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“The pill” may be easier to obtain in the United States in the near future

“The pill” may be easier to obtain in the United States in the near future

Oral contraceptives (OCs), known commonly as “the pill,” are prescription medications that prevent pregnancy. The most common brands of OCs contain hormone combinations of estrogen, progestin, and/or progesterone. These products have been used for years and were first launched on the U.S. prescription market in the 1960s. While OCs resulted in a new era of pregnancy protection for women, they were not without potential side effects to be considered, including risk of blood clots, heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, and breast cancer (particularly for women who smoke). To date, OCs have proven to be one of the most popular forms of birth control, due to ease of use, efficacy, and their good safety profile for most women. Continue reading

Innovation in cleaning chemicals and cloth products at the ISSA Show in Dallas

Innovation in cleaning chemicals and cloth products at the ISSA Show in Dallas

The annual ISSA Show in Dallas featured hundreds of exhibitors displaying their latest innovations, including cleaning chemicals, green cleaning products, dry wipers, wet wipes, machinery, floor pads, and dispensers. Rubbermaid was celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Brute trash can, and several large CPG companies expanded their professional offerings. For example, SC Johnson has fully incorporated Deb hand care into its professional cleaning offerings, and Henkel’s commercial cleaning line has been expanded and now includes the Sun, All, and Snuggle brands acquired from Sun Chemicals. Hydro Systems displayed their latest innovations in chemical dispensing systems, and Cascades PRO also displayed it New Era of Clean Tandem professional paper dispensers. Continue reading

Base Oils & Lubricants Presentation

Attend our presentation at the 2018 European Base Oils & Lubricants Interactive Summit in Italy


Effect of Evolving Mobility Patterns on the Long Term PCMO Demand Outlook

The emergence of disrupting forces such as electric vehicles and ride-sharing has the potential to significantly reduce the consumption of PCMO. This presentation will examine all the possible scenarios in the context of evolving mobility patterns and the degree of impact in the long term PCMO demand outlook.

Kline’s Project Manager, Energy, Sharbel Luzuriaga, is presenting based on Kline’s recently published study The PCMO Market in 2040. Contact Sharbel Luzuriaga to discuss the issue and your business needs.

Focus Shifts to Body Care and Lashes as Key Trends Contribute to Market Growth

Focus Shifts to Body Care and Lashes as Key Trends Contribute to Market Growth

In the ever-changing beauty industry, specific trends revive categories and indicate white space and opportunities.

Lash extensions and consumable eyelash- and eyebrow-enhancing products have become a key trend in beauty in recent years as women opt for alternatives to heavy makeup and move toward effortless beauty with products that deliver long-term results. Our recently published Lash Enhancer Products and Services: U.S. Market Brief reveals that both segments, lash extension services and consumable lash and brow growth accelerator products, achieve healthy growth in 2018. Continue reading

Local Professional Brands Flood Beauty Forum Munich

Local Professional Brands Flood Beauty Forum Munich

Beauty Forum Munich is one of Germany’s biggest cosmetic fairs. This year, more than 1,180 exhibitors attended the event to showcase their latest product innovations in professional skin and nail care. With the upcoming publication of our Professional Skin Care Global Series and Professional Nail Care: Global Market Brief reports, both covering the dynamic German market, the event is one we couldn’t miss.Continue reading

Beauty Devices

Differences in Beauty Devices Preference Intensify Among Markets but Apps Connect Them

Sales of beauty devices continue to be strong around the globe, but numbers vary dramatically from one region to another. Sales grow meteorically in Asia, by nearly 25% in 2017. The United States rebounds from negative growth, while growth in Europe slows, partly affected by penetration of non-branded devices from Asia, finds our just-published Beauty Devices: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities report.

One of the latest trends in the market is not just about what devices can do but how treatments can be customized, and that is achieved via designated device apps. Beauty devices that can be easily connected to mobile apps are increasing in popularity, as they allow consumers to achieve a more personalized treatment.
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High on Beauty: Cannabis-Based Products Take Off

High on Beauty: Cannabis-Based Products Take Off

With the growing legalization of marijuana in the United States, consumers are becoming more intrigued with the product beyond its recreational uses. Smaller indie brands such as Optiat and MGC Derma were some of the first to enter into this untapped market, while mainstream players are following suit. In fact, Estée Lauder’s Origins recently introduced Hello Calm: Relaxing and Hydrating Face Mask with Cannabis Sativa Oil.Continue reading

Independent OTC Companies

Independent OTC Companies Poised for Rapid Growth

The U.S. OTC market is characterized lately by slow, steady growth of anywhere from 1% to 3% annually.  There are small, independent companies, however, that have recently recorded double-digit sales growth.  These companies often outpace market growth by offering unique brands, uncommon and often natural ingredients, focused distribution, and a strong online presence, frequently combined with compelling digital marketing that resonates with today’s OTC consumers.  Identifying these market disruptors and learning the factors that make them resonate with consumers and retailers is crucial.Continue reading

Global Lubricants Industry

Synthetics, AFVs and E-Commerce Offer Opportunities for the Global Lubricants Industry

Global finished lubricant demand reaches an estimated 40 million tonnes in 2017. PCMO/MCO continues to lead the finished lubricant demand after taking over the leading position in 2016. The demand is forecast for minimal volumetric growth; however, growing segments, including synthetics, low visgrades, and alternative fuel vehicles (AFV), among others, offer a myriad of opportunities for all suppliers.

Kline estimates that Shell is the number one global supplier of automotive and industrial lubricants for the 12th consecutive year, followed by ExxonMobil. The top five global lubricants suppliers — Shell, ExxonMobil, BP, Total, and Chevron — account for more than a combined one-third of global lubricants sales in 2017.Continue reading

Salon International London

Hair Novelties Abound at Salon International London

Salon International is the United Kingdom’s biggest hairdressing event and one we couldn’t miss — especially now, with the upcoming publication of our hot topic report, Professional Hair Care Retailing: Channel Analysis and Opportunities, and the expansion of our groundbreaking salon data tracking service Kline PRO into the United Kingdom and Ireland markets. With more than 400 brands exhibiting, the show offered a solid scene to uncover some of the latest novelties, trends, and developments in the salon hair care market. Here are some that caught our eyes the most:Continue reading