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Fashion Retail 20/20: New Concepts and Retailing Trends

by February 22nd, 2017

with Bernadette Kissane, Apparel and Footwear Research Analyst at Euromonitor International and Arthur Zaczkiewicz, Executive Editor of Strategic Content Development at WWD The apparel and footwear industry as a whole has moved into a continuous stream of products. Fast fashion has disrupted traditional buying cycles, while consumer behaviour has shifted to prioritise technology and experience […]

Private Label Continues Penetration in Romania

by February 21st, 2017

Despite the fact that the average wages in Romania are still notably smaller than in developed countries, private label’s penetration in Home Care and Tissue and Hygiene industries remains significantly low. This could be mainly explained by dominating share of multinational players that historically preserve confident leadership in this country. However, over the next five […]

Monthly Health Series: Healthy Eating Trends in Foodservice

by February 15th, 2017

Treating oneself to indulgent or greasy dishes will always have its appeal. Nevertheless, Western European consumers are increasingly health conscious. This megatrend permeates itself within foodservice on menus in the form of a growing number of low fat/salt/sugar/calorie/carbs, vegan/vegetarian, free from lactose/gluten/nuts dishes. In 2016, not only do we see an expansion in the number […]

Click and Collect: What Restaurants Can Learn From Retailing’s Hottest Omnichannel Trend

by and January 29th, 2017

Click and collect has become a major trend in retailing, as operators seek to circumvent delivery costs and convert online purchases into brick-and-mortar visits. Meanwhile, restaurant chains are experimenting with maximising convenience and bringing on-demand immediacy into restaurants. In this podcast, Strategy Analyst Elizabeth Friend will interview Retailing Analyst Michelle Malison about what operators can […]

Fashion Friday: Are Probiotics Promising Cosmetic Ingredients or Marketing Tools?

by and January 27th, 2017

More consumers are basing purchasing decisions on wellness priorities, giving greater attention to the functional aspect of a product formulation. Probiotic-based beauty leverages this trend, exhibited in a recent wave of innovative start-ups focused on probiotics. This development, however, comes with challenges attributed to technical barriers in making probiotic-based beauty viable, and rivals claiming to […]

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 […]