Kline’s Cosmetics & Toiletries

50 Years Old and Still Looking Fabulous – Kline’s Cosmetics & Toiletries USA Study Celebrates a Golden Jubilee

Celebrating half a century of authoritative personal care market insights in the United States, we are further expanding our  Cosmetics & Toiletries USA research with an enhanced database yielding even greater flexibility to users. With a granularity extending to consumer insights, an assessment of the ever-growing naturals trend, male grooming segment, and professional segments of skin, hair, nail care, and aesthetics markets, Kline’s five-decade-old vigor remains unabated.

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P&G's Category-leading Brands

It’s Not Lonely at the Top: P&G’s Category-leading Brands Hit the Hardest in 2012

The latest market data just released by Kline on the U.S. beauty industry illustrates that although the market grew by 3.4% in 2012, there were varying levels of success where some of the key players fared better than others.

Procter & Gamble (P&G) remains the clear leader in the U.S. personal care market, which Kline defines to include fragrances, hair care products, makeup, oral care products, skin care products, and other toiletries, such as deodorants and soaps. Via both acquisition and organic growth, this leadership has solidified over the last decade. However, 2012 has proven to be one of the most challenging years to date, as P&G’s category-leading brands have lost footing in several categories including shampoos, toothpastes, and color cosmetics.Continue reading

Acquiring Beauty - Future M&A Trends and Drivers Across the Personal Care Value Chain

Acquiring Beauty – Future M&A Trends and Drivers Across the Personal Care Value Chain

With over 25 years of industry experience, Kline’s Eric Vogelsberg, Senior Vice President of the M&A and Corporate Development Practice, brings an authoritative and qualified perspective.
While 2011 ended in uncertainty, Eric sees the M&A environment as remaining fundamentally strong and fecund.
On April 18, 2012 at in-cosmetics Barcelona Eric will discuss the current M&A environment and key underlying trends and drivers and share his views on the impact on the personal value chain. He will examine how the continued consolidation and evolution of players will alter the structure of the business and the competitive landscape, and he will help you understand why personal care remains one of the hottest spaces in M&A.
Hear Eric speak on Future M&A Trends and Drivers Across the Personal Care Value Chain at in-cosmetics Barcelona, April 18, 2012 at 12:30PM in the Marketing Trends Theatre.

A Close Look at the Personal Care Market

Kline’s HBA session “A Close Look at the Personal Care Market”.

Last Thursday I had the privilege of speaking at a session at the HBA called “A Close Look at the Personal Care Market”.

I kicked off the session by sharing some highlights and data from our recently-published market research studies. I focused on the latest trends and developments which have helped the industry to recently rebound.Continue reading

Cosmetics and Toiletries Market

Kline Says Personal Care Market Remains Promising for Chemical Suppliers

Despite the economic downturn, the personal care industry remains an attractive market for suppliers of performance ingredients aimed at delivering the results consumers demand from hair and skin products. The market is ripe for savvy suppliers who can find the right niche and the right buyers for their innovative products to capitalize on the demand for anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, and other products that offer pharmaceutical-quality results without the prescription or the high price. More…