December 10, 2016
The Indian economy has always been heavily dependent on cash transactions. As of 2015, card and electronic transactions only accounted for a meagre 2% of overall consumer payments transactions in the country. The demonetisation of INR500 and INR1,000 notes by the Indian Government on 8 November 2016 created a major shortage of cash in the […]
October 31, 2016
With uncertainty in advanced economies one of the biggest risks to the global economy, and growth in emerging economies beginning to accelerate, consumers in these markets still hold great potential for multinationals. Where do you see the biggest potential for FMCG companies when targeting low-income consumers? The biggest potential can be found by building consumer […]
October 12, 2016
In Q3 2016, the global economic outlook declined as mounting uncertainty in Europe, the UK and the US outweighed any boost from the BRICs. This quarter, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) forecast growth revisions from Euromonitor International’s Industry Forecast Model generally point to marginal retail sales downgrades through 2020.
July 4, 2016
In this new normal, companies must evaluate the impact of issues around natural resources on their profits, growth potential, and relationships with suppliers, partners, customers and the local community.
October 28, 2015
All fast moving consumer goods industries have the potential to grow in India, some more than others. The top three by value sales are apparel and footwear, personal accessories and packaged food. Together these account for over 50% of all retail sales, and the appearance of personal accessories in this top three sets India apart […]
October 19, 2015
As the growth outlook for the global economy refuses to build strong momentum, there are still opportunities out there for consumer goods companies. The key is to think granular. Focus on specific countries, cities, consumer segments and categories. Even weakening markets have pockets of strong growth. Broader horizons Extend your reach, move into lesser-known, perhaps […]

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