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UL Continues To Lead The Way For Retail Market Access

New retailer lists make life easier for suppliers and manufacturers

Posted on: August 14, 2019

We are pleased to announce another key expansion of the LOLI digital regulatory database (List of Lists), with the addition of retailer Restricted Substances Lists (RSLs) for ALDI, The Home Depot, Kroger, and Publix.

This new content joins existing RSLs for a number of global retail leaders, including Walmart, Amazon, Target and Whole Foods Market.

Rise of ingredient transparency

With the rise of ingredient transparency and an increasingly conscious consumer base, many major retailers have created their own lists of chemicals that should not be used. While these lists do not carry the force of law, they are a representation of the current social climate and what the market wants today, and they provide guidelines which suppliers and manufacturers must follow in order to ensure retail market access.

Supporting clients in the retail environment

The addition of these RSLs and continued expansion of the LOLI database continues to demonstrate UL’s eminence in supporting clients in the retail environment.

In conjunction with our WERCSmart program and Supply Chain solutions, UL provides end-to-end support for both suppliers and retail clients in navigating the ever-changing regulatory landscape.

This RSL information is crucial for suppliers and manufacturers during the design phase of products intended for the retail environment.

The LOLI database

The LOLI database currently supports regulations for more than 130 countries around the world in over 40 different languages, and is regularly updated by UL’s global team of over 50 regulatory specialists.

Find out more about how you can get over 6,000 global regulatory lists at your fingertips here.

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