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June 27, 2018
Combining ConAgra and Pinnacle would really create a new giant up toward the top of the US packaged food industry, edging closer to names like Kraft Heinz and Nestle in share, and particularly a new one in the frozen food aisle, with household name brands like Birds Eye and Healthy Choice, both of which are […]
May 16, 2018
Mexico is the second largest consumer of tequila and mezcal, after the USA, with a total volume consumption of 109.3 million liters in 2017. While tequila sales in Mexico are more relevant than mezcal, several spirits companies are now focusing on developing or acquiring their own mezcal brand. Mezcal has been the up and coming […]
May 14, 2018
Hisense will likely get confirmation from Slovenian manufacturer Gorenje that it can acquire a 51 percent stake in the company. This acquisition will allow Hisense to leverage Gorenje’s distribution and local know-how in order to strengthen its presence in Europe. For Gorenje, it means utilising Hisense’s network to expand in Asia Pacific as well as […]
Feng Zhang
May 8, 2018
Michael Schaefer, Global Lead, Food & Beverage: While the retail coffee business is a profitable one for Starbucks, it represents a small portion of its overall business—above all, Starbucks remains an operator of coffee shops. All of the company’s recent moves—from selling off the Tazo tea brand, to closing down online sales of Starbucks coffee […]
March 26, 2018
Our analyst, Florence Schmit, comments on the Sugar tax in the UK. The sugar tax has prompted manufacturers to reformulate their products in advance of the levy in April, by reformulating those brands that belong to the main sugar category ‘culprits’ such as carbonates and juice drinks to reduce their sugar levels below the tax-applicable […]
March 15, 2018
Toys R Us, which according to Euromonitor International is the leading traditional toys and games retailer in the world, announced it will close or sell all its US and UK stores.    Matthew Hudak, Toys and Games Consultant, Euromonitor International commented: “Toys R Us’s announcement that it will be closing US and UK stores, while […]
March 14, 2018
Inditex, the Spanish parent company of fast-fashion retailer Zara, faces a period of uncertainty as the changing retail environment and globally volatile currencies make this rapidly evolving market sector even more competitive. The fashion conglomerate, owner of other fashion retailers such as Bershka, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti and Uterqüe, among others, is one of […]
March 5, 2018
Reports emerged Monday that Amazon.com was in conversations over offering Amazon-branded banking accounts. This should not come as a surprise, particularly given that other significant ecommerce players like Alibaba and Rakuten offer similar banking services. Amazon itself is already involved in a variety of financial products such as co-branded credit cards, store cards, and its […]

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