauty. New products finding their way into consumers’ hair care regimes include pre-shampoos, serums and pre-style and after-style products.

Acdoco re-launches Jordan Oral Care

Jordan oral careSpecialist consumer packaged goods brand-custodian and distributor, Acdoco SA has announced that it is been appointed as the exclusive South African distributor for multi-award winning, global oral care brand, Jordan.

Over 90 percent of South Africans pledge to take better care of their hearts

Chocolate-custardA resounding 98 percent of the 1 500 South Africans polled at the start of the new year have pledged to take drastic steps in order to give heart disease the boot starting this Valentine’s month.

Taking folate should begin long before you consider getting pregnant

Preganant woman pixabayThe plight of neural tube defects (NTD) in the early stages of pregnancy and related complications can be reduced if proper care is taken, and more women are made aware of the options available to them to combat this debilitating condition suffered by some newborn babies. Taking folate at the right time cannot be emphasised enough as a primary intervention mechanism to mitigate NTD prevalence, particularly amongst women in their reproductive age. Folate has a well-established protective role against both first occurrence and the recurrence of NTDs.

Euromonitor’s top 10 global consumer trends for 2018

The front cover of Euromonitor International’s 2018 consumer trends white paperEuromonitor International says several emerging forces will shape consumer behaviour this year. Consumers will continue to question their values, priorities and purchasing decisions, prioritising brands and issues that matter to them. These shifting consumer expectations, from mindfulness to augmented reality, can be major disruptors for businesses.

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