Unilever has joined the Giving Tuesday initiative
Unilever donated almost 30,000 pieces of drugstore goods and 3,500 cartons of ice cream to charities with a total value of more than CZK 1,100,000.
Cosmetic companies introduce a voluntary environmental impact assessment system and a cosmetics product assessment system
Henkel, L'Oréal, LVMH, Natura & Co and Unilever have announced the start of a new global collaboration on the development of a voluntary environmental impact assessment system of cosmetics industry and a cosmetic products impact rating system. The aim is to increase transparency on the environmental impact of cosmetic products, both in composition and packaging and use. The founding companies are inviting other players in the cosmetics industry to join the idea.
Limited gold edition of blu vaporisers with mango/apricot and strawberry/mint flavours has won the Volba spotřebitelů – Nejlepší novinka 2021 award in the category Vaporizéry a elektronické cigarety (Vaporisers and Electronic Cigarettes). Four thousand respondents participated in the evaluation of new products conducted by the research company Nielsen IQ using a customer survey. At the same time, blu in new packaging and one flavour without nicotine were launched on the market.
Czech consumers have picked the best products. A jury of four thousand end users chose the best one out of 200 products new to the Czech market in 60 categories. Only products introduced to the market between January and May 2021 were eligible for participation in the competition arranged by Nielsen IQ. The category of new products also includes ones with new packaging or flavour, or changed weight. The winners were announced on Thursday, June 17th, with blu winning in the electronic cigarettes category.
“The fact the award was decided by consumers makes us even prouder of winning it,” said Bojan Stoevski, the Imperial Brands’ Market Manager for the Czech Republic. “We hope that they will also be interested in the rest of our new products,” he added.
blu vaporisers and pods were designed with the needs of our always evolving world in mind. According to recent research, the category is helpful to recovering cigarette addicts, and we would love for blu to help them on this formidable journey.
Coca-Cola drink has been produced in the Czech Republic and Slovakia for 50 years - its production began in Brno in 1971. This year it marked a significant anniversary, which we commemorate in both countries. Since 2000, the beverage has been produced and bottled by Coca-Cola HBC, a strategic partner of The Coca-Cola Company. Over the last 30 years, the Coca-Cola system has employed almost 10,000 people. It currently employs 943 people of 20 different nationalities. Almost 9% of the company's employees have been working in the company for more than 25 years.
For more details (in Czech) see the link.
Fruit beer mixes are experiencing a renaissance in recent years. The non-alcoholic version is becoming increasingly popular, with the Cool brand, one of the most sought-after on the market, recording even more dynamic growth last year, by 32.9%. The Cool brand is responding to the growing popularity of the mix of non-alcoholic beer and fruit juice with a new flavor of currants and lime, as well as the introduction of the entire portfolio in a version with an alcohol content of 0.0% vol.
For more details (in Czech) see the link.
The ČSZV Section for Cosmetics approved a statement on results of the study of Danish Consumer Council. You can find the text of the statement (in Czech) in section "CSZV Activities" and in the link.
Members of the ČSZV Section for Cosmetics approved in February 2021 a document called Explanation on the Commission Notice "Guidelines for the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2019/1148 on the marketing and use of explosives precursors". You can find the text (in Czech) in section "CSZV Activities" and in the link.
In February 2021, the ČSZV members adopted their position paper on so called dual quality of products. You can find the text of the position paper (in Czech) in section "CSZV Activities" and in the link.
The producers of plant based foodstuffs established their own platform in the Czech Republic. The members of the newly established platform have agreed on basic principles of production, distribution and marketing of plant based foodstuffs in the Czech Republic. Details (in Czech) are in section "CSZV Activities" and in the link.