May 5th, 2016
As I explore in our “Key Character Licensing Trends Shaping Apparel, Personal Accessories and toys in Asia Pacific” Global Briefing, Asia Pacific is a promising region where growing populations, rising disposable incomes, expanding middle classes and rapid urbanisation are all driving growth in licensed products sales.
May 3rd, 2016
Apparel retailers have been a significant retail channel in the Scandinavian beauty and personal care market, particularly in Norway and Sweden. Through the years apparel retailers like H&M and Cubus have built extensive brand portfolios with both mass market brands and brands from leading fashion houses. Now, these retailers are moving into the beauty and […]
April 29th, 2016
The current economic situation in Latin America is stagnant. GDP is growing slowly and financial markets are unstable. Nevertheless, consumers in Latin America are empowered and demanding more from their products. Fast fashion companies understand this, and are bringing fashion forward products to Latin America without the high prices. In beauty, companies are not branding […]
April 16th, 2016
There is a long-established economic relationship that as consumers become increasingly affluent, they tend to allocate a smaller share of total spending to basic goods.
April 10th, 2016
Springtime in Japan is marked by Hanami, or flower-viewing parties in Japan. It also marks an important time of year for Japanese manufacturers, consumers and industries. Learn more about how tourism, travel, beverages, foods, beauty, fashion, home appliances, technology, and Japan’s economy itself are impacted by springtime in the country. Watch on YouTube
March 30th, 2016
You can’t sit with us (unless you resemble a photoshopped model); the once exclusive strategies of teen fashion players, built on heavy-logoed products and a too cool for school brand image, are no longer resonating with the younger consumer.
March 23rd, 2016
Consistent with its performance in earlier quarters, Nike Inc delivered another solid quarter in the three months to 29 February 2016, with healthy increases across all geographies and most product categories.
March 22nd, 2016
2015 was a hugely challenging year for the global luxury goods industry, particularly in formerly fast growing emerging markets.
March 19th, 2016
What is the history of DJ Agro Ltd and FRC Bangladesh? FRC Bangladesh (Fiber Resource Centre), as the name implies, is an organisation that researches and develops plant-based fibres with the objective of developing them into bio-degradable fabrics with commercial value.
March 18th, 2016
Plastic microfibres from synthetic clothes such as polyester, acrylic and nylon are increasingly seen as a major source of microplastic pollution in our oceans, even more than microbeads from beauty and personal care products, which have already been banned in some countries.