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July 29, 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at World Food Moscow 2014

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Date: September 15-18, 2014

Location: Expocentre, Moscow, Russia

Presentation: September 17, 2014

Speaker: Georgij Grebinskij, Research Analyst at Euromonitor International

Topic:  Confectionary market overview in Russia and Europe

About the event:Over the last 20 years, World Food Moscow has grown to become a major meeting place for the food and drinks industry and a vibrant source of products for the Russian market. Exhibitors are grouped in nine main sectors, ensuring visitors can easily find products of interest, compare them and talk to their manufacturers. WorldFood Moscow attracts a huge audience of wholesalers, distributors, retailers and restaurateurs. This means that exhibitors can fulfill two major objectives at the same time: find a reliable distributor, whilst also gauging demand for their product in this evolving market.

Over just four days, exhibitors see thousands of visitors and develop partnerships which will see their products stocked in shops and supermarkets all over Russia. It’s a prime opportunity for suppliers to pitch themselves against their competitors and demonstrate their strength in the market. To register, please visit the website.

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July 27, 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at 3rd ICIS European Butadiene & Derivatives Conference

ICIS_Logo_100HDate: 10th - 11th September 2014

Location: Westin Grand, Berlin

The Conference:
The 3rd ICIS European Butadiene & Derivatives Conference takes place in Westin Grand, Berlin this year on 10th and 11th September 2014. The 2013 edition attracted over 90 industry professionals from more than 64 companies representing 17 countries giving attendees the opportunity to network and learn simultaneously. This year, the conference will examine overcoming feedstock shortages, volatile market dynamics and reduced demand in an increasing global industry. Confirmed speakers include Versalis, Pirelli Tyre, Synthos, Euromonitor, Rubber Economy, Genomatica, Nexant, plus many more.

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July 25, 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at International Jewellery London 2014

IJL_LOGOS_2014Date: August 31 – September 2, 2014

Location: Olympia, London

Conference: IJL is the UK’s premier jewellery event, offering exclusive insight into the trends that will continue to drive the £1.2 billion UK jewellery market for years to come. IJL unites over 600 manufacturers, designers, gem suppliers and allied services with senior level quality buyers.

Discover the latest products and collections and gain insight into the latest trends. Network with the industry and expand your knowledge with our market leading seminar programme.

 

 

 

 

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Profi Opens First Modular Store in Romania

Grocery retailer Profi recently opened a new retail concept called Profi City in Sighișoara, Romania in June 2014. This unique store features innovative new modular technology that enables pre-built store sections to be added or taken away based on the profitability of the store. This not only allows Profi to open these stores in areas usually inaccessible to modern retailers, but also to resize stores rather than close them down completely. Euromonitor International believes that Profi City will be successful over the next five years.

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July 24, 2014

Internationalisation and Global Markets Prospects for Vitamins and Dietary Supplements

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Euromonitor International was present at the Annual FederSalus Convention in Milan on 26th June 2014, when Filippo Battaini, Retail Analyst, delivered a presentation entitled ‘Global Opportunities and Prospects: Countries, Products and Channels’, focused on an overview of the geographical markets  that show the most opportunities and that Euromonitor International sees as the best performing for vitamins and dietary supplements, including South East Asian middle economies, China, Russia and United Arabs Emirates. The presentation also includes an analysis of the main distribution channels in these regions and the opportunities that multichannel retailing, online retailing and direct selling can offer, with concrete examples of how companies have entered and operates in these markets. The presentation was delivered to an audience of about 100 representatives of leading pharmaceutical companies. Speakers at the event included delegates  from the Italian Ministry for Economic Development, consultancy firms KPMG and Bain & Company, law firms and the Milan Chamber of Commerce.

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July 23, 2014

Champagne and Problems Bubbling Beneath the Surface: Post-Recession Sales Decline and Growth in Sparkling Wine

Spiros_MalandrakisAnalyst Insight by Spiros Malandrakis - Senior Alcoholic Drinks Analyst

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According to Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, outspoken president of the eponymous champagne house, "Champagne's stiffest competition comes not from other sparkling wines but from Viagra". If there ever was a sentence encapsulating the category’s inherent contradictions, emotional gravitas and effervescent overconfidence, that would be it.

Reality is unfortunately less lyrical. According to Euromonitor International’s latest research, global champagne volumes declined by more than 1% in 2013 – a relative improvement compared to the moribund performance of 2012 but still nowhere near the heady heights of pre-recessionary exuberance. And while an inverse correlation between Viagra sales and champagne is yet to be established, other sparkling wine’s seemingly unstoppable advance is highlighting the dangers of competition coming from Cava and Prosecco rather than pharmaceutical companies.

