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Grow Your Business with Fem Care

The Fem Care market is worth £450m a year, which is more than big enough for it to be classified as ‘essential for my store’. Understanding all the different products and formats and knowing how a shopper decides what to buy is important if you want to stock the right range, but the level of knowledge across the wholesale and convenience channel is mixed. Never fear… read on, and I will explain all.
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/ 16th November 2022

Dental Care: The £1 Billion Market

Everybody brushes their teeth, right? Yes, they do (with very few exceptions). Twice a day? The number drops off here, more than you might think. Dentists recommend you change your toothbrush every three months – people do that, right? Well… not even I do that, and I’m working with this information every day. I know I should, but then I think… I’ll just push it a little longer.
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How DCS & Unilever are Working Together Towards a Strong 2023

Our relationships with our suppliers are crucial to our success as a business, and it’s important that our sales and commercial teams stay up to date with all the latest information about the products we sell. On the 21st and 22nd of September, the DCS sales and commercial teams visited the Unilever offices to do just that.
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Attract Loyal Shoppers with Baby Feeding

The baby feeding category can be easily neglected by wholesalers and retailers, but to do so would be a missed opportunity to grow sales and build a loyal customer base.
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/ 21st September 2022

How Household Cleaning Can Give a Huge Boost to Your Sales

We all know that Household Cleaning products got a huge sales boost during the pandemic. Stock was flying off the shelves just as quickly as it could be replaced, and manufacturers were diverting all their expertise and resources to keep up with demand. We saw a swathe of product updates too, with antibacterial capabilities added to products that were previously lacking, to help the nation stop the spread of the infection.
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This Is Why Price Mark Packs Are Making a Major Impact

You don’t need a fancy statistic to know that shoppers are looking to save money in these times of financial uncertainty. Whilst we’re not technically in a recession, it certainly feels like it to many people across the nation, as household budgets are squeezed by rising utility, fuel, housing and grocery costs.
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Shopper Spending in an Economic Downturn… It’s Not All Doom and Gloom.

The news at the moment is a depressing collection of attention-grabbing headlines about grocery inflation, rising energy prices, rising interest rates, global supply chain issues, economic downturn, public sector pay disputes and a cost of living that’s spiralling out of control. So here’s a question… is it all doom and gloom, or can we find some positives buried deep down at the bottom of the (now slightly more expensive) barrel?
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Laundry Add-Ons - The Sure Way to Grow Your Sales

The laundry add-ons category is worth more than £100m in the UK market. Whilst it’s dwarfed by laundry detergents (£900m) and fabric conditioners (£430m), it’s still important to get right. There are many shoppers who are loyal to specific products, and you can encourage customers to grow their baskets by shopping across the full range.
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