The French are crazy about it: since confinement, cleaning products are tearing off the shelves. The giants of the sector are rejoicing.
They are occupying the shelves of supermarkets more and more often. Cleaning products have been very popular with the French since the start of the health crisis. “I consume double, triple“, Recognizes a buyer in front of the cameras of France 3. The figures speak for themselves-same: + 73% for bleach compared to last year, + 71% for household soaps. Enough to revive an industry that has been at half mast for several years. This boom does not please everyone, however. In particular, the industry is criticized for using chemical components deemed to be unfriendly to the environment.
A flourishing activity
A Saint-Etienne in the Loire, the Eurolab company produces bleach tablets to disinfect floors and windows. Sales jumped 150% during the lockdown. A godsend for the 180 employees. The company has even opened a third production line and is recruiting employees. In fact, the company has invested in research into new products, such as dyes that allow the state of disinfection of surfaces to be assessed.