Natural Personal Care Segment

Making $26.3 Billion the Natural Way – The Natural Personal Care Segment is Thriving

The natural care segment within the personal care market has seen a compound annual growth rate of 13.8% over the last five years, culminating in an estimated global $26.3 billion in 2011. That’s serious business and while its momentum is expected to slow a little, the natural personal care market is still projected to maintain far above average industry growth.Continue reading

InnoCos USA

Make The World A More Beautiful Place, Let’s Meet at InnoCos USA in New York!

Grab your calendar quick!

Clear July 11 and 12 for InnoCos USA in New York City – an essential Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry rendez-vous!

Kline is proud to be part of this must-attend event for innovation, new product development and marketing for executives in personal care and cosmetics. InnoCos USA is a compelling and valuable opportunity to meet and mold the future, maximize knowledge exchange and to generate actionable results.Continue reading

Natural Selection - Thriving of the Informed

Natural Selection – Thriving of the Informed

Within the well-established natural personal care markets of Western Europe and North America, consumer demand for natural and organic products remains strong, maintaining double-digit growth rates. The most recent findings confirm that while the segment’s 2011 growth rate waned slightly compared to the five-year compound annual growth rate of 13.9%, it still consistently and significantly outperforms the overall beauty market.

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Skin Care in Barcelona

Skin Care: A Beauty Spot in Barcelona – Nikola Matic on the Specialty Actives Market

Kline’s Nikola Matic, drawing upon many years of extensive and international market-research, will be at in-cosmetics Barcelona on April 17, 2012 where he’ll share timely specialty actives insights and trends gleaned from Kline’s recently published report Specialty Actives in Personal Care 2011: Multi-Regional Market Analysis and Opportunities.

Within the specialty actives market, consumers are often the trend-setters. A growing consumer understanding of active ingredients in personal care products driven by extensive media coverage is compelling active ingredients manufacturers to innovate. Continue reading

Personal Care Shopping

Personal Care Shopping: Beauty is Increasingly in the Eye of the Beholder of a Computer Mouse

The savvy shopper of today often doesn’t bother making a trip to a drug or department store when the products they want to buy are just a few clicks away.

Traffic? Change for a parking meter? Not issues when shopping’s effortlessly done from home or the office.

On January 31st at 1:00 PM US ET, catch a video recapitulation of a panel of leaders in the world of virtual beauty as they discuss beauty retail options outside the traditional bricks-and-mortar model in the Virtual Beauty Retail Webinar. Topics will include: what virtual retailers are looking for, different models for success, and how to capture the short attention span of the digital-age consumer.

Karen Doslow, Kline’s Consumer Products Practice Industry Manager will participate and discuss trends and insights gleaned from Kline & Company’s recently published report Beauty Marketing 2011: U.S. Promotional Activities and Strategies Assessment. She will also be available during the live questions-and-answers session after the webinar.

Virtual Beauty Retail: Video Recap from HBA, Tuesday, January 31st 1:00 PM US ET.

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Beauty Retailing: U.S. Channel Analysis and Opportunities

Traditional Beauty Retailers: Take a lesson from alternate channels.

Alternate retail channels are white hot in the beauty business, having grown sales nearly $1 billion since 2005. Instead of trying to figure out how to compete, traditional bricks-and-mortar brands should take a page from the alternate channel playbook and leverage these new opportunities to reach customers at their new favorite place to shop: at home.

Sales of cosmetic and toiletry products through alternate channels have exploded over the last five years, fueling a 5.2% growth in direct sales that is outpacing the total market more than three-fold. While conventional person-to-person sales are declining gradually since 2005, multi-media driven channels have snapped up sales, with e-commerce growing by more than 26%, home shopping networks up nearly 20%, and infomercials posting just over 17% growth. This upward trend is expected to continue as mobile technologies, social media, and online deal-hunting converge to help bricks-and-mortar and direct sales-only retailers reach a wider, more diverse, and engaged audience.Continue reading