Licensing Industry Awaits the “Next Big Thing” in Character Licensing

by October 20th, 2016

As I explore in our “Licensing: Billion Dollar Character Franchises” global briefing, the astonishing popularity of Frozen clearly proved that there is still scope for new properties and expansion of existing franchises. While Disney dominates the licensing world with its 11 worldwide famous licences each selling more than US$1 billion of branded products, there are […]


Product Development of Soft Drink Companies: A Look Ahead

by October 18th, 2016

A common theme among soft drink companies is an effort to bring more premium products to the mass market by using familiar brands with upgraded packaging, added functional benefits and new flavours. Many soft drink companies are attempting to counteract their underperforming carbonates with premium still beverages. Both PepsiCo and Coca-Cola have been somewhat successful […]


Five Key Insights from Euromonitor International’s 2016 Digital Consumer Index

by October 17th, 2016

Consumers are more connected today than ever before, and will be even more interconnected in the future. These digital connections, which have ushered in speed and convenience, are underpinning generational shifts in how consumers live, work, shop and play. As billions of people become interconnected by these devices, it means an endless number of opportunities […]


Nutrition 2015 Key Findings: Bread is the Protein of Today and Alcohol Could Be the Sugar of Tomorrow

by October 17th, 2016

The new edition of Passport Nutrition is out and with that a whole set of exciting data to unveil. This time, not only will we discover the nutrients purchased from Packaged Food (PF) and Soft Drinks (SD), but also Fresh Foods (FF) and Alcoholic Drinks (AD). With malnutrition, and diet-related diseases still on the rise, […]


Digitalisation Influences all Personal Accessories Categories in Australia

by October 16th, 2016

Digitalisation remains a key factor influencing both innovation and sales across all personal accessories companies, with consumers in Australia quick to take up new technologies having become increasingly dependent on digital technology in their everyday lives. Digitalisation can have both a positive and negative affect on sales in personal accessories, with writing instruments and watches […]