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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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L’Oréal Professionnel Stepping Up Its Innovation Game with Steampod 3.0

L’Oréal Professionnel: Stepping Up Its Innovation Game with Steampod 3.0

LOréal 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. 

Paula's Choice: Internet-Favorite Skin Care Brand Is Joining the Unilever Family

Paula’s Choice: Internet-Favorite Skin Care Brand Is Joining the Unilever Family

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. 

Herbicides Live Webinar

[WEBINAR] Strategies to Mitigate Weed Resistance to Herbicides: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities

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.

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Synthetic Lubricants Grow with Offerings for All

Synthetic Lubricants Grow with Offerings for All: Consumers, Suppliers, Equipment, and the Environment 

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. 

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Sustainable Cleaning Products Survey

Environmentally Friendly Cleaning is Back After a Brief Lull

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 Ingredients

What’s Inside Plant-Based Meat?

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.” 

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