North America

July 18, 2018
As convenience gains importance in an accelerating economy, plastic use is only expected to continue. For this reason, the healthy growth of bottled water in the US has resulted in increased demand for plastic bottles. 2017 achieved a growth rate of 2% in volume terms for PET bottles. Source: Euromonitor International  A comparison between PET […]
June 23, 2018
World Tea Expo is a trade show devoted to furthering the tea industry held every year in Las Vegas. It draws thousands of people for several days of tastings, educational sessions and general discussion about how to move the tea industry forward. Given the size of the show, virtually everything related to tea was covered […]
June 22, 2018
Favourable demographic trends driving growth The ageing population in North America has been a significant driver of growth in the region. As the 65+ age segment is expected to grow over the next several years at a faster rate than the general population, the outlook for the adult incontinence market is positive. Rise of e-commerce […]
June 20, 2018
Among the food, beverage, technology and innovation trends seen at the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show, Euromonitor International identified four highlighted throughout the Show in the foodservice space. 1. Sustainable packaging Whether marketed as “compostable”, “recyclable” or “bio-degradable”, sustainable packaging was front and center at this year’s Show. This is no surprise as brands, especially […]
June 15, 2018
Source: Euromonitor International Baseline outlook: Above trend growth, mainly driven by business investment We have upgraded the outlook for US economic growth by another 0.2 percentage points since February 2018, on the back of stronger than expected growth momentum at the end of 2017 and in early 2018. GDP growth is now forecast at 2.2-2.8% […]
June 4, 2018
I had the opportunity to attend the Retail Council of Canada’s STORE Conference from 29-30 May, where the importance of the evolving customer journey, personalization, and retail experience were the major topics of discussion across speakers. The evolving customer journey: research and voice The customer journey has changed significantly over the last five years thanks […]
May 23, 2018
The commercial landscape that makes up sports, leagues and teams is shifting. While teams seek to find the best players and create engaging experiences for consumers, increased regulations are impacting how teams and leagues are forcing organizations to rethink how they generate revenue. Additionally, football once was a sport that had gone unnoticed in the […]
May 9, 2018
Key takeaways E-commerce is highly accessible to Canadian consumers Digital consumers in Canada seek convenience, information, and free shipping Canadian consumers already use the internet extensively, both for shopping and shopping-adjacent activities   Canada’s digital landscape Canada is a leader with regards to digital connectivity, both in home and mobile internet access. 91% of Canada’s […]

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