Spring 2014: Whimsy and Elegance are in the Air

Spring 2014: Whimsy and Elegance

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.
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Kline’s April Index of Base Stock Production and Re-refining Cash Margins Shows a Rebound in Base Stock Profitability

Basestocks Margins IndexIn 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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COSMOPROF 2014 – A New World of Beauty

Cosmoprof 2014Cosmoprof 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

Indian Lubricants Market on a Slow but Promising Path to Growth, sees Kline

Indian Lubricants Market 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

Aging Gracefully with At-home Beauty Devices: An Eye-opener for Consumers and Marketers in 2013

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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

The Big Heist: Office Supply Stores Stealing Sales from Jan-San Distributors

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

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Unlock Potential, the Asian Professional Hair Care Market is Flourishing

Salon Hair CareKline & Company has seen the salon hair care market change a lot over the past almost 20 years of analysis. In its latest Salon Hair Care Global Series report, Kline shows that Asia is a growing contributor to the global salon hair care industry, accounting for nearly one-third of the global market share.

Moreover, recent findings from our report indicate an increase in the sales of professional hair care products in Asian markets in 2013.Overall market growth is 3%, which is an improvement from 2012 growth rates.

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