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New Data on Households: Number of Children, Rent Index, Dwelling Size, and More

Euromonitor International is pleased to announce the addition of a host of new data to the Households page. The new indicators include household by number of children, households by size of dwelling (in terms of square metres), households by construction material of outer walls, new house price indices, housing stock by year of construction, households by main source of drinking water, and households by main type of fuel used for cooking. These fresh data series add further depth to the analysis of households globally, helping […]
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Store Visits: Beauty Specialist Retailers in South Korea

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the top two leading beauty specialist retailers in South Korea, Aritaum and Innisfree Herb Station. The visits shed light on how leading K-beauty retailers are operating in a competitive environment. They are leveraging localized strategies including maintaining a wide network of stores and distributing product samples. Additionally, as the South Korean beauty specialist retail market reaches maturation, retailers in this space are actively […]
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Peugeot-Opel Merger: Implications for Western European Car Market and Industry Production

Peugeot SA has agreed to take over the Opel/Vauxhall brand from General Motors (GM), with the deal valued at EUR2.2 billion. Both companies are in the final stages of negotiations, with GM hinting that the takeover could be wrapped up by 31 July. Euromonitor International discusses key implications that the deal will have on both the Western European new car market and automotive industry. […]
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Why City Insights Matter for Business Strategy: Is South Korea Home to the ‘Smartest’ Cities in the World?

Hyper-connectedness has emerged as one of six key long-term themes shaping the world’s cities in a strategy briefing Why City Insights Matter for Business Strategy. No other major city globally is permeated with technology to the extent that Seoul is. Moreover, the latter is not a standalone example of tech savviness in the country: all 11 South Korean […]
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Australians Embrace Alternative Sources of Protein

Australian consumers are increasingly conscious about the food they are eating and its impact on their health and wellbeing. As a result, consumers have embraced fresh food, driving overall 2% total volume growth in 2016. Australians are also adopting “flexitarian” lifestyles where they are consciously choosing to have less meat in their diets with “meat […]
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Cervejas Premium Substituem os Vinhos no Brasil

A nova pesquisa de bebidas alcoólicas da Euromonitor International apresentou um estudo sobre a crescente substituição do vinho pela cerveja premium no Brasil. No mundo, o consumo histórico da cerveja premium e do vinho foi sempre muito similar. No Brasil, entretanto, a situação é bem diferente. A cerveja premium vem ganhando cada vez mais espaço […]
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Key Learnings from Omnishopper 2017

Last week’s Omnishopper conference in Minneapolis brought shopper and consumer insights professionals together with their research partners to address some of the big changes influencing shopper expectations and the new marketing challenges in an omnichannel retail environment. While better understanding and navigating these changes in shopping behaviour and with retail being the main topic of […]
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Top 10 Trends in Home Care for 2017

2016 was another year of solid value growth for the home care industry, with global value sales growing 5% to reach US$ 143 billion. From powder to tablet, from spray cleaners to wipes, there has been a clear shift in the way people purchase cleaning products. In this article, we will discuss the top global […]
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Autonomous Machinery is Already a Reality

There has been much discussion regarding autonomous vehicles and their impact on the economic sector such as automotive, transport, logistics, ICT services, and many others. However, although self-driving cars are a trend of the future, autonomous machinery is already a reality. The agriculture and mining industries were early adopters of this technology. Different from self-driving […]
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8 Ways to Identify Market Opportunities for Business Growth

Introduction In today’s business environment, sustaining growth and profitability is never a guarantee. Technological and scientific advances shorten life cycles of products and services, business models change and new competitors appear from outside the industry.  This constant instability makes it necessary to seek new business opportunities. How do you identify market opportunities in these conditions? First, […]
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Top 5 Countries with the Biggest Rise in Urban Population

In the period through to 2030, the top five countries with the biggest urban population expansion, in absolute numbers, are expected to be China, India, Nigeria, Indonesia and Pakistan. Rapid urbanisation boosts economic development and consumer spending growth, as urban consumers enjoy greater purchasing power and are easier to reach than their rural counterparts. Urbanisation is often accompanied by the transition to smaller households and new […]
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South Africa Will Continue to Face Headwinds in 2017

Euromonitor International’s South Africa Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing, focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa’s most industrialised economy that is currently experiencing economic and political mayhem. The nation’s sovereign status was downgraded to ‘junk’ by the credit rating agencies Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and Fitch in April 2017, which could lead to heightened capital outflows, reduced investor confidence, job cuts and […]
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Spotting Opportunities in Brazil at Times of Economic Recession

Brazil’s economic recession and socio-political turmoil is the story of a major emerging market in crisis, with implications for many consumer goods companies. In the face of rising unemployment and falling wages, compounded with rising inflation and currency depreciation, consumer expenditure per household fell by 9.3% between 2014 (the year Brazil’s economic recession began in its earnest) and 2016. As well as spending less, Brazilian households […]
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E3 2017: Where Do Consoles Go From Here?

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was held 13-15 June and once more hosted some of the biggest video game companies, giving them a platform to unveil their latest and upcoming products and developments. While there were numerous announcements made at the show, presentations and information given by Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo all appear to have […]
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Evolving Trends and Hottest Ingredients in Sun Protection

As consumers are shifting to healthier lifestyles what is inside the products is becoming more important. More than ever before, consumers are questioning the ingredients and their sources and this is having an impact on the ingredients market. Protection at the heart of consumer preferences In a little over 50 years, the sun protection industry has evolved tremendously in both the level and type of protection and the aesthetic properties of the products, driven […]
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Conundrum of Higher Education Funding: Public, Private or Other?

Funding higher education is no easy task; usually the choice is made between increasing already overstretched public budget allocations or raising politically unpopular tuition fees. Countries may choose different financing models, but most successful higher education institutions supplement their financing sources with research and development and medical services revenues. Although, due to ageing societies, government budgets in developed countries tend to […]
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Consumers in Training: A Top Consumer Trend for 2017

Today’s family demands are launching youngsters into consumption at an earlier stage. Typical factors include parents struggling with work / life balance and a consequent greater consumer reach for paid-for convenience, extended online time for all and youngsters staying in the home, often into their 20s and beyond. This reality empowers children with greater agency […]
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Business Dynamics Croatia: Continued Steadfast Reforms Will Further Improve Business Landscape

Euromonitor International’s Croatia Business Dynamics Country Briefing focuses on the nation that became the newest European Union (EU) member in July 2013. Since joining the EU, Croatia has received significant funding from the European Commission (EC), enabling the government to carry out major restructuring that is crucial to enhance the country’s business landscape. Red tape, difficulty […]
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