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Professional Hair Care Products

Good for Your Body, Good for Your Hair

Consumers are increasingly paying attention not only to what they put in their bodies but also to what they put on their bodies. The trend toward clean eating—choosing whole, “real” foods and minimizing consumption of processed or refined foods—continues to grow, and the focus on food choice has extended to personal care products. The list of ingredients that are bridging the way from the kitchen table to the shower reads much like a grocery list: almond, avocado, coconut, honey, lemon, mango, olive oil, and vinegar.Continue reading

Foodservice Cleaning Products in Europe

Key takeaways from Kline’s soon-to-be-published Foodservice Cleaning Products in Europe market study

The markets for foodservice cleaning products in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom are growing moderately. Over the past two years, restaurants and lodging establishments have emerged as powerhouses of industry growth.

Key market trends including control of foodborne illness, food safety, and strict sanitation regulations are all drivers propelling growth of foodservice cleaning products. Continue reading

Private-Label Beauty Products USA

Is Private-Label Beauty a Threat to Established Marketers?

With the continuous shift in consumer preferences, marketers and retailers are challenged to stay relevant in the beauty and personal care space. In recent years, an exciting development has been making inroads across all beauty channels: private-label beauty.

The private-label beauty segment has been advancing rapidly, as an increasing number of retailers such as QVC, Saks Off 5th, and Dollar General have entered this lucrative space. According to our recently published Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report, in 2018, private label climbs to the top 10 position in the beauty market in terms of annual sales, competing with giants such as Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson. Moreover, these products advance almost 10% in 2018.Continue reading

lubricant additives market

Change is coming to the lubricant additives market!

The lubricant additives market has traditionally been slow to embrace major changes and shift to new chemistry, as traditional chemistries have served the industry well for many decades, and OEMs tend to be more comfortable with tried-and true-components such as ZDDP antiwear additive. However, with the ever-increasing push toward greater fuel economy, OEMs are being driven toward new technology and metallurgy for their drivetrains along with continuing to lower the engine oil viscosity requirements. These shifts, along with the push for longer lubricant life, may be pushing traditional chemistries to their performance limit, where adding more simply isn’t good enough or may be chemically limited to protect exhaust after treatment devices.Continue reading

Professional Skin Care

Professional Skin Care Consumer Misconceptions Debunked

The U.S. volume of the first edition of Kline’s Professional Skin Care: Global Consumer Attitudes and Behaviors Survey is now published, revealing insights that are anticipated but also equally surprising. Ahead, we debunk common misconceptions about professional skin care consumers as well as the professional skin care market based on the survey’s results. Here are the top five:Continue reading

Digestive System

Digestive health remains a strong growth category with increased consumer awareness and knowledge of probiotic benefits

There is growing awareness of the connection between probiotics and immunity. Studies show that bacteria found in probiotics assist in the maturation of immune cells and helps reduce undesirable bacteria in the body. More probiotics with immune-boosting claims are entering the category. Research continues to drive interest in probiotics and improved health. Continue reading

Relieving Vector-Borne Diseases, Mosquito Control Insecticides Sales Increase at a CAGR of 5.6% in India

India’s population suffers from a significant death rate, partly because of vector-borne diseases transmitted by mosquitoes. Infectious diseases like malaria, filariasis, kala-azar, Japanese encephalitis, chikungunya, and dengue are present in the country. According to WHO’s World Malaria report, India accounts for 4% of the global malaria burden in 2017. To prevent the proliferation of mosquito-borne diseases and to improve the quality of public health, mosquito control is essential in the country.Continue reading

Driving Sales Through Brick-and-Mortar Beauty

While e-commerce continues to be a staple in the shopping habits of many consumers, brick-and-mortar retailers are combating this by offering consumers exclusive, experiential opportunities available only in stores. According to our recently published report, Beauty Retailing: U.S. Channel Analysis and Opportunities, retailers are utilizing immersive shopping to lure consumers back into stores.Continue reading

Carrie Mellage, Kline's Vice President of Consumer Products presenting in a Cosmo Talks session.

Big Data? Big Deal. Is it Really That Important?

The answer is a resounding “yes” based upon the insightful and passionate discussion that took place among the panel of industry experts that convened last week at Cosmoprof North America to address the topic of data. Jerry Densk, L’Oréal Vice President of Consumer and Market Intelligence; Rick Kornbluth, CEO of Kevin.Murphy; and Sydney Berry, CEO/Co-Owner of Salon Services joined Steve Sleeper, Executive Director of the PBA, and Carrie Mellage of Kline to share their experiences using data to manage their businesses.

The session began with everyone in the room agreeing with Mellage, Kline’s Vice President of Consumer Products, that the professional salon industry is lacking in terms of data when compared to other industries. While there are some resources available, there is still a way to go. Throughout the course of the program, it was stressed a number of times that it is necessary for the industry to work together and finally understand that it really is okay to share data. As Kornbluth said, “We are at a tipping point; we have to help the industry.”Continue reading