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Barry Callebaut is the world’s largest cocoa processor and industrial chocolate manufacturer. It continues to grow its business through strategic investments including acquisitions, capital expenditure and long-term supply agreements. It is also committed to innovation, with the latest major development being the introduction of ‘ruby’ chocolate....

  • Chocolate
  • Cocoa
  • Cocoa Processing
  • Processed Food
  • Barry Callebaut AG

Johnson & Johnson is the largest OTC company in the world, though its leadership has narrowed after a series of mega-mergers in the industry in recent years. J&J has a stable of strong, growing brands and an established commitment to innovation and e-commerce engagement that puts the company in an enviable position moving forward. Despite...

  • OTC
  • Benckiser N.V.
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Procter & Gamble Company

After two successive years of volume decline, caused by price rises due to increases in taxation, and stricter enforcement of smoking control in public areas, the downwards trend was reversed in both retail volume and current value terms in 2017. With per capita disposable income surging in current terms, increasing purchasing power cancelled...

  • Cigarette
  • Tobacco
  • China
  • Demand
  • Trade

Strategies of travel companies have been evolving in recent years under the impact of such factors as digitalisation and changing consumer preferences. Increasingly, market players are looking to embrace new business models as well as widen their geographic coverage in a bid to remain competitive. Many operators are investing heavily in upgrading...

  • Airline
  • Hospitality
  • AccorHotels Group
  • Ctrip.com International, Ltd.
  • Expedia, Inc.

Primarily because of the growing share of low-priced machine-manufactured small cigars and cigarillos, the average unit price decreased in 2017. In China, such products are widely distributed through all tobacco specialists, as they do not require strict storage conditions or a customised cigar cabinet, unlike premium hand-rolled cigars, which...

  • Cigar
  • Tobacco
  • China
  • Demand
  • Trade

Tobacco in China recovered from two years of decline in 2017, registering a slight increase in volume sales and a stronger increase in current value terms. Whilst still facing challenges such as the residual effect of taxation increases, growing health awareness amongst citizens and stricter control of smoking in public areas, the overall...

  • Cigar
  • Cigarette
  • Tobacco
  • China
  • Demand

In 2017, although cig-a-likes accounted for less than half of total value sales of vapour products, and was negatively affected by the declining single-use segment, it saw a strong double-digit increase. The vigorous growth of cig-a-likes was driven by two sources of consumer demand. The first was as a substitute for cigarettes. The public...

  • Smokeless Tobacco
  • Tobacco
  • China
  • Demand
  • Forecast

In 2017, there were numerous new watch series from brands in all price bands. Certain highlights of limited collections include Luminox “Sea Turtle” limited collection of which only 900 pieces are available in Thailand; Seiko Prospex Zimbe limited edition; and Issey Miyake GT collection. Marketing programmes are expected to support launches....

  • Clothing Accessories
  • Watch
  • Thailand
  • Forecast
  • Trade

Economic conditions in Thailand remain stable in 2018 with a slower GDP. Exports and tourism are the two key positive factors contributing to overall growth. The country’s economic growth is backed up by continuous government expenditure mainly on infrastructure and an acceleration of private and public investment. In addition, the government...

  • Watch
  • Thailand
  • Demand

Product development is expected to be one of the key success factors for jewellery. Consumers’ demands and needs become more complicated and they are interested in opting for exclusive and unique designs to differentiate themselves from others. In 2017, Jubilee Enterprise – one of the leading local fine jewellery players with its Jubilee line...

  • Clothing Accessories
  • Thailand
  • Demand
  • Trade

During 2018, the Spanish economy consolidated its recovery, with unemployment falling to 14% according to Euromonitor International estimates. In response, Spaniards became more willing to spend extra on indulging themselves. Due to the poor economic situation, with unemployment reaching an alarming 27% in recent years, price was the key factor...

  • Clothing Accessories
  • Spain
  • Demand

Personal accessories in the US recorded current value growth in 2018. Sales of bags and luggage continued to increase. Particularly, travel bags such as backpacks, luggage and duffel bags performed well thanks to a good demand for leisure and business travel. Jewellery sales also recorded growth, thanks to economic growth in the US. Watches...

  • Clothing Accessories
  • Watch
  • United States
  • Demand

Online sales accounted for just 3% of all retail sales in Mexico in 2017, but consumers increasingly turn to the internet to discover, research, and find the best places to purchase items of all types, including grocery products. Walmart and delivery platforms such as Rappi lead online grocery in Mexico in 2018, but there are opportunities...

  • Grocery Store
  • Mexico
  • Market Competition
  • Nestlé S.A.
  • Walmart Stores, Inc.

A growing number of Russians use their mobile communication devices, rather than watches, to tell the time. Smart wearables registered double-digit retail volume sales growth in 2017. Moreover, the possession rate of smartphones increased by 32 percentage points between 2012 and 2017 to reach 67%. All of these developments negatively affected...

