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February 15, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at 2015 National Technical Forums: Packaging & Processing Week

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Event Name: National Technical Forums: Packaging & Processing Week

Date: March 24-27, 2015

Location: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Description: Held in conjunction with AUSPACK 2015, the National Technical Forums for Packaging & Processing Week are a four-day educational program covering a broad range of topics relating to the theme “Open Innovation & Collaboration”.

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January 11, 2015

Euromonitor International to speak at the AUSVEG 2015 Exporting to Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates Symposium

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Event: AUSVEG 2015

Location: Adelaide, Australia

Website: http://www.ausveg.com.au/

Date: 28-29 January 2015

Event Description: AUSVEG is Australia’s national peak industry body representing the interests of the country’s vegetable and potato growers. In January 2015, AUSVEG will host a two-day seminar aimed at Australian vegetable growers covering how to successfully export to Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The 2015 conference follows on from the 2014 Exporting to Japan Symposium and the 2013 Exporting to China Symposium. Euromonitor International represents one of two featured speakers at the 2015 Symposium.

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December 14, 2014

Asia Pacific Recap: Key Events that Shaped the Region in 2014

Euromonitor analysts discuss the key events impacting foreign investment, population, tourism, tax rates, social media, politics, consumer confidence and other factors impacting consumer spending trends in Asia Pacific countries moving into 2015. Watch the video for complete insights.

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November 6, 2014

Haute Sport: Fashion Apparel Picks Up Speed in Australia

Julia-IlleraAnalyst Insight by Julia Illera - Research Analyst

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Fast fashion may have taken the slow route to the Australian market, however leading global apparel players are now opening stores locally at breakneck speed. Fuse this with the fortuitous favour currently bestowed on stylish activewear or “sports-luxe”, and globalisation emerges as a two-way street for Australia, as local designers achieve international recognition and the world of fashion seems a little less geographically distant.

Global players shape up Australian arena

While international press and style blogs are out in force assuring the world that the collaboration between New York-based designer Alexander Wang and Swedish fast fashion giant H&M is one of the most highly anticipated events on the 2014 calendar, many fashion-conscious Australian consumers would disagree. Local shoppers have waited with bated breath for the April 2014 opening of H&M’s flagship store in Melbourne, with the brand’s first Sydney store following in mid-October.

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October 25, 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at CMA National Conference 2014

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Location: Park Royal Darling Harbour

Website: www.cmaustralia.org.au
Date:  30 October 2014

Event Description: Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) conference will bring together a diverse range of speakers including international experts, along with representatives from a cross-section of the complementary medicines (CM) industry. These speakers will deliver engaging content that will broaden your thinking as well as develop your skills.

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July 8, 2014

Online Eyewear Retailers Move from Clicks to Bricks

Emily CoxAnalyst Insight by Emily Cox - Research Analyst

While it is more common in retail to see businesses establishing a bricks-and-mortar presence and then adding an online store, the Australian optical retail scene is moving in the opposite direction. Numerous online eyewear retailers are choosing to establish a physical presence to complement their online offerings and tap into new potential, in a move expected to put pressure on traditional optical stores.

Separation of the Eye Test from Eyewear Purchase

Traditionally, an eye examination would be followed by the purchase of suitable prescription spectacles at the same optical store. However, this is changing due to the increasing sophistication and functionality of online eyewear retailers, tied in with their value and convenience propositions. Consumers are now more likely to visit an optometrist for an eye test and then enter their prescription online to find fashionable frames at attractive prices. The purchase of eyewear online has achieved continuous growth in the Australian market, with the channel accounting for 6% of retail value sales in 2014, up by four percentage points over 2009-2014.

Online retailers benefit from a low-cost model and can offer significant discounts by cutting out the middleman. However, one hurdle is the inability to try before you buy. To overcome this, online eyewear retailers have expanded their capabilities to offer features such as virtual try-on, free home trial and free returns. Furthermore, multiple online eyewear retailers are establishing a bricks-and-mortar presence, allowing customers to have an eye test in-store and then experience the look and feel of products along with the human interaction that many desire.

