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Dollar General: The Number-One Dollar Store in the United States

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 numberone 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 privatelabel beautyIn 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 Gaining Ground in Salons with Vegan Claims

weDo Professional: Gaining Ground in Salons with Vegan Claims

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 Hair Care Global Series 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

sustainability in energy and lubricants industry

[WEBINAR – Episode 2] In Conversation with Kline Sustainability in Energy Industry Advocate Yana Wilkinson

Access our recorded session with Kline’s VP of Energy, Yana Wilkinson, who was holding a discussion on how the fast-evolving theme of sustainability is influencing the decarbonization of the lubricants value chain. During this session, Annie Jarquin, Director at Energy practice and the host, selected the most pressing and interesting questions asked during the webinar and discussed them with Yana.Continue reading

SNS: Rising to Fame with Dipping Powders

SNS: Rising to Fame with Dipping Powders

SNS has been actively present in the professional nail care market since the 90s, with its core offering and expertise grounded in dipping powders. Over the years, the brand has expanded its product portfolio to compete in other categories, such as gels and nail polishes. A key market for SNS is the United States, where it is widely used in value salons. For additional brand insights, follow our Professional Nail Care: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities report. 

lubricant additives after covid-19

Lubricant Additives: Not Enough Supply to Satisfy Demand Creates Need for New Supply Chain Strategies

The lubricant additives supply chain already faced a trying year in 2020, and 2021 hasn’t started out much better.

Initially, COVID-19 shut down non-essential manufacturing and travel, greatly reducing finished lubricants demand and, consequently, additive demand. This was softened by lubricants marketers continuing to blend finished product and fill their warehouses in the event that their plants were also shut down. helped ease some of the impacts of shutdowns and restrictions faced by additive manufacturers, but it also threw off their forecasting.

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