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Regulatory barriers, government conservativism and a generous reimbursement system have all held back the development of France's self-care market. However, executive director of the French self-care industry association, Luc Besançon, thinks that the growing trends for prevention and e-commerce will change this in the future.
In this episode, HBW Insight speaks to AESGP director general and GSCF board member Jurate Švarcaite about the GSCF's Charter for Environmentally Sustainable Self-Care, which it describes as the “first industry-wide climate action resolution issued by the consumer health sector.” Švarcaite reveals the story behind the charter and discusses what it aims to achieve, as well as some of the challenges companies face in formulating ambitious, yet concrete and achievable climate action goals.
If its acquisition of France's HRA Pharma completes, Perrigo will have “enough growth in our back pocket for the next three to five years without making any further acquisitions,” says the firm’s UK & Ireland chief, Neil Lister, in an exclusive interview with HBW Insight.
How can self-care companies operating in the UK avoid 'greenwashing' when making environmental claims for their brands? In this episode, HBW Insight speaks to PHD Marketing managing director Jo Stephenson about the new UK Green Claims Code, and how OTC firms can navigate this new guidance on making claims for 'eco-friendly' products. Stephenson also talks about the wider implications of sustainability for the industry, with advice for companies small and large on how to begin taking strategic action against climate change in 2022.
HBW Insight catches up with Nature's Aid managing director Chris Morrey to talk about the firm's new sustainable dietary supplment range, Wild Earth, as well as the challenges posed by the UK's new regulstory regime for CBD novel foods.
Over The Counter 7 December 2021: Addressing The UK's Post-Pandemic Sleep Crisis, With Perrigo VP Neil Lister
Nearly three-quarters of UK adults suffer from sleep problems, yet the majority of them do not seek help. In this episode, HBW Insight speaks to Perrigo VP and PAGB president Neil Lister about what consumer healthcare companies can do to help sleep-deprived British consumers. We talk about Perrigo's new State of the Market Report on Sleep, and how adjacencies in the OTC sleep category offer opportunities for self-care product innovation.
“As a soon-to-be standalone global consumer healthcare company, the role of pharmacy is even more vital for GSK Consumer Healthcare,” says vice president Tess Player, as the firm publishes its Standing with Pharmacists in the Age of Self-Care report.
Working alongside the consumer healthcare industry, the Self-Care Academic Research Unit (SCARU) is helping to build a global self-care movement that makes a World Health Organization resolution "very likely" in the next few years, says director Austen El-Osta.
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