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Trends in home fragrances and air care products
Trends in home fragrances and air care products

Kline & Company has the air care market well covered. Kline’s venerable Home Fragrances study covers the dynamic market of products that provide the home with scent and ambiance. Recording a compound average annual growth (CAGR) of nearly 2.0% in the last five years, the market rises to $4.2 billion in 2017 as luxury brands remain market-movers and the candles category shines bright, driven by new product formats, ever-evolving artistic vessel designs, and wellness-inspired offerings. Double-digit gains are seen among brands like Voluspa, Chesapeake Bay Candle, Nest, Diptyque, WoodWick, Illume, and Paddywax, while HomeWorx, a new entrant created by home fragrance guru Harry Slatkin, finds success by connecting directly with consumers through the home shopping network QVC. (more…)

The green trend, skin microbiota, and protection define innovation in cosmetic ingredients at in-cosmetics global 2018

in-cosmetics global 2018 award winners
in-cosmetics global 2018 award winners

While a lot of events are being held around the world for cosmetic ingredients suppliers, it is in-cosmetics global that everybody is looking at as an industry compass. This trade show is a popular place for suppliers to introduce their newest products and technologies, and based on the industry’s reaction and interest, we can define where the market will be headed in the next year.

Looking into the list of award winners, the industry is still to be driven by green, skin protection, and skin microbiome-related ingredients. Most of these areas are not new; for example, the green mega trend has been driving the industry for over two decades, but is still a focal point for ingredients development in 2018. (more…)

More Grain Storage Facilities Lead to a Stable 2% Growth for the Insect Control Market

stored gfain protection marketThe storage of grains amassed a volume of 1.4 billion tons at peak periods across 10 key countries profiled in Kline’s Stored Grain Insect Control: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities study. The report, covering five major grain crops—corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, and barley—and factoring in minor grain crops, values the insecticide market for storage facilities across all analyzed countries to be $165 million in 2017.

“After a five-year high, global stocks for grains are expected to start slowing down in the next production season, lowering pressure of oversupply,” comments Aneesa Moolla, the project’s lead. “Immense stocks increased the demand for more storage facilities, leading to a solid growth for the storage insecticides market.” (more…)

Commercial Laundry Market Trends to Watch in 2018

Laundry Chemicals Market Trends to Watch in 2018
Market Trends to Watch in 2018

Preliminary results from Kline’s Laundry Chemical Products USA: Market Analysis and Opportunities research uncover trends impacting the market. Kline is in the process of conducting hundreds of structured interviews with end users of laundry chemicals, as well as in-depth interviews with suppliers, distributors, and others knowledgeable about the market for commercial laundry chemicals. The research for the report due to be published this summer has uncovered some interesting trends. For example, long-term care and assisted living facilities rather than hospitals are driving sales growth of laundry chemicals for healthcare. Growth in hospitality laundry is being restrained by the increasing popularity of AirBnB and other short-term rental options. Laundry from some of these properties is done on site in a home-style machine. (more…)

After Years of Stagnancy, Nail Enhancements Take Off

Professional Nail Care
Professional Nail Care

Powered by the nail enhancements category, the global professional nail care market rebounds, increasing by over 6% in 2017, according to our soon-to-be-published Professional Nail Care: Global Market Brief. Resurging interest in the dipping powder systems and the launch of new hybrid gels are among the key drivers moving this market forward.

With approximately 18% growth, nail enhancements is the fastest-growing category in the global professional nail care market in 2017. Most of this growth is being driven by the dipping powder systems, which began as a trend in late 2016 and become mainstream in 2017 with various marketers adding these systems to their product portfolios. (more…)

Creating a Data-savvy Salon Sales Force

Kline PRO - A powerful tool for the salon industry based on transactional data
Kline PRO – A powerful tool for the salon industry based on transactional data

How salon hair care brands can move more products and add salon shelves with the help of data.

The landscape for the salon hair care market has been rapidly changing, with many brands expanding their distribution through new channels, including retailers like Sephora and Ulta. Despite this, Salon Hair Care Global Series, our latest report on the salon hair care market, shows that hair care brands in the United States still prefer professional salon outlets for reaching their target consumer. Sales of professional hair care products through salons account for 74% of total sales. (more…)

Top Performing E-commerce Beauty Items Revealed by Amalgam

Amalgam tablet BBFive of the top 10 beauty and personal care products jumped more than 200 spots to become one of the top 10 best-performing items in online sales in February 2018, with Ulta’s Eyeshadow Single jumping more than 2,000 spots, reveals Kline’s new digital tool, Amalgam. This service scores and ranks beauty items and brands based on best-selling product listings and customer ratings and reviews across nearly 20 leading retailer websites to identify which brands and products are winning in the digital space. To look inside the Q1 2018 findings, REGISTER for our webinar taking place on May 1, 2018. (more…)

Digestive health market growth and trends

Probiotics lead the way in the digestive health market
Probiotics lead the way in the digestive health market

The market for digestive health products has undergone massive changes over the past several years. Once only known for the benefits of digestive health, these products now claim benefits of immune support, women’s health benefits (Ph benefits and vaginal health), nutrient absorption improvement, and even products that help with brain and cardiovascular health. Moreover, there is a wide variety of probiotic supplement forms available, such as drinks, sodas, chews, cubes, gummies, and prefilled straws. (more…)

EYE ON TECHNOLOGY: How Beauty Brands Stay Ahead of the Curve

loreal-and-modifaceThe concept of “if you can’t beat them, join them” has become one of the strategies for growth within the beauty industry recently, with many major players acquiring promising brands. While the most commonly acquired brands were in the beauty space, the situation is changing as companies race to keep up with Gen Z and remain competitive technologically. Staying ahead of competitors with the most innovative app or latest in-store technology is just as crucial as keeping up with product trends. (more…)