Western Europe

March 26, 2018
Animal welfare claims account for 13% of all ethically labelled products in Western Europe, compared to the USA’s 1%. Whilst businesses acknowledge animal welfare as an important business risk, approaches to animal welfare remain largely underdeveloped. The UK and Germany are the largest markets for animal welfare, accounting for 70% of value sales in the […]
March 22, 2018
The UK’s pet food marketplace has undergone substantial changes over the last five years. Sales have been shrinking in the UK as a result of declining pet ownership. Leading brands such as Mars Petcare and Nestlé Purina are losing share to smaller niche players like Lily’s Kitchen, which is going from strength to strength recording double […]
March 9, 2018
 Within apparel and footwear, sportswear is expected to be the fastest growing category over the next five years. In the UK, sportswear has a forecast compound annual growth rate of 4.5% in constant value terms. The trend of athleisure, that is, clothing designed to be worn both for everyday use and for exercise, is […]
February 27, 2018
Over-tourism may be the buzz word of 2017 but it marks a watershed moment where there is a growing realisation in the travel industry that visitor numbers at all costs is no longer a sustainable strategy. Starting from the smart city template, destinations are adapting to challenges such as overcapacity and are harnessing the power […]
February 7, 2018
As explored in our “Character Licensing Trends in Packaged Food, and Beauty & Personal Care in Western Europe” report, there are many categories in packaged food, and beauty and personal care in Western Europe which remain untapped by character licensing. Restrictions on unhealthy food packaging are a challenge, but healthy eating and product formulation could […]
January 26, 2018
In early December 2017, a breakthrough was made in negotiations between the UK and European Union (EU) covering the principles of the Brexit divorce bill, paving the way for the second phase of discussions to begin. However, the key question of how to tackle the Irish border remains a sticking point and businesses are no […]
November 10, 2017
Financial cards continued to register a positive performance in Denmark both over the review period as a whole and in 2017, with further growth anticipated over the forecast period. This can be attributed to falling unemployment, with Danes subsequently being more willing to spend on their financial cards. The number of cash transactions is falling […]
November 2, 2017
Global sales of fresh fish and seafood reached 102 million tonnes in 2016. With a 6% share of total global volume sales Western Europe ranked third after Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa (78% and 6% of global consumption, respectively). Total regional sales continued their downward trend and fell by a further 1% […]

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