The annual ISSA Show in Dallas featured hundreds of exhibitors displaying their latest innovations, including cleaning chemicals, green cleaning products, dry wipers, wet wipes, machinery, floor pads, and dispensers. Rubbermaid was celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Brute trash can, and several large CPG companies expanded their professional offerings. For example, SC Johnson has fully incorporated Deb hand care into its professional cleaning offerings, and Henkel’s commercial cleaning line has been expanded and now includes the Sun, All, and Snuggle brands acquired from Sun Chemicals. Hydro Systems displayed their latest innovations in chemical dispensing systems, and Cascades PRO also displayed it New Era of Clean Tandem professional paper dispensers. Continue reading
Kline’s research in Personal Care Ingredients is getting even more detailed with 2018 add-ons in ingredient groups such as color cosmetics and preservative boosters, split of Europe by key countries, redesign of surfactants and emulsifiers categories, and an analysis of natural ingredient trends. Below we highlight the key new developments designed specifically for the ingredient suppliers’ business needs.Continue reading
New research in the European foodservice cleaning market.Kline’s Industrial and Institutional practice offers a diverse portfolio of studies that provide market size and segmentation estimates on segments like janitorial cleaning products, foodservice cleaning products, laundry chemicals, I&I cleaning wipes, I&I hand care, and I&I air care. Our newest offering, Foodservice Cleaning Products in Europe, is expected to be published in the first quarter of 2019 and offers a full assessment of warewash chemicals, surface-cleaning, and hand care used in commercial kitchens and foodservice areas in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Continue reading
Kline’s digital tracking tool Amalgam regularly scans online retailers and ranks brands monthly based on a proprietary algorithm that takes customer ratings, reviews, prevalence, and duration into account. In May 2018, Amalgam’s top ranked sunscreen brands include Thinksport (#2) and Thinkbaby (#3) from Thinksocial, a company that is focused on social responsibility and using natural ingredients in its brands. Thinksport sunscreens contain zinc oxide 20% with SPF 50+ and are touted as the first sunscreens to pass Whole Foods Premium Care requirements and are rated #1 by the Environmental Working Group. Continue reading
Highlights from the largest cleaning trade show.Europe’s largest commercial cleaning trade show was held last week in Amsterdam, and Kline was in attendance, meeting with our clients in the industrial and institutional cleaning industry. The overall focus was a holistic approach to cleaning and making use of green innovation that keeps the environment and end users safe. All cleaning product and tool components are being evaluated from chemical formulations to packaging and batteries for their impact on the environment. Innovation was the focus ranging from green cleaning to sustainability to waste management and environmentally friendly packaging. Continue reading
Many OTC marketers struggle with staying abreast of what is happening with their competitors’ brands online. There are rapidly changing conditions online, including new brands and competitors that may or may not be sold on shelves in brick-and-mortar retail stores. These independent brands may not always be on the radar as many are sold exclusively online. They change as often as their prices and promotional offers online. Understanding OTC brands sold online and adjacent brands that can impact an OTC category is critical for success so that marketers can protect their market share and deliver sales growth for their OTC brands.Continue reading
While a lot of events are being held around the world for cosmetic ingredients suppliers, it is in-cosmetics global that everybody is looking at as an industry compass. This trade show is a popular place for suppliers to introduce their newest products and technologies, and based on the industry’s reaction and interest, we can define where the market will be headed in the next year.
Looking into the list of award winners, the industry is still to be driven by green, skin protection, and skin microbiome-related ingredients. Most of these areas are not new; for example, the green mega trend has been driving the industry for over two decades, but is still a focal point for ingredients development in 2018.Continue reading
Preliminary results from Kline’s Laundry Chemical Products USA: Market Analysis and Opportunities research uncover trends impacting the market. Kline is in the process of conducting hundreds of structured interviews with end users of laundry chemicals, as well as in-depth interviews with suppliers, distributors, and others knowledgeable about the market for commercial laundry chemicals. The research for the report due to be published this summer has uncovered some interesting trends. For example, long-term care and assisted living facilities rather than hospitals are driving sales growth of laundry chemicals for healthcare. Growth in hospitality laundry is being restrained by the increasing popularity of AirBnB and other short-term rental options. Laundry from some of these properties is done on site in a home-style machine.Continue reading
While natural foods and beverages are the predominant focus at the Natural Products Expo West by New Hope Network each year, there were several trends Kline noted that are pertinent to natural OTCs and supplements.
The blurring of lines on health claims where foods and beverages are making claims of boosting health and immunity continues. Claims that were once reserved mainly for nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals, and probiotic supplements are now found on natural foods and beverages.Continue reading
Understanding the needs of professional end users, such as commercial laundry processors, hospitals, lodging establishments, restaurants, extended care facilities, prisons/jails, and other on-premise laundries, are key for laundry chemical suppliers. Trends in product usage, channels of distribution, penetration of textile rental firms, the role of machinery/equipment, such as extractors, continuous batch washers or tunnels, and dispensing systems, and cost structures for processing laundry are key variables that have a direct impact on the demand for laundry chemicals.Continue reading