Liquid Bleach Solutions
Toilet and toilet bowl cleaners, deodorizers and sodium hypochlorite bleach products have suffered declining sales during the last few years as budget-conscious consumers have sought to economize on household expenditures. In addition, the category faces competition from a variety of multipurpose cleaning products used for disinfecting and toilet cleaning.
A rebound in the bleach segment in 2012 broke the downward trend, suggesting a potential for focused marketing and new product innovation to increase top-of-mind awareness and reinvigorate sales. To sustain long-term growth, however, bleach marketers and retailers may need to emphasize more practical advice. A similar approach could also be effective in the toilet cleaners segment, where marketers and retailers have an opportunity to build on the consumer belief that toilets need regular, thorough cleaning.
On the positive side, the growing number of households increases the market for bathroom and toilet cleaners. As apartments become smaller and more kitchens become part of living rooms, there is an increased need for regular cleaning, disinfection and odor control. Yet, while new product launches might help to draw attention to the toilet cleaner segment in the short-term, new items alone may not be enough to generate long-term growth. The bigger win for marketers and retailers may lie in helping consumers get more out of the products that are already on the shelf.
Although the majority of consumers continue to care about the cleanliness of their homes, and a large proportion clean their homes at least once a week, prospects for bleaches and disinfectants are less positive than for the household cleaning market as a whole.
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