The revolution of plant-based meat arises from cutting-edge innovation involved in the processing and manufacturing of meatless substitutes. As the industry faces increasing demand, it is essential for companies to comprehend developing technologies and ingredients in this market from a global perspective.
An increasing number of consumers opt for food and beverage products that they perceive to be “clean” or “natural.” Gluten-free, non-GMO, no artificial colors, organic, grass-fed, and preservative-free are claims consumers pay attention to in their quest for cleaner, greener living.Continue reading
The number of consumers suffering from sleeping disorders continues to grow, and quality sleep is a major issue for many Americans.
- According to the National Center for Sleep Disorders Research at the National Institutes of Health, about 30% to 40% of adults have some symptoms of insomnia within a given year, and about 10% to 15% of adults claim to have chronic insomnia.
- People over the age of 65 years are 1.5 times more likely to suffer from insomnia as compared to younger people.
- According to American Sleep Association, every year, approximately 40 million Americans, if not more, are afflicted by chronic long-term sleep disorders.
- Insomnia is considered a serious ailment, as it can lead to several other health-related problems, such as depression, as well as heart disease.
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
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
Natural OTC/wellness products have seen rapid expansion in terms of sales and prominent retail shelf placement. Natural OTC/wellness products are those that usually are drug-free, may contain natural, plant-, or herb-based ingredients or vitamins and minerals, can be homeopathic, and often make claims of support, prevention, maintenance, and/or treatment of minor conditions. Common examples include probiotics for digestive health, vitamin C supplements for immune support, zinc-based products to help shorten a cold, melatonin for occasional sleeplessness, and other similar products.Continue reading
While products formulated with a high proportion of synthetic ingredients dominate the global natural personal care market, accounting for nearly 75% of the total market share in 2014, truly natural positioning is gaining importance with consumers, manufacturers, and retailers. Following this trend, marketers have increasingly been reformulating with a higher proportion of truly natural ingredients in their products, finds the imminent Kline’s soon-to-be-published Natural Personal Care Global Series report.
The popularity of natural-inspired products is higher in less mature markets, such as Brazil and some Asia-Pacific countries, where disposable income and consumer awareness regarding product ingredients are low and where distinguishing between natural-inspired and truly natural cosmetics is not as important when making a purchase.Continue reading
The new year is an opportune time to take stock of what’s been happening and recent trends. The past year has seen much promise and market receptivity to natural products, hair oils, and non-invasive aesthetic products. Additionally, exciting M&A activity confirmed an encouraging confidence in market. For your convenience, we’ve collated last year’s most appreciated blogs and tweets. Flush with over 50 years’ experience, we will continue to bring you the best of Personal Care research insights and trust you will find Kline’s expertise empowering in 2014.Continue reading
Despite variable economic conditions, the natural personal care market continues to see strong growth, posting a healthy 10.6% increase globally to reach USD 29.5 billion at the manufacturers’ level in 2013. Brazil and particularly China are the fastest-growing natural personal care markets, with sales in China increasing nearly 24% in 2013 and slowly challenging the United States’ global market share.
Growth within mature markets, driven by the large number of brands present in the regions competing on products, price, and product efficacy, remains impressive as exemplified by a 7% increase in the United States and 6% in Europe.Continue reading
This year’s congress in Berlin was devoted to several key issues concerning the identity of natural cosmetics and sustainability. The congress – organized by Elfriede Dambacher who is an independent industry consultant in the field of natural cosmetics – gathered several international spokespersons for the industry who discussed the present and future market trends as well as consumer’s expectations. Great emphasize was placed by conference speakers on discussing the today’s role of the retail and how it can better adapt to the consumer’s needs in the natural cosmetics industry.Continue reading