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Welcome to Consumer Compact. Focusing on the Consumer Goods and Retail industry, our experts provide insights on international developments, new regulations, case studies and updates on SGS activities.

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Toy Updates: April 2021

Learn more about EU toy safety directive 2009/48/EC. Read More

  1. Toys and Juvenile Products
April 27 2021

Repair is Better Than Replace: France’s New Reparability Index for Electronic Products

77% of Europeans would rather repair than replace a damaged electronic product. We look at France’s new reparability index for electronics. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
March 30 2021

The Impact of Online Retailing on China’s Apparel Market

A look at the shift towards e-commerce and its impact on the Chinese apparel market. Read More

  1. Softlines
March 30 2021

The Importance of Performance Assessment in Competitive Electronics Markets

A look at the challenges facing the EE industry and the importance of demonstrating high-quality performance to consumers. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
March 30 2021

Turning the Tide: Creating Sustainable Packaging Solutions

The world is being swamped by discarded packaging. Consumers, governments and industry are now responding with more sustainable packaging options. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
March 30 2021

SGS Offers Extensive Testing Capabilities to Toy Manufacturers in Mexico City

SGS opens new toy testing laboratory in Mexico City. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
March 30 2021

Finding a Better Way to Test Dishwasher Detergents

A look at performance testing for dishwasher detergents and SGS’s development of two new testing soils. Read More

  1. Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
March 30 2021

The Difficult Road to Brexit and its Impact on Trade

A look at how Brexit has impacted trade between the UK and EU. Read More

  1. Public Sector
March 30 2021

On Your Bike: Why Consumers Are Increasingly Choosing E-Bikes

2020 saw a boom in bike sales as e-bikes became the commuter's transportation of choice during the pandemic. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
March 30 2021

Safer Roads Through Connectivity

A look at how connected vehicles are making our roads safer and improving the driving experience. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
March 30 2021