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…)
Changing 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.
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 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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
Sleep—both in terms of quality and quantity—is a key pillar in today’s well-being practices, along with mindful eating and physical fitness. Studies show that getting enough sleep can help to curb health concerns, including obesity and heart-related issues. It can also increase one’s performance, whether in the office or at the gym.
There has been a recent surge in devices and technologies purported to help improve sleep. There are two major forces at play that make the emerging sleep technology market so attractive. For one, consumers are increasingly incorporating technology and gadgets into their everyday lives, so they are perfectly primed to try new products like devices as a solution for getting a better night’ sleep. Secondly, with warnings in today’s headlines on the issues associated with popular over-the-counter and Rx sleep medications, consumers will be turning to alternative therapies in higher numbers than ever before. (more…)
The Body Shop’s future ownership is being highly discussed after rumors that the giant is reportedly interested in selling the brand after a decade of ownership. L’Oréal acquired the company in 2006, but has been struggling with it ever since, despite its overall robust corporate performance. Once seen as a good opportunity to enter the vertically-integrated specialty channel, the sole channel in which L’Oréal was not yet present, The Body Shop is nowadays the only boutique beauty retailer chain in the United States among the top 10 that registered a sales decline in 2016, according to Kline’s Boutique Beauty Retailers: Channel Analysis and Opportunities report. (more…)
This year’s Natural Products Expo West was a huge event with over 80,000 attendees walking multiple floors of the Anaheim Convention Center. Much of the displays focused on millennials with products that appeal to their desire for sustainability and natural ingredients. Farm-to-tablet sourcing was a major theme echoed by several nutritional supplement exhibitors. Mega Foods’ Blood Builder uses beets as its main ingredient and claims to help cleanse the blood. The company actively promotes that the beets used to make Blood Builder are all grown from sustainable farms in the United States. (more…)