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Future Growth of OTC Market

Bring your input to OTC Drugs: U.S. Competitor Cost Structures 2010

Kline is  pleased to announce that our research has begun for the OTC Drugs: U.S. Competitor Cost Structures 2010 study.
Our lead research analyst, Mr. Prashant Sharma, is currently in touch with suppliers, manufacturers, packaging companies, ad agencies, financial analysts, and OTC marketers to understand how their cost structures have changed recently.

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Synthetic Latex Polymers

Shift in Global Synthetic Latex Polymers Market has Manufacturers Looking to the Future

With the European and North American end-use markets struggling to recover from one of the worst economic declines in recent history, synthetic latex polymer manufacturers around the world are eyeing forecasts and opportunities across the globe to chart their own course for recovery. How will the slow-but-steady economic recovery impact worldwide markets? Read more…

Bookmark Shift in Global Synthetic Latex Polymers Market has Manufacturers Looking to the Future

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Rx-to-OTC Switch Forecasting Model

Brands Make A Comeback; OTC Market Resilient During Recession

The U.S. OTC market is often a challenging market to make predictions about. There are so many instances where companies, brands, consumers, and even regulators buck trends that there are often reasons to look at things on a case-by case basis. However, when it came to predicting the impact the economic recession of 2008-2009 would have on the industry, Kline turned to our vast historical data to make predictions. Continue reading

Car Lubricants Market in India

The Passenger Car Lubricants Market in India Leapfrogs Quality Levels

The passenger car lubricants market in India is witnessing a massive shift in OEM-recommended viscosity grades, according to the latest findings from the Opportunities in Lubricants 2010: India Market Analysis report by worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company.

While the older passenger cars in India are still running on viscosity grades such as SAE 20W-40 and SAE 20W-50, the OEMs are recommending SAE 5W-30 and SAE 5W-40 for new passenger cars due to their superior fuel economy characteristics. This significant development will help the Indian consumer lubricants market up thequality curve faster.Continue reading

Eric Vogelsberg Now Leads Kline’s Expanded Global M&A and Corporate Development Practice. Glyn Johnson to Drive Effort in Europe

Kline & Company announced Eric Vogelsberg as the head of the firm’s global M&A and Corporate Development Practice. The move recognizes Vogelsberg’s work to expand Kline’s M&A portfolio from an acknowledged leader in the development of market and competitive intelligence for buy-side transactions to a full-service, global M&A, and corporate development advisory. In addition, the firm announced that Glyn Johnson will lead the Practice’s efforts in Europe, leveraging his years of successful transaction experience and longstanding relationships with financial clients and industry leaders. Continue reading

Not So Traditional Innovation Methods

Step Back to Look Ahead – Not So Traditional Innovation Methods

In a recent article for Happi “The Expert’s Opinion” column Nancy Mills, Kline’s industry manager,  consumer products practice, urged executives to look at problems and situations in a new light.

She wrote about types of innovation and interesting ways to get there. For example, there are business models and network structures, process innovation, organizational, and delivery, among others. Furthermore there are different levels of innovation; for example, incremental vs. disruptive, where the former is building a better widget, and the latter renders widgets obsolete and creates new industries or segments.Continue reading

Neither Lipstick, nor Face Makeup, This Time Women Turned to Nail Polish During the Recession

Neither Lipstick, nor Face Makeup, This Time Women Turned to Nail Polish During the Recession

According to the freshly released data by worldwide research and consulting firm Kline & Company, U.S. sales in the cosmetics and toiletries market declined by 0.8% in 2009, not a detrimental drop considering the recent market situation and the last major recession of 1991, when sales declined by 1.9%. The data released for Cosmetics & Toiletries USA 2009 report indicate that sales have reached a total of $35.5 billion at the manufacturers’ level.Continue reading

Chemicals Research

Kline’s Vice President to Present about Specialty Chemicals Strategy to Identify/Build Successful Portfolios in India at 11th Annual Chemical Weekly Business Outlook Conference

Dilip Chandwani, Vice President with Kline & Company, leading the firm’s Technology & Manufacturing Economics Practice will present at the 11th Annual Chemical Weekly Business Outlook Conference on Wednesday, April 14, at 9:10 a.m. at the ITC Grand Maratha Sheraton, Sahar, in Mumbai. He will speak about Specialty Chemicals Strategy to Identify/Build Successful Portfolios in India.

The topics covered will include:Continue reading