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Finland Moving Away from Heavy Regulation on Sugar and Alcohol

by January 19th, 2017

From early 2017, Finland is planning two legislative changes in the alcohol and confectionery markets. The country will remove the so-called sweet tax for confectionery and ice cream, and the Finnish government is planning a wider renewal of alcohol legislation including several changes in the drinking laws. Research analyst Salla Korpivaara discusses what impact this […]

Euromonitor to Speak at HOTCO 2017

by January 17th, 2017

30-31 January, 2017 Hungary, Budapest Hotel Kempinski Corvinus HOTCO is the first international hotel and resort real estate investment conference focusing solely on Central and Eastern Europe. As local economies rebound, CEE has the most potential for hotel development and growth in Europe – HOTCO will be a space where hospitality industry members come together […]

Kurios Lietuvos pramonės ir paslaugų sritys bus svarbiausios 2025 metais?

by January 6th, 2017

Prognozuojama, jog Lietuvos ekonomika 2017-2025 metais išlaikys augimo tempą, o bendra gamybos ir paslaugų sektoriaus vertė 2025 metais sieks atitinkamai 37.7 ir 21.9 milijardo eurų. Gamybos sektoriuje dominuos maisto ir gėrimų pramonė, tačiau jos gamybos augimą lėtins mažėjanti vidaus rinka ir didelė konkurencija eksporto rinkose. Kitos gamybos šakos, kaip inžinerinė pramonė, baldų ir chemijos pramonė […]

Kofola Cesko Slovensko Continues Expansion into Southeast Europe

by January 3rd, 2017

In September Kofola Cesko Slovensko purchased Studenac from Croatian company Podravka. With this action Kofola continues its plans to establish a strong presence in Non-Alcoholic drinks market in the Adria region of South-East Europe. Research analyst Gordan Stanic provides his opinion about the reasons behind this acquisition and its impact on the market. Download as […]

Monthly Health Series: Health Trends in Sports Nutrition

by December 22nd, 2016

Consumers in Western Europe continue to be highly health- and appearance-conscious. Reflecting this was a health and fitness presence across many consumer goods markets, such as packaged food, consumer electronics and fashion (with the rise of athleisure in clothing and footwear). The use of specialised sports nutrition products as a means to achieve optimum health […]

Italy: Political Uncertainty Will Adversely Impact Business Environment

by December 19th, 2016

The rejection of the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s referendum in December, whereby the number of decision makers in the senate would have been reduced significantly-decreasing the time in implementing laws, indicates the bending of popular sentiment towards the far right, which is known to oppose such reforms. Such inclinations will negatively impact the Italian […]

Christmas Shopping Trends 2016

by December 13th, 2016

Holiday shopping is in full swing. High traffic provides prime opportunities to capture consumer attention and garner brand loyalty; however, as purchase behaviours shift, new consumerism alters priorities and value conscious consumption dictates decisions. Euromonitor International analysts look at the Christmas trends across different industries and countries. SHOPPING TRENDS ACROSS INDUSTRIES – Quest for innovation […]