October 7, 2014
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, which appear to be getting bigger by the week, are the latest threat to luxury goods brands in an increasingly testing Asia Pacific market. Hong Kong is a key regional hub for luxury goods shopping, generating sales worth US$7.5 billion in 2014. That puts it above countries such as Brazil […]
September 1, 2014
Danone is predominantly known for its dairy products and in particular for yoghurt. It is the number one yoghurt manufacturer with a 20% share of global sales in 2014, some 12% greater than its nearest rival Yakult Honsha Co Ltd. Danone’s activities go beyond dairy to bottled water, early life nutrition and medical nutrition – […]
August 24, 2014
Globally, digital gaming now represents 27% of video games sales in 2013, with mobile gaming being one of the most dynamic categories within digital gaming, growing by 10% in value terms. Japan is the largest mobile gaming market globally at US$1.1 billion, making up 20% of the global mobile games category. However, growth is forecast to […]
July 31, 2014
The most critical component of Apple Inc’s 6% rise in quarterly revenues was the 28% increase in sales from Greater China. China was the biggest driver of iPhone sales growth for the quarter, helping the company reach 35.2 million units shipped globally. However, the company continues to see weakness in iPad sales, which totalled 13.3 […]
October 7, 2014
In October, I explored the possibility of next-generation hot drinks vending in the United States through the Briggo automated espresso bar and other new concepts. Premium innovation within the vending segment could be an important means of driving hot drinks value sales in non-traditional locations where full-sized cafes are not a practical option. Gourmet automated […]
October 7, 2014
Download as pdf L’Italia rappresenta il quarto paese in termini di fatturato e il terzo paese produttore per IKEA. Secondo l’azienda svedese l’Italia contribuisce per il 6% del fatturato totale aziendale. Inoltre IKEA detiene una quota di mercato del 7% nel settore indoor living. Nonostante l’importanza che l’Italia ricopre nel portafoglio vendite di IKEA, l’azienda […]
October 7, 2014
Download as pdf The merger of American Airlines and US Airways is the last significant move in the industry’s consolidation. Staggering losses in the 2000s forced airlines to restructure. They used bankruptcy to cut costs and unbundling to drive revenue. High oil prices made grounding planes sensible, which made raising prices easier. However, real capacity […]
October 7, 2014
                            Download as pdf By 2012, there were 1.2 mobile phone subscriptions per capita in Western Europe, with mobile telecoms accounting for over half of all telecom revenue in almost a dozen countries in the region. Moreover, mobile internet subscriptions accounted for […]

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