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Cannabis in Food & Beverages

U.S. Marketers Bet Big on Cannabis-Infused Products

Cannabis has emerged as the new buzzword across many U.S. industries as a result of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized the cultivation, sale, and distribution of hemp. The overall market for cannabis-infused food and beverages achieved strong double-digit growth of over 70% in 2019, while CBD health and wellness products are expected to approach $1 billion by 2024 with strong growth each year. Driving market growth is strong word-of-mouth and growing consumer interest in new and natural ingredients.Continue reading

metalworking fluids market 2020

Key Drivers of the Russian Metalworking Fluids Market

Metalworking fluids is the second-largest category within the industrial lubricant segment in Russia. The segment has been stable without large variations over the years. However, due to the steady annual growth of automotive production in the country and increasing exports of steel and primary metals over the past few years, it is expected that demand for metalworking fluids will keep growing in line with growth in the manufacturing sector.Continue reading

Professional Hair Care

Steps Toward a Sustainable Salon Industry in Europe

Last week, we had the pleasure of attending an exciting event—Hairdressers Ahead, a European congress by Coiffure EU—that raised awareness about the importance and benefits of “going green” in the salon environment. Although the topic of waste and environment is highly discussed in various industries, it’s still in the nascent stage in the salon hair care industry in Europe.  A political officer from the EU Commission discussed the steps that are being taken on the government level to minimize waste in the industry, including the development of a real market for green products and minimizing greenwashing.Continue reading

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Professional Skin Care: Engaging Consumers in the New Decade

Taking measures to reach new skin care consumers and devotees, professional skin care marketers are pushing beyond their traditional selling environments and product offerings more than ever. From the emergence of new outlets to express services, these initiatives helped sales for these brands around the globe rise 5% to reach nearly $8 billion in 2019.Continue reading

Upcoming Webinar: Industrial Surfactants: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities

This webinar is based on Kline’s just-published report covering Industrial Surfactants: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities. It will help you gain a general understanding of industrial applications driven by complex, application-related drivers, whose identification is key for building a successful, targeted business strategy.

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petroleum lubricants and lubricant baseoils market China

Changes in China’s Economy—and What They Mean to Lubricant Suppliers

With China’s slowing GDP, many changes and new economy sectors will play an increasingly important role in the country’s future economic growth. China’s economic structure is transforming from investment- and export-driven to consumption-driven, with manufacturing and growing domestic consumption. Its changing economic strategy will bring both opportunities and challenges to different end-use industries.Continue reading

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Food Safety and Environmental Concerns are Key Trends Among Commercial Foodservice Cleaning Professionals in Europe

When it comes to the professional cleaning of commercial kitchens, key market trends including control of foodborne illness, food safety, and strict sanitation regulations are all drivers propelling growth of foodservice cleaning products. Regulations increase cleaning frequency for end users but also push manufacturers to develop new products that protect human health and the environment. Food safety and prevention of foodborne illness are concerns for all end users but particularly those serving the public. These have led to improved sanitation practices and include higher cleaning standards, sanitizing of hands, sanitizing of dishes and other kitchen wares, and hygiene programs and training for employees.  Continue reading

Clean Label in Food & Beverage

Ethical Labeling in Food and Beverage

The concept of healthy living has evolved over the years to include a holistic approach to self-care. This promotes the notion of eating healthy and organic foods, taking supplements, using cleaner personal care products, exercising, and managing stress.

In their quest for greener and cleaner living, an increasing number of consumers opt for food and beverage products that they perceive to be “clean” or “natural.” Products with claims such as gluten-free, non-GMO, no artificial colors or preservatives, organic, and grass-fed are gaining more space at retailers’ shelves. Kline’s findings from the already-conducted Clean Label in Food and Beverages consumer survey indicate that slightly more than half of the respondents feel that purchasing natural/clean-labeled food products is essential or very important to them. They also cite that natural/clean foods have a positive effect on their health.Continue reading

professional beauty drives M&A Activity

Professional Beauty Drives 2020 M&A Activity

With the Coty Professional Beauty deal front and center, Kline believes other professional beauty businesses will be potential acquisition targets in 2020. In this upcoming Kline webinar, Kline’s professional beauty market research and management consulting team will share insights on performance across professional beauty sectors and weigh in on potential M&A candidates and their attractiveness.

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