The leading lifestyle and fitness brand, Men’s Health has secured retail placement within two of the UK’s biggest retailers for its new toiletry and gifting collection developed by the brand’s most recent licensee, Thumbs Up UK.
The new range consists of body washes, deodorants, and shower gels enhanced with accompanying gifting products such as a sports bottle, sports earphones, and sports armband. The range taps into and provides a gifting opportunity for a growing market of regular exercisers.
The ranges will go on shelves in Superdrug from August and in Primark from October this year.
The new range isn’t the only positive news to come from the Hearst owned title. Men’s Health UK page views rose by 84 per cent (year-on-year) to 11.5M during the month of May alone, with more than 4.8M unique users looking for online fitness and nutritional advice. The increased traffic also led to a sales spike for the well-established Men’s Health home fitness range at Argos.
“Given the authority of Men’s Health across all aspects of personal grooming, the value proposition for these fine products stands alone amongst our avid audience and loyal brand-enthusiasts,” said Steve Ross, global chief licensing officer and head of brand development for Hearst Magazines. “We’re pleased to partner with a terrific company like Thumb’s Up on this new holiday gifting initiative.”
Charlie Rudge from Thumbs Up, said: “Despite, or perhaps because of, the lockdown, retail interest in this fitness inspired range of toiletries has been very strong and we look forward to launching it for this Christmas.”
Antonia Habdank-Toczyska from Golden Goose, added: “We have represented Men’s Health for over seven years now and continue to find opportunities for this versatile and highly relevant brand – perhaps one of the few to see growth during lockdown.”