Disruptive Trends Enhancing the Specialty Actives Market

Specialty Actives Market Analysis
What drives the market for specialty actives?

The time when biofunctional active ingredients were only used in high-end products is a thing of the past. Now it is a key cosmetic component for the majority of manufacturers, with an estimated market size in Brazil, China, Europe, and the United States at about USD 1.1 billion. Even though the market has grown significantly over the last decade, it is still a highly desirable segment with an expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 6% during 2016-2021, according to Kline. While the market’s overall growth is evident, it is important to understand the actual game-changing forces that help the industry grow.


Food Service Distributors and Suppliers Offer Customization and Cloud-based Services

Food service distributors focus on value-added services
Food service distributors focus on value

Once extremely resistant to change, food service distributors are joining the tech movement in response to the market’s maturity and competition from other sources. To increase brand loyalty and profitability, food service industry suppliers are also offering a wide selection of customized business solutions and cloud-based platforms. In this blog post, we take a closer look at some of the market leaders, as well as the value-added services they offer.


Beauty’s Notable Disruptors Move Categories Across the Board

Beauty Indies
Beauty Indies

Indies, beauty’s notable market movers, are disrupting categories across the board with innovative product offerings and utilizing social media platforms to appeal to experimental consumers. Kline’s new Beauty’s Most Buyable Brands: Global Tracking Service will take a close look at these disruptors and assess what makes them relevant in today’s marketplace. In the following interview, Kline’s experts answer important questions on this upcoming report. (more…)

The Emerging Moroccan Consumer Automotive Segment Benefits from an Improved Economy and Modernized Vehicle Parc

Morocco finished lubricants, moroccan passenger car motor oil
Moroccan Consumer Automotive Segment

Written by: Eric Pimenta

The total demand for consumer automotive lubricants in Morocco is an estimated 29 kilotonnes in 2015. The largest share of the demand comes from engine oils, including PCMO, PCDO, and 2T/4T, with a demand of over 70% of the total consumer lubricant volume. This is followed by gear oil with about 13% and grease and ATF with the remaining share. (more…)

What’s the Impact of Natural OTCs on the Traditional OTC Market?

Natural OTCs
Natural OTCs

Laura Mahecha, our healthcare industry manager, recently attended CHPA’s President’s Forum in Malvern, PA, to speak about the dynamic adjacent OTC categories that make a mark on traditional OTCs. One of these categories is natural OTCs, which refers to non-drug, non-monograph, plant- or supplement-based, or homeopathic products that often make claims of support, prevention, maintenance, and/or treatment of minor conditions or ailments. Such products are increasingly popular among consumers and have posted healthy growth recently.

In fact, sales of natural OTCs are up 11.4% compared with 4.2% growth for traditional OTCs over the same timeframe, according to the last published editions of Kline’s Nonprescription Drugs USA and Natural OTCs: Impact of Non-drug Products on the U.S. OTC Market. Natural products offering enhanced immunity for cough/cold and digestive immunity account for more than two-thirds of the natural OTC market, but products touting improved brain health/memory are growing at the fastest pace among natural OTC brands. (more…)

Greener than Ever, Natural Products Continue to Bloom

Natural Personal Care
Natural Personal Care

Natural personal care products continue to make waves across categories, appealing to increasingly demanding consumers looking for the next best natural product that meets their performance expectations and is more rooted in nature. In the following interview, beauty expert Naira Aslanian reveals some highlights from our just-published Natural Personal Care Global Series report.

How does Kline define the natural personal care market?

Our natural personal care segment includes all brands that position themselves as “natural.” Our knowledgeable chemical experts analyze a brand’s ingredients and assigns it a rating of 1 to 10. (more…)

Regulations and Fuel Economy Norms Will Continue to Affect Fuel Additive Consumption

fuel additives,
Global Fuel Additives: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Written By: Eric Pimenta and Kunal Mahajan

According to the recently published Global Fuel Additives: Market Analysis and Opportunities report by global market research and management consulting firm Kline, global fuel additive consumption is about 820 kilotonnes in 2016. North America is the largest fuel additive-consuming region in the world due to its high fuel consumption for transportation, as well as supported by the mandated additive usage for gasoline in the United States.

Fuel additives are categorized into three key segments: blending, shipping, and storage, performance additives, and the aftermarket. (more…)

The Consumer Automotive Segment is Expected to Drive the Chinese Finished Lubricants Market

china finished lubricants, chinese lubricants
Opportunities in Lubricants: China Market Analysis

Written By: Eric Pimenta and David Tsui

According to the recently published Opportunities in Lubricants: China Market Analysis report from global market research and management consulting firm Kline, total consumption of lubricants in China is estimated at 7,000 kilotonnes, valued at an estimated USD 26 billion in 2015.

In China, the total consumption of consumer automotive lubricants in 2015 is estimated at 1,400 kilotonnes, valued at approximately USD 11 billion and forecast to grow 3.7% by 2020, with new passenger car sales growing 9.2% during the first half of 2016. This includes factory-fill for all product categories and greases. (more…)

The New Age of Beauty Becomes Male-centric

Male Grooming
Male Grooming

Men’s grooming continues to be on beauty marketers’ radar. Recently, a new trend focusing on male consumers is making big waves and has great potential to impact the market in the upcoming years. Men’s cosmetics and gender-free beauty are the next steps in the male beauty movement, with the media, indie beauty brands, and even major beauty companies paying tribute to the rise of men in beauty.

Social media gave a voice to indie beauty brands as reported by Kline’s Beauty’s Most Buyable Brands: Global Tracking Service, and it is now providing a platform to men who are just as passionate as women are about cosmetics and beauty. Social media has given a platform to early male adopters of makeup to share their experiences with the world. (more…)

Meet the New Normal: Bio-based Lubricants to Become More Prevalent in the Coming Years

Historically, bio-lubricants have constituted a small percentage of the finished lubricants market globally. The leading markets for bio-lubricants are primarily in North America and Europe, including the United States, Germany, and the Nordic countries.

In 2014, the market seemed to have tremendous potential. Now, in the early days of 2017, we are slowly witnessing the fruits of that potential. Government regulations and procurement seem to have created a demand for bio-based lubricants. However, it seems government initiatives alongside regulations and emergence of high performance basestocks are pushing the once niche segment to the forefront, albeit moderately. (more…)