April 12, 2014

Top 10 Global Consumer Health and Wellness Trends for 2014

Simone_BarokeAnalyst Insight by Simone Baroke - Contributing Analyst

In 2014, the global health and wellness market will continue to be driven by demand for natural products, with consumers becoming increasingly sophisticated in their expectations. Not only do they want less of the “bad” stuff (and this now includes gluten, lactose etc), but they also want more of the good, such as protein, veggie and functional properties. Emerging economies, characterised by poverty and wealth co-existing side by side, are driving global health and wellness growth, and, sadly, the challenging economic conditions mean that food fraud has crept into the spectrum of First World consumer concerns.

Top 10 Global Consumer Health and Wellness Trends for 2014
1. Protein rules
2. Enhanced natural merging with free from
3. Meat reduction is the word
4. More veggies please!
5. Sugar reduction – by stealth in food but openly in beverages
6. Emerging markets drive global health and wellness growth
7. Cold pressed juice is the new premium
8. Probiotics are conquering the southern hemisphere
9. Wholegrain controversy
10. Health and wellness products under suspicion of fraud

Source: Euromonitor International

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The B2B Market Attractiveness Index


The B2B Market Attractiveness Index is a must have for companies selling into multiple industries or geographies. Using Euromonitor’s framework will help businesses evaluate many different markets utilizing a systematic approach. Learn more about the B2B Market Attractiveness Index in this short video, featuring Indre Cesniene, Euromonitor's Head of Passport: Industrial Research.

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April 11, 2014

Italia: prima in Europa per le vendite di prodotti per il benessere degli animali da compagnia

Con una spesa complessiva di 343 milioni di dollari nel 2013, gli italiani si classificano primi in Europa per l’acquisto di prodotti per il benessere degli animali da compagnia e seguono solo Stati Uniti e Brasile a livello globale. È quanto emerge dal rapporto Euromonitor “Pet Healthcare e Dietary Supplements” in cui si evidenzia come l’aumento del numero di persone che vivono da sole, cresciuto da 6.6 milioni nel 2007 a 7.4 milioni nel 2012, abbia favorito la crescita della spesa nel settore, nonostante la crisi economica. Anche l’invecchiamento della popolazione favorisce questa tendenza: secondo Euromonitor International, l’Italia sarà il paese più vecchio d’Europa e il secondo più vecchio nel mondo dopo il Giappone entro il 2030.  Il settore dei prodotti per il benessere degli animali ha registrato una crescita del 6% negli ultimi cinque anni e si prevedono vendite per oltre 386 milioni di dollari nel 2018.

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Euromonitor to Speak at HBA Global 2014


Date: June 10-12, 2014

Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY

Conference Description: There is nothing more powerful in the professional world than receiving know-how and feedback from other successful companies tackling similar challenges. With this in mind, and with your input, the fully-enriched 2014 HBA Conference was built. We have gathered industry pros from indie, start-up, and global brands to delve deep into the strategies and best practices essential to grow your company and give you the competitive edge needed to succeed in the beauty market. You can't afford to miss the 2014 HBA Conference!

VirginiaSpeaker: Virginia Lee, Senior Research Analyst

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Presentation Description: "Trends in Global Beauty Retailing" will:

  • Review how the global retailing environment is changing and what distribution channels are the fastest growing

  • Examine how much the internet retailing market has grown and where it is headed

  • Evaluate how beauty specialist retailers such as Sephora and L’Occitane  are seeking growth in emerging markets

  • Include case studies on how beauty brands have successfully expanded into international markets

For more information, please visit the conference website: http://hbaglobal.packagingdigest.com/conferencesseminars

FUSE 2014: Can Better Design Translate into Better Sales for CPG?

Howard TelfordAnalyst Insight by Howard Telford - Beverages Analyst

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This week, Euromonitor International’s Beverages Analyst Howard Telford attended the FUSE 2014 brand strategy and design conference in Chicago, a premier global conference for the design profession. Below, he shares his thoughts on the growing role of design in the food, beverages and food service sectors.

Pepsi’s high profile rebranding of its US Tropicana orange juice in 2009 was an unmitigated disaster, with a US$35 million investment in new packaging scrapped in favour of the original design after just one month of consumer complaints and shrinking sales. While the formula of the orange juice remained unchanged, the company failed to appreciate the extent to which the package and logo of the brand resonated with its loyal consumers.

Clearly, design matters in soft drinks, food service and packaged foods. Amid the important questions of how healthy a product is - or how much it costs – it is important to remember that the question of brand design can play a similarly vital role in shaping consumer experiences. At this year’s FUSE 2014 conference in Chicago, consumer goods took a front seat in the discussion of how better design can strengthen brands and improve sales.

