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…)

How are natural foods, beverages, and OTCs disrupting the market for traditional OTCs?

Natural Expo West 2018
Natural Expo West 2018
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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. (more…)

Naturals – The New Mainstream Wonders of Beauty

Natural Beauty
Natural Beauty

Naturals continue to gain strength with today’s increasingly conscious consumers who choose greener alternatives in all aspects of their lives, be it food, detergents, or beauty and personal care products. The record-breaking size and attendance of the Natural Expo West Show we attended earlier this month has undoubtedly confirmed that natural products are a mainstream movement that is here to stay. Here are some key observations our team made for the upcoming 2018 edition of our Natural Personal Care Global Series report. (more…)

Multiple Scenarios of PCMO Demand through 2040 Unveiled in Kline’s New Analysis

The PCMO Market in 2040: A Long-term Outlook
The PCMO Market in 2040: A Long-term Outlook

The global passenger car motor oil (PCMO) market is on the cusp of significant change triggered by forces shaping the future of mobility. Kline’s soon-to-be-published analysis The PCMO Market in 2040: A Long-term Outlook evaluates how and when PCMO demand will change as a reaction to emerging disruptive technologies redefining mobility, including the advent of ride sharing, autonomous vehicles, and the emergence of electric vehicles (EVs). (more…)