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JAB Grows Share and Influence in US Foodservice with Panera Bread Purchase

JAB Holding Company’s purchase of Panera Bread is the latest example of market consolidation in US foodservice. Euromonitor discusses how JAB might leverage Panera’s meal-oriented menu offerings to complement its portfolio of brands and increase daypart coverage as well as JAB’s growing influence in global foodservice and what the Panera transaction means for the future […]
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Growth in Foodservice Amidst Slowdown in China: The Starbucks Approach

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

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

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 […]
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Cargill’s Commitment Shows the Scope of Non-GMO

The debate about genetically modified organisms (GMO) divides the food industry like nothing else. Global value sales of food and beverage products with GMO-free labelling were upwards of USD17 billion in 2015. Cargill, traditionally a proponent of the use of biotechnology in food, recently announced production of three ingredients with verification from the Non-GMO Project, […]
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Unilever’s Decision to Hold a Magnum to Tesco’s Head is the Logical Fallout of Price War Stand-Off

Overnight, absence of evidence has become evidence of absence. In the immediate aftermath of Brexit, there was little evidence that anything had actually happened; some consumers and newspapers said “I told you so”. Now, however, Tesco has delisted Unilever’s products after the manufacturer – Tesco’s leading supplier – requested a 10% price increase across its iconic FMCG brands. […]
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Unilever in “Green” Acquisition Mode: Where do Diapers and Toilet Paper Fit In?

Unilever’s recent announcement of a potential deal with the Honest Company, followed by the acquisition of the Seventh Generation company, signal the company’s quest for products with eco-friendly positioning. The acquired portfolio, however, also includes disposable hygiene and consumer tissue products. This podcast discusses the place of the disposable products in the Unilever portfolio and […]
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Midea’s Moves in Connected Appliances Development and Suggested Next Steps

Realising the great opportunities offered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0, Midea Group Co Ltd has established a “dual-smart” corporate strategy to develop connected appliances in the direction of smart appliances and connected manufacturing in 2015. Although LG Corp and Samsung Corp are still leading global connected appliances development, Chinese rivals, including […]
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Samsung Corp Announces Acquisition of Dacor Inc.

In August 2016, Samsung Corp announced the acquisition of Dacor Inc in consumer appliances. Both companies are compatible in terms of product offering as well as target consumers in the US. By acquiring Dacor, Samsung gains a number of advantages, namely leveraged brand and product strategy especially in large cooking appliances, shared production capacities and […]
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What a Mondelez’s Takeover of Hershey Would Look Like

As Mondelez makes a takeover bid for Hershey, Euromonitor International reviews what a takeover would look like in the competitive landscape. Usurping Mars Combined, Mondelez and Hershey will have a 18% market share and therefore overtake Mars as the world’s leading confectionery player in 2016. Competitive Footprint Mondelez/Hershey combined share would exceed 50% in Mexico, […]
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