Small, but Mighty: A Look at the Professional Skin Care Markets in Brazil and Canada

Professional Skin Care
Professional Skin Care

The professional skin care markets in Brazil and Canada can be considered small when compared to the U.S. and European markets; however, these markets post strong growth in both countries, increasing by over 5% and 10%, respectively, in 2015. Sai Swaroop, our professional skin care expert, reveals some interesting particularities about these small, but very dynamic countries for professional skin care products. (more…)

U.S. OTC Marketers Vault Ahead of the Competition

Top Players in the U.S. OTC Market
Top Players in the U.S. OTC Market

While the U.S. OTC market is not highly dynamic in terms of growth, its competitive landscape has changed significantly over the past five years, with the top 10 rankings shifting in 2015.

Market leaders Johnson & Johnson and Bayer have remained the #1 and #2 OTC marketers, respectively, for many years. Bayer’s bolt-on acquisition of Merck’s Consumer Health business in 2014 helped solidify its spot as the second-largest OTC marketer. However, the OTC companies ranked 3-10 have been affected by consolidation, mergers, and acquisitions. In 2015, GlaxoSmithKline rises to the third largest position after forming a joint venture with Novartis Consumer Health. Back in 2010, when these businesses were separate, Novartis ranked fifth and GlaxoSmithKline was the sixth largest competitor. Despite the acquisition of Emergen-C immune boosting supplement and the successful launch of Rx-to-OTC switch Nexium 24HR, Pfizer was pushed down to the fourth ranked position from third as a result of the GSK/Novartis joint venture. (more…)

Specialty Stores Continue to Shine as New Formats Emerge

Boutique Beauty Retailers
Boutique Beauty Retailers

According to our recently published Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report, specialty store sales grow at a rate of about 11% in contrast to the overall market’s growth of approximately 4%. This is no surprise considering all of the activity that has taken place, from Sephora’s new TIP initiative to the opening of 100 new and larger Ulta stores from 2014-2015. Brands are also finding that opening their own flagship and subsequent free-standing boutiques in the United States and abroad helps personalize and connect a customer to a brand. Ultimately, this creates a unique brand experience and fortifies the growth of a beauty brand in a highly competitive environment. (more…)

Free Webinar – Opportunities in Lubricants: North American Market Analysis – Consumer Automotive

Opportunities in Lubricants: North American Market Analysis
Opportunities in Lubricants: North American Market Analysis

Join Sushmita Dutta, a Project Lead in Kline’s Energy/Petroleum Practice as she presents insights from the recently published Opportunities in Lubricants: North American Market Analysis – Consumer Automotive edition in a live webinar that will take place on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9 AM EDT|1:00 PM GMT.

You Will Learn About:

  • Key market developments and industry trends
  • Areas where growth opportunities exist
  • How the market is performing
  • Market outlook

If you are interested in joining us for the session, please click here to register. (more…)

Cough, Cold, Immunity, and Probiotics Dominate the U.S. Natural OTCs Market

Natural OTCs
Natural OTCs

Driven by consumer interest in all things natural, the market for natural OTCs increases by a strong 11.4%, compared with the overall OTC market that grew 4.2% in 2015. Natural nutritional products, including supplements for heart and brain health, grow at the fastest pace of over 30% in 2015. The natural cough/cold/immunity market, the largest category, accounting for approximately 40% of the total natural OTC market, is also growing at high single digits.

“Consumers are using these products both for prevention and immune boosting properties as well as to help aid healing when they are sick,” states Laura Mahecha, Healthcare Industry Manager for Kline Market Research. “The message of strengthening the body’s natural defenses against upper respiratory issues such as cold, cough, and allergies that have been widely advertised by brands such as Emergen-C, Zarbee’s Naturals, and Zicam resonates with consumers.” (more…)

Free Webinar – Global Used Oil and Re-refined Lubricants: Market Analysis and Opportunities

used oil, re-refined lubricants
Global Used Oil and Re-refined Lubricants: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Join Kunal Mahajan, a Project Manager in Kline’s Energy/Petroleum Practice as he presents insights from the recently published Global Used Oil and Re-refined Lubricants: Market Analysis and Opportunities report.

The webinar will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM EDT|1:00 PM GMT

You Will Learn About:

  • Key market developments and industry trends
  • Regions where growth opportunities exist
  • How the market is performing

Click here to register. (more…)

Free Webinar: Shedding New Light on the Growing Natural OTC Market

Free Webinar: Shedding New Light on the Growing Natural OTC Market
Free Webinar: Shedding New Light on the Growing Natural OTC Market

Strengthening FDA’s labeling requirements for the non-drug market, new and innovative product developments, aggressive acquisition strategies by large multinationals, and changes in consumer preferences towards specific ingredients reshape the U.S. natural OTC market in 2015.

During this live webinar, Laura Mahecha, Kline’s Healthcare Industry Manager, will reveal some interesting key findings from our recently published Natural OTCs: Impact of Non-drug Products on the U.S. OTC Market report. The session will take place on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM EDT | 17:00 PM CET. (more…)

Barbers in Europe – The Return of Masculinity and Tradition

Barbers in Europe
Barbers in Europe

Products for men have shown substantial growth over the last few years, increasing well above the overall global salon hair care market, which grows by almost 4% in 2015. Experiencing an over 7% global increase in 2015, the products for men segment is more vibrant than ever, contributing to a good portion of the salon hair care market’s sales.

The growth in men-specific concepts comes mainly from the service side, as many markets around the globe are seeing the revival of traditional barbershops. The barbershop movement is not very common in key professional hair care markets like Latin America or North America, but particularly strong in European countries. (more…)

Free Webinar: Cosmetics and Toiletries Market Trends that Engage Consumers

Cosmetics & Toiletries USA Webinar
Cosmetics & Toiletries USA Webinar

The U.S. beauty industry is driven by technological advancements that allow personalized beauty solutions on various levels. High double- to triple-digit growth is seen among brands that manage to capitalize on personalized approaches. The robust market growth of 3.8% is driven by solid performances of all product classes, but some stand out more than others!

During this live webinar, Naira Aslanian, the report’s project manager, will reveal some important findings from our just published Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report. The session will take place on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM EDT | 15:00 PM CET. (more…)

Free Webinar: Drivers of the U.S. OTC Drug Market

Nonprescription Drugs USA
Nonprescription Drugs USA Webinar

Recent switches, the return of major brands that had been previously recalled, and branded innovations continue to drive the nonprescription drugs market in the United Sates. Above-average growth rates within some categories are propelled by newly switched brands being launched, which are bringing prescription users to the OTC market.

During this live webinar, Sai Swaroop, Kline’s Senior Consultant, will reveal some interesting key findings from our recently published Nonprescription Drugs USA report. The session will take place on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM EDT | 17:00 PM CET. (more…)