Shifting Sands are Seen in Seed Treatment While the Market Grows Modestly

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Global Seed Treatment: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Written by Mancer Cyr

Dennis Fugate, Industry Manager of Kline & Company’s Specialty Pesticides Group, is pleased to announce the publication of Global Seed Treatment: Market Analysis and Opportunities, Kline’s study of the 2016 global seed treatment market. Covering 12 countries in four regions, the company believes its report accounts for over 95% of the global market.

Fugate reports that seed treatment sales are estimated at $3.7 billion at the farm gate level, an increase of 9% on a “same country/same currency” from Kline’s prior edition covering the market in 2013. “While this represents a modest CAGR of 2.8%, there has been a great deal of shifting beneath the top line,” Fugate added, “mainly due to insecticide cancellations in Europe, growth in North America, and a strengthened U.S. dollar.”  (more…)

Jansan Trends in the Education Segment: 2017 Data

Jansan trends in education
Jansan trends in education

The education segment is not the largest in the jansan market, but is expected to grow due to increased penetration of contract cleaners at schools that were primarily self-maintained in the past. To identify the key purchase factors in K-12 education, Kline has conducted a survey among jansan professionals serving this segment.

Product attributes

Child and worker safety is a cornerstone of the schools purchasing decisions when choosing a cleaning chemical brand. Several manufacturers have stated that their green products are in most demand in schools. The findings from our recent surveys are unexpected. (more…)

Market Experts Share the Top Beauty Trends and Predictions

Beauty Industry Trends
Beauty Industry Trends

Questions and Answers:

Our soon to be released Cosmetics & Toiletries USA and Beauty Retailing USA reports are full of insights and relevant data that takes an in-depth look at the dynamics of the ever-changing market and how products are sold.

The comprehensive analysis offered in our Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report encompasses six product classes and 25 product categories from trends and drivers, to assessment of the competitive playing field, to marketing activity and outlook through 2021. The report is complimented by another report, Beauty Retailing USA: Channel Analysis and Opportunities, which focuses on the dynamics of the retailing market and how they support each other to best reach out to new and existing beauty consumers. (more…)

Commercial Vehicles are Expected to Drive the Coolants Market in the United States

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Opportunities in Coolants: Global Market Analysis

Written by Eric Pimenta and Pooja Sharma

In 2016, the total demand for undiluted antifreeze in the United States is estimated at nearly 620 kilotonnes. This represents an increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.6% from the 2011 volume of about 600 kilotonnes.

The U.S. antifreeze market is essentially glycol-based, with mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) and propylene glycol currently being the two most popular base-fluids used for formulating antifreezes. With 84% of the total antifreeze market, MEG is the leading base-fluid type. (more…)

Strengthening Regulations in Mature Markets and Robust Indian Economic Growth will Strongly Influence the Specialty Biocides Industry

Specialty BiocidesChanging industry regulations and continuous development across end-use applications are the key factors affecting the USD 4.5 billion market for specialty biocides in China, Europe, India, and the United States, according to Kline’s just-published chapters of its Specialty Biocides: Regional Market Analysis study.

United States

The United States remains the largest global market for specialty biocides with USD 2.9 billion in revenues, notably due to an unmatched market for wood preservation. (more…)

Diversion in the Professional Skin Care Market: A Community Problem

Diversion in the Professional Skin Care Market
Diversion in the Professional Skin Care Market

Diversion is probably one of the most discussed topics in the professional skin care community with the majority of marketers facing this challenge. As the Internet has evolved as an important marketplace for everything beauty, a substantial number of professional skin care products—some of them counterfeit—are now sold through diverters on Amazon and eBay, undermining the intent of a company to sell authentic and high quality products through a reputable therapist, aesthetician, or physician. (more…)

Technological Advancements in Ingredient Formulations: From Probiotics to Neuro-cosmetics

 

Advanced technologies in personal care formulations
Advanced technologies in
personal care formulations

While today’s consumers continue to show a preference to natural or naturally-derived products, they also see high efficiency as a must-have feature in cosmetic products. Simultaneously, end users look for solutions to new skin concerns, such as the harm from blue light and infrared radiation. To meet the demand, manufacturers shift their focus to more advanced product technologies, such probiotics, cell-derived actives, and neuro-cosmetics.


From your lunch to skin care routine: probiotics

Well-positioned on the food market, probiotics are now used to cultivate “skin-friendly” bacteria in cosmetic formulations, responding to aging and specific skin care concerns. Several cosmetics companies already offer probiotic-based skin care products. (more…)

“Barberism” Stands Tall at TOP HAIR International

Photo credit: TOP HAIR International
Photo credit: TOP HAIR International

The 2017 edition of Germany’s most attended trade show of the hairdressing industry, TOP HAIR International in Dusseldorf, offered two days of excitement: starting from the abundant exhibition of new product launches to emerging trends in the world of hairdressing. Among the new trends happily enjoying increased popularity over the past two years is the movement in the professional skin care industry focused on revitalizing the culture of barbershops. I would like to call this movement “Barberism” as its growing popularity among today’s global consumers does not only oscillate around the increased purchase of male-specific grooming products, but also focuses on creating a new image of the contemporary man: sexy, confident with his masculinity, and well-groomed. (more…)

Strong Gains for Select Brands and Companies Among U.S. OTC Market Softness in 2016

Nonprescription Drugs USA

The U.S. OTC market posted 2.2% growth overall from 2015 to 2016, according to Kline’s venerable Nonprescription Drugs USA annual market assessment study. However, topical analgesics, nasal allergy medications, herbal products, and contraceptive products posted much higher rates of dollar sales growth. The calendar year of 2016 was marked as being a weak cold and flu season, which put a damper on sales of many OTC upper respiratory brands and market segments. However, in contrast, nasal allergy sprays grew by double digits, driven by growth of newer Rx-to-OTC switch brands, Flonase Allergy Relief (GlaxoSmithKline), and the addition of Rhinocort Allergy Spray by Johnson & Johnson to the market. This rapid uptake of nasal allergy sprays resulted in a small decline in sales of oral allergy medications.  (more…)

March Madness: Male Grooming is a Slam Dunk

Men's Grooming Regimen
Men’s Grooming Regimen

Male grooming, one of the most talked about trends for the past several years, has taken the beauty and personal care industry by storm. New product introductions, relaunches, aggressive marketing strategies by brands, and, most importantly, the accessibility and ease of purchasing of male grooming products with the click of a button have contributed to the category’s dynamic growth.

Once considered generally as part of the luxury segment, male grooming products have migrated to mass, with brands such as Cetaphil launching products like face washes, face cloths, face lotions, soaps, and lotions in 2016. Dove Men + Care, a brand launched in 2010, has become one of the most dominant brands in the industry, making waves across all categories—hair care, deodorants, skin care, and body washes/beauty bars. Similar to Dove’s meaningful True Beauty campaigns launched for its products for women, Dove Men + Care uses its positioning in the market to generate more significant national conversations for men as well. (more…)