As Europeans followed COVID-related stay-at-home orders, fewer women had the need to get glam ― and that included achieving defined, uniform curls or sleek, straight hair. Fortunately for the hot tools market, those who couldn’t kick the habit turned to a little retail therapy.
L’Oréal Professionnel has been present in the hot tools market for several years with its sole Steampod device, but the latest generation of the product has created significant buzz in the industry. Steampod 3.0 paved its entry in the market in late 2019; the expansion of its limited distribution network was a major focus in 2020, leading to double-digit growth across European markets. Steampod 3.0 is being touted as a tremendous innovation in the straighteners category. Its steam properties have caught the attention of many other marketers who are trying to replicate the same in their straighteners. For additional brand insights, follow our Hot Tools: Market Analysis and Opportunities report.
The latest acquisition in skin care is Unilever’s purchase of digital-led brand Paula’s Choice, announced on Monday. This signals the continuation of Unilever’s buildout of prestige brands, as Paula’s Choice will join the company’s prestige family alongside notable skin care brands, such as Dermalogica, Murad, and Tatcha, among others. The substantial online visibility of Paula’s Choice, alongside its clinical-grade ingredient focus and accessible price points, has been a key success factor for the brand in recent years. Under the new ownership, it is anticipated that the brand will leverage these strong suits while further expanding its reach in the market through new distribution partners and product innovation. For additional brand and skin care insights, follow our Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report.
Join a discussion of a comprehensive analysis examining U.S. crop protection manufacturers efforts to mitigate herbicide resistance by combining two or more herbicidal modes of action, GMO crops and New Modes of herbicidal action. This discussion will include an analysis of the herbicide resistance problem and technologies developed to mitigate the problem. Technology market shares and future growth will be discussed.
Synthetic lubricants remain the industry’s sweet spot. Estimated to increase at a CAGR of 7.4% between 2020 and 2025, full synthetics are outpacing the overall market growth and making this product segment the focus growth area for most lubricants suppliers. Semi-synthetics are poised to grow at a slower pace, albeit a solid one. The traditional factors including ever-stricter emission regulations, fuel economy requirements, and industry engine oil specifications continue to be key drivers. However, many new developments have been shaping the industry.
The majority of industrial and institutional facilities are expecting an upturn now that COVID-19 is under control in the United States, according to a recently released, structured survey by Kline.
Nearly 83% of respondents foresee a return to pre-pandemic business operations by the second half of this year or the first part of 2022, largely due to a drop in coronavirus cases, wide distribution of the vaccine, and lifting of lockdowns; some 45% had said that COVID-19 had a negative impact on their business overall. A total of 750 I&I facilities were polled. Continue reading
Plant-based meat requires a slew of ingredients to make it nutritious and ― most importantly ― taste like the real thing. Soy, wheat, and pea ingredients are some of the most common and widely used protein raw materials. Other ingredients are often added to the formulation to improve the texture, juiciness, and bite of the “meat.”
With increased vaccinations, the lifting of mandates that required mask-wearing and social distancing, and a return to offices and travel, consumers are once again visiting stores to play catchup on the months they were stuck at home. So what does this mean for beauty in brick-and-mortar? Continue reading
While most retailers were severely affected by the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dollar General prospered: It opened 899 new outlets in 2020 to reach more than 17,000 doors, making this the number–one door count of all retail chains analyzed for beauty in our Beauty Retailing USA reports. Sales for the chain were up almost 22%; one of the reasons behind this healthy growth is the rapid expansion of private–label beauty. In 2020, Dollar General also launched a new store, Popshelf, aimed at higher-end shoppers. For additional insights and data on retailers, please refer to our Beauty Retailing USA report.
weDo Professional is a new eco-ethical salon hair care brand offering a range of vegan and cruelty-free products in 100% recyclable packaging. This brand is already present in markets such as Austria, Switzerland, Spain, the Nordics, and Germany and is expected to roll out in other major European markets during 2021. For additional brand insights, follow our Salon Care Global Series report.