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October 25, 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at CMA National Conference 2014

CMA

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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March 31, 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at Aerosol Sydney 2014

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Location: National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Date: 3rd April 2014

Event Description:  Organised under the banner of the newly-established Asian Aerosol Federation, this four-day event will attract important industry players from Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand and Thailand.

The highlight will be the Aerosol Industry Forum – ‘Towards a Sustainable Future’ on Thursday 3 April at the National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour. It will culminate with the 9th Aerosol industry Awards Gala Dinner at the iconic Luna Park.

Presentation Topic: “The Global Aerosol Landscape”

Presenter: Daniel Grimsey, Research Analyst

Presentation Date:  Thursday 3rd April

Presentation Time: 9:05am.

Presentation Location: Theatre, National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Presentation Description:  Coverage of each of the fastest growing markets for metal aerosol cans across the globe, and their most dynamic end uses.

For more information, please visit the event website: http://www.aerosolsydney2014.com/

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March 10, 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at Ausdrinks 2014

AusdrinksEvent Name: Ausdrinks Conference & Exhibition 2014

Location: Q1 Resort, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia

Date: 24-25 March 2014

Event Description: Hosted by the Australian Beverages Council, the Ausdrinks Conference and Exhibition is the premier event for the non-alcoholic refreshment beverage industry in Australia.  The event brings together key personnel involved in soft drink, water, and juice based manufacturing, as well as representatives of supplier companies, industry related bodies, and members of the trade media.  

Presentation Title: “Fizzle or sizzle: What’s next for the Australian beverages industry?”

Presenter: Erika Sirimanne, Senior Research Analyst

Presentation Details: Monday 24 March 2014, 4.15pm, Session B

Presentation Description: Health and wellness, convenience, technology and foodservice – these are the four chief factors that Euromonitor International Senior Research Analyst Erika Sirimanne believes will characterise the beverage industry in Australia over the next five years. During “Fizzle or sizzle: What’s next for the Australian beverage industry?”, Erika will briefly debate the current and future status of the Australian soft drinks industry, discussing categories such as carbonates and coconut water. Erika will then examine the four factors in depth, providing insight into new product development (including the use of stevia), innovative packaging trends, smartphone and internet usage, and the evolving Aussie palate. 

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January 15, 2014

Australia to Fuel Liquified Natural Gas Competition in the East

Giedrius RudisAnalyst Insight by Giedrius Rudis - Industrial Analyst

According to some estimates, Australia is a few years away from becoming the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The country’s increasing capacity will inevitably intensify the level of competition in the global LNG market. The most threatened countries will be Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia and Russia, while those to benefit the most will include Japan and South Korea.

Volume Share of Combined LNG Imports to Japan, South Korea and China

Source: Euromonitor International, UN Comtrade

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January 10, 2014

Does Urban Export Imply City Development?

UgneSaltenyteAnalyst Insight by Ugne Saltenyte - City Analyst

Urban exports can be seen both as a factor in a city’s economic growth and an indicator of its stage of urban development. Generally, expanding export activities contribute to the economic advancement of urban economies. Different profiles of exported goods and services in developing and developed metropolises also affect wealth disparities of local consumer across world's cities.

Top 10 Exporting Cities, 2012

Source: Euromonitor International

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Euromonitor to Speak at CMA National Conference 2014

Online Eyewear Retailers Move from Clicks to Bricks

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

Consumers Looking for Carbonate Alternatives in Australia

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

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

Euromonitor to Speak at Aerosol Sydney 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at Ausdrinks 2014

Australia to Fuel Liquified Natural Gas Competition in the East

Does Urban Export Imply City Development?