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Beauty Megatrends

Megatrends Predicted to Rule the Beauty Industry in 2019

The dynamic beauty industry continues to increase, powered by new trends and product concepts, rising independent brands, and continuous investments to create the next big thing. As we’re gearing up to kick off the 44th edition of our annual Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report, we take note of the most talked-about trends started in 2018 and set to shape the face of beauty in 2019 and beyond.

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What does passage of the Farm Bill mean for health and personal care CBD marketers?

On December 12, 2018, the U.S. Congress passed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, otherwise known as the Farm Bill. The bill legalizes the production and transportation of hemp and hemp products, among other things. The Farm Bill has been sent to President Trump, who is expected to sign off on it before the end of the year. Marketers of health and beauty products containing Cannabidiol (CBD), which can be sourced from hemp, have anxiously awaited passage of the Farm Bill in the hopes that it will expand the U.S. market for consumer CBD products. However, this market is still burgeoning, and uncertainty about the legality of marketing CBD products nationwide continues to perplex marketers and retailers.

The Farm Bill defines “hemp” as “the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of the plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.” While the definition of hemp will include any part of the Cannabis sativa L. plant, it retains prior regulatory limits used to define industrial hemp by limiting permissible levels of THC concentrations to no more than 0.3%. Hemp and hemp products that meet this definition will be exempt from the definition of “marihuana” (or marijuana) under the Federal Controlled Substances Act, thereby removing it from the list of prohibited Schedule I drugs.

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Complimentary Report – Kline’s Retail Renaissance Holiday Tour in SoHo Ho

Over the last few months, a flurry of beauty boutiques, pop-up shops, and online behemoths (we’re looking at you, Amazon) have quietly (or not-so-quietly) debuted in the Nolita and SoHo neighborhoods of Manhattan, adding to an already vibrant beauty retailing scene. We had an opportunity to check some of them out — join us as we embark on our retailing adventure! To download this report, please follow this link: https://bit.ly/2rGVzhO

Autonomous Vehicle

Where Can an Autonomous Vehicle Get an Oil Change These Days?

As the autonomous vehicle (AV) space continues to evolve and vehicle OEMs and mobility providers make announcements about million and billion dollar investments and initiatives, it is important to understand from a commercial perspective just where/how/why/when these vehicles will be serviced and the impact on suppliers of branded aftermarket engine oil and related lubricants.

Waymo, a business unit of Alphabet, announced on December 5, 2018 that it is launching a commercial self-driving, ride-hailing service in Phoenix, Arizona called Waymo One.

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Synthetic Lubes Market

A Retail Giant Set to Shake Up Synthetic Lubes Market

The latest edition of Kline & Company’s Global Synthetic Lubricants Report reveals that the growing synthetic lubricants market is attracting attention from an unexpected newcomer.

Report Manager David Tsui explains why current industry players should be concerned about the growing number of premium private label (PPL) branded products that are coming into the market.Continue reading

Energy conservation and effluent management systems prevalent among commercial laundries

Energy conservation and effluent management systems prevalent among commercial laundries

Kline’s latest I&I cleaning study, Laundry Chemical Products U.S.A.: Market Analysis and Opportunities, was published in September and contains a wealth of information on market sales, growth, forecasts, and insights from more than 500 structured surveys of professional end-use decision makers.

Commercial laundries were asked the importance of various emerging trends, and 55% rated energy saving/conservation as very important. Washing machine servicing is very important to 47% of commercial laundries.  New sources of revenue from more rental activity is rated third, with 45% giving it very important ratings. Cold water washing is aligned with energy savings and is rated fourth in importance.Continue reading

U.K. Salon Hair Care Brands

U.K. Salon Hair Care Brands Follow the Retailing Route

Retail has become a serious consideration for many professional hair care brands looking to build awareness and increase sales. While some salon hair care players are still deciding whether to follow this new path or remain loyal to the salon distribution model, others have already turned it into success stories. As we’ve just published the United Kingdom volume of our Professional Hair Care Retailing: Channel Analysis and Opportunities report, take a closer look into this new trend with some key learnings:Continue reading

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Understanding professional end users’ perceptions of commercial cleaning products helps Kline’s clients thrive

Kline’s Industrial and Institutional practice offers a diverse portfolio of studies that provide market size and segmentation estimates on market segments including janitorial cleaning products, foodservice cleaning products, laundry chemicals, I&I cleaning wipes, I&I hand care, and floor care pads and tools. Our newest offering, Foodservice Cleaning Products in Europe, is expected to be published in 2019 and offers a full assessment of warewash chemicals, surface cleaning, and hand care used in commercial kitchens and foodservice areas in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.   Continue reading

Professional Skin Care 2018 U.S. and Europe Growth

Professional Skin Care 2018 Preliminary Results Show Impressive Growth for U.S. and Europe

The professional skin care market in Europe and the U.S. continues to register strong growth in 2018, according to our soon-to-be-published Professional Skin Care Global Series report. The increase in both these markets is mainly driven by the medical and retail channels, and consumer demand is high for products containing retinols, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C in both markets.

The professional skin care market in Europe continues on a steady growth trajectory, completing another dynamic year in 2018 and registering higher growth than the year prior. The U.K. registers the highest growth of over 6%, followed by Poland. However, all other segments comprising smaller markets, including Scandinavia and the Nordics, register strong growth in 2018.

 

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Independent OTC Companies

Spotlight on Fast-Growing Independent OTC Companies

Unlike most of the large, traditional OTC players, small, independent OTC companies 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