The global lubricants market is flat, up only 1% with an estimated 39.1 million tonnes in 2013 compared to 38.8 million tonnes in 2012. In terms of lubricants volume consumed, the United States continues to be the largest country market, although its total global volume has now dropped from 25% to below 22%. Interestingly, Russia has surpassed Japan and is now the fourth largest country market. Both North America and Western Europe continue to stagnate below pre-recession levels. Though Asia and other developing regions picked up in 2011, the market lost steam in 2012, most notably in China, down 1.1%. Continue reading
For the last 25 years, the Professional Beauty Show in London has been serving as the beauty platform for industry professionals and clients to learn about new trends in skin care products and their most efficient application. This year, the show brought together more than 600 brands from every area of the industry including skin care, aromatherapy, spa, advanced treatments, nails, makeup, tanning, and equipment, increasing the presence of brands from overseas. Major brands chose Professional Beauty as the platform for their new launches; skin care brand Elemis showcased its first treatment machine Biotec, distributor Louella Belle introduced its latest addition IBX to the nail fanatics, and equipment brand 3D-Lipo showed off the much anticipated 3D-Lipolite system. Continue reading
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According to the academic journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, rodents are not only among the most important global pests, but they destroy enough crop output in Asia alone to feed 200 million people while also acting as reservoirs for disease throughout the world. The journal estimates that there are about 1,700 species of rodents, but only 5% to 10% are considered major pests. According to Kline & Company, the market for chemical rodenticides exceeds $600 million and focuses on an even narrower range of rodent species to generate that market. Continue reading
Which beauty segments are enjoying the fastest growth? What’s driving this growth? Questions like these were addressed recently by Kline’s very own Carrie Mellage, Vice President of Consumer Products. On February 18, 2014, Carrie had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion with Pam Busiek, President and CEO of Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD), and the legendary Dr. Robb Akridge, founder of Clarisonic, at the 2014 Global Beauty & Wellness Exchange held at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, FL. Continue reading
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the organic cosmetics industry trade show VIVANESS. Each year, the show’s host city Nuremberg welcomes natural beauty lovers, who can also satisfy their taste buds with the sampling of natural food novelties displayed at the sister show, BIOFACH.
The 2014 VIVANESS show surprised visitors with a myriad of novelties and trends, which are set to hit shelves this spring. Continue reading
There have been signs recently indicating that the environment is becoming ripe for more Rx-to-OTC switches. Since we last reported on this topic in August 2013, we saw the approval of two additional first-in-class switches in categories that would have been thought of as challenging five years ago. One is the first incontinence medication available for sale without a prescription, Merck’s Oxytrol for Women, and the other is the first nasal allergy steroid, Sanofi’s Nasacort Allergy 24HR. Continue reading