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July 21, 2014

Shopper Insights in Action Conference 2014 – IIR – Event Recap

Howard TelfordAnalyst Insight by Howard Telford - Beverages Analyst

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This past Wednesday, the 14th annual Shopper Insights in Action conference concluded in Chicago, Illinois. As always, the event focused on strategies to improve shopper activation across all kinds of consumer retail categories and channels, providing the shopper side of consumer marketing (and its research suppliers) an engaging forum to share ideas and success stories.

From a beverages and food service perspective, the three-day event at Navy Pier left me considering the need to address three, macro-level organizational challenges in the drinks industry:

1.       Using ‘big data’ more effectively

As the event’s exhibit hall demonstrated, there are a myriad of methodologically different ways to collect, measure and interpret the in-store responses of consumers to your products and shelves. As an industry that frequently delivers and merchandises its products through a two-tier bottling system (or other independent direct delivery partners), measuring the effectiveness of in-store activity - displays and product location - is vital. How can marketing and channel management teams demonstrate that ‘soft’ information on shopper response, preference or opinion is robust and indicative of volume growth or incremental revenue? Brands and their retail partners must work harder to interpret and contextualise data and insights in order to effectively advocate for change within their businesses.

Research focused and data literate leadership certainly helps. Keynote speaker Sir Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco plc, spoke about the need to improve the dissemination and understanding of data within large retailers and other organizations. As research tools become more powerful and useful – from generating understanding of potentially new, developing markets, to specific, localised consumer segments and their behaviours – it remains important that these insights are clear and actionable while reaching the right pairs of eyes.   

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July 14, 2014

The Five Key Reasons Why the Reynolds/Lorillard Deal Is Taking Shape

Shane_MacGuillAnalyst Insight by Shane MacGuill - Tobacco Analyst

On Friday 11th July, the US’s second-largest tobacco company, Reynolds American (RAI) confirmed that it was in advanced negotiations with Lorillard (LO), the third-largest, for its acquisition. Any deal, facilitated by the increased stability in litigation facing US tobacco companies, is expected to be worth in the region of US$60 billion and is also likely to involve Imperial Tobacco Plc purchasing a congeries of tail brands from RAI (or perhaps even both companies) to help satisfy any anti-competition concerns on the part of the Federal Trade Commission who will have to approve the merger.

While there are inevitable question marks surrounding the deal (amongst which, the precise extent of economies realisable from the merger, the value for Imperial in its part of the bargain and the weighting being put on Lorillard's e-cigarette brand, blu) it is, in general terms, one which is likely to be beneficial to all parties, as a result of the following:

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July 10, 2014

Risks and Vulnerabilities France: Will France Be the Next Victim of the Sovereign Debt Crisis?

121330-371x323-WhatdoesthefrenchflaglooklikeAnalyst Insight by Media Eghbal - Country Insight Manager

Economic growth in France, the eurozone’s second largest economy, has stagnated since 2012. Our Risks and Vulnerabilities Country Briefing highlights that one of the biggest threats to the country’s macroeconomic stability is the public debt, which the IMF forecasts will hit record levels in 2014 of 95.8% of GDP. The government has committed to reducing its general government budget deficit to below 3.0% of GDP by 2015 (the EU-wide limit) from 4.3% in 2013.

Many analysts blame the increase in public debt on tax rises such as the VAT increase in 2014 and the effective 75.0% tax on salaries above €1 million (to be paid by companies after conditions were revised), arguing that these have resulted in even more subdued economic growth by weighing down on consumer and business confidence. Others blame the country’s high levels of social welfare spending. Government expenditure on social security and welfare in France accounted for 44.2% of government spending in 2013, amongst the highest in the OECD. Furthermore, the government faces repeated difficulty in carrying out reform or savings cuts because of social discontent and frequent strike action. Yet France is at risk of being the next victim of the eurozone sovereign debt crisis if the public debt continues to escalate, which will harm investor confidence and further damage economic growth prospects.

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July 9, 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at Beyond Beauty Paris 2014

Beyond Beauty

Date: 09-11 September, 2014

Location: Porte de Versailles - Paris, France

Conference: Beyond Beauty Events has become the specialist in efficient business meeting in the world of cosmetics and well-being. COSMEETING & CREATIVE Beauty Paris will gather for 3 days in one location, in September, the key players of the beauty industry: 500 exhibitors attracted 21 500 visitors in 2014, among which 44% international. CREATIVE Beauty Paris - Mix & Match global solutions for inspiring beauty brands. From ingredients to packaging, from formulation to the finished product, CREATIVE Beauty Paris is the largest international platform delivering full service solutions to brands for the design, launch or development of their product ranges.

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