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October 22, 2014

Apple Earnings Review: iPhone’s Stellar Performance

Weeteck_looAnalyst Insight by Wee Tek Loo - Head of Consumer Electronics Research

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Apple Inc has announced the financial results for its fourth quarter (ending 27 September 2014), where the company posted quarterly revenue of US$42.1 billion and net profit of US$8.5 billion. Apple also provided a bullish guidance for its fiscal 2015 first quarter results.

iPhone - stellar performance amidst China’s woes

In this quarter, Apple reported that it sold 39.3 million iPhones, of which 10 million were new iPhone 6 phones, sold in the first three days of sales.  Euromonitor International expects the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones to propel the company’s sales to more than 181 million units in 2015, a staggering 9% growth over 2014.

China is the world’s largest smartphone market, with close to 30% of all smartphone global sales in 2014 coming from the Middle Kingdom. Critically, China Mobile, the world’s largest telco, is selling iPhones to its 288 million mobile subscribers, of which 41 million are on the high speed 4G. That said, Apple faces an uphill battle in China with local manufacturers like Lenovo, ZTE and XiaoMi and Apple’s global foe, Samsung currently dominating. China remains a key market to help drive future growth for Apple, with sales of its iPhone range expected to exceed 20 million units in 2015 and in particular, where demand for larger screens phones is rising fast.

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October 21, 2014

Top 5 Fastest Growing Consumer Markets in 2014

An HodgsonAnalyst Insight by An Hodgson - Income and Expenditure Manager

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A comparison of all consumer markets in terms of their expected consumer expenditure annual real growth in 2014 reveals some interesting fast-growing markets that are not among the usual major emerging markets (such as the BRICS and the MINT). Of the top five fastest growing consumer markets of 2014, Malawi and Sierra Leone are somewhat surprising entrants while Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia are fast-growing markets with sound fundamentals that can offer significant opportunities for consumer goods companies. Mongolia is also a market with promising prospects, but its small population restricts meaningful market expansion.

Top Five Fastest Growing Consumer Markets: 2014

Source: Euromonitor International from national statistics/Eurostat/UN/OECD

Note: Data are forecasts 

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Key Takeaways from SupplySide West 2014

ChrisSchmidtAnalyst Insight by Chris Schmidt - Consumer Health Analyst

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During the week of 6 October 2014 Euromonitor presented at SupplySide West, one of the nutrition industry’s most important global gatherings. This year’s exposition brought together more than 1,700 of the health ingredient industry’s leading companies, including formulators, manufacturers, laboratory experts and finished product producers. Euromonitor’s Consumer Health Analyst Chris Schmidt and Head of Health and Wellness Ewa Hudson delivered insights into sports nutrition and energy drinks, respectively. As in years past, SupplySide West provided a comprehensive overview of the industry’s most important trends and developments, including the product and market developments, new technologies and regulatory changes that are likely to drive the industry moving forward.

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October 20, 2014

WTM Global Trends Report by Euromonitor Predicts Future Trends

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The WTM Global Trends Report, produced by Euromonitor International in exclusive for WTM, has been at the forefront of accurately predicting major travel trends around the world since its launch in 2006, looking at how the travel industry is developing in a rapidly changing landscape.

The WTM Global Trends Report 2014 by Euromonitor International will be launched at London’s Excel Centre during a press conference on Monday 3rd November at 13:00 in the Platinum Suite 5&6. A session for WTM attendees will be held on Tuesday 4th November at 15:30 in Platinum Suite 1. 

Pre-register to receive the WTM Global Trends Report 2014 today!

 

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Emerging Markets are not Shorthand for Doom or Boon

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It’s dangerous to group all emerging markets into one convenient basket, even within a region their prospects vary dramatically. Not all are suffering from a slump, but equally not all are dynamic, fast-growing economies. In a time of heightened geopolitical tensions, and with risks to the global economy seeming to increase on a daily basis, the devil is in the detail.

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Bright stars include smaller emerging markets such as Turkmenistan, Laos, Rwanda and Cambodia. India is also seeing something of a turnaround with growth expected to come in at 5.4% in 2014 and 6.7% in 2015 supported by an upturn in business confidence following the general election, lower commodity prices and policy reform. Bangladesh and Nigeria are also expected to put in strong performances.

Real GDP Growth in Selected Emerging Markets: 2014-2030

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Source: Euromonitor International from national statistics/Eurostat/OECD/UN/IMF

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October 19, 2014

Euromonitor International Interview Series: Kelly McGuire, Ph.D. Executive Director, Hospitality and Travel Global Practice for SAS

Michelle GrantInterview conducted by Michelle Grant - Travel and Tourism Research Manager

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Euromonitor International is pleased to present an interview examining the impact that user generated content has on hotel purchasing decisions for both business and leisure travellers. Euromonitor International Travel and Tourism Research Manager Michelle Grant spoke with Kelly McGuire, Ph.D. Executive Director, Hospitality and Travel Global Practice for SAS.

