The market for natural personal care products continues its strong growth in 2018. The market is up nearly 10% from 2017, the strongest growth recorded in the last five years, according to our just-published Natural Personal Care: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities report. The growth is also expected to be nearly double that of the conventional U.S. cosmetics and toiletries market.Continue reading
Kline has kicked off research with decision-makers and end users of commercial cleaning products used in kitchens in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Foodservice Cleaning Products in Europe will be published later this year and will provide a full market assessment, including sales by country, end-use segment, product class, and supplier. Products included in the scope are automatic and manual dishwashing products, hard-surface cleaners, and hand care products used in commercial kitchens and public washrooms.Continue reading
A top priority for all animal farmers is ensuring their animals are in good health—it’s essential to global food safety, as well as quality. To maintain animal health, farmers need to control pests that could be potential disease carriers. The global market insect and rodent control products have an estimated value of more than USD 630 million across 12 key countries profiled in Kline’s Pest Control in Production Animal Health report.
Brazil and the United States are the two largest country markets, accounting for 60% of global sales. These countries have large animal production systems and are important exporters for the global meat industry, particularly beef and poultry. The beef production industry is the largest segment for global pest control, accounting for more than 40% of total sales.Continue reading
The beauty retailing environment has undergone revolutionary changes over the past years, from the omni-channel approach to retailing, to department stores revamping their beauty sections, and to the rise of boutique beauty retailing. While specialty stores are one of the leading and fastest-growing channels for beauty, boutique beauty retailers are the shining stars, bringing to consumers unique sensorial experiences while learning more about their preferences, needs, thoughts, and passions.Continue reading
By program effectiveness, Corteva, Bayer, and BASF are the top three companies with the most distributors, according to Kline’s recently published report, Effectiveness of the U.S. Crop Protection Company Channel Incentives. Bayer ranks first in more of the horseshoe (specialty) markets while Corteva is more in the Midwest. Monsanto was also in the top three, but only with some distributors. Companies surveyed for the study were ranked by distributors and retailers who provided us with a ranking by the effectiveness of companies’ incentive programs.Continue reading
The market of synthetic latex polymers assumes a unique set of characteristics in every geography, from performance of the economy, purchasing power of the population, and industrialization to demand patterns, competition from alternate technologies, and performance of the polymers in specific end uses.
North America and China both represent the largest markets of synthetic latex polymers by volume, each accounting for an approximate 25% share of global consumption. Meanwhile, India, which has a much smaller share of around 5% of global consumption, is the fastest-growing market for synthetic latex polymers in the world. It is these three key geographical markets of North America, China, and India that Kline studies in depth this year in its continuous Synthetic Latex Polymers Global Series: Business Analysis and Opportunities program.Continue reading
There is no doubt that e-commerce is a rapidly growing channel in the OTC market, but this channel still makes up a relatively small percentage of actual OTC sales—well below 10% of total sales for most OTC categories. However, digital marketing can have profound effects on brand performance even within traditional brick-and-mortar retail channels. Some estimate that digital presence and marketing for OTC brands will impact more than 75% of all sales. For many consumers, their path-to-purchase for OTC remedies often looks like many other categories where the need for the product is immediate. It may begin online with a search for price comparisons or product information but likely end with the actual purchase happening in-store.Continue reading
Kline estimates that the total polyisobutylene (PIB) capacity in 2018 is around 1,100–1,200 kilotonnes. Global PIB supply is expected to grow gradually over the forecast period between 2018 and 2028, according to Kline’s just-published Business Outlook for Polyisobutylenes: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities report. Only a handful of suppliers are catering to the PIB market with around 75% of the global PIB capacity accounted for by the top five suppliers—BASF, Daelim, TPC, Lubrizol, and Infineum. To take a closer look at the key findings from the study, REGISTER for our upcoming webinar.Continue reading
As 2018 closes, we are looking back at the salon hair care market’s performance wondering what changes the year has brought to the industry and where did the market land in comparison to its historical performance. Between 2017 and 2018, the salon hair care industry grew at a steady pace of around 3%, although the category and country market performance varied. For example, while the U.S. market shows some slowdown compared to previous years, the Chinese market blossoms, driven by the development of e-commerce. In light of the recent changes on the global landscape, some of the key questions salon hair care players should be asking themselves include:Continue reading
Written by Milind Phadke, Director, Energy
Since the recession of 2008, global lubricant basestocks supply and demand have been on divergent paths. Demand growth, beyond the recovery to pre-recession levels, has stalled, but supply growth continues. All the new supply coming to the market is primarily high-performance Group II, III, and IV basestocks. As a result, the global basestocks market has become a buyers’ market. Lubricant blenders, especially independent blenders, can select basestock suppliers and products that best suit their business needs (reducing blending costs, product performance, reducing supply chain complexity, and other such objectives).Continue reading