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From soaps to ACs, brands promise assurance, safety in age of anxiety

Among the protector product segments, hand sanitiser, sun protection and sanitary products have grown at 59.2 per cent, 37.4 per cent and 15.9 per cent respectively, in terms of volume

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Brands  |  Hindustan Unilever  |  Itc

T E Narasimhan  |  Chennai 

Anxious consumers want their fears allayed, or so believe advertisers and the brands they speak for.

From Savlon, Godrej Protekt, Blue Star, Lifebuoy, Aquaguard and a long list of health and fitness gear and supplements brands, the positioning lines are being drawn clearly and sharply around the core value of consumer protection—be it the promise of the product or that of the brand in its engagement with stakeholders. While experts see this as a sign of the times, market research company Kantar IMRB predicts that the still undefined, but growing category of ‘protector ...

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First Published: Mon, February 18 2019. 20:57 IST
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