One thing stood out to our team as we walked the show floor at Cosmoprof North America last week—there were so many brands we had never seen before! As a firm that has been tracking the beauty industry for nearly 60 years, we had once prided ourselves on being in the know on every single brand. Those days are long gone, as the sheer number of unknown brands seems to increase exponentially each year, not only on the show floor but also in the digital beauty space, as identified by Amalgam, Kline’s new digital beauty tracker. Clearly entrepreneurship and innovation are alive and well.
While smaller in size than jan/san or foodservice cleaning products, the market for food processing cleaning products tends to grow at a faster pace. Food processing cleaning products include those chemicals used to clean and sanitize food processing plants and agribusiness sites. Agribusiness refers to dairy farming, hog and pig farming, and poultry farming. The types of chemicals included in this segment are alkaline and acid cleaners and detergents, sanitizers, teat dips, hand care, caustic soda, conveyor lubricants, and direct food antimicrobials.Continue reading
In Southeast Asia, quality, recommendation from a mechanic, and trust in a brand are cited as the most important reasons for frequently using a two-wheeler lubricant brand, according to Kline’s recently published report Two-wheeler Lubricant Brands and Consumer Insights. The report covers responses from more than 2,000 respondents in China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines. To learn about key insights from this unique report REGISTER for Kline’s webinar, happening on September 6, 2018.
In most of the countries studied, motorcycles were found to be the most popular two-wheeler type among the two-wheeler owners surveyed. Vehicles with an engine capacity of up to 250cc are more popular in these countries, as the majority use their two-wheeler as a means of daily transportation. Other uses of two-wheelers include home delivery of food, bike taxis, excursions, and motor sports.Continue reading
The number of consumers suffering from sleeping disorders continues to grow, and quality sleep is a major issue for many Americans.
- According to the National Center for Sleep Disorders Research at the National Institutes of Health, about 30% to 40% of adults have some symptoms of insomnia within a given year, and about 10% to 15% of adults claim to have chronic insomnia.
- People over the age of 65 years are 1.5 times more likely to suffer from insomnia as compared to younger people.
- According to American Sleep Association, every year, approximately 40 million Americans, if not more, are afflicted by chronic long-term sleep disorders.
- Insomnia is considered a serious ailment, as it can lead to several other health-related problems, such as depression, as well as heart disease.
Among the most important shifts that are occurring in the salon hair care industry is stylists’ migration from salons to independent businesses. The recently published edition of our Salon Hair Care Global Series revealed that an increasing number of stylists are becoming independent. Not being affiliated with a salon, these hairdressers decide to rent out space, provide services in their own homes, or become mobile and drive to their clients. How does this impact the salon hair care industry?
Kline’s research in Personal Care Ingredients is getting even more detailed with 2018 add-ons in ingredient groups such as color cosmetics and preservative boosters, split of Europe by key countries, redesign of surfactants and emulsifiers categories, and an analysis of natural ingredient trends. Below we highlight the key new developments designed specifically for the ingredient suppliers’ business needs.Continue reading
The number of beds and facilities in the extended care industry has remained flat as nursing homes compete with at-home care and assisted and independent living facilities. However, extended care facilities is still an important end-use segment for suppliers of laundry chemicals, because sanitizing and disinfecting linens and garments are crucial in a setting with elderly patients and residents. Continue reading
The U.S. beauty retailing landscape is undergoing a complete facelift as retailers and brands alike continue to reinvent the shopping experience. New, engaging retail formats are emerging, with the direct sales channel and specialty stores recording the fastest sales growth.Continue reading
Due to industry consolidation, investments in precision agriculture, and new product introductions the U.S. crop protection chemical industry experiences an interesting year in 2017. The total crop protection market in the U.S. grows by over 5% in 2017, according to the Crop Protection Manufacturers Report: A Strategic Market Analysis of the U.S. Crop Protection Industry, a recently published report by Kline.
The increase in planted crop acreage, particularly in soybean and cotton, helps contribute to an increase in the sales of herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Only plant growth regulators see a sales decrease by 0.4%.Continue reading
“Clean”, “Natural”, or “Green” are some terms used for the rapidly expanding movement in beauty and personal care, becoming a force to be reckoned with for the brands and retailers alike. In 2017, the natural personal care market records over 8% growth, with some categories outperforming the conventional market by more than three times. What is behind this robust growth? Our Natural Personal Care aims to take a closer look at the United States and Japan markets, with robust analysis and a deep dive into trends, brands, product categories, and outlook for the next five years.
Let’s look at the key highlights expected to arise in our market analysis:Continue reading