December 1, 2014
Global brewers’ key problem these days is that they are facing up to stagnant or declining beer volume sales. According to Euromonitor, beer volume sales grew by a measly 1% in 2013. The beer industry is looking for ways to reverse that performance, and one way SABMiller Plc. is taking is by diversifying its fast-moving […]
October 25, 2014
Consumption of English Gin, excluding consumption in India which consists entirely of local economy brands, has been dominated by three core markets: the US; Spain; and the UK. In 2013, excluding India, these three markets accounted for 66% of global category volume sales. Additionally, these three markets were the only three to see volumes exceed […]
October 10, 2014
Euromonitor International has been working on the upcoming Income/Wealth Tool, and in this article, we introduce some preliminary findings from the research, with an overview of sizes and trends across six wealth segments in the main geographic regions. One of the major trends over 2013-2020 will be developments in India and China, which are mapped […]
May 7, 2014
In April 2013, The Coca-Cola Company announced plans to refranchise some of its centrally controlled US distribution network back to independent bottlers. North American production and distribution had previously been consolidated by the company in 2010 as part of a much publicized effort by Coca-Cola Co to cut costs along its supply chain. As part […]
February 21, 2014
Craft beer purists would be expected to be worried upon hearing about the acquisition of the oldest craft brewer in Long Island, the US, earlier this month. Blue Point Brewing Company, famous for its Toasted Lager brand, has been purchased for a reported US$24 million by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Thus, there will be concern among craft […]
February 13, 2014
The over-the-counter (OTC) emergency contraception (EC) market is booming in the US driven by growing demand and less restrictive market regulations.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percent of sexually experienced women aged 15–44 to have used EC has increased from 4% in 2002 to 11% between 2006 and 2010. More […]
February 6, 2014
It’s the kind of disruption to the status quo which – rather than startle – makes you shrug and wonder how the status quo got away with it for so long. On the 5th February the US’s second-largest pharmacy, CVS Caremark announced that it was to stop selling tobacco products from October 2014. It is […]
December 1, 2014
Many multinational dairy players’ expansion strategies are aiming to capture wide consumer bases in emerging regions, which, in theory, offer rapid growth opportunities. However, they also face a number of challenges, including the perishable nature of core dairy products and the complex and costly infrastructure the products require to reach consumers. A packaging innovation to […]

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