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Sustainability and New Ways of Doing Business: The Key Message from COP22

by November 25th, 2016

COP22, the UN conference on climate change, has sent strong signals to countries expressing their scepticism about climate change, indirectly referring to the USA’s looming threat of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. While it is very important to prevent the USA from doing so, China needs to accelerate its effort to reduce its carbon footprint, which […]

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The Intangible Appeal of “Natural”: Growing Consumer Interest in an Unregulated Product Label

by November 25th, 2016

In recent years, brands and retailers have been scrambling to meet growing consumer desires for “green” product features, such as organic, recyclable, fair trade, and sustainably produced. Driving these desires is an increased awareness of ingredients in various products, accompanied by firm opinions about what ingredients or characteristics may or may not harm an individual […]

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Away-From-Home Tissue Market in North America: Structural Changes, Challenges and Opportunities

by November 25th, 2016

  North American tissue marketplace shows a high level of saturation. While retail brands struggle with high per capita and household penetration, slow population growth and pricing pressures, AFH segment is facing challenges that stem from fundamental structural changes and budgetary constraints across institutional channels. Product customization, new technologies in tissue and nonwovens, cost efficiencies […]

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Popular Gifts in Consumer Electronics and Toys and Games During the Holiday Season

by and November 24th, 2016

  Smaller products like wearables and wireless speakers are expected to lead sales for consumer electronics this holiday season. 2016 will be the year for fashion-focused wearables from watchmakers like Fossil and Titan. Speakers from brands like JBL and Ultimate Ears are also popular gift options, particularly for the millennials. Within video games, consoles will […]

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Euromonitor Reveals New Retailing Research

by November 24th, 2016

  Euromonitor International is pleased to announce the publication of the latest edition of Passport Retailing, the premier tool for assessing the current state and expected path of the global retailing industry. The system’s in-depth global coverage of over 30 retail channels and 7,800 companies and their brands provides a foundation for understanding this rapidly […]

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Walmart Inc. Interested in India’s Flipkart.com, Amazon Watch Out

by November 24th, 2016

There is speculation that Walmart Inc. is planning to invest close to US$1 billion in India’s home grown retailer, Flipkart Online Services Pvt Ltd (Flipkart.com). In case this deal does goes through, Flipkart.com backed by Walmart will be India’s answer to the massive growth plans that Amazon.com has for the country. Wal-Mart’s continued efforts to […]

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Who Dominates Global Built-In Refrigeration Appliances Sales?

by November 23rd, 2016

Global built-in refrigeration appliances sales grew 3% year-on-year in 2015/2016, outperforming the 1% growth in freestanding refrigeration appliances. Dominated by Western Europe firms, world built-in refrigeration appliances sales are projected to reach seven million units in 2021, largely driven by Western Europe’s growth. Germany, Italy and the UK will be the three largest markets, with […]

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What’s New in Retail: Emerging Global Concepts in 2016

by November 23rd, 2016

As shoppers demand for faster, more convenient services through any channel or device at any time, retailers around the world are innovating ways to meet these demands. Our white paper showcases the diversity and richness of the retail environment worldwide, highlighting new concepts, trends and utilising Euromonitor International’s retailing data. Download this white paper to: […]

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Analyst Insights on Black Friday Trends for 2016

by , , , , , and November 23rd, 2016

Black Friday always falls the day after Thanksgiving Day in the US, with a lot of workers choosing to take the day off to spend a long weekend with their families. Retailers have sought to take advantage of this by slashing prices in order to attract bargain hunters, but consumers don’t need to wait until Friday to […]

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