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Top Five Beauty Trends in 2014

Nicole_TyrimouAnalsyt Insight by Nicole Tyrimou - Beauty and Personal Care Analyst

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The beauty industry slowed moderately in 2013, growing by 5% compared to 6% in 2012, due to a slowdown in emerging markets, specifically China and Brazil, as well as in innovation hub South Korea, a lustreless performance which was bad news to premium players. Latin America and Middle East and Africa remained the only regions growing by double digits, despite issues like high inflation, taxation and unstable political climates hindering prospects in many markets within the regions.

Multi-Benefit Becomes Universal

The most defining trend in 2014 will continue to be cross-category alignment, as consumers have become even more accustomed to paying for convenience as well as trying novel products and services. The vast information available, especially in the form of online reviews, has helped minimise the risk of trying new offerings for consumers. BB/CC creams’ robust progression is a testament to how the convenience and novelty that these hybrid products provide has been a successful recipe for beauty companies.

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April 10, 2014

Income Inequality: A Rampant, Global Problem

An Hodgson with An Hodgson, Income and Expenditure Manager

Income inequality is one of the greatest risks to the global economy today, and with austerity measures, tax policies and widespread corruption all leading to greater inequality, the problem is widespread. Not only can income inequality undermine business environments, but it can also lead to political instability. Euromonitor forecasts that into 2030, income inequality will widen in 70 out of 85 countries, highlighting the fact that narrowing income inequality is no easy task.

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Euromonitor to Speak at WTM Vision Shanghai 2014

WTM_Vision_2014_Shanghai_BlackDate: 8 May 2014

Location:  The Howard Johnson Plaza, Shanghai

Presentation: Fangting Sun, Research Analyst at Euromonitor International, will offer a presentation on the Consumer Trends and Forces Driving Change in the Travel Industry globally and in China.

The global economy is on the mend and arrivals grew again in 2013 at a rate of 4%, reaching record numbers of over one billion world-wide. The Middle East and Africa demonstrated the highest growth despite continued instability and Asia, especially China, remains a key driver of demand. As smartphones become an indispensable part of modern-day life, travel companies offer consumers an increasing number of services for purchasing, researching and experiencing travel. Online and mobile developments enable consumers to bypass traditional distribution, with the sharing economy going from strength to strength. 

Chasing China outbound potential is a global phenomenon with double-digit annual departure growth too tempting to resist. Yet as a destination China suffers from weak demand following the global slowdown, increased competition and high pollution levels. China’s unique and dynamic online marketplace offers opportunities for travel players to engage with the increasingly connected Chinese consumer.

Conference:  Now in its 6th year, the WTM Vision Conferences will continue to offer you the ultimate learning experience and unrivalled networking opportunities, best practice advice and case studies from top travel brands as well as including an insightful panel session.

For more information and to register please click HERE: http://www.wtmlondon.com/page.cfm/Link=57/nocache=03042014

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Whiskies: What Does the Future Hold? A Category Snapshot

Spiros_MalandrakisAnalyst Insight by Spiros Malandrakis - Senior Alcoholic Drinks Analyst

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Scotch Whisky Galore

The golden era of Scotch is now in full swing.  The introduction of a stringent and costly if essential and long overdue verification scheme will tighten production methods, cement the category’s clout and draw a line in the proverbial peat for the waves of adulterated and counterfeit products hitting still insatiable emerging markets.

Increased production capacity, ambitious investments and the re-opening of once mothballed distilleries will keep underscoring key players’ resolve while providing a hefty measure of confidence for the category’s long term prospects in the face of on-going developing market volatility.

Immersive retailing ‘embassies’ incorporating local cultural nuances such as the ‘House of Diageo' in Seoul will spearhead the premiumisation offensive while an irreverent reimagining of positioning and promotional campaigns – such as Ballantine’s on-line only feature showcasing a skateboarder interpreting Carmen- will target members of the ever elusive millennial generation in the west.

Rapidly diminishing stocks, a sense of urgency and increasingly more adventurous and irreverent distillers will bring the no-age experiment to the fore. Following the Macalan’s colour coded launches, Glenfiddich’s special cask expressions and Talisker Storm’s embrace of a strong narrative over clinically conservative maturation dates, Scotch will finally get some room for experimentation. Even more leftfield, controversial or niche products like premium single grain or Kosher certified offerings will complement fresh approaches to tasting such as food pairing initiatives. 

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April 9, 2014

Sound Bite: Examining the Fiscal Results of Global Packaged Food Companies

image from http://aviary.blob.core.windows.net/k-mr6i2hifk4wxt1dp-14013120/e0ff1a9d-324a-4cf8-8d38-a817a8f6a37a.png Ildiko-Szalai With Lamine Lahouasnia and Ildiko Szalai

As the fiscal year closes on 2013, several surprises have occurred in the packaged food industry. Danone, for example, took a huge hit in the third quarter of 2013 due to product recalls, and Mondelez’s 2013 results were less than 1 percent growth in terms of net revenue due to the lackluster sales of the Oreo brand in key markets. These hard hit brands can look forward to 2014, as global events such as the World Cup can help packaged food bands, especially in the snack sector, regain lost revenue. 

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