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.
October 9th, 2016
The rise of internet retailing and m-commerce has changed the retail landscape for many Australian retailers. The widening ownership of smartphones has made shopping online even easier and more convenient for consumers. Retailers continue to integrate their shopping channels and allow consumers to make purchases across channels or with alternative pick-up options. Both desktop and […]
October 1st, 2016
In 2015, homewares recorded US$77 billion in retail value sales globally, accounting for 8% of total home and garden retail value sales. Asia Pacific accounted for the largest share of homewares revenue, at 34% of overall sales, closely followed by Western Europe with 31%. The highest expenditure in homewares per household is recorded in Switzerland […]
August 2nd, 2016
The home and garden market is one of the fastest growing markets within online sales in Sweden in both 2015 and at the beginning of 2016. This growth is due to a high performance of the category in general, but Swedish consumers often have larger packages delivered to their homes as well. One successful product […]
June 9th, 2016
Home Improvement is second only to home furnishings in the Home and Garden category in terms of value sales. The industry grew by just under 2% globally in 2015 despite a significant decline in Russia, one of the top 5 markets in Europe. Despite this growth, the industry faces many challenges in the mature […]
May 19th, 2016
Event: Global DIY Summit Location: Stockholm, Sweden Date: 7th June 2016 Speaker: Filipe Oliveira, Senior Analyst, Euromonitor International Global Home Improvement is a US$ 270bn strong market, second only to the Home Furnishings category within the Home & Garden universe. Whilst global sales have registered double digit period growth over the past five years, there […]
March 23rd, 2016
Blockbuster acquisitions continue to grab headlines within the Home and Technology sector. In January, Haier Group announced its acquisition of General Electric Co’s consumer appliances business, in a proposed US$5.4 billion deal.
March 17th, 2016
The desire to develop cooking skills and to entertain is a large trend that was apparent at the International Home and Housewares show 2016. Cooking is no longer considered to be a chore, and is considered a skill. Therefore, consumers are seeking ascetically pleasing barware, colorful ovenware products and unique home ware pieces. Consumers […]
March 4th, 2016
Euromonitor International estimates that while the combined value of industries that offer potential for licensing amounts to almost US$7 trillion globally, arguably the most licensable categories within these industries generate as much as US$3.5 trillion in combined overall global retail sales.
February 22nd, 2016
Researchers at MIT have created an incandescent lamp that comes close to matching CFLs and LEDs in terms of energy efficiency. Is a technology beloved by many about to make an unlikely comeback?