FMCG Industry Business Confidence Report H1 2018

GlobalData’s "FMCG Industry Business Confidence Report H1 2018", examines executives’ opinion about the business environment during H1 2018. It also highlights existing economic conditions, supplier price variations, sales performance, industry and company growth outlook, spending patterns, and key priorities. Additionally, the report provides information categorized by region.

The existing economic environment is stable for the FMCG industry during H1 2018 (February 2018-July 2018). Globally, 40% of respondents indicate a stable economic state in H1 2018; while 46% highlight that the prevailing economic conditions are favorable for the FMCG industry. Increasing implementation of digitalization techniques along the procurement and distribution cycle, a growing e-commerce market, and changing lifestyles in developing markets drive the FMCG market. In H1 2018, 53% of executives expect an optimistic change in consumer confidence. On the other hand, industry executives foresee a 3.7% rise in the price of raw materials. Additionally, new competition and threat of substitute products are important concerns for respondents with business operations in North America.

What else does this report offer?

- Current state of the global economy: examines prevailing economic conditions globally and across various regions

- Company and industry growth outlook: provides industry executives’ expectations towards the growth prospects of their company and the industry over the next six months

- Change in customer confidence: analyzes FMCG industry executives’ opinion about the change in customer confidence during H1 2018

- Supplier prices projection: determines expected change in supplier prices across various categories and their impact on business confidence

- Change in staff headcount and sales performance: tracks expected change in staff headcount and sales for H1 2018 among industry executives globally as well as regionally

- Significant investment activities: highlights various areas in which industry executives intend to spend and invest over the next six months

- Business concerns: provides information about potential business concerns indicated by survey respondents for H1 2018

- Key priorities: identifies the top priorities of industry executives operating in various regions

Scope

- In total, 40% of survey respondents state that the current economic environment is stable, whereas 46% of respondents indicate a favorable economic climate

- Overall, 30% of respondents who operate in South America have favorable or very favorable opinions about the region during H1 2018

- The positive outlook towards company growth over the next six months is highest among executives with business operations in Asia-Pacific and North America

- Of respondents with business operations in Asia-Pacific, 67% anticipate a significant increase in consumer confidence during the next six months compared to the previous six months

- Capital expenditure on green initiatives, and new product development are projected to increase during the next months

Reasons to buy

- Helps organizations to make effective business strategy decisions by knowing the prevailing business conditions and sentiment within the FMCG industry

- Organizations will be supported in business expansion decisions by providing information about projected change in sales performance and supplier prices

- Helps to improve operational efficiency of the organization by knowing about key priorities and the main concerns of FMCG industry executives

- Helps to alter investment allocation by understanding key focus areas highlighted by survey respondents during H1 2018

Companies mentioned

Gfresh

Glenmorangie

Ardbeg Distillery

Nestle

Cargill

Mars Food

Preferred Brands International Group

PetSmart

Sun Basket

Whole Foods

Gfresh

Glenmorangie

Ardbeg Distillery

Nestle

Cargill

Mars Food

Preferred Brands International Group

PetSmart

Sun Basket

Whole Foods

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction

Definitions

Methodology and sample size

Respondent profile

Confidence indexes

Economic state, growth prospects and consumer confidence

Existing economic environment

Industry and ...

Table of Contents

Introduction

Definitions

Methodology and sample size

Respondent profile

Confidence indexes

Economic state, growth prospects and consumer confidence

Existing economic environment

Industry and company growth outlook

Expected change in consumer confidence

Supplier prices, staff headcount and sales performance

Supplier prices expectations

Anticipated change in staff head count and sales projections

Anticipated change in spend on key activities

Business concerns and organizational priorities

Level of concerns and expected impact

Significance of potential business priorities

Appendix

List of Tables

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Business confidence survey

Figure 2: Current economic condition - overall (H1 2018)

Figure 3: Current economic condition - region

Figure 4: Current ...

List of Figures

Figure 1: Business confidence survey

Figure 2: Current economic condition - overall (H1 2018)

Figure 3: Current economic condition - region

Figure 4: Current economic condition - region

Figure 5: Current economic condition - those who operate and do not operate in a region

Figure 6: Industry and company growth prospects - overall

Figure 7: Industry and company growth prospects - overall - in detail

Figure 8: Industry and company growth prospects - region

Figure 9: Industry and company growth prospects - region - in detail

Figure 10: Anticipated variation in customer confidence - overall (H1 2018)

Figure 11: Anticipated variation in customer confidence - region

Figure 12: Anticipated variation in customer confidence - region- in detail

Figure 13: Projected change in supplier prices - raw materials - overall and regional

Figure 14: Projected change in supplier prices - raw materials - regional - (in detail)

Figure 15: Projected change in supplier prices - semi-finished products - overall and regional

Figure 16: Projected change in supplier prices - semi-finished products - regional

Figure 17: Projected change in supplier prices - packaging - overall and regional

Figure 18: Projected change in supplier prices - packaging - regional

Figure 19: Projected change in supplier prices - ingredients - overall and regional

Figure 20: Projected change in supplier prices - ingredients - regional

Figure 21: Staff headcount and sales outlook - regional

Figure 22: Expenditure projection on key activities - overall

Figure 23: Expenditure projection on key activities - overall- in detail

Figure 24: Top five business concerns - region

Figure 25: Business concerns - overall and regional - A

Figure 26: Business concerns - overall and regional - B

Figure 27: Business concerns - overall and regional - C

Figure 28: Top five organizational priorities - region

Figure 29: Organizational priorities - overall and region

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