July 18, 2018
As convenience gains importance in an accelerating economy, plastic use is only expected to continue. For this reason, the healthy growth of bottled water in the US has resulted in increased demand for plastic bottles. 2017 achieved a growth rate of 2% in volume terms for PET bottles. Source: Euromonitor International  A comparison between PET […]
June 20, 2018
Among the food, beverage, technology and innovation trends seen at the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show, Euromonitor International identified four highlighted throughout the Show in the foodservice space. 1. Sustainable packaging Whether marketed as “compostable”, “recyclable” or “bio-degradable”, sustainable packaging was front and center at this year’s Show. This is no surprise as brands, especially […]
May 3, 2018
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – According to market research company Euromonitor International, the global apparel and footwear market reached US$1.7 trillion in 2017, and is expected to grow by 2 percent by 2022. Euromonitor International research shows that the fast fashion trend has been reshaping the apparel industry in recent years, as frequent purchase of products […]
April 18, 2018
The apparel and footwear market saw value growth of 1.2% in 2017; an improvement over 2016 which recorded the weakest growth since the global recession. But at 3.1% in 2017, volume growth outpaces value growth and is expected to continue doing so, over the forecast period. Indeed, fast fashion brands continue expanding across emerging regions, […]
April 10, 2018
Plastic, an influential part of modern society, is under scrutiny for its polluting presence in the global environment. There are visible and invisible pollutants. Greater awareness and growing ethical concerns about plastic waste is evident with circular thinking initiatives to design out surplus plastics, improve recovery and re-use, apparent. Current pressures are an opportunity to […]
March 16, 2018
The millennial generation (persons reaching young adulthood around the year 2000) is making a major impact on households, with a strong preference for energy efficiency, renewable consumption, smart-home technology, comfortable surroundings, and casual spaces. They have seen the ratings, read the comments, and they know what brings value and what does not. The newly released […]
January 31, 2018
Concerns about plastic waste and marine pollution have skyrocketed especially after China announced its ban on imports of foreign waste from January 2018. This has inspired the EU to launch a new plastic strategy focussed on two key goals, making all packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2030 and achieving higher packaging recycling rates across […]
January 29, 2018
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published its annual global risks report, ‘The Global Risks Report 2018’, citing the different types of risks the world faces. These include extreme weather events, natural disasters, water crisis and biodiversity loss. Euromonitor International’s Natural Resources system helps clients to understand the challenges that such risks pose, with our […]

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