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Convenience Capitalises on Its “On-the-Go” Advantage through Channel Innovation in Australia

Aware of time pressures in trying to achieve a positive work-life balance, Australian consumers are increasingly rewarding retail formats that take the stress out of day-to-day shopping. In response, a growing number of local businesses are leveraging various aspects of one-stop convenience that can be incorporated into the retail experience. The convenience channel, convenience stores […]
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Where Do Sugar and Sweeteners Stand Today

In the words of director general of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, the obesity and diabetes epidemics represent a “slow-motion disaster”. In 2016 65% of countries researched by Euromonitor International had an overweight and obesity prevalence of over 50%, while in countries such as the US, Venezuela and Mexico the same figure reached over […]
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Co-Branding Influencing New Product Development in New Zealand’s Packaged Food Industry

One of the most significant new products launched in New Zealand’s packaged food industry recently was Whittakers Chocolate Milk by local artisanal player Lewis Road Creamery Ltd. The new product achieved unprecedented popularity and attracted widespread media attention. The immense popularity of the product was such that it quickly sold out, and a “grey market” […]
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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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Australia: Consumer Lifestyles in 2017

In recent years, consumers have remained relatively optimistic, at least in their long-term view, reflected by continued growth in spending. However, more recently the volatile Australian dollar has prompted uncertainty and high household debt levels have dampened the willingness to spend in many households. High housing prices remain a concern, threatening to price many first-time […]
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Influx of International Retailers in New Zealand

International retailers continued to set-up stores in New Zealand, as they looked to expand beyond their local markets. The strong economy and the growing population, fuelled by positive net migration, especially in cities such as Auckland and Wellington CBD attracted international companies to expand into the region. In 2016, department store chain David Jones launched […]
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Euromonitor to Speak at Naturally Good Expo 2017

Event Name: Naturally Good Expo Date: 4-5 June, 2017 Location: ICC Sydney Exhibiton Centre Darling Harbour, Australia Event Description: Every year, thousands of savvy retailers, distributors, importers/exporters and brand owners make their way from across the country and throughout Asia to come to Naturally Good Expo, the biggest trade show in the Southern Hemisphere for […]
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Decathlon to Launch Retail Stores in Australia

For a purported “sporting nation”, it comes as something of a surprise that the sports goods stores category in Australia isn’t more competitive. Following its acquisition of Rebel Sport in 2011, Super Retail Group Ltd has been the category leader, with retail value sales experiencing year-on-year growth and approaching a 40% share of the A$3 […]
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Euromonitor to Speak at Direct Selling Association of Australia Conference 2017

Event Name: Direct Selling Association of Australia Conference Date: 18-20 June 2017 Location: Sydney, Australia Direct Selling Australia (DSA) is the industry association for direct selling in Australian retail and has been for 50 years. We represent and support organisations that manufacture and distribute goods and services sold directly to consumers. Around 70 organisations are […]
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Future of Logistics: Australian Logistics Industry to Cash in on Chinese Bauxite Demand Boom

The geographical mismatch between metal ore supply and demand countries is one of the key factors driving logistics industry growth globally. In 2016, Australia, the largest bauxite miner in the world, accounted for 31% of bauxite volume output, while the country was only the fifth largest producer of aluminium, accounting for 3% of aluminium global volume […]
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Euromonitor to Speak at AUSPACK 2017

Event Name: AUSPACK 2017 Date: 7-10 March, 2017 Location: Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Olympic Park Event Description: With 350+ exhibitors, AUSPACK is Australasia’s main event for processing and packaging. The immense show floor is packed with machinery in action, interactive displays, networking hubs and educational opportunities. You will experience 15,000+ sqm of machinery, products and solutions […]
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The Craft Revolution Continues in New Zealand’s Alcoholic Drinks Market

Aware of time pressures in trying to achieve a positive work-life balance, Australian consumers are increasingly rewarding retail formats that take the stress out of day-to-day shopping. In response, a growing number of local businesses are leveraging various aspects of one-stop convenience that can be incorporated into the retail experience. The convenience channel, convenience stores […]
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Euromonitor to speak at PLMA & AFGC’s 6th Annual Private Label Seminar 2016

Aware of time pressures in trying to achieve a positive work-life balance, Australian consumers are increasingly rewarding retail formats that take the stress out of day-to-day shopping. In response, a growing number of local businesses are leveraging various aspects of one-stop convenience that can be incorporated into the retail experience. The convenience channel, convenience stores […]
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Third Review in Singapore-Australia Free Trade Pact

‘Singapore and Australia are natural partners.’ said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Australian Financial Review on October 12 2016 at the time of welcoming the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong to Canberra for bilateral talks. Singapore and Australia shares a close relationship in many respects, most interestingly in trade. New initiatives […]
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Digitalisation Influences all Personal Accessories Categories in Australia

Digitalisation remains a key factor influencing both innovation and sales across all personal accessories companies, with consumers in Australia quick to take up new technologies having become increasingly dependent on digital technology in their everyday lives. Digitalisation can have both a positive and negative affect on sales in personal accessories, with writing instruments and watches […]
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Unpopularity of Internet Retailing for Home Improvement and Gardening in Australia

The rise of internet retailing and m-commerce has changed the retail landscape for many Australian retailers. The widening ownership of smartphones has made shopping online even easier and more convenient for consumers. Retailers continue to integrate their shopping channels and allow consumers to make purchases across channels or with alternative pick-up options. Both desktop and […]
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Major International Franchises Lead Hotbed of Innovation in New Zealand’s Fast Food Market

McDonald’s New Zealand maintained its leading position in fast food in 2015 through continuous innovations in both its menu offerings and digital customer engagement initiatives. The key driver of value growth for McDonald’s has been its introduction of a new gourmet burger bar called Create Your Taste, which allows customers to create their own burgers […]
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Australia’s Foodie Culture Drives Innovation in Foodservice

Australians’ expectations regarding the dining experience continued to evolve in 2015, with consumers becoming increasingly enthusiastic foodies and demanding new culinary experiences. As a response to this trend foodservice operators continued to innovate and experiment with formats, menus and concepts. Although most of the innovation was concentrated in standalone and retail locations, the trend was […]
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Sustainability and Fairtrade Becomes a Global Movement

Sustainability is a narrative that transcends specific markets, regions and industries. It is a truly global movement that is driven by the ever increasing importance of corporate social responsibility, demand for transparent business structures, and the deeply concerning questions around food and water security and carbon footprint, resulting in unprecedented emphasis being placed on companies […]
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