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February 15, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at 2015 National Technical Forums: Packaging & Processing Week

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Event Name: National Technical Forums: Packaging & Processing Week

Date: March 24-27, 2015

Location: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Description: Held in conjunction with AUSPACK 2015, the National Technical Forums for Packaging & Processing Week are a four-day educational program covering a broad range of topics relating to the theme “Open Innovation & Collaboration”.

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January 10, 2015

2014年日本の飲料パッケージ市場のトレンド

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世界第3位の規模を誇る日本の飲料パッケージ市場全体は、2014年僅かながらも増加しました。国内飲料パッケージ市場では飲料缶の需要が最も高いものの、飲料缶から他の飲料容器へのシフトが進んでいます。飲料パッケージ市場のトレンドにはそのほか、環境に配慮したサスティナブル容器の開発や小容量サイズへのシフトが見られました。ユーロモニターインターナショナルのリサーチアナリスト本間彩子が日本の飲料パッケージ市場のトレンドについて解説します。

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Key Trends for Beverage Packaging in Japan

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Japan’s packaging volume sales of beverages are expected to rise marginally for 2014.  While metal beverage cans continue to dominate the pack type within beverages, there continues to be a shift towards other pack types such as PET bottles and metal bottles. 2014 saw a variety of trends as manufacturers increased  environmentally-friendly packaging as well as expanded on the variety of smaller pack sizes.

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November 7, 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at PETnology 2014

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Event: PETnology Europe 2014

Dates: November 10-11, 2014

Location: Nuremberg, Germany

Description: PETnology Europe 2014 will focus on future challenges along the PET packaging value chain to enter new market segments and to keep PET packaging ahead. How will the beverage industry be changing in future? Is the PET industry able to give answers and to supply solutions for upcoming challenges? Are PET bottles and containers able to compete in glass and can markets? Is PET packaging attractive for small and medium-sized companies?

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October 14, 2014

Cork Manufacturers Looking to Close the Gap on Metal Screw Caps in Wine

James MaddockAnalyst Insight by James Maddock - Packaging Analyst

With global volumes growing year on year from an already sizeable base, wine is an attention-grabbing category for closure manufacturers. The traditional glass bottle remains the clearly dominant pack type in still light grape wine, with over 85% of the product retailed in this pack type globally. Cork is unsurprisingly positioned as the leading closure type for still wine bottled in glass, although metal screw caps are becoming increasingly prevalent. Despite the fact that some cork manufacturers are looking to address the rise of metal, they are unlikely to be able to disrupt the rise of the rival option.

Caps turn the screw

Combined, corks and metal screw closures account for over 99% of all retail still wine sold in glass bottles. While the dominance of these two closure types remained unchallenged over 2008-2013, the  preference among consumers and wine producers alike for the benefits offered by the metal screw cap saw its performance outdo that of cork.

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September 19, 2014

Going Green Unlikely to Significantly Boost Western Europe’s Bottled Water Market

James MaddockAnalyst Insight by James Maddock - Packaging Analyst

Western Europeans love bottled water: in 2013 they drank over 45 billion litres of it. However, while it may be a valuable product to producers and packagers alike, the truth is that growth in per capita consumption rates are expected to slow over the forecast period. Packagers and/or brand owners will be hoping that breakthroughs in eco-friendly packaging will help to arrest this slowdown in demand, but successfully accelerating growth is likely to take more than this.

Growth in demand to slow in Western Europe

In 2013, Western Europe had the highest per capita bottled water consumption of any region, with only North America coming close. This high level of average annual consumption, which stood at approximately 93 litres in 2013, drives demand in the region, a sharp contrast with Asia Pacific. Asia represents a bigger overall market, but demand comes from a far greater number of individuals consuming at about one fifth of the levels that their Western European equivalents do. The bad news for packagers and producers alike is that growth in per capita consumption is expected to slow over 2013-2018, with North America set to overtake Western Europe as the region with the highest consumption rate by the end of the forecast period.

