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September 2, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at Tissue World New Orleans 2016

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Event Details:

CONFERENCE: March 14 - 17, 2016
TRADE SHOW: March 15 - 17, 2016
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (Hall G)

The Meeting Point for the Tissue Industry in North America

Join us in 2016 in New Orleans where Tissue World once again opens its doors to leading tissue industry professionals providing global players a highly valuable platform to network and do business!

Here’s what you can expect at Tissue World New Orleans 2016:

  • Understand, network and do business with the web of tissue professionals, suppliers and distributors from across North America

  • Keep pace with pressures from customers, regulators and advocacy groups by joining the discussion on the hot topics debated at the Tissue World conference and gather actionable insight on the North American market

  • Take advantage of our extensive online and offline marketing campaign focusing on content, print and social media to boost exposure and stay connected

Website: www.tissueworld.com/twneworleans

July 23, 2015

SCA Group Signals Strategic Changes in Brazil

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On a recent conference call, SCA Group announced its intention to exit the diaper market in Brazil. The move seems well judged, as the company can now focus solely on the adult incontinence products – the fastest growing category in disposable hygiene products in Brazil.

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July 20, 2015

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June 30, 2015

El Bachaqueo and the Striving Venezuelan Black Market for Tissue and Hygiene Products

Adriana RangelAnalyst Insight by Adriana Rangel - Contributing Analyst

The term bachaquero derives from the word bachaco, a large ant common to the Amazon region of South America. It refers to the leafcutters - hard workers, carrying loads on their backs day and night in order to build their nests. For some years now, this term has been used to describe people who have illegally passed through border controls in the Venezuelan states of Zulia and Táchira, without declaring anything, in order to sell goods at a higher price in Colombia. Similar to a colony of bachaco ants, an increasing number of Venezuelans are working together in purchasing and stockpiling scarce, price-controlled items, and then loading them up, in a seemingly uninterrupted march towards the border, in order to resell them for a profit. 

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June 15, 2015

Cultural and Religious Barriers: Prospects for Greater Market Penetration of Toilet Paper

Jane-NguyenAnalyst Insight by Jane Nguyen - Research Analyst

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In April 2015, the Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs announced a new Islamic fatwa which allows Muslims to use toilet paper. If the word spreads and the new rule is adopted by other countries with large Muslim populations, it will be good news for toilet paper manufacturers. They have struggled with low demand in the Muslim world, where water has been traditionally used for cleansing, with toilet paper only playing a supplementary role. Consumers in many other developing markets, not necessarily Muslim or not predominantly Muslim, also often remain loyal to a range of traditional practices for cleansing which do not include toilet paper. The changing toilet etiquette, especially alongside rising incomes and urbanisation, can open a wider window of opportunity for tissue manufacturers. However, success is predicated on manufacturers’ understanding of deeply rooted traditions and the adoption of marketing strategies that work alongside these traditions. 

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June 4, 2015

Nigeria in Focus: Dynamic Baby Diapers Marketplace

Victor AjibolaAnalyst Insight by Victor Ajibola - In-Country Research Analyst

As Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest and increasingly diversified economy, with rising disposable incomes and levels of education, urbanization and ongoing investments into infrastructure development, Nigeria’s marketplace has seen significant growth across a number of consumer goods, including absorbent hygiene products. Within retail absorbent hygiene, nappies/diapers/pants is the largest category by value and volume in the country.        

Per capita use of nappies/diapers/pants in Nigeria remains very low, compared to developed markets, thereby creating a foundation for further expansion.

Consumer purchasing patterns shaped by available disposable incomes  

The nappies/diapers/pants penetration rate in Nigeria stands at around 5%. Disposable nappies are hardly ever used in the rural areas, which represent half of the Nigeria’s population. Even in urban areas usage is often restricted to occasions like outings.  Additionally, many families are too poor to afford nappies/diapers on a regular basis and stock in bulk. Instead, they only buy the products when they can afford them and in small quantities they can afford at the time of purchase.      

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June 3, 2015

Innovation Trends in Disposable Hygiene: New Technologies, Visual Appeal, and Value

Demand for disposable hygiene sees a positive trend across many product categories and markets. Developing countries in particular continue to power the growth. Product development remains the key item on the agenda in both developed and developing markets to entice further use and market penetration. Innovation becomes even more critical in view of technological advancement in textile-based products, such as new incontinence underwear by New Zealand’s ConfiTex. The latter looks and feels like a regular underwear, is washable, does not use pads and comes in a variety of attractive designs. The videocast presents some of the latest products in disposable hygiene and highlights the potential challenge from the latest textile-based products.

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June 2, 2015

Innovation Trends in Consumer Tissue: Technology, Design, and Diversity

Consumer tissue marketplace maintains healthy growth, and product innovation plays a key role in keeping the momentum going. New product development evolves around new technologies that enable more sophisticated tissue products to hit the store shelves and packaging design. It is also becoming increasingly important to ensure store shelves display a wide assortment of products across price spectrum, thereby fostering long-term product and brand relationship across all income segments. The videocast presents a review of some of the latest products in consumer tissue.

SvetlanaUduslivaiaVideo features Svetlana Uduslivaia - Head of Tissue and Hygiene Research

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June 1, 2015

New Sexy in Incontinence Underwear: Threat to Disposable Products’ Growth?

SvetlanaUduslivaiaAnalyst Insight by Svetlana Uduslivaia - Head of Tissue and Hygiene Research

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Disposable products for light incontinence have seen significant growth globally, in value and volume terms, steadily increasing their share of retail disposable hygiene products sales in developed and developing markets. Product innovation and category normalisation are amongst the factors behind growth, and presentation and design have become increasingly important to increase product appeal.

Now, however, disposable incontinence has a potential challenge to reckon with – textile-based incontinence underwear by New Zealand’s ConfiTex. Emphasising strong, high-visual appeal, the new solution to light and moderate incontinence addresses common consumer points of embarrassment. Furthermore, while most disposable incontinence product campaigns focus heavily on feminine designs to appeal to women, the ConfiTex line also highlights its products for men. After all, women are not the only ones feeling embarrassment and discomfort associated with the use of incontinence underwear.        

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May 12, 2015

Brazil's Business Environment: Consumption in Economic Slowdown

250_brazilBusiness-v1.0On the surface, Brazil looks like an attractive market. It is the seventh largest global economy and has a population of 200 million, with high consumer expenditure and high demand for commodities.
But Brazilians are spending less, industrial confidence is deteriorating, and inflation is rising, meaning a future of slow growth and economic recovery.

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Euromonitor to Speak at Tissue World New Orleans 2016

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Cultural and Religious Barriers: Prospects for Greater Market Penetration of Toilet Paper

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