  • Clothing Accessories
  • Watch
  • Russia
  • Demand

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According to Euromonitor International consumer electronic research, the penetration of smartphones in Spain reached 92% in 2017. As smartphones have become the first option for surfing the internet, communicating and, increasingly, online shopping, many consumers no longer see the point of owning a watch. This trend thus limited demand for...

  • Clothing Accessories
  • Spain
  • Demand

Personal accessories registered a sluggish retail volume growth performance in 2018, although retail current value growth was healthier. Higher retail value growth in 2018 reflected the rise in unit prices. Limited purchasing power was a significant barrier for personal accessories as consumer disposable incomes remained low at the end of...

  • Watch
  • Russia
  • Demand

In the review period, writing instruments became a form of self-expression, with consumers choosing products that fit their personality. This trend has been more frequently seen in work environments, where people would prefer purchasing and using their own office appliances rather than using the mass-produced office supplies that some offices...

  • Office Supply
  • Japan
  • Demand
  • Trade

After showing a sharp decline 2016, personal accessories in Japan showed positive current value growth in 2017 and 2018, supported by the optimistic economy with consumer expenditure increasing and also from continued purchasing from inbound tourists. Based on Euromonitor International Travel data, Japan tourism increased from 10 million inbound...

  • Watch
  • Japan
  • Demand
  • Trade

After a weak performance in recent years, writing instruments returned to positive value growth in 2018. The improving economy and rising employment is boosting demand for writing instruments in the working environment and supporting overall performance. Growth is set to continue improving over the forecast period, supported by rising employment...

  • Office Supply
  • Spain
  • Demand

Watches in Japan

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Overall watch sales remained flat in 2018. Even as the decreasing population and category maturity continue to be factors accounting for the stagnant sales, competition with wearable electronics such as activity watches and smart wearables such as Apple watch has also been threatening the category. Watches that have similar price ranges especially...

  • Clothing Accessories
  • Watch
  • Japan
  • Demand
  • Trade

Bags and luggage is set to record a healthy performance in 2018; the key factors behind this positive performance are likely to be demand for travel brands and high-street fashion trends. Being among many tourists’ favourite destinations, Thailand welcomed increasing numbers of inbound tourists with double-digit growth revealed by the Ministry...

  • Clothing Accessories
  • Thailand
  • Demand

As the Japanese population decreases and the category approaches maturity, jewellery in Japan struggles to grow volume sales, especially sales of costume jewellery. However, as Japan’s economy is improving and the overall consumer confidence level is increasing, people are more optimistic about investing in high-value products, which leads...

  • Clothing Accessories
  • Jewelry
  • Japan
  • Demand
  • Trade

Watches continued to post a solid decline in volume and retail value sales in 2018. Basic watches and mid watches sales were significantly down, as the demand for fashion watches decreased. Young consumers who were traditionally a key target group for basic watches and mid watches are increasingly using their smartphones and other portable...

  • Clothing Accessories
  • Watch
  • United States
  • Demand

The start of the school year in September sees nearly half of sales of the entire writing instruments category. Therefore, most product innovations and promotions in the mass market take place at the end of summer to coincide with this. These product innovations often relate to practicality and design, and aim at complying with school requirements,...

  • Office Supply
  • France
  • Trade

Personal accessories recorded healthy growth in 2018 due to increased fashion consciousness among Turkish consumers and the construction of new luxury shopping centres, despite a number of political and economic difficulties. Turkish women began to collect a range of handbags for use on different occasions towards to the end of review period...

  • Clothing Accessories
  • Jewelry
  • Watch
  • Turkey
  • Forecast

Over the forecast period, Thailand is set to experience a falling birth rate with a decline in the population aged 14 and under; this factor is expected to hamper overall performance of writing instruments as students were traditionally the core consumers for this category. Moreover, the urbanisation and digitalisation trends are expected...

  • Office Supply
  • Thailand
  • Trade

Personal accessories in Italy registered an encouraging performance in value terms in 2018, recovering from the weak trend earlier in the review period. Thanks to the economy recording GDP growth since 2016, consumer confidence is improving and had a positive impact on value sales. Tired of budgetary restrictions, many Italians treated themselves...

  • Watch
  • Italy
  • Demand

The improved economic situation in Spain in recent years is key to explaining the more promising state of bags and luggage value sales in 2018. The latest estimates published by Euromonitor International and institutions such as the IMF and the OECD predict a recovery of the Spanish economy. Indeed, according to public sources, in 2018, Spanish...

  • Clothing Accessories
  • Spain
  • Demand

After a turbulent 2016 and gloomy first half of 2017, official statistics show that consumer confidence is picking up, unemployment is more stable and top executives are generally confident about the short term. All these factors contribute to a brighter Swiss economic outlook and improving forecasts for personal accessories. However, the...

  • Clothing Accessories
  • Switzerland
  • Demand
  • Trade

In 2017, foreign tourists returned to France after a slight decline in 2016, including affluent Chinese tourists who are important to French luxury sales. This benefited luxury fine jewellery which in turn drove the entire jewellery category due to its high unit prices, however the category’s recovery is fragile as other price bands show weaker...

  • Clothing Accessories
  • France
  • Trade