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Hot Drinks in 2016: Where Are the Billion-Dollar Markets?

by January 29th, 2016
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While tea is set to make continued gains, coffee remains well ahead in overall value terms. What’s more, some of the fastest-growing coffee markets in the world are traditional tea drinking markets like the UK, as coffee house culture drives entirely different consumption patterns between retail and foodservice purchases. 

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Networked Readiness Impact: Which Countries Perform Best Globally?

by January 28th, 2016
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The Networked Readiness Impact ranking measures the economic and social impact of a country’s information and communications technology usage. Many of the countries that ranked the highest in the 2015 index out of 143 economies such as Singapore, Finland and the Netherlands (which ranked in first, second and third place respectively) also had high per […]

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Soft Drinks in 2016: Water, Water Everywhere

by January 27th, 2016
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Whilst much of the expansion in bottled water volumes is driven by low-priced, low-margin bulk water purchases in emerging markets and budget private label purchases in many developed markets, the impact on consumer behaviour–and tastes–is real, and lasting. Intriguingly, the continued shift to bottled water could create real opportunity for innovation on the high end, […]

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Apparel and Footwear at a Glance: Insights from Latest Research Edition

by January 26th, 2016
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The global Apparel and Footwear industry remains strong posting over 4% value growth in 2015, slightly up from previous year. US, China and India contributed to more than half the absolute value gained. The strengthening of the US$ heavily impacted big operators, especially those with considerable production outsourced. Consumers continued favouring affordable and fashion-driven clothing […]

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Australia’s Automotive Fortunes Assured in the Short Term but Disruptors to the Long-term Potential are Many

by January 7th, 2016
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A combination of low interest rates and oil prices, employment gains and healthy economic growth are boosting Australia’s automotive fortunes in the short term. Australian consumers also continue to defect to versatile vehicles such as SUVs in their droves which is supporting replacement demand. The likelihood of rising oil prices and interest rates and an […]

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Outstanding Dishwashers Growth Led by Key Asia Pacific Markets

by December 1st, 2015
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Amid the slowdown in growth of major appliances between 2014 and 2015, dishwashers still grew steadily at 3.3% in volume in 2015. It is projected that the sales growth of dishwashers will also outperform other major appliances in the 2015-2020 period. Although North America and Western Europe will still be the largest regional markets in […]

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Regional Business Environment Overview: Western Europe

by November 25th, 2015
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Western Europe is a pivotal region for most consumer goods companies, accounting for 24.6% of total global GDP in 2014. Many of its markets are among the most accessible in the world to investors, and among the most conducive for doing business: for example, nine of the world’s top ten ranked countries (some jointly) in […]

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Global State of Luxury Goods in 2016

by November 13th, 2015
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Our latest data reveal that 2015 was yet another challenging year for the luxury goods industry. In particular, the economic instability, social unrest and armed conflict buffeting formerly fast-growing emerging markets have driven up the strategic importance of the developed markets, not to mention the turmoil on the global foreign-exchange markets since late 2014 creating […]