“There is no distinction between retailers and consumers,” says Paula Feldman, Director, Business Intelligence with PMMI.
“In some cases the demand for tamper evidence comes from a retailer who does not want to shampoo (for example) to spill in the store or warehouse,” Feldman reports.
For track & trace, Unique Device Identification (UDI) technology is mandated by US FDA for personal hygiene products (easily readable and scan-able codes for track and trace serialization), but not for personal care products. However, the industry is expected to increasingly use some sort of track & trace technology such as QR (Quick Response) code, owing to the growing sales through the online/offline retails, inventory management, and concern over counterfeit.
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Source: PMMI Business Intelligence, “Personal Care Industry Trends.”