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Euromonitor is Pleased to Attend Shop.org 2017

Michelle Grant, Head of Retailing, will be attending Shop.org on September 25-27 in Los Angeles. The 3-day summit is an annual ecommerce event that showcases the future of digital retail and the trends, techniques and technology that will help industry players increase ROI and profitability today. The speakers are from a varied background, including brands […]
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Smartphones Disrupting Consumer Electronics in Canada

As Canadian consumers become more mobile and connected, smartphones continue to disrupt the consumer electronics industry in the region. In 2017, 12.6 million smartphones will be sold in Canada. With larger screens, navigation capabilities and higher-quality cameras, smartphones pose a threat to three consumer electronics categories in particular when it comes to the Canadian […]
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Where Do Sugar and Sweeteners Stand Today

In the words of director general of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, the obesity and diabetes epidemics represent a “slow-motion disaster”. In 2016 65% of countries researched by Euromonitor International had an overweight and obesity prevalence of over 50%, while in countries such as the US, Venezuela and Mexico the same figure reached over […]
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Canada Consumer Trends, Q2 2017

High levels of health & wellness consciousness shape consumer, regulatory trends Attitudes about health and well-being are currently central to Canadian consumption patterns. The idea of “healthy” food has shifted in recent years away from simply meaning low in calories, fat or sugar, to also focus on nutrition, production process, and ingredients. According to […]
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Canada: Consumer Lifestyles in 2017

In contrast to recent years, consumer confidence has strengthened based on an improving economy, supporting growth, albeit slow growth, in consumer spending. Rising levels of spending have also been reflected in greater comfort in consumer borrowing, but rising household debt has become a concern. High house prices have discouraged younger consumers from jumping on the […]
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eTail Canada 2017: Building for the Digital Now

Despite a digitally engaged population and high levels of device ownership and internet access, Canadian consumers continue to spend significantly less on average through digital channels than US consumers.  Nevertheless, retailers in Canada are working to grow their own online sales, while also proactively preparing their stores and strategies for a scenario like the one […]
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Trump Administration Releases Budget Proposal: Potential Implications for US Education Lending

On Monday 22 May, the Trump Administration released details of its proposed budget. The budget seeks to cut government spending across a variety of programmes. Among cuts to social programmes and the Environmental Protection Agency, the budget also aims to overhaul the student loan landscape in the US. Changes include removing subsidised provisions from certain […]
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US Economic Outlook: Q2 2017

US Forecast Updates, Q2 2017 Source: Euromonitor International Macro Model We have kept the forecast for the US economy stable since February with 2% annual GDP growth in 2017-2018. Private sector confidence measures are significantly above average, and stock market prices have continued rising. With a 4.4% unemployment rate, labour markets also appear healthy on […]
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USA: Consumer Lifestyles in 2016

Demographic trends are dominated by two key factors – the declining birth rates and the dramatic rise in the number of Later Lifers. At the same time, an improving economy and labour market has led to an increase in consumer confidence and spending, while technology continues to grow in prominence- from kids playing with smartphones […]
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Euromonitor to Speak at eTail Canada 2017

Michelle Grant, Head of Retailing, will be attending Shop.org on September 25-27 in Los Angeles. The 3-day summit is an annual ecommerce event that showcases the future of digital retail and the trends, techniques and technology that will help industry players increase ROI and profitability today. The speakers are from a varied background, including brands […]
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Trump Trade War Risks

During the presidential campaign Donald Trump threatened to drop out of trade deals such as the TPP, renegotiate NAFTA, and impose import tariffs of 35% on Mexico and 45% on China. The post-election financial markets rally and increase in business confidence are based on expectations that Trump’s threats on trade policy were not credible, especially given […]
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Away-From-Home Tissue Market in North America: Structural Changes, Challenges and Opportunities

North American tissue marketplace shows a high level of saturation. While retail brands struggle with high per capita and household penetration, slow population growth and pricing pressures, AFH segment is facing challenges that stem from fundamental structural changes and budgetary constraints across institutional channels. Product customization, new technologies in tissue and nonwovens, cost efficiencies […]
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Business Dynamics: Trump has Pro-Business Policies but Companies Remain Sceptical

Euromonitor International’s USA Business Dynamics country briefing focuses on the economic superpower of the world. With the election result proclaiming Republican Donald J. Trump as the winning Presidential candidate, the business environment is poised to change. Trump’s pledge to review regulatory procedures that hamper business efficiency and reduce the corporate tax rate are intended to […]
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Cycling Surge Sweeping across Major US Cities

Sprawling, automobile-reliant US cities rarely evoke associations of extensive bike ridership. Yet, despite cycling’s popularity notably varying between the US’ 10 most important metropolises, each one recorded growing household ownership of bikes over 2010-2015, amid declining motorisation rates in most of them. A combination of push and pull factors is driving the change, which local […]
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Euromonitor to Speak at Connected+ 2016

Michelle Grant, Head of Retailing, will be attending Shop.org on September 25-27 in Los Angeles. The 3-day summit is an annual ecommerce event that showcases the future of digital retail and the trends, techniques and technology that will help industry players increase ROI and profitability today. The speakers are from a varied background, including brands […]
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