Can you please explain your role?

I run the hospitality and travel global practice at SAS.  My role is to drive the strategic direction for the practice at SAS.  My team provides domain expertise to our sales teams, ensures that SAS’s products meet the needs of the market by working with SAS R&D, and evangelizes the value of analytics to the hospitality and travel industries. 

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October 18, 2014

Pet Humanisation: The trend and its Strategic Impact on Global Pet Care Markets

GinaWestbrookAnalyst Insight by Gina Westbrook - Director of Strategy Briefings

Pet owners are increasingly treating their cats, dogs and even small mammals like members of their family. The opportunity to commercialise this trend into a vast range of goods and services – from dog beer to cat counselling, from pet weddings to “social petworking” – is staggering for the company that can position itself to gain credibility among this growing demographic. Our new Strategy Briefing looks at the impact on pet care markets worldwide.  There are three main types of pet owner who are keen to spend heavily on their pets; they have different, albeit overlapping, priorities and interests.

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This group likes brands that feel safe and reliable, that they believe to be credible and that they trust with their pet’s welfare. In many cases, especially at the higher spending end of this group, this can mean a focus on small businesses with an ethical business practice, and a distrust of large corporations.

 For services, local businesses with a good track record may be preferred over a more clinical, large-scale contenders, while products, especially food, with a cottage industry feel tend to perform well.

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October 17, 2014

Brand Licensing Europe Enjoys A Great Buzz But Where Was LEGO?

Utku_TanselAnalyst Insight by Utku Tansel - Head of Toys and Games Research

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Euromonitor International attended the Brand Europe Licensing Fair, the only pan-European event dedicated to licensing and brand extension, held between 7-9 October in Olympia, London. The show was officially the biggest to date in its 16 year history, featuring around 235 exhibitors of which over 55 were new. Bandai Namco, the world’s fifth largest toy maker, also decided to attend for the first time this year. Featuring three distinct showrooms, namely Character and Entertainment, Brands and Life Style and Art, Design and Image, the exhibition’s span covered many industries and categories including traditional toys and games, video games, film, TV, entertainment, sports, automotive, publishing, art and design, fashion charity and heritage licensing.  

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Booming Acquisitions to Lead to Further Consolidation in Dairy Market

Lianne van den BosAnalyst Insight by Lianne van den Bos - Food Analyst

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The dairy industry saw yet another acquisition last month with Lactalis-owned Parmalat buying 11 dairy plants from BRF, Brazil’s third biggest dairy manufacturer.  Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have reportedly reached over 120 transactions in 2013 according to Rabobank, so why this large number?

One could suggest it’s a choice to either join forces or get left behind. With the world’s top 10 dairy players capturing just under a quarter of global dairy sales, no one realistically would want to compete against these players alone. Building scale is inevitable but here is the catch; as M&A booms and joint ventures are ever more present, what billion dollar deal is left? Do dairy companies need to tie up with even more companies to sustain growth, or is organic growth still on the cards? Euromonitor International looks at what’s driving M&A activity in dairy and which growth markets will see more investment.

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October 16, 2014

Lactalis: The Juices Story of a Dairy Conglomerate

Hope.LeeAnalyst Insight by Hope Lee - Senior Beverages Analyst

Lactalis, the brand owner of President, grew sales of juices internationally thanks to a string of acquisitions in dairy. It ranks third in the global dairy market, after Danone and Nestlé. The acquisition of Parmalat in 2011 made the privately-owned French company a major player in juices in a few countries. Euromonitor International’s data show that Lactalis registered off-trade value shares in soft drinks in 13 markets across Europe, the Americas and Africa, and it just needs to expand into Asia and the Middle East to make itself a truly global juice player. In 2011-2013, the company outpaced the global soft drinks market, having achieved a net sales increase of US$150 million. The Lactalis off-trade sales of soft drinks amounted to US$947 million in 2013, ranking it 19th in juices and 44th in soft drinks globally. This is good progress for a company that is essentially a dairy company with no focus on soft drinks. As the company is continuously expanding its dairy businesses, its juices sales are expected to grow as a sideline thanks to the opportunity of leveraging its dairy facilities.

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Euromonitor International Interview Series: Kelly McGuire, Ph.D. Executive Director, Hospitality and Travel Global Practice for SAS

Pet Humanisation: The trend and its Strategic Impact on Global Pet Care Markets

Brand Licensing Europe Enjoys A Great Buzz But Where Was LEGO?

Booming Acquisitions to Lead to Further Consolidation in Dairy Market

Lactalis: The Juices Story of a Dairy Conglomerate