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January 25, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at Retail World Asia 2015

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Location: Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Date:  22-23 April, 2015

Event Description: Part of Asia’s most exciting technology exhibition, this event features the most innovative technology and solution providers in ecommerce, retail, payment and banking. They are flying in international, world renowned gurus to stimulate and inspire you. And have an impressive array of Asian retailers to learn from and network with.

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January 22, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at PLMA's World of Private Label 2015

Logo-World-of-Private-Label-(R)1Date/Time: Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 1p.m.

Location: Le Meridien hotel, Nice, France

About Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA)

The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1979 to promote private label. It is the only organisation of its kind, representing more than 3,500 member companies around the globe. Membership ranges from multinational corporations to small family-owned companies. Their products include food, beverages, snacks, health and beauty, household and kitchen, DIY, and personal and leisure products. Some manufacturers only do private label. Others are well-known brand makers who also have private label operations.

Website: http://www.plmainternational.com/

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January 20, 2015

Did You Know - Key Facts about India's Industries, Commerce and Technology

Tobacco consumption has been on the decline in India since 2007. The average price of consumer appliances has increased by 19% in the last three years. Internet retailing registered growth of 87% by value in 2014. Watch the full video for trends and insights driving these facts and much more.

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January 15, 2015

Reasons Target to Close Canadian Operations

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Target Corp has recently announced the closure of its stores in Canada, after less than 2 years in operation. Svetlana Uduslivaia, senior analyst at Euromonitor International, discusses reasons for the retailer's poor performance in Canada, from general macro-trends to the retailer's lack of clear strategies in a highly developed marketplace in the country.

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January 14, 2015

Consumer Health in 2015 - Trends and Prospects for a Healthier World

Monica feldmanAnalyst Insight by Monica Feldman - Head of Consumer Health Research

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The year 2014 set up the stage for new market dynamics that will influence consumer health in 2015. Our newest preliminary findings for the full year 2014 will be formally published on 19 January 2015. In the meantime, we provide a snapshot preview of how Euromonitor International compares its previous estimates with our most recent research. Overall, the industry grew at a healthy pace of 2.4% in constant terms in 2014 from 2013 (5.6% current/nominal terms) at fixed exchange rates. Surprisingly, this growth is more than one percentage point lower from our previous estimates. The year 2014 brought some growth difficulties in the United States, the largest consumer health market accounting for an estimated 28% of global retail value in 2013. Tweet-ThisA weaker than usual cold/flu and allergy seasons earlier in the year dampened the high prospects of sales. At the same time US consumers shied a bit away from their high consumption of vitamins and dietary supplements in favour of functional/fortified food and beverages, and fresh healthy foods in general. The new global estimates of growth seem a little bit lower due to a slowing down in the economies of Brazil, China and Russia, and also to the fact that the US$ dollar gained strength in the second half of 2014 – Euromonitor International typically reports figures in US$. This is not to say that consumer health is no longer a bright spot since the industry continues to grow at a healthy pace. Rather this is a wake-up call for the industry to work on priorities, focus on relevant therapies, manage competitive threats, and selectively invest in geographies that will lead to the next stage of growth.

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January 9, 2015

Strategies of Successful Asia-Pacific Variety Stores

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Strategies for successful variety stores in Asia Pacific vary from in-store aesthetics and pricing structure to localisation and seasonality of product offerings. Strategies differ across distinct markets and consumer bases in the region; listen to the podcast for complete insights.

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January 8, 2015

Marks & Spencer’s Christmas 2014 Trading Results: Yet More Bad News

Philip BentonAnalyst Insight by Philip Benton - Retailing Analyst

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The 2014 Christmas trading results for Marks & Spencer were more disappointing than anticipated, with general merchandise sales falling 5.8% in Q3 (analysts predicted a 3% fall). Although M&S have consistently performed well in food as sales rose 2.8%, their UK performance (1.1% like-for-like decline) is not reflective of the UK retail environment. M&S have struggled to compete with the robust omni-channel strategies of Next and John Lewis, with the latter in particular having posted an impressive state of results thanks to the enormous success of their ‘click and collect’ policy which accounted for over half of its online sales. Marks &Spencer’s failure to utilise its new hi-tech distribution centre in Castle Donington has had disastrous effects with the retailer having to pull the ‘next day delivery’ service before Christmas and many consumers having to wait up to two weeks for deliveries. Word quickly spread on social media and consumers seem to have lost confidence in M&S’ ability to deliver online purchases quickly and it is highly doubtful the retailer will be able to turnaround its dwindling performance in Q4.

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December 16, 2014

The Rise of Social E-Beauty

Nicole_TyrimouAnalyst Insight by Nicole Tyrimou - Beauty and Personal Care Analyst

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November is arguably the most important month of the year for internet retailers and brands alike. There is “singles day” in China, which reportedly generated US$9 billion in sales this year, and, of course, the shopping weekend mayhem that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday at the end of the month. Despite Black Friday and Cyber Monday principally being a US phenomenon, with revenues reported at US$1.3 billion this year, they have been expanding into Europe and, specifically, the UK, which has the highest penetration for beauty e-commerce among mature markets at 9.1% in Tweet-This2013, while the global average remains below 5%.

However, the phenomenal rise of social media platforms that are hoping to turn their popularity into a commercial opportunity means that they are looking at the beauty industry as a good entry point for social commerce.

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December 15, 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at e-Commerce 2015

E-konferencijos_LOGODate: March 19, 2015

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania

Presentation Date and Time: Thursday, March 19, 3-3:30 p.m.  

Event Description: E-commerce – is an annual online business community gathering with presentations and seminars. Values of the conference are: pragmatism, applicability and relevance for online businesses. Participants of the conference may apply new findings already the next day after the conference.

Program Committee has selected the most pragmatic and applicable topics for this year's conference and attracted speakers, who may disclose a certain topic in the best possible way: with many practical examples, figures and tips. Conference will take place in 3 halls at a time. There will be 27 presenters and about 500 participants.

Join Euromonitor International‘s Senior Research Analyst Roberta Kniuipyte as she discusses current trends and future prospects of the internet retailing market. Roberta‘s presentation will include an overview of internet retailing market, growth rates, opportunities and challenges which internet retailing market experience in today‘s world of technologies.

Event Website: http://e-komercija.eu/

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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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