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Winning in the Salon Industry with Data-Led Decisions

[UPCOMING WEBINARS] Winning in the Salon Industry with Data-Led Decisions

Salons are the leading outlet when it comes to selling professional salon products. However, the brands that are gaining are not the perennial leaders. Based on just-published data from our revolutionary Kline PRO service, these practical webinars will show how to leverage the power of data to accelerate growth in the salon space.Continue reading

Professional Hair Care Indies

Rising Professional Hair Care Indies at Salon International

Last week, we had the pleasure of attending Salon International London, a key trade show for the professional hair care industry in Europe. What captured our attention the most was the growing presence of indie brands and the buzz surrounding them. These dynamic independent players are quickly shaking up the competitive landscape of the hair care industry in the United Kingdom and abroad. Here are our top three picks from the show (their strategy and performance are covered in-depth in the new indie volume of our Salon Hair Care Global Series and Kline PRO service):Continue reading

Changing consumer automotive lubricant quality levels in North American market present opportunities as well as challenges

Growing environmental concerns and tightening fuel efficiency norms, as well as lubricant product innovations, are bringing changes to the North American consumer automotive lubricants market. While it has remained flat in the last five years, the market is now experiencing a fast change in the quality levels of lubricants. The consumption of synthetic and semi-synthetic products, particularly in the United States and Canada, is growing, resulting in extended average drain intervals for passenger vehicle lubricants. Continue reading

Restless Americans Drive Double-Digit Gains in the Sleep Category

The number of consumers suffering from sleeping disorders continues to grow, and quality sleep is a major issue for many Americans. In fact 75.0% of surveyed consumers indicate they have trouble falling asleep. Many use OTC sleep aids, combination OTC pain relievers and sleep aids, natural and herbal remedies, or sleep devices, such as smart watches and sleep tracking apps which posted 50% sales growth to help them sleep. These market segments however, are growing at very different rates. For example, sales of OTC sleep aids like Unisom, ZzzQuil, and Simply Sleep expanded by 3.4%. In contrast, sales of natural and herbal sleep aids that contain melatonin or valerian rose 18.0%, and sleep devices grew over 50.0%, as per Kline’s Sleep Aids study. Continue reading

Personalized Beauty

Identifying the Customized Beauty Consumer

With an oversaturation of products and brands entering the market, the space for cosmetics and toiletries has become overwhelming. Marketers have recognized the need to cut through the confusion and are turning to personalization to speak directly to a consumer’s needs and wants. Our upcoming Personalized Beauty: U.S. Market Assessment and Opportunities report dives into the changing landscape of bespoke beauty and examines the different tactics marketers use to compete in this emerging market segment.Continue reading

biologics excipients and ingredients market

Growth of Biologics and Biosimilars Will Drive Above-Average Demand for a Range of Ingredients

A surging number of biologic APIs and their growing penetration into multiple therapies create an attractive market segment for pharmaceutical ingredient suppliers but not one without challenges, analyzes Kline’s recently published Biologics: Market Opportunities for Chemicals Suppliers. To learn about key findings from the study, REGISTER for a complimentary webinar, taking place on October 17, 2019.

Currently, more than 350 biologics are commercially presented in the biopharmaceuticals market. Some established biologics, such as Humira and Avastin, maintained their growth of the last decade in 2018, with sales growing by 8.2% and 9.5%, respectively. New drugs such as Opdivo, which was first introduced in 2017, witnessed particularly robust growth in the overall biopharmaceutical market.Continue reading

Men in Salon

Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits!

Two bits would be a bargain based on the average prices that salons are now charging for men’s services. Once perceived as a space exclusive to women, independent salons are finding that offering services and products for men can help bolster their bottom line. In fact, services that Kline PRO USA identifies as exclusive to men brought in nearly 8% of all service revenue in the first half of 2019. This number is on par with figures from the full year 2018.

Men’s haircut and coloring services had a solid performance in 2018 with an increase of 3% in revenues, while the number of these services performed remained flat. This growth in revenue indicates that men are willing to pay a bit more for the services than they did the year before. Being able to increase prices helps salons offset the decline in the frequency of these services, as shown by Kline PRO data for the first half. Continue reading

Upcoming Webinar – Understanding the Basestocks Market

The global basestock industry continues to witness greater challenges. While the existing challenge of slow demand growth consistently outpaced by new supply creation persists, newer challenges in the form of alternate automobile technology, such as electric vehicles, are shaping the market landscape. On the other hand, the tightening fuel economy and emission regulations and original equipment manufacturers’ specifications are driving the use of high-performance basestocks. Attend this upcoming webinar on October 9 at 9 AM EDT to answer critical questions:Continue reading

Commercial Cleaning Wipes Post Strong Gains in 2019

Kline’s second edition Industrial & Institutional Wipes USA: Market Analysis and Opportunities will be published this month. Results of the research reveal that wipes are indeed a rapidly growing segment of the commercial cleaning industry, driven by the need to reduce germs and minimize infections. Sales of these products grew over 5.0% in 2019 due to the strong performance of disinfectant and sanitizer wipes and general‐purpose cleaning wipes, which are used more often by end users for regular cleaning applications. Growth of disposable wipes can be attributed to the need for high standards of hygiene across industrial and institutional facilities and the superiority of wipes over other cleaning products regarding convenience and reduced risk of cross-contamination.Continue reading