Posted on January 30, 2015 by Kline Blogs
Biocides Southeast Asia Market
A complex combination of factors is driving specialty biocides demand in Southeast Asia. With the 5% growth forecast in biocides consumption during 2014-2019, Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing regions for biocides globally.
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Posted on January 29, 2015 by Kline Blogs
Kline’s Base Stock Index
In January, Kline & Company, a worldwide consulting and research firm serving needs of organizations in the lubricants and base stocks industry, 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. Continue reading
Filed under: Energy, Pricing/Margin | Tagged: base oils, base stock, base stock margin index, Brent Crude, lubricant base stocks | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 29, 2015 by Kline Blogs
Natural Personal Care Market
While products formulated with a high proportion of synthetic ingredients dominate the global natural personal care market, accounting for nearly 75% of the total market share in 2014, truly natural positioning is gaining importance with consumers, manufacturers, and retailers. Following this trend, marketers have increasingly been reformulating with a higher proportion of truly natural ingredients in their products, finds the imminent Kline’s soon-to-be-published Natural Personal Care Global Series report.
The popularity of natural-inspired products is higher in less mature markets, such as Brazil and some Asia-Pacific countries, where disposable income and consumer awareness regarding product ingredients are low and where distinguishing between natural-inspired and truly natural cosmetics is not as important when making a purchase. Continue reading
Filed under: Consumer Products | Tagged: Avalon Organics, Lavera, Melvita, natural formulations, natural market 2014, natural personal care, natural products, natural skin brands, organic cosmetics, Weleda | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 26, 2015 by Kline Blogs
Formes de Luxe, a French beauty magazine, joins the discussion about one of the most popular and hottest topics in the world of beauty today – beauty devices. Published in January 2015, the article looks at the attractive opportunities within the beauty devices market and delves into the various device options that are currently available on the market. The article notes: Continue reading
Filed under: Consumer Products | Tagged: at-home beauty devices, beauty devices, beauty devices market, Clarisonic, Galvanic Spa | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 22, 2015 by Kline Blogs
South Korea has Seoul – the New Beauty Capital
With its 51 million consumers, South Korea belongs among the most sophisticated and fastest moving markets for beauty products worldwide. Most recently, South Korea is looked at by multinational beauty companies as an inspiration for trends that will come to the West. Whether it is Asia’s interest in Korean drama series stars, U.S. women’s appetite for Korean skin care regimens, or the raving beauty of K-Pop stars -the trends coming from this country are popular and undeniable. While inspiring the world, local brands within their country’s borders are biting off a slice of the market share from international brands. Continue reading
Filed under: Consumer Products | Tagged: beauty devices south korea, nail care south korea, professional nail care 2014, salon hair care south korea | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 14, 2015 by Kline Blogs
Beauty Retailing USA: Alternate Channel Monitor
The recently published inaugural edition of Beauty Retailing USA: Alternate Channel Monitor covering the period from January 2014 to June 2014 finds that consumer purchasing from social media is finally becoming more of a reality. This use of beacon technology is increasing in specialty stores, and lipsticks are selling nearly as much as skin care products through mobile technologies. This service will be updated every six months to provide marketers with the regular insights and dynamics on the ever-evolving alternate channels like direct sales and specialty stores. Continue reading
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Posted on January 8, 2015 by Kline Blogs
The beginning of the year is a great opportunity to reflect and learn from the developments of the prior year and leap into the next one armed with a clearer, fresher, and well-thought-out plan. At Kline, we have closed another successful year full of exciting insights into the beauty and personal care industry, which have been featured in our weekly newsletter. Continue reading
Filed under: Consumer Products | Tagged: beauty and personal care research, beauty market research, beauty research, best of 2014 Kline, cosmetics market research | Leave a comment »