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Ethical Labels

Decoding Sustainability in the Denim Industry: Interview with Michael Kobori, Vice President of Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co

by December 1st, 2016

The denim industry is regarded as having one of the worst environmental and ethical footprints within fashion. According to a Greenpeace report, it takes 1.7 million tons of chemicals to produce two billion pairs of jeans every year and the water consumption needed for production can go as high as 7,000 litres per one pair. […]

Sustainability and New Ways of Doing Business: The Key Message from COP22

by November 25th, 2016

COP22, the UN conference on climate change, has sent strong signals to countries expressing their scepticism about climate change, indirectly referring to the USA’s looming threat of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. While it is very important to prevent the USA from doing so, China needs to accelerate its effort to reduce its carbon footprint, which […]

The Intangible Appeal of “Natural”: Growing Consumer Interest in an Unregulated Product Label

by November 25th, 2016

In recent years, brands and retailers have been scrambling to meet growing consumer desires for “green” product features, such as organic, recyclable, fair trade, and sustainably produced. Driving these desires is an increased awareness of ingredients in various products, accompanied by firm opinions about what ingredients or characteristics may or may not harm an individual […]

Meat, Plants, the Planet – NGOs, Brand Owners and Consumers’ Connecting Points

by November 17th, 2016

Euromonitor International analyst Hope Lee was present at the recent Food is Great business summit jointly organised by the Institute of Directors and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, held in London. Professor Ian Noble, Senior Research and Development Director at Mondelez, summarised the global food trend in Food System 4.0, comprising four […]

Cargill’s Commitment Shows the Scope of Non-GMO

by November 17th, 2016

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, […]

Blue Jeans Go ‘Green’: Is Ethical Production a Good Fit for the Denim Industry?

by October 13th, 2016

As ‘new consumerism’ sees shoppers’ demand shift increasingly towards sustainability and ethically produced fashion, jeans, one of the worst offenders in terms of human and environmental production costs, will present some of the best opportunities to make a sound business out of ethically produced apparel. The peculiarities of the UK’s relationship with jeans will make […]

Introduction to Euromonitor Quarterly Global FMCG Industry Forecasts

by and 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.

Euromonitor to Speak at Food Matters Live 2016

by , and September 24th, 2016

Event Name: Food Matters Live Event Date: 22nd – 24th November 2016 Event Location: Excel, London Speaker 1: Ewa Hudson, Head of Health and Wellness Research Presentation Time: 10.30 – 10.50, Wednesday 23rd November Presentation Title: What is next for nutrition and digestive health? Presentation Description: Industry experts will provide an insight into the areas of growth and discuss what is […]

What Is the New Ingredients Data Telling Us?

by September 19th, 2016

The global market for ingredients grew by 2% to 587 million tonnes in 2015 (excludes commodities).  However, within the global market there are significant regional differences.  Asia Pacific appears strong with 5% growth, although this is a half percentage point decline compared to 2014, reflecting the significant economic slowdown in China. The developed markets of […]