June 13th, 2016
Corporate social responsibility is much more than a vanity project or cosmetic makeover. Major FMCG companies have numerous in-house initiatives to conduct responsible business and to adopt sustainable development, and in the future, more companies will have to adopt this trend to stay relevant. Download as an MP3
May 30th, 2016
“Sustainability” has gone beyond a fashionable topic at TED Talks. Issues and corporate initiatives surrounding sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CRS) and/or ethical labels appeared to be nothing more than a PR exercise 10 years ago.
May 25th, 2016
Uncertainty affects consumers and investors’ confidence and can rein in investors’ desire to undertake investment. As the 23 June referendum is approaching, stakeholders in the ethical labels market are wondering what the potential impact would be if Brexit happens.
May 23rd, 2016
In China, food and drinks with at least one ethical label accounted for 23% of value sales in 2015. The largest contributors to this were the widely recycled label with US$22.8 billion, the locally sourced prominent label with US$17.2 billion and the Halal label with US$17 billion in value sales. Strongest category performers were dairy, […]
April 6th, 2016
As bottled water is forecast to drive growth of the soft drinks market in many countries, it is time to assess the potential playing field and examine scenarios as to how Danone and Nestlé’s market shares will develop in 2020.
April 5th, 2016
Coffee players are eyeing up the growth potential in China, although there has not yet been any significant shift from tea to coffee beverages in this market.
March 7th, 2016
Consumers are constantly expanding their soft drink consumption outside of carbonates. Ready-to-drinks tea, bottled water and juices are just as prevalent to consumers as soda. As a result, companies are increasingly expanding their product portfolios outside of traditional carbonates categories. Coca-Cola, for instance, acquired Culiangwang, manufacturers of a plant-based protein drink in China and Chi […]
February 22nd, 2016
This couple of week sees the publication of Nestlé and Danone’s financial results for Q4 and full year 2015, which is a good time to take a quick look at where they stand in the global health andwellness (HW) market according to Euromonitor International’s latest findings. Both companies are striving to develop and grow nutrition and […]
February 20th, 2016
The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and PepsiCo recently held their analysts conference on Q4 2015 financial results. TCCC announced plans to refranchise and focus on brand building and marketing, whereas PepsiCo’s discussion of growth initiatives appeared a bit vague with little mention of the progress of the integration of the Power of One Strategy in the […]
February 3rd, 2016
Coca-Cola has announced its intention to purchase a 40% stake in Nigeria’s Chi (holding company Tropical General Investments) and will buy the rest of the group within three years. This is not a surprise move as it fits Coca-Cola’s coordinated global strategic movements in enlarging investment in dairy and juices. Euromonitor International’s latest data show […]