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August 20, 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at PET Value Chain Americas 2014

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Event Name: PET Value Chain Americas

Event Date: October 14-15, 2014

Event Location: Miami, FL

Event Description: Increasing challenges pertaining to a short supply of PX and potential overcapacity of MEG, due to the shale gas boom, are causing a state of flux in PET markets globally. New plants coming on stream in China, Brazil and the United States are fuelling the fears of PET overcapacity. New developments in Bio- PET and growing demand for R-PET indicate increasing competition for the virgin PET market. It is also essential for you to keep up-to-date on potential products that could be replaced by PET and how this will sustain industry growth in the coming years. PET Value Chain Americas has been specifically designed to address the key issues affecting the North and Latin American markets and will provide you with the tools required to ensure your business overcomes these obstacles.

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August 19, 2014

Wine Demand Shifts from Mature to Developing Regions

Karine.DussimonAnalyst Insight by Karine Dussimon - Senior Packaging Analyst

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The future of packaging for still light grape wine is rather positive. By 2018, global retail demand is set to rise by a 2% CAGR to reach 20.3 billion units. Yet it is also going through rather revealing changes. While the ‘Old World’ continues to dominate still wine consumption in glass bottles in 2013, Western Europe is predicted to see a decline and glass is finding a new lease of life among developing regions. Asia Pacific holds some of the best opportunities for packaging and closure unit volume increase in still red wine but also white and rosé. 

A Seemingly Homogenous Market

Demand for still light grape wine packaging is on the rise, globally. Still wine packaging also remains rather concentrated in format, with the ubiquitous 750ml glass bottle and cork representing the bulk of volumes. Glass holds a share of 85% of the entire category; a characteristic which comes to a great extent from the traditions of wine production and consumption in the Old World. Western Europe still accounts for 49% of global wine packaging sales in 2013. This homogeneity in the market for still wine packaging and closures is not expected to change in any drastic manner through to 2018; yet there are some areas of diversification in evidence.

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August 18, 2014

Smaller Packs for Bigger Sales? Part Two: The Importance of Pricing

James MaddockAnalyst Insight by James Maddock - Packaging Analyst

In part one of Smaller Pack for Bigger Sales? some of the arguments relating to the value of lower-income consumers in emerging markets were explored. In part two, we will look at the importance of pricing and the role packagers can play in this. Although there are a number of challenges to overcome when it comes to connecting with lower-income consumers in emerging markets, packaging manufacturers are in a good position to deal with the key issue of affordability

Affordability a Key Concern for Packagers, Consumers and Brand Owners

Goods must be packaged in a reasonable pack type and size in order to meet the household budgets of low-income consumers. For example, although it may be commonplace for UK shoppers to buy milk in a four-pint HDPE bottle, such a size would represent a considerable outlay for both a consumer and a small retailer in a developing country.

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August 12, 2014

Smaller Packs for Bigger Sales? Part One: Capturing Value in Lower-Income Demographics

James MaddockAnalyst Insight by James Maddock - Packaging Analyst

With increasingly competitive landscapes and maturity of consumption levels in much of the Western world, packaging companies are looking to alternative consumer bases in order to drive growth. One group which should prove to be particularly valuable is lower-income individuals in emerging markets.

Small Budgets but Big Potential

While emerging markets, such as the BRIC and MINT nations, yield demographic groups with the same purchasing power as Western consumers, the majority of residents in these countries operate on a far lower budget. Despite this, the sheer number of untapped households in these countries makes them a potentially valuable group. Additionally, capturing these consumers early gives manufacturers the opportunity to move them onto more valuable products as wages and disposable incomes rise in these territories. If manufacturers are able to grow these customers and move them onto more valuable pack sizes, the brand loyalty accrued through this process should make purchasers more receptive to new or unfamiliar product or pack types, providing further opportunities.

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Euromonitor to Speak at 2015 National Technical Forums: Packaging & Processing Week

2014年日本の飲料パッケージ市場のトレンド

Key Trends for Beverage Packaging in Japan

Euromonitor to Speak at PETnology 2014

Cork Manufacturers Looking to Close the Gap on Metal Screw Caps in Wine

Going Green Unlikely to Significantly Boost Western Europe’s Bottled Water Market

Euromonitor to Speak at PET Value Chain Americas 2014

Wine Demand Shifts from Mature to Developing Regions

Smaller Packs for Bigger Sales? Part Two: The Importance of Pricing

Smaller Packs for Bigger Sales? Part One: Capturing Value in Lower-Income Demographics