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Schwarz Beteiligungs GmbH continues to thrive, although its 2017 launch in the US (its first non-European market) has been bumpier than expected. While demand for its low prices remains central to its strategy, the company is also nudging up the quality of its offer, to capitalise on middle-class consumers and make its Lidl brand a credible...

  • Grocery Store
  • Hypermarket
  • Aldi Group
  • Schwarz Beteiligungs GmbH
  • Schwarz Group

Payment is an integral part of the retail transaction. Some of the largest retailers today have come to power by making payments more convenient. Convenience is, however, largely subjective, and it is often relative to previous norms. This report considers what those norms are in nearly 80 countries by outlining the most important payment...

  • Mobile Payment
  • Payments
  • APAC
  • Eastern Europe
  • Demand

Inditex, Industria de Diseño Textil SA (Inditex) remains a step ahead of its fast fashion rivals, thanks to a superlative supply line and a willingness to adapt at speed. It is slowing store expansion to focus on a strategy of developing spectacular flagship stores supported by online sales for all of its brands in all of its markets. Stores...

  • Retail
  • Bershka
  • Inditex Group
  • Pull & Bear
  • Zara Home

Over the review period, the issuing of legally authorised receipts was a hot topic in the media as the share of the grey economy in foodservice remained high in Slovakia. In pursuit of improving tax collection in various areas including foodservice, the Slovak Government introduced "the national receipt lottery" in 2013 to incentivise issuing...

  • Food Services
  • Restaurant
  • Street Food
  • Slovakia
  • Demand

AAK is a world leader in the supply of fats and oils ingredients. Although traditionally focused on European and North American markets, it is increasingly looking further afield for new growth opportunities, with ongoing investment in Asia and Latin America. This profile assesses the company’s strategic activities, reviews its financial performance,...

  • Chocolate
  • Confectionery
  • Edible Oil
  • Processed Food
  • Vegetable Oil

The Internet of Things (IoT) in the home is already a multi-billion-dollar global industry, as premiumisation, efficiency and technology adoption have encouraged households to embrace smart solutions. This briefing will analyse the current market opportunities and prospects of IoT for individual areas of the home – the kitchen, bathroom and...

  • Internet Of Things
  • World
  • Demand
  • Market Size

Premium beauty and personal care continued to display much stronger growth than mass brands during 2017 due to rising consumer disposable incomes and growing interest in beauty products. Swedish consumers’ disposable incomes grew by 5% in 2017 and are expected to increase by 24% over the forecast period, thus allowing consumers to spend more...

  • Cosmetics
  • Sweden
  • Demand

Growing demand for healthier, safer and more effective sun protection drove sales during 2017. Large media outlets such as Svenska Dagbladet in 2017 and Expressen in 2016 have published articles covering the risk of skin cancer due to sun exposure, thus fuelling interest in sun protection. Many women in Sweden are also concerned about the...

  • Body Care
  • Sweden

Liquid/cream/gel/bar cleansers was one of the best performing areas in 2017 thanks to the double cleansing trend. This involves the use of a variation of cleansers such as one for make-up removal and another for more in-depth cleansing. Volume sales are expected to continue rising during the forecast period. Another major trend during 2017...

  • Body Care
  • Sweden

Ardagh Group is a leading metal and glass manufacturer for the beverages and food industries. While glass bottles and metal food cans, two of Ardagh’s key packaging offer, remain stable globally, its metal beverage can activity offers much stronger prospects. Despite its main presence in the mature Western European and North American markets,...

  • Beer
  • Beverage
  • Glass
  • Demand
  • Ardagh Group

During 2017, Serbian beauty and personal care recorded relatively strong current value growth. The increase was better compared with the 2016 rate and also notably stronger than the value CAGR at current prices averaged over the review period as a whole. There were several factors that caused such an improvement, among which general economic...

  • Male Grooming
  • Serbia
  • Beiersdorf AG
  • L'Oréal Balkan doo
  • Procter & Gamble Company

Inconsistent economic policies and regulations issued by the Venezuelan government continue to negatively impact the performance of beauty and personal care. In 2012, the government set price ceilings on beauty and personal care products regarded as essential, such as shampoos, 2-in-1 products, conditioners, bar soap, toothpaste, razors and...

  • Fragrance
  • Male Grooming
  • Venezuela
  • Beiersdorf AG
  • Procter & Gamble Company

In 2017, beauty and personal care grew in both volume and value terms in line with the continuing economic stability in the country and subsequent strengthening of consumer confidence. While economising trends continued in a number of categories where no sophisticated products are expected (eg liquid soap, nail products), others benefited...

  • Fragrance
  • Male Grooming
  • Ukraine
  • L'Oreal S.A.
  • Procter & Gamble Company

Indonesian consumers’ purchasing power in 2017 experienced a shift, directly affected by the slowdown in the economy, yet the major factor influencing this was consumer behaviour. Indonesian consumers tend to invest more in the buying experience, rather than actual products. For instance, purchasing a return flight ticket instead of buying...

  • Male Grooming
  • Indonesia
  • L'Oreal S.A.
  • Oriflame Cosmetics S.A.
  • Unilever PLC

Both battery toothbrushes and electric toothbrushes recorded a double-digit current value growth rate in 2017, and overall power toothbrushes was the fastest-growing category of oral care in the country. This was the case because many more consumers decided it is more convenient and even more efficient to use power toothbrushes instead of...

