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Keurig’s Dominance Is Proving a Hindrance To Pod Coffee Expansion in North America

by April 23rd, 2017

Prior to about 2009, one cannot really speak of a“global” market for coffee pods, because the market was so heavily centralized in Western Europe that Switzerland by itself had more annual sales than the entire developing world. However, in the relatively short amount of time since then, Europe has fallen in share to less than […]

Euromonitor to Speak at eTail Canada 2017

by April 16th, 2017

Name: eTail Canada Date: May 16-18 Location: Hyatt Regency | Toronto Link: http://etailcanada.wbresearch.com/ Event Description: Created by retailers, for retailers. eTail is the one-stop shop for ecommerce and multi channel executives; an event where you will learn, get inspired, find solutions for your business and build lasting relationships. Topics and content span from: online marketing, […]

Trump Trade War Risks

by March 28th, 2017

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 […]

The USA: Dismantling NAFTA to Raise the Price of Automobiles

by February 19th, 2017

The current talk about President Trump renegotiating the NAFTA deal is particularly placing the automotive industry under the spotlight since a large number of the automobiles sold in the USA are made in Mexico. Dismantling NAFTA could compel some of the automobile manufacturers to relocate their production facilities to the USA, thus having to forsake the […]

Away-From-Home Tissue Market in North America: Structural Changes, Challenges and Opportunities

by November 25th, 2016

  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 […]