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Radical changes are needed for Avon’s business model to be a success

Following Avon’s recent announcement of a Q3 net sales decline, Theodore Delimaris, Associate Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the company’s future: “Avon is captive of its direct-selling business model, based on which it is inherently difficult to achieve significant results in a short period of time....

Mondelez’s launch of a specialist SnackFutures team is another important step towards innovation in wellbeing snacks, says GlobalData

Following the announcement of Mondelez’s new SnackFutures team, Will Grimwade, Associate Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the company’s future: “Mondelez’s recent Q3 results have been greeted with approval from investors and the latest announcement that they are launching a SnackFutures Innovation Hub in November to target key...

Personalization and growing investment into new technologies support P&G’s strategy in Q1 2019, says GlobalData

Following the release of P&G’s first quarter results, Jamie Mills, Senior Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view: “P&G’s 2019 first quarter results showcase overall net sales of $16.7 billion remaining in line with 2018 first quarter sales. The company’s beauty brands remain a strong driver of growth, however,...

Restaurants use new technologies to grow ingredients on site to appeal to 70% of consumers’ desire for localism

By producing ingredients onsite using advanced technology in hydroponics and aeroponics, restaurants can meet consumers’ desire for localism to an even greater degree than locally sourced products, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. According to GlobalData’s Q4 2017 consumer survey, 38% of consumers consider locally produced products to be healthier, 70% think they...

Nestlé capitalizes on growing demand for healthy and naturally functional hydration, as its coffee business thrives, says GlobalData

Following the release of Nestlé’s third quarter results, Melanie Felgate, Senior Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers her view: “Nestlé’s third quarter results showed continued positive organic growth performance for the group of 2.8%, with solid performance in powdered and liquid beverages – particularly coffee – contributing significantly. “In its...

Unilever recording respectable growth amid rising threat of private labels and discounters marks a win for the company, says GlobalData

Following today’s (18 October 2018) announcement of Unilvever’s Q3 2018 results, Ronan Stafford, Lead Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the company’s current progress: ‘‘Unilever’s ability to raise prices and still record respectable growth is a good win for the company as the threat of private labels...

57% of UK consumers say chocolate tax would stem consumption compared to 74% globally, says GlobalData

Following the introduction of a levy on sugary soft drinks in the UK earlier this year, it has been reported that similar measures could potentially be introduced for chocolate and confectionery as soon as 2020. However, a tax on chocolate and confectionery might be less impactful at altering consumption habits than the government would hope,...

Family travel to increase by 25% by 2022, says GlobalData

The outbound family travel market will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.6% from 300 million trips in 2017 to 376 million in 2022*, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The company’s latest report, ‘Key Trends in Family Travel’ highlights that family travel accounts for 30.8% of outbound tourism...

Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee rebrand to target 42% of consumers that visited a coffee or tea shop in the past week, says GlobalData

In its 2017 annual report, Dunkin’ revealed its most valuable products according to consumer demand, were hot coffees, out-of-home drinks and iced coffees, instead of their core baked goods range, observes GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. In line with this, GlobalData’s latest report, ‘Top Trends in Hot Drinks 2018 – The latest trends...

As the myth around coconut oil benefits collapses, the food industry needs to change its recipes, says GlobalData

The once acclaimed superfood ‘coconut oil’ has been exposed as a health myth, observes GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Once claimed to induce weight loss, boost your metabolism and provide energy, lower cholesterol and even treat digestive system diseases, coconut oil has been discovered to be harmful. The fact that coconut oil is...

Sainsbury’s mega-merger with ASDA set to create the UK’s largest retailer with a 22.6% share of the grocery market, despite Sainsbury’s mid-year slump, says GlobalData

The boom in summer sales which aided a 2.4% increase in net sales at ASDA (12 weeks to end of June), saw Sainsbury’s retail sales grow only 0.8% (16 weeks to end of June); for grocery, this falls to 0.5% – dangerously below the level of food and grocery inflation of 3.1% for Q2 2018,...

Coca-Cola’s acquisition of Costa Coffee is set to take over supermarket shelves, says GlobalData

Coca-Cola’s acquisition of Costa Coffee offers the opportunity to turbo-charge the brand’s retail operations, and become a mainstay of supermarket shelves worldwide, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Ronan Stafford, Lead Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, comments, “With Costa Coffee operating in many of the world’s largest retail markets for hot coffee, Coca-Cola will...

Top 25 global consumer packaged goods companies by market cap Q2 2018, researched by GlobalData

The performance highlights of the Top 25 publicly traded global consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies by Market Cap (Mcap) for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 (Q2) ), compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2018 (Q1), have been analyzed in the latest research from GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The completed analysis...

Horlicks could provide an Indian tonic for Coca-Cola, says GlobalData

Following Coca-Cola’s acquisition of Costa Coffee for £3.9 billion, the company has also been linked with a move for GlaxoSmithKline’s Horlicks brand. Ronan Stafford, Lead Analyst at GlobalData Consumer, comments: ‘‘India loves Horlicks, particularly as a breakfast drink for children and gaining access to this market would be a big win for Coca-Cola. India is...