  • Oral Hygiene
  • OTC
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Serbia

Brands offering specific value in the form of healthier ingredients, higher efficacy or eco-friendly properties (packaging) or clinically tested brands gained in popularity. This was due to the developing premiumisation trend in 2017, which was mainly facilitated by the improving economic situation of Czech households. Product innovation,...

  • Body Care
  • Czech Republic
  • Beiersdorf AG
  • Coty Inc.
  • Elizabeth Arden, Inc.

In 2017, the condition of the Polish economy was extremely healthy. Fast economic growth and encouraging consumer sentiment found a positive reflection in the growing wealth of Poles. The dynamically rising consumption supported additionally by the social program 500+ (social benefit support for families having children) fuelled the boom in...

  • Body Care
  • Poland
  • Coty Inc.
  • L'Oreal S.A.
  • Unilever PLC

In 2017, sun care failed to realise its full potential due to poor summer weather, while sales of such products are typically highly seasonal, peaking during warm periods of the year. However, such products have attracted more consumers in recent years as Ukrainians have become increasingly receptive to healthy lifestyles and realise the importance...

  • Body Care
  • Ukraine

Bar soap held the highest value share within bath and shower in 2017. Many leading brands of bar soap namely Lifebuoy, Nuvo and Lux continued to record positive sales compared to 2016. The usage of bar soap has been a long tradition or habit for Indonesian consumers. Therefore, sales remained high throughout the review period. In terms of...

  • Body Care
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Indonesia

In 2017, consumption of deodorants continued rising in Ukraine with deodorants for men contributing to the category’s dynamism as a whole. The impetus comes from male consumers trading down from fragrances, in addition to overall consumer confidence recovering. While women’s and unisex deodorants generated the bulk of deodorants sales at the...

  • Body Care
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Ukraine

Improving consumer awareness of the importance of brushing one’s teeth regularly is set to be the most important factor driving sales growth in oral care over the forecast period. The anticipated recovery of Uzbekistan’s economy and ongoing population growth are also set to contribute to the positive sales dynamics in oral care during the...

  • Oral Hygiene
  • OTC
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Uzbekistan
  • Demand

Men’s toiletries, accounting for the majority of the sales in men’s grooming, are recording healthy growth. Gatsby, Axe, and Rexona are the top three brands in men’s toiletries. Gatsby is well known for its cologne and deodorants products. Axe is also well known for its quality, which attracts male consumers to purchase the deodorants. Furthermore,...

  • Body Care
  • Male Grooming
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Indonesia

Perspiration and long-lasting odour-blocking effects of deodorants were highly important product features in 2017 and became a key focus point for advertising and new product launches. This was perceived as offering specific value and is superior in terms of quality, fuelling a slowly developing premiumisation trend in deodorants in the Czech...

  • Body Care
  • Czech Republic

The oral care category mostly comprises toothpaste and manual toothbrushes, which make up the largest volume of units sold. The presence of dental floss and mouthwashes declined dramatically over the review period due to a limited allocation of foreign exchange for imports, which caused shortages of raw materials and inputs. In addition, price...

  • Oral Hygiene
  • OTC
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Venezuela

With the exception of deodorant pumps, deodorants is a category that is entirely composed of price-regulated products. Since 2012, manufacturers have needed authorisation to adjust the final price of their products but the government failed to give its approval for any price rises for more than two years, thus rendering unprofitable the production...

  • Body Care
  • Venezuela

Deodorant roll-ons, as the first type of deodorant in Indonesia, continued to lead sales in 2017. Consumers prefer products that are durable, affordable and easy to use. The main brands that are available, such as Rexona, Nivea and Oriflame offer deodorant roll-ons. Furthermore, most deodorant types available in Indonesia are the roll-on format,...

  • Body Care
  • Indonesia

Toothpaste dominated value sales of oral care in 2017, which is unsurprising as it is perceived to be an essential oral hygiene product. Indonesians’ oral care routines tend to be limited to basics steps, unlike in Western countries that use dental floss. Most consumers only use toothpaste and mouthwashes for their oral hygiene routines. However,...

  • Oral Hygiene
  • OTC
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Indonesia

Premium unisex fragrances gained in popularity in 2017 benefiting from aggressive marketing support and improving purchasing power. Product innovations also played an important role in 2017, such as in Calvin Klein’s Eternity brand extension. Unisex products will continue benefiting from being practical, and brand perception will likely be...

  • Cosmetics
  • Czech Republic

In 2017, hair care enjoyed stable albeit slower growth compared to 2016. Standard shampoos remained the largest type within overall hair care as it is considered essential for personal care by consumers. The product is available in all distribution channels and in all packaging types; from mini markets to supermarkets, and from sachets to...

  • Cosmetics
  • Indonesia

Lip products in Indonesia recorded the largest contribution to colour cosmetics. Lipstick enjoyed the fastest growth due to the growing number of local brands that focus on lipstick and also imported lipstick brands such as Kylie Cosmetic, Sleek and Bourjois. Middle-income female consumers tend to buy colour cosmetics because they want to...

  • Cosmetics
  • Indonesia