Industrial and Institutional Hand Care

Industrial & Institutional Hand Care Poised for Strong Growth

In the presence of many infectious diseases, consumers understand the important role hand hygiene plays in maintaining good health. The public has become more aware about frequent hand washing as a tool to avoid viruses and the spread of germs, which has resulted in an increased frequency of handwashing. Sales of professional-use hand care products surpass other professional cleaning chemicals, growing at 3.6% in 2015 to nearly $1.5 billion at the end-user level.
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Chemical-free Floor Care

Chemical-free Floor Care: A Myth or the Near Future?

For many years, floor care machinery and cleaning chemicals have been complementary goods, together dealing with cleaning issues and adding value for end users. However, some suppliers have ­introduced new machinery that do not require chemicals to effectively perform cleaning tasks. To understand this market trend and find out whether it represents a threat to cleaning chemicals suppliers, we interviewed Laura Mahecha, Kline’s Manager of Industrial & Institutional (I&I) Cleaning Products Practice.Continue reading

Janitorial and Housekeeping Cleaning Products

The Changing Role of Building Service Contractors in U.S. Janitorial and Housekeeping Cleaning Products

There are over 54,000 independent building service contractors (BSCs) that clean and maintain commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities in the United States. Accounting for over 30% of the market’s sales, contract cleaners are the largest end users of janitorial and housekeeping cleaning products in the country.

Contractors have increased penetration and revenues; however, cutbacks and changes in floor care programs have affected this leading segment, in terms of chemical purchases. End users are operating under tight budget constraints with a focus on margins, resulting in resistance to price increases and reduced frequency of stripping and finishing floors.
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Hand Care Drives the U.S. I&I Cleaners Industry

Hand Care Drives the U.S. I&I Cleaners Industry, Posting 3.6% Growth in 2015

In the wake of many infectious diseases, growing awareness of hand hygiene has been driving the market for industrial and institutional (I&I) hand care products in the United States. Moreover, sales of professional use hand care products surpass other professional cleaning chemicals, such as floor care and hard surface cleaners, growing at 3.6% in 2015 to nearly $1.5 billion at the end-user level, finds the recently published Industrial and Institutional Hand Care: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities report by global market research and management consulting firm Kline. Hospitals are the largest end-use segment of hand care products, as well as the fastest growing segment, driven by the need to prevent the spread of germs.
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Projected Sales and Growth of Janitorial Cleaning Products in Europe, 2014-2019

Rebounding European Janitorial Market Offers New Opportunities for Suppliers

The market for janitorial cleaning chemicals in Europe, which until recently was flat to declining, posted modest growth of 1.6% in 2014, according to Kline’s recently published study Janitorial Cleaning Products in Europe: Market Analysis and Opportunities. Improving economies, end users’ preferences for multipurpose product features, and the need to maintain clean and germ-free facilities contribute to the market’s growth.

Commercial and institutional end users in Europe consumed an estimated EUR 1.5 billion worth of janitorial and housekeeping cleaning products in 2014. Building and contract cleaners are the leading end-use segment in Europe and performed above the overall market growth due to a growing number of end users outsourcing their cleaning to contractors.
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Food Service Cleaning Products the U.S. Market

I&I Cleaning Suppliers Can Help Fast-casual Restaurants Such as Chipotle Improve Food Safety

The recent food poisoning outbreak at Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants across multiple states has caused hundreds of consumers to become sick from E. coli, norovirus, and salmonella poisoning. Initially, in October 2015, the problem was thought to be contained to 11 restaurants in Washington and Oregon. The restaurant chain proactively closed over 40 locations in those two states to deep clean, sanitize, and restock with all new ingredients. Since then, there have been 11 additional states where people have reported illness after eating at Chipotle restaurants, including over 140 cases of norovirus, mostly among college students in Boston, MA. The problem is so widespread it has triggered a grand jury subpoena and a federal investigation lead by the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Continue reading

U.S. market for industrial and institutional wipes and hand care products

Influenza Season has Catalyzed the U.S. Market for Industrial and Institutional Wipes and Hand Care Products

As we enter the cold and flu season, people are more conscious about maintaining germ-free environments, investing more time and money in keeping surfaces and hands clean. This drives the demand for disposable wipes and hand sanitizers due to their high efficiency and ease of use.

As reported in Kline’s just released Industrial and Institutional Hand Care: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities study, instant hand sanitizers is one of the leading product categories, posting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2013 to 2015. Foam hand soaps is the second leading product category with over 22.0% market share of the total industrial and institutional hand care market in 2015; moreover, this category posts the fastest CAGR of almost 7.0%.
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Webinar. Janitorial Cleaning Products: What Drives the European Market?

Kline Invites You for a Free Webinar. Janitorial Cleaning Products: What Drives the European Market?

Join Laura Mahecha, Industry Manager of Kline’s Industrial and Institutional practice, as she hosts a complimentary and intuitive webinar covering key factors driving the janitorial cleaning products market in Europe.

The webinar will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 9 AM EDT.

What will be covered?

  • Market growth
  • Product class overview
  • Key trends and dynamics
  • End user analysis
  • Future outlook

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The Market for Janitorial Cleaning Products in Europe

Gradual Recovery is Anticipated in the European Janitorial Cleaning Products Market

Over the last few years, the market for janitorial cleaning products in Europe has been showing unstable results, moving from a declining to flat performance. However, according to Kline’s soon to be published study Janitorial Cleaning Products in Europe: Market Analysis and Opportunities, the country markets of Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Spain show an overall growth of 1.6% in 2014. Factors include changing end-user preferences, individual product type characteristics, and the performance of end-use applications and contribute to the market’s growth.
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ISSA/INTERCLEAN Las Vegas, NV 2015

Thoughts from the 2015 ISSA Interclean Show

Innovation, drive, technology, and profitability were common threads at the ISSA Interclean North American show in Las Vegas, NV, in October. Guest speaker Kevin O’Leary, also known as “Mr. Wonderful” from ABC’s hit television show Shark Tank, spoke to a large audience about these four themes and how they apply to the current economy. O’Leary also spoke about how companies that exhibited and attended ISSA can apply these ideas to their current business, noting that in the past, only two out of eight companies become profitable, but now, due to high visibility shows like Shark Tank, the secret ingredient to becoming profitable is managing the cost of customer acquisition.
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