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Evolving Industry: Consumer Healthcare Categories Pivot Toward Wellness

The consumer self-care industry is shifting in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with both consumers and retailers focusing on wellness. 

According to the University of California, Davis, “Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness; it is a dynamic process of change and growth. It is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Continue reading

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[INFOGRAPHIC] WHAT IS RESHAPING THE PCMO MARKET? 2040 OUTLOOK

The global passenger car motor oil (PCMO) market is on the cusp of significant change due to many emerging technologies. The growth in electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles has the potential to reduce the consumption of PCMO. As ride sharing becomes more widespread, reliable, and economical, future vehicle owners may decide to forego vehicle ownership. The breakthrough of technological disruptors will result in a realignment of the market’s structure, with implications across the PCMO value chain. Autonomous vehicles still have a long way to go in terms of everyday use, but they may eventually find use in select applications, thereby impacting PCMO consumption.

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Home Fragrances USA Premium Brands

Home Scents: Unprecedented Growth Continues in 2021

After outstanding double-digit growth in 2020, the home fragrances market is poised to continue outpacing its pre-pandemic performance, with all-channel retail sales anticipated to maintain strong growth in 2021, according to Kline’s recently published Home Fragrances USA. Candles will be driving much of the growth for the next few years, as consumers will continue to work from home and place value on surrounding their home with scent. Existing trends will continue to reign, with premium products and extensive brand portfolios making an impact on the market.  Continue reading

Brand Watch Maria Nila

Maria Nila: Vegan and Cruelty-Free Nordic Brand Making Waves in Western Europe

With 15% growth in Western Europe coming mostly from its home market in Sweden, but also from Germany, Maria Nila is one of the exceptions in terms of professional brands that are growing healthily during the pandemic. The brand portfolio is 100% vegan and animal-friendly and produced in Sweden, making it appealing to the demanding consumers of Western European countries. For additional brand insights, follow our Salon Care Global Series report. 

NATURAL GAS ENGINE OILS: An opportunity across the value chain

The Crucial Players Within Renewables: Green Hydrogen for Europe and Natural Gas for the Rest of the World  

The reason for the steady growth of natural gas consumption, and subsequently, its production, can be attributed to multiple factors. In addition to the conditions of the global economy, crude oil prices, ease of installations of clean energy sources, availability of natural gas in regions with high demand, monetization of natural gas, and global trade logistics play a key role in shaping the consumption of natural gas. However, the primary driver for the natural gas market is environmental consideration. 

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The GelBottle

The GelBottle: Diversifying in Nail Care

The GelBottle has been making waves with its international expansion. The U.K.-based brand started off as a gel polish company and now offers nail enhancements within the same label. It has also expanded its business with its sister company, Peacci, offering only nail polishes.For additional brand insights, follow our Professional Nail Care: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities report. 

U.S. and U.K. Professional Nail Care Markets

United States Outperformed United Kingdom in the Professional Nail Care Market

COVID-19 pandemic measures massively disrupted the ability of U.S. and U.K. nail salons to perform services, but new research by Kline finds that the United Kingdom took a much bigger hit. 

According to Kline, the United Kingdom experienced a decline of 60% in 2020, while the United States decreased by 30%. From March to May, both markets faced lockdowns; however, subsequent lockdowns were imposed in the United Kingdom throughout the rest of the year, and this is the primary factor for the U.K.’s dismal market performance. Continue reading

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U.S. Salon Services Hit a High Mark

Exactly one year from when the professional salon industry hit an all-time low, data from Kline PRO U.S. shows a significant high mark for the industry in the United States. Salon service transactions for March 2021 were the highest since March 2020. Clients are gradually returning to salons, indicating that there is a chance for business to return to pre-pandemic levels. 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. 

Plant-Based Meat Processing Technologies Infographic

Which Processing Techniques Make Plant-Based Meat Behave Like Real Meat?

In order to mimic the structure of meat-using plant proteins, a protein structuring step is required to allow the formation of fibrous structures. Several technologies have been developed to create these structures. Extrusion — both low- and high-moisture — is the dominating process to produce the fibrous structure. New technologies such as shear cell technology and 3D food printing are gradually rising, offering different textures that ultimately may provide a wider range of products to consumers. 

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