Posted on April 24, 2014 by Kline Blogs
According to our recently completed consumer research on at-home beauty devices usage, all signs point to China as being the most opportunistic market for beauty device marketers, as well as for brands that address a myriad of beauty issues. The younger population are the ultimate “beauty junkies”
Our research queried women from six dynamic markets: China, Japan, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States on their beauty device usage, as well as their attitudes on aging and where they go for advice on products. In general, penetration was relatively low for device usage; overall, it was well above average in China where beauty devices are used by nearly 60% of respondents. Continue reading
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Posted on April 17, 2014 by Kline Blogs
The change of season is always a good opportunity to welcome new trends. This spring, we see a dichotomy of products, largely skewing toward either a playful, fun side or an elegant, sophisticated one.
In makeup, many spring collections turn to fun pastel and bright shades. Cover Girl introduces its Pastelicious collection, which features new pops of powder blue, green, and pink for spring. In nail salons, manicure shades turn to ice blue and bursts of yellow. In lip balms, EOS offers a limited-edition two pack of its Strawberry Sorbet and Passion Fruit Smooth Sphere lip balms, touted as “the perfect springtime gift.” For a fresh, simple look, shimmery nudes are featured in foundations and powders from multiple brands including Bobbi Brown and Maybelline. MAC’s website features “Altogether Peachy,” an online palette of fresh peaches in creamy, gleaming fan-favorite formulas for the lips and face.
Filed under: Consumer Products | Tagged: cosmetics, fragrances 2014, home fragrances, makeup, nail care, skin care, spring trends | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 16, 2014 by Kline Blogs
In January, Kline & Company introduced its monthly Base Stock Margin Index, a characterization of recent cash margin contributions in the U.S. base oil market over the past 24 months.
The Index estimates cash margin contributions associated with U.S. Group II base stock production. It simulates EBITDA before the deduction of corporate SG&A expenses for typical VGO-based virgin base stock plants and RFO-based re-refineries. A more detailed description of the Margin Index can be found in the January release.
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Posted on April 9, 2014 by Kline Blogs
Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna has always been the perfect stage for the latest trends and the most innovative products of the beauty universe, being a reference point for professionals and specialists of the sector.
This year, the show brought together about 2,000 exhibitors and more than 200,000 visitors around the world. Over 90,000 square meters of exhibition space were dedicated to the various sectors of the beauty industry, including perfumery, natural cosmetics, packaging and contract manufacturing, beauty salons and spas, hair, nails. Continue reading
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Posted on April 7, 2014 by Kline Blogs
The global lubricants market is rapidly changing. Ranking third after the United States and China, India is one of the most important markets. Kline’s recently published Opportunities in Lubricants: India Market Analysis is a comprehensive analysis of the Indian lubricants market, focusing on key trends, developments, challenges, business opportunities, and major suppliers.
With a GDP of USD 1,825 billion in 2012, India is the third-largest economy in Asia, after China and Japan. Historically, India has been one of the fastest growing major economies. However, since 2010, the economic growth rate has successively dropped from 9.3% in 2010–2011 to about 5.3% in 2013–2014. Continue reading
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Posted on April 2, 2014 by Kline Blogs
Sales of at-home beauty devices continue to boom due to the increasing awareness and popularity of multi-functional devices among consumers, growing prominence of the direct sales distribution channel, expansion of prominent marketers in countries other than the United States, improved products, and an increasing number of alliances between beauty marketers and technology companies to introduce new devices. While the United States continues to gain sales, focus is shifting to the growing prominence of European and Asian markets. Last year, the Asian market enjoyed an impressive sales growth, driven by the current stellar growth of China. Part of this superior performance is because of the introduction of new products, the entry of Clarisonic during 2013, and an overall strong performance from brands like Silk’n, Galvanic Spa, Clarisonic, and TRIA. Continue reading
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Posted on April 1, 2014 by Laura Mahecha, Industry Manager - Healthcare and I&I
Many purchasing agents who order janitorial and housekeeping cleaning products are doing so less frequently with their janitorial/sanitation (Jan-San) distributors and more often through office supply retailers, such as Staples. Several reasons for
this trend include:
- One-stop shopping convenience
- More tech-savvy online ordering capabilities
- Convenience of direct delivery
Filed under: Healthcare, Janitorial | Tagged: cleaning, homecare, janitorial cleaning products, sanitation | Leave a comment »