The World in 2013: Challenges and Opportunities

We expect 2013 will be a year of two halves, with a difficult first half and a brighter second half – assuming that the headwinds from the Eurozone do not escalate. Key trends in 2013 include the interest in reshoring and nearshoring and fears over increasing income inequality. On a brighter note, there are growing signs that consumers are sounding a more optimistic note in 2013 with spending on convenience nudging into the quest for value that we’ve heard so much about in recent years.

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