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Food Waste and the Wasted Opportunities for Businesses and Governments

by March 14th, 2017

As the discussion on sustainability gains traction, food loss and waste still remains a less explored area with immense scopes for governments and businesses, particularly in foods, to take up actions which can not only address grave social issues, but also curb long-term risks and create revenue boosting opportunities. This article forms a part of our […]

Nigeria Households: Rapid Urbanisation Drives Single-Person Homes

by March 12th, 2017

Nigerian households are experiencing some of the fastest urbanisation rates in the world, as workers are flocking to expanding first- and second-tier cities across the country. This is creating a large and growing number of single-person households, largely inhabited by males. However, many Nigerian homes are also extremely crowded, as large families squeeze into small […]

Doing Business at the Bottom of the Pyramid Is Not All about Low-Income Countries

by March 11th, 2017

Although low-income consumers predominantly concentrate in developing countries, the idea of doing business at the bottom of the pyramid (BOP) is not all about the world’s poorest nations. In developed countries, the number of households with an annual disposable income below US$10,000 (in purchasing power parity – PPP terms) totalled 15.5 million in 2015 and is set […]

The Emerging Ethical Economy and Implications for the Consumer Goods Industry

by March 10th, 2017

The New Consumerism alludes to the emerging ethical economy as consumers reassess their priorities, opting for conscious instead of conspicuous consumption. This means they are considering the green credentials and ethical footprints of the products and services they purchase with strong implications for the consumer goods industry including all those involved in the supply chain ranging from the […]

Eurozone Economic Outlook: Q1 2017

by March 10th, 2017

Eurozone output increased by 0.4% in the last quarter of the year, with overall growth of 1.7% in 2016. Private sector sentiment has improved significantly since the summer of 2016, and is now close to pre-financial crisis levels. Eurozone Forecasts Relative to Pre-Trump Election, Q1 2017 Source: Euromonitor International Macro Model Nevertheless, we have maintained […]