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.
March 4th, 2015
The global female population totalled an estimated 3.6 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach 4.2 billion by 2030. Average disposable income amongst women is the highest it’s ever been, and women are living longer than men.
November 28th, 2014
Players in the pet care industry are facing competition from the rise of internet retailing. To stay in the game, an increasing number of supermarkets and hypermarkets are developing aggressive strategies to target pet owners, placing added pressure on pet shops and superstores. Should your route to market strategy include only internet retail to be […]
October 4th, 2013
We are living in troubled times and any expected economic recovery is still uncertain in 2013. Global GDP is expected to grow by 3.5%, but countries such as the US and Japan continue to struggle with high unemployment and recession. Pet care managed to keep afloat the past few years but challenges loom. Pet parents […]
September 12th, 2012
While national economies around the world continue to face uncertainty and the UK has fallen into a double dip recession, the global pet care industry continues to show its resilience and dynamism. With pet parents driving humanisation to new levels by treating and pampering their pets, the post-recession consumer has also changed the way that […]
July 27th, 2011
The global pet care industry has remained upbeat, thanks largely the ongoing pet humanisation trend. With pet owners increasingly view their pets as part of their family, spending on pet is no longer restricted to essential items such as pet food, but increasingly on discretionary items from pet healthcare to pet dietary supplements, as well […]
June 14th, 2010
The global pet care industry has remained relatively resilient to the recent global economic credit crunch, thanks largely to the ongoing pet humanisation trend. With pet owners increasingly viewing their pets as part of their family, spending on pets is no longer restricted to essential items such as pet food, but increasingly on discretionary items […]