Newark-based beard and hair care brand identified as fastest growing in its market

Scotch Porter has reimagined the category for the future

Newark-based Scotch Porter on Thursday said it was recently identified via IRI Worldwide as the fastest-growing male grooming brand within the U.S. beard and hair care market.

The brand’s growth of over 70% in the last year in U.S. multioutlet channels is evidence of the demand from consumers in the nation for clean and affordable grooming solutions.

Scotch Porter’s robust growth strategies — rooted in a deep understanding of the consumer and their needs — have allowed the company to meet this demand at retail.

“It is exciting to be recognized for our growth within the market. We are witnessing men’s understanding of grooming increasingly broadening from a conventional focus on shaving and hygiene to a more intentional approach to holistic wellness,” Calvin Quallis, founder and CEO of Scotch Porter, said.

In the last year, the brand attained the highest index with Black, indigenous and people of color, or BIPOC, shoppers while also growing distribution in retail and experiencing triple-digit growth on Amazon, exponentially serving more customers than ever before.

“In a recent brand survey, 69% of Black men reported looking for a brand that positively impacts communities. As we look to the future, our wellness-centered approach to men’s grooming and personal care allows us to speak to the comprehensive identity of the consumer — championing a new definition of masculinity and what it means to be a man in today’s society.”

In September 2022, the brand introduced the Scotch Porter Impact Fund — donating over $240,000 of products and grants to organizations impacting communities in the areas of education & job training, entrepreneurship and recidivism.

Committed to supplying men with the tools needed to transform their lives, Scotch Porter intends to continue driving its growth and reach even more consumers by expanding its product lineup and entering new product categories.

This year will welcome the anticipated introduction of the brand’s body care portfolio.

Scotch Porter also plans to accelerate customer accessibility through its continued retail expansion in food/drug/mass nationwide.

“There’s a rapidly growing need for a grooming brand that not only provides clean, nontoxic solutions to the everyday concerns of multicultural men but also values the practice of self-care and self-improvement for all men,” Christian Chopra, president of Scotch Porter, said. “As consumer behaviors continue to evolve, Scotch Porter is at the center of answering this demand. This year, we will continue scaling rapidly to expand our distribution channels, continue innovating on our product offering, and growing our organization and team.”