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Tissue and Hygiene

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Tissue Sales Struggling in the Middle Class

Tissue manufacturers are struggling to gain sales within the middle class segments of emerging markets as consumers choose to spend their income on other products. Competition from industries such as apparel, hot drinks and consumer electronics are taking sales away from tissue products. In Mexico for example, the population consumes about 4.5 kilograms per capita […]
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When Emerging Markets Develop – The Effect of Rising Incomes and Declining Birth Rates on the Hygiene Industry

As in most other FMCG categories, income is a crucial factor for development in retail hygiene. But, income requirements for disposable sanitary protection and nappies/diapers are relatively low, standing at US$1,500 and US$3,000, respectively, according to Euromonitor International’s estimates. Therefore, hygiene products are some of the first fast moving consumer goods to become ‘mainstream’ staples […]
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Tissue and Hygiene Companies Investing in Developing Markets and Divesting in Developed Markets

 2014 will see tissue and hygiene companies investing more heavily in emerging markets and divesting in developed markets. In developing countries such as China, tissue and hygiene companies will move from higher to lower populated cities, targeting rural consumers. In developed countries, more divestments are taking place as private label products become a real threat. […]
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What’s Next for Nappies/Diapers Manufacturers in China After The End of One-Child-Policy?

Euromonitor International’s 2014 data, published on 13 January 2014, reveals that over 2012-2013 sales of nappies/diapers/pants in China grew by an astonishing US$1 billion to US$6 billion, generating more than one third of global incremental value growth. Nappies/diapers/pants manufacturers have certainly nothing to complain about and with the lifting of China’s strict one-child-policy it appears […]
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Fake Hygiene Products a Cause for Concern in China

Israeli nanotech start-up Cine’al recently announced something of a novel innovation in Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP), namely Hydromash a super absorber made from jellyfish. The company claims Hyrdromash to be both extremely absorbent and highly degradable, allowing it to break down within just 30 days in aerobic conditions. With the race on to produce the […]
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The ‘Beauty’ of Brazilian Incontinence

Israeli nanotech start-up Cine’al recently announced something of a novel innovation in Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP), namely Hydromash a super absorber made from jellyfish. The company claims Hyrdromash to be both extremely absorbent and highly degradable, allowing it to break down within just 30 days in aerobic conditions. With the race on to produce the […]
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Wet Toilet Tissue: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Israeli nanotech start-up Cine’al recently announced something of a novel innovation in Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP), namely Hydromash a super absorber made from jellyfish. The company claims Hyrdromash to be both extremely absorbent and highly degradable, allowing it to break down within just 30 days in aerobic conditions. With the race on to produce the […]
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Selling Models in Retail Hygiene

The patterns of how consumers purchase hygiene products are changing as technology progresses. For instance, internet retailing of nappies / diapers has risen sharply in recent years. In fact, 40 percent of all diapers sold in South Korea are via online transactions. Ian Bell, Head of Tissue and Hygiene Research at Euromonitor, explains future opportunities […]
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Demographics a Glacial Movement Potentially Threatened by Global Warming

Rumours abound that nappies/diapers have perhaps had their day. A logical conclusion; birth rates in Western Europe, as across much of the developing world, are low and the population is steadily ageing. Allied to this manufacturer’s not inconsiderable efforts to normalise incontinence products in retail, efforts which have somewhat eye-catchingly expanded distribution from the confines […]
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