Kline will be publishing the 3rd edition of its Natural OTCs: Impact of Non-Drug Products on the U.S. OTC Market study later this month. One of the fastest-growing companies that emerged from the research is Irwin Naturals, based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1994, Irwin Naturals is a producer of soft gel-based herbal formulas sold in more than 90,000 retail outlets and online. The company markets a series of targeted herbal formulas in different lines for men, women, weight management, performance, and joint, heart, brain, and mood and energy support.
Join Sushmita Dutta, Project Manager in Kline’s Energy/Petroleum Practice, who will provide attendees with the following insights:
- The current commercial lubricant market in North America and an outlook to 2022
- The competitive landscape
- Key market drivers and restraints
If you are interested in joining us for this webinar, please register by Tuesday, September 11.
Or read more about our latest report Opportunities in Lubricants: North American Market Analysis
As consumers continue to integrate facial masks, particularly sheet ones, into their skin care routines, marketers are exploring new textures in their products. Jelly-like products appear in the facial masks segment in Q2 and improve their score and ranking from Q1, according to Amalgam, a new digital tracking service by Kline.
At the end of July 2018, Johnson & Johnson announced it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Zarbee’s Naturals for an undisclosed sum. Zarbee’s is a privately-held company that was started by pediatrician Dr. Zak Zarbock in 2008 with the mission of creating naturally sourced cough, cold, and immunity products for children and adults. Zarbee’s first product was a honey-based kids’ cough syrup made with vitamin C and zinc and free of alcohol, drugs, and artificial flavors. Over the last decade, Zarbee’s Naturals has grown into a broad-based health and wellness brand. This brand and others like it have disrupted the cough and cold category, where traditional marketers are struggling to see real sales growth.
In Southeast Asia, quality, recommendation from a mechanic, and trust in a brand are cited as the most important reasons for frequently using a two-wheeler lubricant brand, according to Kline’s recently published report Two-wheeler Lubricant Brands and Consumer Insights. The report covers responses from more than 2,000 respondents in China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines. To learn about key insights from this unique report REGISTER for Kline’s webinar, happening on September 6, 2018.
In most of the countries studied, motorcycles were found to be the most popular two-wheeler type among the two-wheeler owners surveyed. Vehicles with an engine capacity of up to 250cc are more popular in these countries, as the majority use their two-wheeler as a means of daily transportation. Other uses of two-wheelers include home delivery of food, bike taxis, excursions, and motor sports.Continue reading
Due to shifting consumer behavior and OEMs’ desire to capture a greater share of the aftermarket sales and service of their vehicles, genuine oil consumption is projected to grow at a strong compound annual growth rate of 4% through 2022 across all major markets, finds the recently published OEM Genuine Oil Brands and Programs in the Consumer Automotive Segment: Market Analysis and Opportunities report by Kline. To listen to key insights from this new study, REGISTER for our complimentary webinar happening on July 17, 2018.
OEM genuine oil includes all engine oils marketed by a passenger vehicle OEM either under the OEM brand name or a trademarked name exclusive to the OEM. Genuine oil is mainly consumed by OEM-franchised workshops and dealerships for servicing new vehicles. Genuine oil consumption is projected to grow for all major OEMs. Toyota leads genuine oil consumption globally, accounting for over 20% of global genuine oil volume in 2017.Continue reading
Join David Tsui, Project Manager in Kline’s Energy/Petroleum Practice, who will provide attendees with the following insights:
- OEM genuine oil penetration by region
- Drivers of genuine oil consumption
- Market trends and opportunities for aftermarket lubricant suppliers
- Genuine oil market outlook
If you are interested in joining us for this webinar, please register by Monday, July 16.
Or read more about our latest report OEM Genuine Oil Brands and Programs in the Consumer Automotive Segment: Market Analysis and Opportunities
Kline is actively conducting research with end users of laundry chemicals to assess their usage, perceptions, and perspectives on emerging trends. The extended care segment, including nursing homes, assisted living, and independent living facilities, are part of this research. The most commonly used laundry chemicals among extended care facilities are detergent, bleach, and fabric softeners although unscented softeners are preferred due to the fragile patient populations at these facilities. Extended care facilities are most concerned with sanitizing and disinfecting their laundry, resulting in a majority preferring to process laundry on the premises rather than sending it out. Other important laundry chemical attributes for this end-user group include chemical performance and stain removal. Continue reading
The U.S. OTC market overall experienced 2.0% growth in 2017 with upper respiratory and topical products classes posting higher than average gains, according to Kline’s Nonprescription Drugs USA 2017 annual market study. “A strong cold and flu season in both Q1 and Q4 of 2017 drove the OTC cold and sinus market up 4.5% from 2016 levels,” says Laura Mahecha, Industry Manager for Kline’s Healthcare Practice. The topical products class posted 3.6% growth in 2017, driven by strong gains for OTC topical analgesics.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