C&D Boosts Gummy Vitamin Manufacturing As Consumer Stockpiling ‘Wiped Out’ Supply
Church & Dwight invests in two manufacturing plants to increase production of its vitafusion and L’il Critters gummies after COVID-19-related stockpiling clears many customers' inventories. Demand for the products and nasal hygiene helped drive 10.2% domestic consumer sales increase in the first quarter.
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C&D said sales of its brands including vitafusion, L’il Critters and PB8 supplements, Arm & Hammer, Aim and Close-Up toothpastes and Waterpick and Spinbrush power toothbrushes helped drive 8.8% growth to $386.4m for the personal and health care categories.
Consumers' significant shift to buying more health products online likely is a permanent trend, says RB CEO Laxman Narasimhan. A 37.4% jump in North America on health product stockpiling drove 13.6% growth in global health business sales.
P&G reported personal health care brands drove overall health care organic sales up 9% to $2.26bn in its latest quarter. CFO Jon Moeller says consumer stockpiling caused production acceleration as its five largest North American plants in March increased production 22% over monthly average for previous year.