Over a quarter of consumers influenced by local gastronomy in their holiday destination choice, says GlobalData

Globalization, coupled with a shift in cultural and economic influence from West to East and the boom in travel flows around the world, is resulting in consumers becoming increasingly familiar with and enthusiastic about different food cultures, according to GlobalData a leading data and analytics company. GlobalData’s latest consumer survey for Q3-2018, reveals that 27.6%...

Goldman Sachs tops GlobalData’s ranking of global M&A financial advisers in Consumer Industries for Q2 2018

Goldman Sachs has emerged as the top financial adviser for the consumer industry in the latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) league table for Q2 2018, compiled by leading data analytics company GlobalData. The American investment bank held an edge over other advisers, both in terms of value and volume, with $37.3bn and 19 deals respectively,...

Coca-Cola acquisition of Costa Coffee provides a route into projected US$34.2bn retail hot drinks market in China, says GlobalData

As Whitbread announces (Friday 31st August) it is to sell its Costa Coffee chain to Coca-Cola in a £3.9bn deal, Jonathan Davison, Beverage Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his verdict on the breaking news: “This move will have appealed to Coca-Cola for two reasons. The most apparent is the potential...

Consumer trend towards beauty brands with a commitment to mitigating their environmental impact to be explored by GlobalData’s Lia Neophytou at Packaging Innovations 2018

The Beauty Forum at Packaging Innovations 2018, which takes place in London (September 12th), will unveil the latest innovations and trends occurring in the dynamic packaging industry. The shift toward sustainability will be a key topic of focus at the event, while the potential for plastic-free packaging will also be explored. Lia Neophytou, Associate Consumer...

PepsiCo’s purchase of SodaStream a sign of big beverage industry’s plastic waste worries, says GlobalData

Anyone looking for proof that the beverage industry is worried about the “war on plastic” got it on August 20th when PepsiCo announced an agreement to purchase Israel-based SodaStream International for the hefty price of $3.2 billion, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. That price represents almost a one-third premium over the carbonated...

Global cosmetics players driving growth through premium brands, a strong digital platform and millennial appeal

Premium beauty and cosmetics brands are growing market share and sales revenues as they increase their appeal with millennial consumers though innovation and a stronger digital platform, says GlobalData a leading data and analytics company.

Coca Cola counters PepsiCo’s acquisition announcement with new packaging revamp news of its own

Following Tuesday’s (21 August 2018) launch by Coca-Cola of a £5m campaign to promote a new unified packaging redesign for its original and Zero Sugar variants,

Estée Lauder’s strong sales performance driven by millennial-focused brand acquisitions, positive sales in China, and premium product innovation

Following today’s (20 August 2018) release of Estée Lauder’s Q4 2018 results,

PepsiCo’s purchase of SodaStream has potential to combat both sugar and plastic challenges

Following today’s (20 August 2018) news that PepsiCo has purchased SodaStream for $3.2bn,

P&G needs to mitigate impact of growing production costs to drive earnings forward despite showing positive net sales growth in Q4 results

‘‘P&G’s fourth quarter results indicate positive net sales growth of 3%. However an increase in costs of 9% in its supply chain has served to reduce net earnings compared with the same period in 2017. The company will need to reduce its supply and manufacturing overheads or consider increasing its prices to mitigate the impact of growing commodity costs experienced across the consumer goods landscape on its bottom line.

Nestlé volume growth in the first half of 2018 driven by on-trend new products, sales to China and positive core category performance

Nestlé’s half year results show continued positive volume growth performance for the group in H1 2018, although relatively weak pricing growth indicates a greater need for Premiumization to build value in the long-term.

Quorn’s investments in vegan foods is further evidence that veganism successfully captures consumers’ secondary dieting concerns

Following yesterday’s news (Monday 23 July) that Quorn is to invest a further £7m in R&D to create more vegan products, Will Grimwade, Associate Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, suggests this is indicative of a wider trend: “Quorn’s decision to continue to orientate their new products towards the vegan market is...

Despite strong growth, Domino’s remains at risk from delivery aggregators

Following the release of Domino’s Pizza Q2 2018 results, Peter Ramshaw, Foodservice Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: “Domino’s second quarter 2018 financial results saw the company record its 98th consecutive quarter of positive international same store sales growth and the 20th consecutive quarter of positive domestic same store sales growth....

Tesco looks to defend its grocery share and consolidate operations as non-food website closes

Following the news of Tesco’s planned closure of its loss-making non-food website, Tesco Direct,

Top 25 global consumer packaged goods companies by market cap (end 2017)

The performance highlights of the Top 25 publicly traded global consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies for the year 2017 have been confirmed in the latest research from GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The completed analysis reveals a number of interesting insights. Nestle, Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) remained in...

‘Potential chewing gum tax heavy handed’

Following the announcement in the Spring Statement of the consultation on what can be done to reduce the use of single use plastics - which could potentially include chewing gum,

10 FMCG trends to watch out for in 2018

2018 is shaping up to be a year of contradictions in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market. Healthy junk food is emerging as a snack food trend, but consumers are also re-discovering indulgence via a counter-trend called sweet revenge that celebrates all that is sweet according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. These are two of ten new trends that the company expects to influence packaged goods innovation and marketing in 2018.

