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October 18, 2014

Sound Bite: The Implications of Infant Formula Scandals in China


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A series of food safety scandals in China began in 2008. As a result of these scares, Chinese parents lost trust in domestic infant milk formula and began purchasing imported and smuggled products instead. To combat this trend, some retailers began offering insurance on purchase to protect consumers against tainted foods and boost sales.

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Lianne van den BosLianne van den Bos - Food Analyst

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Pinar HosafciPinar Hosafci - Senior Packaged Food Analyst

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October 16, 2014

The Power of Online Consumer Reviews


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Consumers listen to and trust their peers more than the brands they are purchasing from. The new post-recessionary consumer is more cautious than their predecessors and will rarely make a purchase without checking out other consumers' opinions first. More brands are building up their social media presence as a tactic to connect with these online consumers directly and to collect these reviews to feature on their websites.

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October 12, 2014

Trends in Digital Advertising


Vita KrasodomskyteWith Vita Krasodomskytė, Industry Analyst – Eastern Europe

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In this podcast, we discuss up-and-coming digital advertizing markets, digital and mobile innovations and future prospects for the the industry.

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October 11, 2014

Technology Trends, September 2014



With Pavel Marceux, Technology, Communications and Media Specialist

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In the first edition of this monthly tech trends podcast, Pavel discusses the Alibaba IPO, Google's monopoly case in Europe and Apple's move into mobile payments.

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October 5, 2014

The Active Ageing Trend in Asia


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Euromonitor International estimates that there is a least 7 years of gap between life expectancy and healthy life expectancy globally. A new term ‘active ageing’, is emerging with increasing interest to close the gap. Today’s consumers are willing to spend on products that reduce the signs of ageing and address concerns over health issues. Packaged food and beverage markets are also benefited by active ageing trend in Asia Pacific. Manufactures have already tapped into the trend and introduced new products targeting aging consumers and people who are interested in anti-aging. 

Minji KimSpeaker: Minji Kim, Research Analyst


October 4, 2014

Retailing Brands Opening Cafes


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In the fierce competitive environment in retailing industry Hong Kong, retailers are seeking new strategies to fit the lifestyles of modern consumers trends in Asia. To entice consumers’ appetite, MUJI recently  launched a new café attached to their retail outlet in June 2013 known as MUJI Café & Meals. Located at one of the prime districts in Causeway Bay, MUJI Café & Meals complements the existing retail store with a self-service outlet serving Japanese dishes. This form of diversification brings about novelty, create excitement as well as showcases its home furnishing and packaged food products. It is expected that more retail owners to move towards infusing culinary elements into their portfolio to keep their brands relevant and successful in the market.


October 3, 2014

Luxury Companies Embracing Digital Retailing


In marketing to millenials, luxury brands are finding that a digital presence no longer drags their brand downmarket but rather provides an accessible aspirational touchpoint with consumers.

Filippo BattainiPodcast features Filippo Battaini, Retailing Analyst

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September 27, 2014

Demand for Convenience in Foodservice Sparks Internet Retailing Sector in Norway


featuring Heidi Resset, Research Analyst

Home delivery foodservice orders saw a 4% increase in value terms in 2013, but less than 1% of grocery sales occur online in Norway. Online sales growth is driven by ease of use of technology and recipe subscription services but true growth and changing consumer behavior will take time.

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September 26, 2014

Commodities Roundup: August and September 2014


An HodgsonAn Hodgson, Industry, Infrastructure and Environment Manager

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Commodity prices in energy and agriculture fell in August 2014. Natural gas prices in the US fell by 3.8% for the first time in nine months as a result of supply stockpiles and mild weather. Pork prices plunged by 15.1% from the 29-year high seen in July. Falling energy and agricultural prices both lower production costs for businesses and increase purchasing power for consumers, which boost GDP in affected markets. Looking forward, we can expect the price gap between crude oil in the US and Europe to widen in the coming months.

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September 11, 2014

The Impact of the Indian Budget on Consumer Goods and Services

Euroindia_Shreyansh.Kocheri_LThumbHosted by Shreyansh Kocheri, Research Analyst

The Union Budget of India for 2014-2015, presented on July 10 has an impact on almost every area of consumer goods and services in the country. Research analysts from Euromonitor International’s office in Bangalore, India respond to the budget in this podcast series.



 Featuring:  Shabori Das - Research Analyst, Ina Dawer, - Senior Research Analyst, Manjunath Reddy - Research Analyst and Priyanshu Rana - Reseach Analyst

Introduction to the Big Indian Budget (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on the Tobacco Market (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Internet Retailing (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Consumer Electronics (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Consumer Finance (mp3

The Indian Budget's Impact on Food and Beverages (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Travel and Tourism (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Apparel and Footwear (mp3)


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Sound Bite: The Implications of Infant Formula Scandals in China

The Power of Online Consumer Reviews

Trends in Digital Advertising

Technology Trends, September 2014

The Active Ageing Trend in Asia

Retailing Brands Opening Cafes

Luxury Companies Embracing Digital Retailing

Demand for Convenience in Foodservice Sparks Internet Retailing Sector in Norway

Commodities Roundup: August and September 2014

The Impact of the Indian Budget on Consumer Goods and Services