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The Key Drivers of the U.S. Beauty Industry

Driven by advancements in facial skin care, the beauty market maintains its steady growth into 2018. Our recently published annual flagship report, Cosmetics & Toiletries USA, finds strategically positioned indie brands to be influencing trends across product classes and categories. Male grooming products also play a key role in advancing the market, despite a significant slowdown in sales in some categories.

Indie brands, such as Beautycounter, Juice Beauty, and Glossier, contribute to the strong growth of facial skin care. These brands use their innovation and unique positioning to carve out a niche segment of the market, often appealing to millennials or clean beauty enthusiasts. Many also look to expand into other categories, such as makeup, with new launches and may help in rebounding the struggling product class. Tatcha launches The Silk Canvas in 2018, bringing its skin care expertise to the makeup class via the primer.Continue reading

Naira Aslanian, Project Manager of Kline's Consumer Products at CEW's The Future of Cannabis in Beauty Event

How Can Marketers Overcome the Challenges of CBD?

A brief overview of our speech and participation at CEW’s The Future of Cannabis in Beauty event

Behind the ornate and historic doors of the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles, Naira Aslanian, Kline expert on CBD, kicked off the CEW Future of Cannabis in Beauty event by setting the scene of the current CBD landscape pertaining to beauty and personal care. She touched upon the market size, current regulatory and competitive landscape, and the segment’s key growth inhibitors while making growth projections for the next five years, based on our recently published Consumer CBD Products: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities.Continue reading

Explore Beauty Boutiques in Japan

Driving Consumer Engagement through Japan’s Boutique Beauty Retailing Gems

While most retail stores are created to generate sales, in Japan, a small group of these known as boutique beauty retailing stores are created to engage consumers and build brand awareness. The purpose of these flagships is to indoctrinate consumers on the products and benefits of brands, eventually sending these consumers to department store counters where meaningful revenue can be generated.Continue reading

Loyalty Programs and Genuine Oil – OEMs’ Search for Revenue Sources Beyond Vehicle Sales

Vehicle OEMs are increasingly looking for revenue sources beyond vehicle sales to help boost profitability and are mainly focusing on the fixed operations side of their dealerships. OEMs and their dealerships are investing in advertising and expanding service departments with dedicated quick lube installations to help drive customers back into dealerships for after-sales service of their vehicles.Continue reading

Floor pad usage is impacting use of floor finish chemicals, new Kline study finds

As part of the research effort for Kline’s inaugural study on Floor Care Pads and Tools, more than 500 decision makers at commercial end uses were surveyed about usage of floor pads, mop pads, and cleaning tools. The sample includes commercial cleaning decision makers across healthcare, hospitality, foodservice, education, government and industrial facilities, and retailers. The most common floor surfaces found in these facilities are hard-surface floors including those made of marble, terrazzo, quarry tile, or stone, followed by concrete floors. The market segments with the highest percentage of hard-surface floors include restaurants, retailers, and schools. The market segments with the least amount of hard-surface floors include fitness facilities, industrial facilities, and extended care.Continue reading

Live Webinar: How Successful Beauty Retailers Win Customers in Asia

Live Webinar – How Successful Beauty Retailers Win Customers in Asia

The beauty specialty stores channel is on the rise in China and Japan, fueled by technology and personalization. In China, sales of beauty products in the direct sales and specialty stores channels are up 23%, while in Japan, boutique retailers’ sales alone grow at 8% in 2018. Join our live webinar on Thursday, June 20, at 11 AM EST to learn what makes these markets tick and what stands behind their dynamic growth.Continue reading

Kline Confirms that Excipients are on the Rise in a New Era for Biologics and Topicals

Biologics:

The global pharmaceutical industry is facing a surge biologics. In recent years, biologic drugs have enjoyed a better approval rating than traditional drugs, as biologic drugs have been found to treat major chronic and complex diseases with higher safety and efficacy. The global production of biologics is expected to grow at a rate of around 10% annually.Continue reading

The TBD on CBD: FDA Public Hearing Highlights and Needed Actions

With the uptake of consumer CBD (cannabidiol) products rising at record growth rates, the need to assure consumers of product safety and transparency is of elevated importance.  The purpose of the FDA’s Scientific Data and Information about Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds public hearing on May 31, 2019 was to give consumers, academia, manufacturers, health care professionals, and other constituents the forum to share their knowledge and/or point of view on CBD, along with their input and/or recommendations to the FDA. Based on the presentations and comments made by manufacturers, Kline’s top three takeaways are as follows:Continue reading

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Globetrotting Beauty Boutiques

Contributions by Alyssa Behrndt, Marina Drobnjak, Agnieszka Saintemarie, and Shivani Singh

One of the most dynamic sets of players within the beauty landscape is single-brand retailers. Having greater flexibility over the store environment compared to brands in a multi-brand setting, these retailers continually refresh their in-store experience with new offerings and promotions. Kline’s global research team took to the streets to get a pulse on the latest happenings.Continue reading

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Kline’s Presentations at COSMOPROF Events in 2019

Attend Kline’s presentation at COSMOPROF INDIA next week

Head to Toe: How Professional Hair and Nail Markets Maintain Double-Digit Growth in India
JUNE 13, 2019 at 12:35PM

The year 2018 is an exceptional one for the professional hair and nail care markets, growing at 17% and 21%, respectively. Growth for both these markets is driven by the strong performance of established marketers, entry of new marketers, changing mindset of consumers, and expanding salon landscape. Shivani Singh, Project Lead at Kline, will analyze why the Indian professional beauty industry presents an enormous scope for development and expansion.Continue reading