October 13th, 2016
Tesco is in a dispute with Unilever after resisting to increase prices for a number of its iconic household brands ranging from Marmite to Dove. Unilever, arguing price increases are inevitable in the wake of a weaker pound, is in fact uniquely positioned to push through higher prices for its brands. The move, then, could […]
October 19th, 2016
In Q3 2016, the global economic outlook declined as mounting uncertainty in Europe, the UK and the US outweighed any boost from the BRICs. This quarter, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) forecast growth revisions from Euromonitor International’s Industry Forecast Model generally point to marginal retail sales downgrades through 2020.
October 6th, 2016
The sensitive particulars of beauty products and treatments, which as discussed in part one of this series are limiting the disruptive potential of the sharing economy within the industry, present opportunities to tap into the growing desire for expertly-curated and flexible models of distribution.
October 6th, 2016
Event: InterCharm 2016 Date: October 26th -29th Venue: Crocus Expo Location: Moscow, Russia Event Description: InterCHARM is the largest perfumery and cosmetics exhibition in Russia, CIS, Central and Eastern Europe which brings together in Moscow the Russian and international well-known and new manufacturers and distributors of perfumery and cosmetics, tools and equipment for cosmetology, aesthetic medicine, hairdressing, nail service, […]
October 1st, 2016
From poster-child Airbnb opening its doors to the masses, to the more obscure practice of food sharing at LeftoverSwap, the sharing economy has left no industry unturned. Also known as the collaborative economy, it is fuelled by a shift in consumer priorities, including an experience-led culture and a growing inclination towards lightweight living, as well as the increasing […]
October 1st, 2016
Event: 4th Cosmetic Business Forum (IV Forum Kosmetycznej) Date: October 18th Venue: Marriott Grand Hotel Location: Warsaw, Poland Event Description: Forum of Cosmetics Industry is a meeting dedicated entirely to the cosmetics industry, which integrates key players influencing markets development, such as: producers, importers and distributors of cosmetics, board members and traders deciding on the purchase for beauty stores, […]
October 20th, 2016
El mercado de belleza y cuidado personal en América Latina se enfrenta a un difícil desafío. Consumidores más educados y empoderados buscan productos de mayor calidad, aumentando el poder de internet y las redes sociales en un contexto de desaceleración económica y crisis. Los consumidores investigan alternativas para acceder a productos de mejor calidad a […]
September 27th, 2016
La industria de belleza y cuidado personal se enfrenta a un reto difícil en América Latina, ya que sus consumidores, quienes tienen cada vez más educación y acceso a información y a más canales a través de internet, están buscando productos de calidad. Sin embargo, con un poder adquisitivo limitado y una desaceleración en […]
September 26th, 2016
The rising health and wellness trend is driving sales of natural, herbal and Ayurvedic beauty and personal care products. This opens up number of opportunities for players to develop and target products that are natural, herbal or Ayurvedic. The predominantly young consumer base in India is willing to spend and experiment with products: Ayurvedic Products […]
September 21st, 2016
Unilever appears to be in acquisition mode and acquiring more targets in the US. Dollar Shave Club came first in July, with the company also widely tipped to be in the driving seat to purchase Jessica Alba’s Honesty Co, and 19 September bringing news of a further acquisition in the form of 7th Generation.