Active millennials are being priced out of skiing and golf holidays

While millennials desire active holidays more than any other generation, financial limitations mean that fewer of millennials are participating in particular types of sporting holidays, such as golf and skiing, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Yakult shows how breaking with tradition can attract new consumer segments

Long-established brands like Yakult have demonstrated how to win consumer attention by being open-minded during product development, accommodative to changing consumer trends and bold enough to take risks in breaking brand tradition, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. GlobalData’s latest report ‘Success Case Study: Everyday Yakult Probiotic Dairy Drink’ draws attention to...

Bright future for products and services improving sleep quality

It is well known that sleep quality has a vital baring on our overall health and wellbeing, as GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, reviews what products and services will be prominent in this space, beyond over-the-counter drugs, and who is likely to benefit from them?

Meat without animals NPD to hit shelves in 2021

A growing number start-ups are trying to make meat without animals, with a view to addressing concerns about animal welfare and the carbon footprint of meat. However, Chris Lo, Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, reports that new products will not be ready to hit shelves until 2021.

Rising overpopulation is likely to hinder food standards around the world

Population continues to rise globally, especially in the UK, exacerbating concerns over food standards. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK population is expected to increase by 3.6 million (5.5%) over the next ten years to 2026, with the 70 million mark being surpassed by 2029. This increase is more pronounced in births, rather than deaths; 46% of the growth is projected to result from more births.

Marijuana is driving innovation in food and drink markets

Cannabis-infused drinks are set to become more widely available. Investment in the marijuana market is increasing as legal recreational use of the drug becomes more widespread, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Global oil & gas market shrinks by 13.6% in 2016 as low crude oil prices push down revenues

MarketLine’s latest market report: ‘Global Oil & Gas’ reveals a declining market trend in 2016 as the price of crude oil pushed down profits of the major players.

16-24 year olds driving growth in the UK household storage market

Young people aged 16-24 are driving growth in the UK household storage market, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. A large portion of these consumers are in the rental market, and seeking inexpensive storage products to de-clutter their homes and maximise their living space.

Global Eco-tourism takes off with 35% of holiday makers now likely to book an eco-holiday

According to GlobalData, a recognized leader in business information and analytics, the climate change imperative and the rise of responsible travellers is creating a compelling business case for sustainable tourism.

Online event to reveal six packaging innovations making waves for FMCG Brands

With the recent announcement by the Scottish Government of plans to introduce a deposit on return scheme for plastic bottles and cans and a number of the high profile environmental campaigns highlighting the issue of plastic packaging waste, packaging of all kinds have gained a high profile in the news and become a very topical subject over the last 12 months.

Asia Pacific e-commerce market out performs Europe and North America

New findings from GlobalData’s, Consumer Payments Insight Survey reveal the extent of Asian consumers’ demand for mobile apps, smartphones and digital wallets when purchasing online.

WEBINAR: Key Ingredient Trends in FMCG – What Consumers are Saying in 2017

Primary research results from GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics, have revealed that the presence of natural ingredients would make 46% of consumers globally choose one brand over another when shopping.

Millennials are the most experimental consumers, with seniors least likely to try new products

The older we get, the less likely we are to want to experiment with novel flavors and fragrances, according to GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics.

Pet food innovation mimicking human trends of snacking and clean eating

A majority of pet owners tend to liken their animals’ needs to their own, meaning recent consumer developments such as ‘clean eating’ and snacking trends are being integrated into the diets of cats, dogs, and other popular pets, according to GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics.

Older consumers yet to be convinced by the benefits of smart-tech solutions

While 73% of millennials find the concept of controlling home appliances using their smartphones appealing or very appealing, less than half of over-55s share this sentiment, according to GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics.

Consumers now more concerned about mental wellbeing than physical fitness

Driven by increasingly digital lifestyles and a more holistic understanding of health and wellbeing, the demand for products that address health beyond diet and fitness is growing, according to GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics.

Product personalization and lifestyle choices now more important than traditional consumer demographics

Lifestyle-focused consumers are increasingly seeking products personalized to their individual preferences rather than those corresponding to traditional demographic stereotypes, according to GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics.

Flexible packaging needs to work on its premium credentials and sustainability to capture market share from glass packaging

Flexible packaging has quickly become a popular choice among consumers and consumer goods producers due to its cost efficiency and convenience. However, lack of sustainability and low premium appeal are hindering the growth of the flexible packaging segment, signaling a need for manufacturers to invest in addressing these issues, according to GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics.

New product trends for a New Year: 10 trends to watch in fast-moving consumer goods in 2017

Ugly is beautiful, cold is hot, and alcohol is healthy: trends from the world of fast-moving consumer goods that reflect the upside-down innovation expected to roil the consumer marketplace in 2017. These are just three of 10 hot new trends GlobalData unit expects to change the course of packaged goods innovation and marketing in the New Year.

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