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June 16, 2014

Special Report: From Farm to Fork: Agribusiness is Big Business

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Agribusiness is big business and key farming countries are jostling for position to be the leading suppliers of agricultural commodities. Why? Globally, agriculture accounts for 4.5% of GDP, but in dollar terms at US$3,043 billion this is equivalent to more than the entire GDP of France or the UK.  With the use of technology and the emergence of large scale producers, agriculture has been transformed into a driver of economic growth. Yet it is not a sector without challenges.

 

Key Points

  • The USA is by far the world’s largest agricultural exporter, exporting US$103 billion of food and live animals in 2013. The USA dominates the world in exports of meat, cereals, fruit and vegetables and is home to some of the world’s largest agribusiness companies;

  • The importance of developing economies in agricultural production has risen sharply. China is now a key player globally with exports of food and live animals increasing by 70% in US$ terms between 2003 and 2008;

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June 3, 2014

Consumers Looking for Carbonate Alternatives in Australia

Euroaus_Erika.Sirimanne_LThumbWith Erika Sirimanne, Senior Research Analyst

Sports, energy drinks and ready-to-drink tea are the strongest performing soft drinks in Australia due to consumers in the country searching for alternatives to carbonates. Companies are recognizing this trend and offering low or no sugar alternatives in their product lines. For instance, Red Bull Australia Pty Ltd released Red Bull Zero in Australia in 2013, boasting zero sugar and carbs. In the same year, Unilever launched Lipton Iced Tea Sparkling which uses the natural sweetener, Stevia. Health and wellness concerns are the major factor driving consumer interest towards low or zero sugar options.

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May 13, 2014

The Global Later Lifers Market: How the Over 60s Are Coming into Their Own

In 2013, the highest number of Later Lifers lived in Asia Pacific with 486 million residents over 60 years old.  China is the most rapidly growing ageing population and it is forecasted to increase by over 32% between 2012 and 2020.  While China has the largest Later Lifer population, Japan has the oldest, with 33% of the population over 60 years old. 

Later Lifers fall into two clear categories in regards to health: healthy and active or unwell and reliant on care.  In many countries around the globe, out of pocket healthcare costs are rising sharply, which is having a significant impact on access to medical attention for lower income Later Lifers.  Many Later Lifers are concerned with maintaining physical health, keeping an active social life through friends and family and optimizing their leisure time with hobbies. 

Identifying the Over 60 Consumer

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April 25, 2014

Fizzle or Sizzle: What’s Next for the Australian Beverage Industry?

 Erika SirimanneOn March 24, Erika Sirimanne presented at Ausdrinks Sydney on the future of the Australian beverage industry.  We are now making that presentation available to the public for free download.

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Learn how health and wellness trends, convenience, technology, foodservice and the digital age will impact the industry over the next five years.

AusdrinksDid You Know:

 - The Australian soft drinks industry was worth A$12.2 billion in 2013 at a volume size of 4 billion litres

 - The number of individuals in Australia aged over 80 increased 59% between 2000 and 2013

 - Seven bottled water suppliers were forced to remove the word “organic” from their brand names during 2013 following an investigation by the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission). 

 - Australian mobile internet subscriptions grew by 17% in 2013 while smartphone volume sales increased by 12%.

 - The female labour force participation rate in Australia grew from 50.4% in 1978 to 70.2% in 2013.

 

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Euromonitor to Speak at 2015 National Technical Forums: Packaging & Processing Week

Euromonitor International to speak at the AUSVEG 2015 Exporting to Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates Symposium

Asia Pacific Recap: Key Events that Shaped the Region in 2014

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Special Report: From Farm to Fork: Agribusiness is Big Business

Consumers Looking for Carbonate Alternatives in Australia

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Fizzle or Sizzle: What’s Next for the Australian Beverage Industry?