Despite the considerable amount of skepticism when it comes to natural and organic products, there is a segment of shoppers that might not be huge, but is loyal to buying these types of products. The categories with most loyal shoppers of natural or organic products are baby food, produce, dairy, and vitamins/supplements. According to The PULSE of Shopping Life: Natural & Organic report’s findings, two in three shoppers consider organic/natural products to be expensive. This fact is not surprising bearing in mind the adverse, long-standing economical climate. However, the finding that around one in three shoppers believe that organic/natural products are beneficial for themselves or the environment and many don’t even believe the label is the area where the potential of effective addressing shoppers’ doubts and confidence lies. (more…)
The overall OTC market has not shown much excitement as of late, especially with low to no growth, manufacturing plant shut downs and brand recalls. However, in the nutritional products segment of the market, there is rapid growth and excitement and there have been several high profile acquisitions in this space recently showing that many companies are moving into this area in order to bolster their traditional OTC businesses. In late 2012, Reckitt Benckiser and Bayer dueled for Schiff with Reckitt Benckiser the victor after bidding over $1 billion for the maker of MoveFree. (more…)
March was a busy period for the professional beauty industry, with two of the largest professional beauty trade shows happening this month: Cosmoprof Bologna and Beauty/Top Hair International Dusseldorf.
Cosmoprof Bologna continues to be a major industry crossroad. Among the trends that caught our attention were product lines with vitamin C, such as Skeyndor’s Power C skin care line, as well as several new launches of BB creams from Algotherm, Levissime, and SKIN79. (more…)
With a projected CAGR exceeding 23% over the next five years, the future of the U.S. re-refined basestocks market looks promising according to the recently published Used Oils and Re-refined Lubricants: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities report by global consulting and research firm Kline & Company. Given that all announcements pertaining to expansions and new capacities go as planned, it is anticipated that the re-refining industry will see a robust growth to an estimated 1,390 KT by 2016, suggesting a “golden decade” for many in the industry. However, this is contingent upon the successful and timely ramp-up of operational facilities. (more…)
Eric Vogelsberg Now Leads Kline’s Expanded Global M&A and Corporate Development Practice. Glyn Johnson to Drive Effort in Europe
Kline & Company announced Eric Vogelsberg as the head of the firm’s global M&A and Corporate Development Practice. The move recognizes Vogelsberg’s work to expand Kline’s M&A portfolio from an acknowledged leader in the development of market and competitive intelligence for buy-side transactions to a full-service, global M&A, and corporate development advisory. In addition, the firm announced that Glyn Johnson will lead the Practice’s efforts in Europe, leveraging his years of successful transaction experience and longstanding relationships with financial clients and industry leaders. (more…)