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Wellness Champions: Brands Addressing Hair Care Head-On

The health and wellbeing category is experiencing a dynamic evolution, particularly with the increasing convergence of beauty and wellness in recent years. Consumers are becoming more knowledgeable and selective in their choices, opting for products and practices that enhance their overall wellbeing. Consequently, they are seeking brands that align with their lifestyles and champion a holistic approach to beauty and wellness.

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The Road Ahead OEMs and Dealership Challenges and Opportunities

The Road Ahead: OEMs and Dealership Challenges and Opportunities

In recent years, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been making efforts to transition their dealerships toward an agency model. This model gives OEMs greater control over their dealerships, with the dealers functioning more as service providers. This transition aims to enhance the customer experience and ensure brand consistency.  

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Navigating Emerging Trends in Industrial Surfactant Consumption

Navigating Emerging Trends in Industrial Surfactant Consumption

Industrial applications represent over one-third of the total global market volume of surfactants. They encompass a wide range of industries such as construction, paints and coatings, textiles, lubricants, food and beverages, crop protection, oilfield and mining, pulp and paper, and metalworking fluids (MWFs), with each requiring specific surfactant properties tailored to its unique needs. In 2022, the global consumption of surfactants in industrial applications reached 5.7 million tons (100% active basis), according to our just-published Industrial Surfactants: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities.

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The Paris Bed Bug Infestation A Growing Challenge for Pest Management Professionals

The Paris Bed Bug Infestation: A Growing Challenge for Pest Management Professionals

Recently, Paris has been making headlines for an unexpected reason—a significant outbreak of bed bugs. These blood-sucking insects have managed to infest various public spaces, including Metro trains, buses, airports, cinemas, hotels, and even private homes. The problem has become severe and has posed challenges for pest management professionals.

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Wax Market Trends Shifting Supply and Demand Dynamics

Wax Market Trends: Shifting Supply and Demand Dynamics

The global wax industry has experienced significant volatility recently, marked by abrupt shifts in supply and demand. The years 2020 to 2022 witnessed dramatic changes in wax supply, with petroleum wax suppliers exiting the market and synthetic wax suppliers expanding. This volatility has been further compounded by uneven demand in various applications due to uncertain global macroeconomic conditions. In this blog, we delve into the driving factors behind this turbulence, drawing insights from our recently published Global Industry Wax report.

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How Are I&I Facilities Adapting to New Standards in Hand Hygiene

How Are I&I Facilities Adapting to New Standards in Hand Hygiene?

After several years of disruption, the away-from-home hand care market is finally settling and some pandemic-induced changes are here to stay. The pandemic seems to have caused permanent shifts in the approach to hand care at industrial and institutional (I&I) facilities. For example, antibacterial hand soaps are witnessing a much higher demand compared to earlier, as are touch-free hand hygiene and paper dispensers. Many facilities’ managers are replacing air hand dryers—which blow germs into the air—with paper towels, and there is a preference for touch-free dispensers to limit germs and the spread of related diseases.

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MCB by Beauté Sélection 2023 Key Highlights from Beauty's Rendezvous in Paris

MCB by Beauté Sélection 2023: Key Highlights From Beauty’s Rendezvous in Paris

The 40th edition of MCB by Beauté Sélection—an annual, prestigious event—once again took center stage in Paris, the heart of the beauty universe. This rendezvous for beauty professionals encompassed all facets of the industry, from hairdressing to aesthetics, makeup, and nails. It featured international competitions, hair shows, masterclasses, and innovation awards, providing a platform for industry leaders to demonstrate their expertise.

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Beyond Vitamins! Emerging Nutraceutical Trends Shaping Excipient Opportunities

Beyond Vitamins! Emerging Nutraceutical Trends Shaping Excipient Opportunities

The global nutraceuticals market has been steadily growing over the last decade, but the COVID-19 pandemic propelled it to new heights. While sales growth has recently stabilized, the market is expected to continue expanding significantly. The United States and Europe nutraceutical markets are valued at USD 163.0 billion and 90.0 billion, respectively, with high single-digit growth rates year-on-year, according to our just-published Excipients for Nutraceutical Oral Solid Dosage: United States and Europe report.

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Professional Pest Control Facing Gray Market Pressures in Latin America

Professional Pest Control Facing Gray Market Pressures in Latin America

The professional pest management market in Latin America faces several challenges due to significant inflationary pressures and a sizeable gray market. Despite this, early findings from our research in Argentina and Brazil indicate that these markets are poised for robust growth over the next five years. What are the main drivers behind this increase?

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