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March 4, 2015

The Rising Power of Female Consumers

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The global female population totalled an estimated 3.6 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach 4.2 billion by 2030. Average disposable income amongst women is the highest it's ever been, and women are living longer than men.

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  • The size and distribution of the female consumer market
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February 27, 2015

Fashion Friday: Can Swatch's Smart Watch Compete in the Wearables Market?

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The Swatch Group Ltd is expected to launch its first smartwatch by mid-2015.  This podcast discusses the impact of Swatch entering the wearables market and what it means for competitors. Will the Swatch Touch smartwatch dominate the wearables market? Can Swatch compete against technology giants like Apple and Samsung? Listen to the podcast for further insights.

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February 11, 2015

Soaring Swiss Franc Worsens Outlook for Volatile Watch Sales

Sulabh MadhwalAnalyst Insight by Sulabh Madhwal - Personal Accessories and Eyewear Analyst

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As the Swiss National Bank removed a three-year cap on its national currency, the Swiss franc rose significantly against both the euro and the US dollar on 15 January. With four out of the top five global watch players being based in Switzerland, the decision is likely to have a negative impact on the industry’s growth in 2015.

Key markets already facing slowdown

High watches* accounted for 45% of global However, growth rates in several key markets such as China, Japan, Hong Kong and Russia slowed considerably in 2014. While austerity measures continue to hamper high watch sales in China, increased sales tax and the depreciating yen led to slowing sales in Japan. Sales growth in Hong Kong was affected by public protests, while that in Russia dropped due to military developments and currency fluctuations. None of the aforementioned markets are expected to return to double-digit growth rates in 2015 or 2016, signalling a slow recovery for global sales.

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January 27, 2015

Estimating Category Leaders in FMCG Industries

Virgilijus NaruseviciusAnalyst Insight by Virgilijus Narusevicius - Senior Data Scientist

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In this article, we have attempted to characterise category leaders across FMCG industries and the typical market shares they achieve. “Category leader” is generally a highly coveted status as it allows price-setting power and a better ability to influence category trends, enables economies of scale and implies a better bargaining power over retailers and suppliers. It also suggests that the company is doing many things right and it is thus rather common to benchmark against the category leaders and study their past strategies. However, category leader shares vary between industries and a successful company in one industry may differ from another.

 

Figure 1: Average Category Leader Share across FMCG Industries

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Source: Euromonitor International

Note:  Retail value sales

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December 20, 2014

Opportunities and Relationships Between Personal Accessories and Beauty and Personal Care

Put together, personal accessories and beauty and personal care sales will exceed US$1 trillion in 2015. The two industries are related in more ways than one, not least because of both targeting similar consumer profiles. Although leading brands such as L'Oréal, Gillette or Louis Vuitton are unlikely to venture outside their core industries, brands such as Avon and Tiffany & Co might be ideal candidates to expand their relatively small presence in personal accessories and beauty and personal care respectively.

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December 15, 2014

Rationalising Intel’s Collaboration with Luxottica on Smart Glasses

Chloe WuAnalyst Insight by Chloe Wu - Personal Accessories and Eyewear Analyst

It has not been more than a year since Google Glass was first sold commercially to the public, and, despite an overall tepid reaction towards Google Glass, Luxottica is now forging ahead with yet another attempt at smart glasses.

This time, the eyewear juggernaut has teamed up with semiconductor giant Intel to produce smart eyewear. Essentially, Intel will provide engineering know-how, so that Luxottica can focus on industrial design, thereby keeping costs down and shortening the time to market.

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December 14, 2014

Asia Pacific Recap: Key Events that Shaped the Region in 2014

Euromonitor analysts discuss the key events impacting foreign investment, population, tourism, tax rates, social media, politics, consumer confidence and other factors impacting consumer spending trends in Asia Pacific countries moving into 2015. Watch the video for complete insights.

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November 12, 2014

Appreciating Fashion in Singapore

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Singapore has emerged as a leading fashion hub in Asia Pacific and has a highly evolved competitive landscape as brands are expected to cater to citizens as well as sizeable populations of foreign residents and tourists. Purchase decisions are increasingly influenced by brand perception as female consumers consistently look to premium international brands for personal accessories and footwear. This is an excerpt of the presentation that Sulabh MadhwalSulabh Madhwal, Personal Accessories Analyst, gave at UBIFrance this year.

 

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October 18, 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at UBIFrance 2014

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Location: Singapore

Date:  October 15, 2014 – October 16, 2014

Event Description: The French Trade Commission-Ubifrance in Singapore, is dedicated to accompanying French Companies on their professional project, providing them with essential keys to success in the Singaporean market. This closed door conference has been organized to promote Singapore as a Fashion hub to exclusively invited French apparel and accessories players.

Sulabh MadhwalPresentation Topic: Appreciating Fashion in Singapore

Presenter Name And Title: Sulabh Madhwal, Global Personal Accessories Analyst

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Presentation Date:  October 15, 2014

Presentation Time:  16:00 – 16:30

Presentation Description:  The presentation elaborates on the Fashion landscape and related consumer insights of the APAC region, and specifically Singapore.

October 2, 2014

Smartwatches Not Ready to Take on the Traditional Watch

Sulabh MadhwalAnalyst Insight by Sulabh Madhwal - Personal Accessories and Eyewear Analyst

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Although smartwatches only started seeing increased retail activity in 2013, it has already become a crowded category as of September 2014. Pebble, Samsung, LG, Motorola and Apple are among the electronics players which have announced new smartwatches in 2014, while watch conglomerates Timex, Fossil and Swatch will join them in 2014 or 2015. However, current product avatars of any brand listed above are unlikely to challenge the global growth of traditional watches for the following reasons.

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The Rising Power of Female Consumers

Fashion Friday: Can Swatch's Smart Watch Compete in the Wearables Market?

Soaring Swiss Franc Worsens Outlook for Volatile Watch Sales

Estimating Category Leaders in FMCG Industries

Opportunities and Relationships Between Personal Accessories and Beauty and Personal Care

Rationalising Intel’s Collaboration with Luxottica on Smart Glasses

Asia Pacific Recap: Key Events that Shaped the Region in 2014

Appreciating Fashion in Singapore

Euromonitor to Speak at UBIFrance 2014

Smartwatches Not Ready to Take on the Traditional Watch