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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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Better Consumer Product Packaging with ISTA Certification

With more people buying consumer products online, we explain how manufacturers and suppliers can improve performance and reduce packaging costs through certification to ISTA standards. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
July 05 2020

SGS Expands North American Cosmetic and Personal Care Product Testing Capabilities

SGS has expanded its cosmetic and personal care testing capabilities in North America with the acquisition of research centers in Texas and Arizona. Read More

  1. Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
July 05 2020

Defining Comfort in a Shoe

A breakdown of what comfort truly means in terms of footwear. Read More

  1. Softlines
July 05 2020

Why NRTL Certification Matters for Electrical & Electronic Products in the US

Learn more about this certification and why it matters for electrical & electronic products in the US. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
July 05 2020

Why E-Commerce Merchants Must Understand the EU’s New Fifth Class of Economic Operator

A look at how Regulation 2019/1020 will change the way e-commerce sellers operate in European Union markets. Read More

  1. Consumer Goods and Retail
July 05 2020

Hand Sanitizer Regulations Eased in Response to COVID-19

Discover which regulations have been eased in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

  1. Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
July 05 2020

Delivering Safe PPE to Frontline Health Care Professionals

Temporary regulatory changes have added greater complexity to a market that is already difficult to navigate. Read More

  1. Hardgoods
July 05 2020

COVID 19's Impact on the UV Cell Phone Sterilizer Market

A look at how UV light is being used to manufacture cell phone sterilizers during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

  1. Electrical and Electronics
July 05 2020

Volunteering as a Hair Product Tester

Products that are used on human hair need to be tested on humans to ensure they perform as described and are safe. We look at some of the ways human volunteers are part of the process when testing hair products. Read More

  1. Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
March 22 2020

Does Your Skincare Product Live Up to The Claims?

When skincare products are launched onto the market, they often come with specific claims concerning performance. How do manufacturers substantiate these claims before they go onto the market? Read More

  1. Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
March 22 2020