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October 23, 2014

Designs of the Future: What Will Define Laundry Care in 2030 and Beyond?

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Tuesday, November 18 | 9 a.m. CST / 3 p.m. GMT

Income, technology and evolving washing practices are major factors impacting the future of laundry care. In this webinar, Ian Bell discusses important industry shifts that are changing global demand and helping with long term strategy planning.

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  • What changes are coming to the automated laundry process
  • Insight into consumer profiles in 2030 and beyond
  • How to use sustainability as a key force for development

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Ian_BellSpeaker: Ian Bell, Head of Home Care Research, Euromonitor International

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October 22, 2014

30th Cleaning Seminar Japan 2014

Cleaning SeminarEvent Name: 30th Cleaning Seminar (In Japanese: 第30回 クリーニングに関する情報セミナー ‐世界の洗濯・クリーニング事情)

Organizer: The Japan Research Association for Textile End-Uses

First Presentation Time: Thursday 20th November, 15:00-15:50
 
Venue: Osaka (University of Osaka)

Second Presentation Time: Friday 21st November, 15:00-15:50

Venue: Tokyo (Japan Women’s University)

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October 2, 2014

The Future of Laundry Care

Laundry care was worth almost US$100 billion in 2014 and has doubled in size in the last fifteen years. Laundry is one of the fastest growing FMCG categories. However, moving toward 2030, changing demographic profiles will alter the way consumers interact with laundry products and appliances.

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September 12, 2014

Euromonitor to speak at World Conference on Fabric and Home Care

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Date: October 6 – 9 2014 

Location: Montreux Music and Convention Centre, Montreux, Switzerland

Conference: Euromonitor International is pleased to be a part of the World Conference on Fabric and Home Care a biannual conference which brings together top-level executives from around the world to discuss global research and perspectives on the technology, products, and business trends of the fabric and home care industry. The speakers are considered the best in the business and will deliver presentations on the most important topics in the industry today and what to expect in the future.

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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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Designs of the Future: What Will Define Laundry Care in 2030 and Beyond?

30th Cleaning Seminar Japan 2014

The Future of Laundry Care

Euromonitor to speak at World Conference on Fabric and Home Care

Scotts Acquires Solus Brands

Three Challenges Answered by Procter and Gamble’s Divestment Strategy

Procter and Gamble to Divest 100 Brands

Overview of Q2 2014 New Product Launches in Home Care

The Contemporary Landscape for Dishwashers and Detergents

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