Earlier this month, the Kline team joined hundreds of skin care professionals and enthusiasts in Washington, DC, at the annual American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) conference to explore all things new in the world of professional aesthetics. The highly attended show demonstrated interest in customized skin care and body applications to strategic partnerships and augmented offerings, and here are some of the notable tidbits that we observed on the floor through displays and conversations with industry experts. Continue reading
The Professional Beauty London trade show is one of the largest platforms for marketers participating in the professional beauty business to showcase their innovations and treatments. The 2019 event was crowded with a mix of marketers from various categories including skin care, aesthetics, nail care, hair care, and lash extensions. There were many large, medium, and small brands displaying their products/treatments and educating consumers and beauticians about their efficacy.Continue reading
Innovation, differentiation, and flexibility are the key to succeeding in the constantly evolving baseoils and lubricants industry. The industry is likely to see fundamental changes in how industry participants do business as a result of changing technology, regulations, lubricant quality and specifications, supply chain, and consumer behavior. In 2018, Kline published many reports covering these new topics in addition to our well-recognized report titles to help clients keep tabs on the industry.
The U.S. crop protection chemical industry is a mature yet dynamic market. Among the factors driving the 2018 market at the distributor level are flat to declining major planted crop acreage, low commodity prices on most of the major crops, and new chemistry from several major research manufacturers for resistant weeds. Ag retailers continue to adopt and market biopesticides as they increasingly show effectiveness, either alone or combined with traditional chemistry, and as consumer demand for organically-produced food grows.Continue reading
Last week, we attended CEW’s Product Demonstration, where hundreds of products and brands showcased their newest innovations. While the sold-out event demonstrated overall themes across beauty categories, such as sustainability, wellness, and personalization, here are some fundamental trends that caught our attention.Continue reading
No longer a niche segment, natural personal care products continue to increase their share in the overall beauty landscape. Cannabis-infused beauty products are also on the rise, with marketers rapidly incorporating cannabis into their product offerings. We will tackle these trending topics in a complimentary webinar taking place on March 13 at 10:00 AM EST. Continue reading
As we are in the process of conducting the research for our soon-to-be-published flagship Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report, we’re sharing a few insights that came to light so far in an interview with the report’s research team.
What continuing trends are we noticing this year?
Some of the major trends that continue to impact the beauty market are clean and sustainable beauty. The ingredient of the year is cannabis, which grows more popular with increased legalization in the United States. Meanwhile, investments, mergers, and acquisitions continue into 2018 and beyond as companies look to take advantage of new, trendy indie brands in the marketplace.Continue reading
Heavy duty motor oil (HDMO) demand is projected to grow steadily over the next few years as the commercial vehicle market continues to expand. Factors such as technological development accelerated by (or associated with) the online retail boom as well as the implementation of strict air-quality regulations is promoting the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in the commercial vehicle (CV) segment. Large metropolitan areas around the world are increasingly incorporating EVs into their bus fleets. However, unlike in the passenger vehicle segment, Kline foresees more modest penetration of EVs in the CV population for a variety of reasons.Continue reading
Pest control is a major issue in animal-based agriculture due to the impact of these pests on productivity. Insects annoy and irritate animals, transmit disease, reduce weight gains, and reduce production. Producers have gone to extraordinary lengths in sanitation, manure and litter removal, facility design, and air handling to eliminate potential entry points and breeding areas for flies and other insects. Still, situations remain that are most effectively handled by an insecticide application.
Gradually implemented regulations are strongly impacting the overall plant protection products market in France. To ensure a better control of the pesticides used in the country, the French government implemented Certiphyto certification, a provision of the national Ecophyto plan. Since 2015, all professional users of pesticides must get the Certiphyto certification to use all types of chemical seed treatments.Continue reading