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State of Consumer Foodservice in Brazil

by September 23rd, 2016

The Brazilian market has faced many challenges this year, including an incredibly difficult operating environment and low consumer confidence in the midst of recession. Despite this, and while nearly all categories record declining value in constant terms, 100% home delivery/takeaway and the larger online ordering and delivery segment have emerged as rare centres of growth, […]

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Unilever in “Green” Acquisition Mode: Where do Diapers and Toilet Paper Fit In?

by September 22nd, 2016

Unilever’s recent announcement of a potential deal with the Honest Company, followed by the acquisition of the Seventh Generation company, signal the company’s quest for products with eco-friendly positioning. The acquired portfolio, however, also includes disposable hygiene and consumer tissue products. This podcast discusses the place of the disposable products in the Unilever portfolio and […]

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Fashion Friday: The Path to Purchase Beauty and Personal Care Products the Middle East and Africa

by and August 26th, 2016

Premium beauty and personal care is driven by the middle and upper-income groups in the Middle East and Africa, but also by aspirational consumers who are looking to align themselves to premium brands and therefore status. This is especially true in the countries such as the United Arab Emirates, where upwards of 90 percent of […]

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Airbnb Takes to the Skies with Help from Lufthansa

by August 20th, 2016

Lufthansa Airlines recently partnered with Airbnb to offer certain legs of flights through Airbnb’s website. These flights are processed with the help of a representative from Lufthansa and offer around a US$300 discount from other sites. By using Airbnb as an airline marketing and sales distribution channel, Lufthansa is breaking away from old-fashioned practices. Download […]

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Samsung Corp Announces Acquisition of Dacor Inc.

by August 18th, 2016

In August 2016, Samsung Corp announced the acquisition of Dacor Inc in consumer appliances. Both companies are compatible in terms of product offering as well as target consumers in the US. By acquiring Dacor, Samsung gains a number of advantages, namely leveraged brand and product strategy especially in large cooking appliances, shared production capacities and […]

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Demand for Cyber Insurance Growing as a Result of Industry 4.0

by August 16th, 2016

The fourth industrial revolution is set to increase the interconnection of machines, humans and digital systems, and expanding digitalisation is projected to impact the growing number of cyber breaches. Cyber insurance is growing as a result, with the US being the largest market for cyber insurance. It’s expected that insurers that will offer financial cover […]