April 11, 2015

Rising Female Literacy Standards and Employment Rates in Emerging Markets

In 2014, India and China were home to a combined one third of the world's total female population. Both of these countries are key markets with growth economies but they are at very different stages with respect to female literacy and employment rates. Watch the video for complete insights.

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Morinaga’s Flagship Dars Store, in the Footsteps of Nestlé’s KitKat

Raphael_MoreauAnalyst Insight by Raphael Moreau - Food Analyst

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The chocolate brand Dars’ pop-up store on the prestigious Omotesando Avenue, where brands such as Chanel and Louis Vuitton battle for the attention of shoppers and tourists, closed its doors on 15 March after a three-month tenure. This initiative represented part of a wider strategy from Morinaga to build a more premium and exclusive image for Dars, positioning it closer to Nestlé’s KitKat, with this company accelerating expansion of its KitKat Chocolatory store-in-store network.

We visited the Dars store during its last week of opening, days before White Day. Celebrated on 14 March a month after Valentine’s Day, White Day traditionally gives men the opportunity to offer presents to women from whom they received a gift a month earlier, with the occasion likely to have boosted footfall at the Dars outlet.

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April 10, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at Vitafoods 2015

Event: Vitafoods Europe 2015

Dates: 5, 6 May 2015

Location: Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland

Event Description: The dedicated business event for the nutraceutical industry continues to attract a global audience of professionals sourcing raw materials and ingredients within the dietary supplements and functional food and drinks market. Visitors to the event have the opportunity to do business with over 750 global ingredients and raw materials suppliers, network with more than 14,000 influential industry professionals and access over 60 free seminars and presentations.

The annual event showcases thousands of the most innovative ingredients and ground-breaking new products.

Vitafoods registrants will receive an exclusive free Euromonitor market research report

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Key Takeaways from the Houseware Show 2015

Alixa-SharkeyAnalyst Insight by Alixa Sharkey - Research Associate

In the homewares arena, emerging markets show the greatest potential for growth in 2015 and beyond while growth in developed markets has stagnated. Euromonitor International’s Head of Home and Garden research, Cruz del Barrio, presented on homewares trends and opportunities around the world at the 2015 International Home + Housewares Show which took place in Chicago from March 7th through March 10th. Del Barrio highlighted an ongoing occurrence where emerging markets show the greatest potential for growth in 2015 and beyond while growth in developed markets has stagnated.

Del Barrio spoke about the inverse relationship between current regional expenditure per household and forecasted regional growth for homewares. Essentially growth opportunities for homewares can be divided into two contrasting regions: 1) developed markets composed of North America, Australasia, and Western Europe with struggling property markets, uncertain economic situations, ageing population and distribution networks that are saturated; and 2) emerging markets, namely Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa, with buoyant housing markets, strong social mobility, young populations, and growth in multiple retailers. While value sales of homewares have stagnated in the developed markets where there is already high household expenditure on homewares, there is higher growth potential in emerging markets where expenditure per household remains low.

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Airbnb and HomeAway: What You Need To Know (Part 1)

Wouter GeertsAnalyst insight by Wouter Geerts - Travel Analyst

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Much has been written about the impact of peer-to-peer accommodation platforms, with the main focus on major players Airbnb and HomeAway. Their astronomical growth clearly justifies this attention. There is, however, very little clarity about the impact private rental platforms really have on the hotel industry. In this 2-part opinion series, the implications, challenges and opportunities offered by the rise of private rentals will be discussed, starting with contextualising the current financial power of Airbnb and HomeAway. Hoteliers might not yet be able to see the impact of private rentals on their bottom line, but rather than burying their heads in the sand, it is important that they consider the power that these platforms have to uproot and upset conventional practices.

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Hyperconnected Consumers In the Digital World: Global Survey Results Now Available

LisaHolmesAnalyst Insight by Lisa Holmes - Senior Survey Analyst

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Through widespread access to and use of electronic devices, consumers today are more connected to one another, and to the world around them, than ever before. Questions that once required a trip to the library, a visit to an expert, or waiting on hold on the phone can now be answered within seconds just by clicking a few buttons. Far away relatives can now not only speak long-distance but enjoy a full meal together over video chat.  Product pricing and information that was once shared by in-store salespeople can now be found on countless retail websites and consumer review platforms. For consumers with smartphones, these connections are even closer and available at any time of day in any place. 

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April 9, 2015

¡No te pierdas el Roadshow de in-cosmetics en Colombia, Chile y Argentina!


Nombre del evento: Roadshow de in-cosmetics en Latinoamérica
Fechas de los eventos: Viernes 22 de mayo, Bogotá, Colombia – Martes 23 de junio, Santiago, Chile – Viernes 26 de junio, Buenos Aires Argentina
Acerca del evento:  in-cosmetics Brasil anuncia su sesión de conferencias que tratarán de contenidos educativos sobre el mercado de las formulaciones de cosméticos. Todos los fabricantes de productos cosméticos de Chile, Colombia y Argentina están invitados. Proveedores de materias primas e ingredientes y representantes de empresas interesados en el desarrollo tecnológico, científico y de marketing para la industria cosmética y del cuidado personal también pueden asistir.

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Heath and Wellness RTD Tea: World Growth Prospects


Asian markets will be the main drivers of global sales of HW RTD tea over the forecast period, with local brands more popular than multinational brands. Vietnam’s explosive expansion in NH RTD tea will make it a very attractive market in the next few years. The Coca-Cola Co has lost share globally in HW RTD tea amid its minor position in the US’s NH category. The cola carbonates giant should look to make good progress in NH RTD tea to avoid missing opportunity.

April 8, 2015

Opportunities in Four Key Female Consumer Groups

As the global female consumer market continues to strengthen worldwide, there are four key consumer groups to watch in order to maximise the opportunities that this market offers: the Baby Boomers, the Single Professional, Chinese women and Indian women (home to the largest female populations globally). Watch this videocast to find out more.

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China Banks on Potatoes for Food Security

Simone_BarokeAnalyst Insight by Simone Baroke - Contributing Analyst

The Chinese Government has decided that its people need to eat more potatoes in order ease pressure on the country’s scarce agricultural resources. It is true that fresh potatoes are performing quite well as the leading starchy root in China, but they face a tough battle ahead in their quest to rival the country’s most popular carbohydrate staples. The government may well succeed in turning the potato into the economical choice, but imbuing it with trendiness is another matter.

Potato production lags behind

In early January, China’s Central Government announced that it was to turn potatoes into the country’s fourth most important staple crop after rice, wheat and corn (maize). By 2020 the area allotted to potato cultivation would be doubled to 10 million hectares (100,000 km2). The government’s motivations for this move are safeguarding the country’s vast food security, relieving environmental pressure and helping to release more of its rural farming population from the clutches of poverty.

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