Ethical Labels Snapshot: China 2015

by 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, […]

Consumers Expanding Tastes outside of Carbonates

by 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 […]

Danone vs Nestlé: The Billion Dollar Health and Wellness Businesses at a Glance

by 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 […]

Cola Giants May Lose Out on Global Soft Drinks Growth as Carbonates Declines in 2020

by 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 […]

Coca-Cola’s Investment in Nigeria’s Chi

by 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 […]