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Food Safety and Environmental Concerns are Key Trends Among Commercial Foodservice Cleaning Professionals in Europe

When it comes to the professional cleaning of commercial kitchens, key market trends including control of foodborne illness, food safety, and strict sanitation regulations are all drivers propelling growth of foodservice cleaning products. Regulations increase cleaning frequency for end users but also push manufacturers to develop new products that protect human health and the environment. Food safety and prevention of foodborne illness are concerns for all end users but particularly those serving the public. These have led to improved sanitation practices and include higher cleaning standards, sanitizing of hands, sanitizing of dishes and other kitchen wares, and hygiene programs and training for employees.  Continue reading

Clean Label in Food & Beverage

Ethical Labeling in Food and Beverage

The concept of healthy living has evolved over the years to include a holistic approach to self-care. This promotes the notion of eating healthy and organic foods, taking supplements, using cleaner personal care products, exercising, and managing stress.

In their quest for greener and cleaner living, an increasing number of consumers opt for food and beverage products that they perceive to be “clean” or “natural.” Products with claims such as gluten-free, non-GMO, no artificial colors or preservatives, organic, and grass-fed are gaining more space at retailers’ shelves. Kline’s findings from the already-conducted Clean Label in Food and Beverages consumer survey indicate that slightly more than half of the respondents feel that purchasing natural/clean-labeled food products is essential or very important to them. They also cite that natural/clean foods have a positive effect on their health.Continue reading

professional beauty drives M&A Activity

Professional Beauty Drives 2020 M&A Activity

With the Coty Professional Beauty deal front and center, Kline believes other professional beauty businesses will be potential acquisition targets in 2020. In this upcoming Kline webinar, Kline’s professional beauty market research and management consulting team will share insights on performance across professional beauty sectors and weigh in on potential M&A candidates and their attractiveness.

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personalization in beauty

Beauty Tech Sets Personalized Services on a New Trajectory.

Personalization is set to become a mainstay trend in the beauty market, judging by product launches and reveals at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas last week. Some key launches include L’Oréal’s Perso, a handheld device that offers personalized skin care and is looking to expand to provide custom lipstick and foundation formulas, and Réduit’s Réduit One, a handheld device delivering hair treatments more effectively by increasing absorption levels. Continue reading

professional skin care

Professional Skin Care: Growing by $1.1 Billion Globally in Five Years

The professional skin care market registers a strong growth of about 7% in 2019, across key markets including China, Europe, India, and the United States, according to Kline’s recently published Professional Skin Care Global Series. All four markets register positive growth, with developing country India registering double-digit growth and Russia registering the highest growth in Europe.
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Synthetic Lubricants Market

It Was Only a Matter of Time

We’re all familiar, I suspect, with U.S.-based warehouse operator Costco Wholesale Corporation and its extensive, trusted Kirkland Signature private-label line of products, such as gasoline, wine, spirits, cashews, laundry detergent, vitamins, beef hot dogs, and my personal favorite, funeral urns and caskets. When it’s time for Uncle Leo to meet his maker, send him out in style and on a budget in a Costco casket.

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The Professional Nail Care Market Continues to Surprise

The competition structure in the global professional nail care market is expected to get a major facelift, as market leader OPI has been put up for sale. Although experiencing a sales decline in recent years, OPI remains the dominant professional nail care marketer in the United States, with an approximate 21% market share in 2019. The brand particularly shines in the United States in the dipping powder segment thanks to the introduction of the Powder Perfection product line in 2017, in sync with the rapidly growing dipping powder trend.Continue reading