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Finland Moving Away from Heavy Regulation on Sugar and Alcohol

by January 19th, 2017

From early 2017, Finland is planning two legislative changes in the alcohol and confectionery markets. The country will remove the so-called sweet tax for confectionery and ice cream, and the Finnish government is planning a wider renewal of alcohol legislation including several changes in the drinking laws. Research analyst Salla Korpivaara discusses what impact this […]

The Impact of the Brazilian Economic Crisis in the Luxury Market

by January 18th, 2017

The economic crisis in Brazil directly effected the luxury industry in Brazil making even the most resilient consumers become more conservative with their purchases. As a result, the luxury industry had its weakest growth performance of the last 10 years. In the same period, many international brands that have entered the market recently shut down […]

The Impact of Anti-Pollution Ingredients on Beauty and Personal Care

by January 10th, 2017

Anti-pollution ingredients are not just a fashion trend but are likely here to stay. In fact, pollution protection is becoming as essential as UV protection, especially in highly polluted megacities. Consumer’s needs around the world are driving the demand for urban cosmetics specially designed for city life. This opens up worldwide opportunities to market new […]

Kofola Cesko Slovensko Continues Expansion into Southeast Europe

by January 3rd, 2017

In September Kofola Cesko Slovensko purchased Studenac from Croatian company Podravka. With this action Kofola continues its plans to establish a strong presence in Non-Alcoholic drinks market in the Adria region of South-East Europe. Research analyst Gordan Stanic provides his opinion about the reasons behind this acquisition and its impact on the market. Download as […]

Sustainability and Fairtrade Becomes a Global Movement

by and December 29th, 2016

Sustainability is a narrative that transcends specific markets, regions and industries. It is a truly global movement that is driven by the ever increasing importance of corporate social responsibility, demand for transparent business structures, and the deeply concerning questions around food and water security and carbon footprint, resulting in unprecedented emphasis being placed on companies […]

Monthly Health Series: Health Trends in Sports Nutrition

by December 22nd, 2016

Consumers in Western Europe continue to be highly health- and appearance-conscious. Reflecting this was a health and fitness presence across many consumer goods markets, such as packaged food, consumer electronics and fashion (with the rise of athleisure in clothing and footwear). The use of specialised sports nutrition products as a means to achieve optimum health […]