The answer is a resounding “yes” based upon the insightful and passionate discussion that took place among the panel of industry experts that convened last week at Cosmoprof North America to address the topic of data. Jerry Densk, L’Oréal Vice President of Consumer and Market Intelligence; Rick Kornbluth, CEO of Kevin.Murphy; and Sydney Berry, CEO/Co-Owner of Salon Services joined Steve Sleeper, Executive Director of the PBA, and Carrie Mellage of Kline to share their experiences using data to manage their businesses.
The session began with everyone in the room agreeing with Mellage, Kline’s Vice President of Consumer Products, that the professional salon industry is lacking in terms of data when compared to other industries. While there are some resources available, there is still a way to go. Throughout the course of the program, it was stressed a number of times that it is necessary for the industry to work together and finally understand that it really is okay to share data. As Kornbluth said, “We are at a tipping point; we have to help the industry.”Continue reading
Buzz around the “it” ingredient of 2018 continues into 2019, as negative perception continues to dwindle. Cannabis has taken over the wellness trend in all categories, including food and beverages, supplements, and personal care products. Our upcoming Cannabis Beauty: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities report dives deep into the regulatory status and key trends and product launches with the ingredient. The report breaks down the market by product category and competitor landscape while painting a detailed picture of the retail landscape.Continue reading
Kline’s consulting staff has conducted extensive research on Foodservice Cleaning Products in Europe: Market Analysis and Opportunities in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom for the report due out in September. Many end users agree that food safety compliance, environmentally safe/conscious cleaning, waste reduction, and employee safety are the most important issues they face. When asked which issues are most crucial for their businesses, cleaning professionals indicate the following:Continue reading
Kline’s Energy Practice is regularly asked about volumetric lubricant demand growth and where opportunities exist for a supplier of industrial and automotive lubricants in a particular country market. In the not-too-distant past, emerging and developing country markets were rapidly growing in terms of lubricants demand and, as such, it wasn’t hard for a supplier to ride the wave and build volume. Those opportunities seem to be fewer and far between, and lubricant suppliers must now take a more focused approach to identifying and monitoring trends at or just below the surface in order to be on the right side of the demand wave going forward. Continue reading
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Hear from our team of experts and other industry thought leaders on current and demanding topics. Register here to attend our insightful presentations on Monday, July 29 at the Mandalay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Continue reading
Consumers all over the world are embracing naturally positioned, clean, and organic beauty and personal care products as the market continues to show a dynamic performance globally. As we begin research on Natural Personal Care Global Series: Market Analysis and Opportunities, we take a deeper look at product trends, key launches, news-making imports, and the competitive landscape across Asia, Europe, and North America, in addition to natural ingredients ratings using Kline’s proprietary rating scale.Continue reading
The dynamic lubricant additives market may appear stable with modest overall growth figures; however, these numbers mask the numerous changes impacting the additives industry. Regulations around emissions, fuel sulfur content, health and safety, and toxicity labeling are some of the main drivers of change in this industry.
The global drive toward lower emissions and better vehicle fuel economy in the commercial and consumer vehicle market is driving OEMs to squeeze every extra percent of fuel economy out of their drivetrains, shifting even the commercial truck industry toward lower viscosity grades while still requiring the lubricants to be more robust and provide longer fluid life. Continue reading
In an unprecedented turn of events, South Korea outpaces China in terms of growth in 2018. The South Korean at-home beauty devices market advanced to a 61% growth in 2018, triple the size of the growth within the past three years.
A key reason for this increase is the expansion of once-niche brands LG Electronics and Cellreturn. LG Electronics, a new entrant in 2017, becomes the leading marketer with nearly 30% market share in 2018. Relative newcomer Cellreturn has benefited from LG’s marketing groundwork with its own device, supported by a Samsung collaboration.
Some up-and-coming marketers, such as East Skin and MM Korea, are introducing LED masks, inspired by the success of the LED masks like Pra.L and Cellreturn. Retail prices for these masks top $1,600 for Cellreturn.Continue reading
I was invited to present at the 10th China International Rubber Oil Summit in Ningbo, China about the “Trends and Opportunities on the Global Rubber Process Oil Market” (全球橡胶加工油市场趋势和机遇). The conference was organized by ENMORE on July 11-12, 2019.
The global rubber consumption is expected to slow down in the next five to 10 years due to slower tire demand. Since tires are the major consumer of rubber and rubber process oil (RPO), the demand for RPO is expected to grow slower during this period. Furthermore, there is an emerging trend to use less RPO to produce lighter tires. However, demand for other rubber goods, such as shoes, toys, tubes, hoses, and belts, among others, is expected to grow and drive growth in the RPO market, which is estimated at close to 3.3 million tons globally in 2018.Continue reading
In June, hundreds of participants in the wipes market convened for the INDA (Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry) World of Wipes annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. There were many presentations from speakers representing industry associations, chemical suppliers, wipes manufacturers, and raw material suppliers. A common theme that was raised pertains to increasing efforts to limit single-use plastic and the plastic-free movement. Many U.S. states and countries, especially in Europe, are phasing out single-use plastics, and by 2021 in Europe, wipes packages will need to contain labeling that shows they “contain plastics” if they do. Since wipes contain plastic components and packaging, the industry needs to keep a watchful eye on this trend.Continue reading