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Mastercard – VocaLink Deal Passes Crucial Regulatory Test

by April 19th, 2017

On Tuesday, 11 April 2017, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced that proposed steps by Mastercard International Inc and VocaLinkHoldings Ltd had adequately addressed competition questions relating to Mastercard’s planned acquisition of VocaLink. The decision clears the way for the GBP700 million deal to close in the coming weeks. Once completed, the acquisition […]

Growth in Foodservice Amidst Slowdown in China: The Starbucks Approach

by February 12th, 2017

For years, China’s double-digit economic growth attracted global operators in all industries, including foodservice, looking to meet a seemingly insatiable demand for foreign goods and concepts. China’s economy is slowing, however, which means that the“anything wins” approach to foodservice, from the perspective of global foodservice operators, is no longer as effective. China’s slowing economy is a sign […]

If Reckitt Benckiser Buys Mead Johnson then is a Home Care Spinoff Next?

by February 10th, 2017

Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB) is currently in “advanced” talks to buy Mead Johnson Nutrition Co for USD16.7 billion, in a deal that makes little market overlap sense on the surface but could hint at future strategic plans. Reckitt Benckiser’s existing brands currently centre on home care, consumer health and beauty and personal care, and have […]

Luxottica and Essilor Merger to Create by Far the Largest Entity in Eyewear

by February 5th, 2017

Italian spectacle frame maker, Luxottica Group SpA, and French spectacle lens manufacturer, Essilor International SA, have agreed to merge and the new group will be known as Essilor-Luxottica. While the two companies lead their respective categories, the deal will create by far the largest entity in the global eyewear market. Here are some of the […]

Interview Series: Kamran Zaki, President of Adyen North America

by February 4th, 2017

Euromonitor International is pleased to present an interview with Kamran Zaki, President of Adyen North America, about how payments fit into a global, omnichannel world. Can you tell us more about Adyen? What strategic advantage does Adyen offer retailers?  Adyen is a technology company that provides businesses with a single solution to accept payments anywhere […]

How to Identify Growth Opportunities in Your Competitive Landscape: Part 2 – A Case Study

by January 30th, 2017

Euromonitor International’s previous article discussed how market size growth in developed markets has plateaued across many FMCG categories, and as a result, companies need to take a fine-tuned approach to growth strategy. In turn, this places a greater importance on strategic acquisitions as well as market share gains in companies’ existing categories as opposed to […]

Banana Pads in Rwanda: Interview with Elizabeth Scharpf, CEO of Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE)

by January 8th, 2017

Euromonitor International had the opportunity to interview Elizabeth Scharpf, CEO of Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE). SHE is a social venture whose first initiative, the SHE28 campaign, aims to provide affordable sanitary protection to girls and women in emerging markets where there is a lack of access to affordable products. In impoverished areas, sanitary pads typically cost more […]