These 3 Indie Beauty Brands Could Be the Next Billion-Dollar Buyouts

These 3 Indie Beauty Brands Could Be the Next Billion-Dollar Buyouts

Kline has identified three indie brands that could be tomorrow’s billion-dollar buyouts — just as we did in past reports where we accurately predicted M&As. 

Glow RecipeIlia Beauty, and Prose have landed squarely on our radar,” says Karen Doskow, Kline’s Director of Consumer Products, “They may be small in terms of sales value, but these brands have totally disrupted the industry.” According to Doskow, indies are currently the most sought-after brands by cosmetics marketers, retailers, and shoppers alike thanks to their compelling ingredient stories, creative consumer engagement, and first-rate digital marketing tactics.  Continue reading

Face Value: Consumers Expected to Spend More on Professional Skin Care

Face Value: Consumers Expected to Spend More on Professional Skin Care

Consumers plan to spend more on non-invasive aesthetic services in 2022 than they have in the last two years — including beauty boosts such as Botox and HydraFacial. 

“People are finally coming out of their pandemic cocoons and no longer hiding behind a mask as often, and everyone wants to look their best,” says Karen Doskow, Director of Consumer Products and Project Manager of Kline’s upcoming The Professional Skin Care Consumer: Attitudes and Behaviors Survey. “Botox and fillers top the list of treatments expected to see strong gains this year, as well as body-focused treatments such as CoolSculpting.” In fact, Kline’s preliminary research found that consumer spending on aesthetic treatments and products will be up by nearly 25% in the coming year. Continue reading

The Toughest Competitors to Beat in the Plant-Based Meat Market

The Five Toughest Competitors to Beat in the Plant-Based Meat Market

Innovation and expansion are the two key strategies adopted by leading players to grow and sustain in the plant-based meat market. Furthermore, plant-based meat analog producers are strengthening their sustainability goals by making stronger commitments to reduce their carbon footprints and promote more sustainable food alternatives. Here are some of the most dominant plant-based meat analog producers: Continue reading

Aluram: Hero Ingredients and Clean Claims

Aluram: Hero Ingredients and Clean Claims Spur Growth

Aluram was the fastestgrowing salon hair care brand in our Kline PRO database, advancing over 500% in sales to reach $6.6 million at the retail level in 2020. The brand maintained an upward path as it continued to expand into new salons across the United States. A key component of Aluram’s success is the presence of hero ingredients in its products, such as coconut water and marula oil. Its products are also vegan as well as free from sulfates, gluten, and parabens, strengthening its appeal to consumers looking for clean brands. For additional brand insights, follow our Kline PRO report. 

Top Salon Hair Care Trends in Europe

Top Salon Hair Care Trends in Europe

It’s no secret that the salon hair care market suffered gravely due to the coronavirus pandemic. With salons closed for several months, most countries analyzed in our Salon Hair Care Global Series report registered declines. Despite these setbacks, some of the trends that started in previous years, like the move toward sustainability and channel diversification, further accelerated, helping marketers survive the global crisis. Below are some of these trends that took place in Europe: Continue reading

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Beauty Retailing: The Shift to Speed and Convenience

The pandemic had a profound impact on the beauty retailing world last year, forcing retail outlets like Ulta and department stores to temporarily close while creating a tremendous shift to e-commerce during lockdowns. The big story of the year was how Internet sales surged 47.5%, as revealed by Kline’s soon-to-bepublished Beauty Retailing: U.S. Channel Analysis and Opportunities. The pandemic accelerated changes that were already in progress, such as the move to a stronger digital landscape, with years worth of digital enhancement happening in a matter of weeks and months and even consumers who previously resisted online shopping becoming avid users. 

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