Throughout March, Label Insight is profiling female leaders from across our company in honor of Women’s History Month. The contributions of these individuals to our industry and our company are significant and inform a perspective we hope will be valuable and inspirational to the next generation of women in technology.
Poor diet is the leading cause of poor health in the US. In recent years we’ve seen increased evidence of the relationship between consuming excess added sugars and chronic illness, most prominently with heart disease, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes.
This Valentine’s Day, health-centric shoppers were seeking out candies that would allow them to indulge in the celebration without the burden of compromising their diets and hard earned progress. CPG brands and retailers should be asking themselves two questions: did consumers know where to find these diet compliant candies in-store and online, and what can be done to make this search more convenient for shoppers going forward?
With 200 million consumers adhering to a particular diet or health related eating program, and nearly as many indicating that a food allergy or intolerance affects the way they shop, need-state shopping is big business.
This past week, Label Insight announced our partnership with Salsify, the commerce experience management platform that helps brands win on the digital shelf, to dramatically improve product data quality and the digital shelf experience overall.
The number of consumers in the U.S. who are shopping based on personal need-states such as diets, allergies, and health-related wellness preferences has risen dramatically over the last few years. Today, an estimated 200 million Americans follow some type of health and wellness program, and an estimated 180 million Americans have food allergies that affect the way they shop. And 55% of shoppers now say allergies or intolerances affect how they shop, up from 44% in 2018.
According to Healthline, more than 1.5 million Americans may have a sesame allergy with 1.1 million children and adults diagnosed with one.
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From a consumer perspective, the online grocery experience is broken. While an increasing majority of consumers are shopping based on lifestyle choices and wellness needs (up 15% over the last two years), online retailers aren’t making it easy for them to find products that meet their criteria.
Traditionally, household cleaners have not been required to disclose ingredients on-package. But now that California has passed the California Cleaning Products Right to Know Act, all cleaning products sold in the state of California, which is currently most of the market, must disclose ingredients on-package and digitally. As a result, consumers are not as familiar with these ingredients, leading to confusion and apprehension as some household cleaning products have unrecognizable and often intimidating chemical names.