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Breaking Boundaries LIVE 2016: Innovation and Technology

by September 21st, 2016

Food and Drink Business’ ‘Breaking Boundaries LIVE Forum’ was held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse on Thursday 4th August 2016. The event connected people from a wide range of areas within the Australian food and beverage industry to talk about new product innovations, new technologies and branding strategies, as well as key considerations for making […]

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Pure Commodities Used In Food And Drinks Grows To 1.2 Billion Tonnes In 2015

by September 21st, 2016

LONDON, UK – Global market research company Euromonitor International released today new research on ingredients. According to the new research, a total of 1.2 billion tonnes of pure commodities were used in food and drink applications in 2015, an increase of 2 percent since 2014.  This growth is linked to the ongoing health and wellness […]

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Midea’s Moves in Connected Appliances Development and Suggested Next Steps

by September 20th, 2016

Realising the great opportunities offered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0, Midea Group Co Ltd has established a “dual-smart” corporate strategy to develop connected appliances in the direction of smart appliances and connected manufacturing in 2015. Although LG Corp and Samsung Corp are still leading global connected appliances development, Chinese rivals, including […]

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Sustainability and the New Normal for Natural Resources

by September 20th, 2016

As consumers become more interested in purchasing green products, a highly developed corporate social responsibility policy is a necessity for businesses. Sustainability must be embedded into every aspect of the supply chain, starting with suppliers all the way to transport and disposal. Although businesses are expected to play a lead role in promoting sustainability goals, […]

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What Is the New Ingredients Data Telling Us?

by September 19th, 2016

The global market for ingredients grew by 2% to 587 million tonnes in 2015 (excludes commodities).  However, within the global market there are significant regional differences.  Asia Pacific appears strong with 5% growth, although this is a half percentage point decline compared to 2014, reflecting the significant economic slowdown in China. The developed markets of […]

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Experiential Licensing Brings Brand New Cross-Industry Prospects

by September 17th, 2016

As I explore in our “Experiential Licensing: Consumer Fundamentals Falling into Place” Global Briefing, today’s consumers are increasingly redefining their values and priorities, leading to the birth of a new consumerism. “Experiencing is everything” phenomenon is driving growth in sports/music licensing and theme parks/themed travel. Thus, themed flights/holidays, themed hotels and cruises enjoy growing popularity. This trend […]

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The First Exclusive Euromonitor International’s Breakfast Briefing in Poland to Bring Together the Key Players in Poland

by and September 17th, 2016

Strategic market research company Euromonitor International will be running its first exclusive breakfast briefing in Poland – FMCG and Retailing: responding to digital consumer’s needs, dedicated to the top level executives from FMCG companies, financial sector, consultancies, governmental and trade organisations. The event is organised in cooperation with the major Polish business media outlets “Rzeczpospolita” […]

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More than Nostalgia: What’s Driving Jollibee’s Instant Success in the United Arab Emirates?

by September 16th, 2016

In direct service to the more than 500,000 Filipino expatriates living and working in the United Arab Emirates, Jollibee opened its first outlet in the Dubai Mall in 2015, and has since expanded to four outlets across the market, with further openings planned. The fast food chain is much loved at home in the Philippines, […]