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August 19, 2014

Scotts Acquires Solus Brands

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Scotts Miracle-Gro’s UK subsidiary, The Scotts Company, recently purchased the Solus brands which includes Yeoman hand tools.  Although Scott’s is the leading garden care company in the world, it lacks a competitive hand tools brand. Yeoman will fill a gap in Scott’s brand portfolio in the UK, and if this move is successful, Scott’s can adapt the strategy worldwide. 

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August 6, 2014

Three Challenges Answered by Procter and Gamble’s Divestment Strategy

 

Procter and Gamble’s decision to divest 100 brands falls in line with the company’s mantra of efficiency and innovation but also aims to answer three key challenges the company is facing. First, by focusing on key brands only, Procter and Gamble is attempting to stay relevant in developed economies where markets are often saturated. Second, P&G has fallen by the wayside in emerging markets and the divestment is a way to focus more attention to a select few brands in these economies. Third, the key brands P&G are left will compete with local players in select markets.

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August 4, 2014

Procter and Gamble to Divest 100 Brands

Procter and Gamble announced they would divest 100 brands over the next two years, a move in line with the company’s ongoing restructuring process. One of the challenges that P&G faces is that the company does not have sufficient coverage across the pricing spectrum in comparison to its rivals, and by freeing up resources by divesting brands P&G may attempt to broaden its presence in both premium and value products.

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July 13, 2014

Overview of Q2 2014 New Product Launches in Home Care

Emily PottsAnalyst Insight by Emily Potts - Contributing Analyst

The second quarter of 2014 has, like the three months before it, seen plenty of product activity in home care as manufacturers seek to continue the momentum in the category. This summary highlights some of the most interesting new product launches and upgrades, with an eye on wider home care trends.

Sniffing out Opportunity in Laundry Care

After an extended period in which format innovation dominated laundry care, fragrance has been steadily returning to the agenda. In the UK, Unilever’s Comfort Exhilarations has been re-launched as Comfort Creations, with three new luxury scent variants - Honeysuckle & Sandalwood, Indian Rose & Musk and Snapdragon & Patchouli – while Unilever’s Surf has unveiled a new exotic scent variant, Surf Wild Flowers & Morning Dew. Likewise in the US, Procter & Gamble has unveiled Bounce Bursts laundry scent booster, added directly to the wash to give a long-lasting scent.

It was inevitable that the focus on format innovation seen in laundry care over the last couple of years could not be sustained indefinitely and that fragrance would eventually return to the fore as a means of differentiation and adding value for leading brands. With no fresh rival to liquid tablet detergents looking likely anytime soon, it is probable that the rest of 2014 will be seen out with fragrance at the fore.

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July 9, 2014

The Contemporary Landscape for Dishwashers and Detergents

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Although both dishwashers and automatic dishwashing remain very limited to the most developed markets of North America and Western Europe, there is evidence that these categories are showing some signs of spreading their wings and moving into new territories – namely developing markets. While the Turkish market suggests the future success of the ADW market perhaps rests on the ability of appliance and detergent manufacturers to act in unison rather than unilaterally.

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June 20, 2014

Global Textile Trends Round-Up: The Implications of Fabric Innovation - Nanotechnology

Emily PottsAnalyst Insight by Emily Potts - Contributing Analyst

In this series of articles on developing trends in textiles, Euromonitor International looks at the arrival of nanotechnology and how this could in turn influence the development of laundry care. Nanotechnology has been a buzzword in science since the 1980s, and, as technology progressed, it was inevitable that its influence would be seen in textiles. The Consumer Products Inventory, which details items containing nanotechnology already available on the market, lists more than 1,600 products, including numerous textiles and garments. While there will be many developments to come, nanotechnology is not a technology of the future – it is already here.

Sweat-Wicking, Odour-Neutralising Technology

The use of nanotechnology in fabric allows the properties of a fabric to be adjusted without any increase in weight, thickness or stiffness. Much of the nanotechnology seen in textile application to date has been tailored towards sportswear, in particular enhancing sweat-wicking qualities. Nanotechnology that kills bacteria and is therefore odour-resistant is also present in many of the available products, focusing on undergarments and footwear in particular. Meanwhile, water and dirt-resistance plus superior insulation are all available thanks to nanotechnology innovation.

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May 20, 2014

Universal Design: Home Care Products for Ageing Populations

Tim BarrettIn May 2014, Euromonitor Research Analyst Tim Barrett presented on designing home care products for the global ageing population at CSPA Innovention.

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The CSPA InnoVention Conference, hosted from May 6-7 in Chicago at the Downtown Marriott, is an annual showcase of product trends and development surrounding the home care market. It brings together international players from different backgrounds including manufacturers, retailers, ingredient producers and market experts. Euromonitor International US Research Analyst Tim Barrett was pleased to present there, bringing to light some important packaging trends within home care, with a special focus on universal design.

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May 14, 2014

CSPA InnoVention Conference 2014 & Home Care Packaging Trends

Tim BarrettAnalyst Insight by Tim Barrett - Research Analyst

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The CSPA InnoVention Conference, hosted from May 6-7 in Chicago at the Downtown Marriott, is an annual showcase of product trends and development surrounding the home care market. It brings together international players from different backgrounds including manufacturers, retailers, ingredient producers and market experts. Euromonitor International US Research Analyst Tim Barrett was pleased to present there, bringing to light some important packaging trends within home care, with a special focus on universal design.

Universal Design and the Current Global Market

Product design based on the core value of equal accessibility for the elderly, disabled, and able-bodied alike is more eloquently known as universal design. In a nutshell, these products strive to be efficient, easy to use, and to provide the same results regardless of the user’s age or ability. Home care manufacturers have sought to incorporate the principals of universal design into their products in order to make their goods more attractive and useful to a wider proportion of the population.

Products which are manufactured with universal design in mind will become increasingly important as the global population evolves. As fertility rates across the developed world and even some emerging economies have dropped below 2.1 children per couple, the prospect of aging populations is inevitable for many countries. By 2030 it is predicted that there will be about 1 billion people over the age of 65, twice as many as there were in 2000. Japan faces the worst of this crisis, but the US, Germany, and even China will all face a future where over 20% of their respective populations are those over the age of 65, making these markets impossible to ignore.

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May 13, 2014

Metal Aerosol Cans: A Modern Day Solution for Developing Markets

D-gWith Daniel Grimsey, Senior Research Analyst

Metal aerosol can growth in developed markets is slowing down, but emerging markets are pushing growth of the pack type globally. This strong growth in emerging markets is due to convenience, low cost and the switch towards more modern solutions in products such as air fresheners, shaving cream and insect repellant. As emerging markets continue the trend of urbanisation and rising disposable incomes, aerosol cans are expected to continue their growth.

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April 28, 2014

Could Bosch/Siemens or Whirlpool Benefit from a Partnership with Indesit?

Haier’s offer to purchase a stake in Indesit ultimately fell flat, and there’s speculation that Indesit is looking for a partner with a long-term strategy rather than money alone. Two possible companies have emerged as likely candidates: Bosch/Siemens and Whirlpool. Although Indesit has much to gain from a partnership with either company, the question is if either company could benefit in a venture with Indesit.

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Scotts Acquires Solus Brands

Three Challenges Answered by Procter and Gamble’s Divestment Strategy

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Overview of Q2 2014 New Product Launches in Home Care

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Universal Design: Home Care Products for Ageing Populations

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Metal Aerosol Cans: A Modern Day Solution for Developing Markets

Could Bosch/Siemens or Whirlpool Benefit from a Partnership with Indesit?