Opinion

Browsing opinion pieces within the sector: Consumer

Baby Boomers, Woodstock & Fitness
Since the early 1970s, the 77 million Americans belonging to the baby boomer generation have been driving fitness, health and wellness trends in the US. More...
UK Privately Owned Food and Drink Businesses Flying High
In difficult trading conditions many privately owned food and drink companies are flying high according to the latest analysis of the sector by Catalyst Corporate Finance. More...
The Fabulous 40 Food Survey
The Fabulous 40 survey is the survey which charts the growth of the 40 fastest food producers in the Netherlands More...
Africa as an Investment Destination: ‘The not so dark continent’ – Part 2
Conducting business in foreign territories is by no means a walk in the park; many an internationally active company can testify to this. More...
Africa as an investment destination: ‘The not so dark continent’ – Part 1
The world is increasingly becoming aware of the potential of Africa as a market, not only in the resources sector but now also across the broader corporate spectrum. More...
Spanish F1 broadcast rights in limbo?
As Formula One teams fight it out to produce the best car for the upcoming season there is also scrap going on for the Spanish TV rights of the sport. More...
Notable investments taking place in Mexican leisure and tourism sector
Mexico continues to be a destination of choice for many visitors around the world. More...
Turbulence and opportunities in travel
The last two years has seen a partial recovery in the travel and leisure industry. More...
A nation no longer governed by shopkeepers
In 1776, Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations described Britain as "a nation that is governed by shopkeepers" More...
Consolidation abound in the Eastern European food & drink market
Fresh market movements emerged from the Eastern European food & drink market as a WSE-listed Polish ready meals, canned and pet food producer was notified by UAB NDX Energija, More...
Nestle taps into 'healthy' food trend
I’ve written previously in my postings about the trends in food production not only focussing on making food taste good, but also making food ‘do something good’ More...
Consumption sophistication: Smart Buyers and New Consumer Trends
2009 and 2010 saw Spain suffer one of the largest consumption downturns in its history. More...
Netherlands: Growth of e-commerce in FMCG
The Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) market in Europe is highly competitive More...
Shift in trends for Japanese tourism
The travel industry in Japan is dominated by JTB Corp. which recorded about US$ 15 billion in gross bookings last year More...
Insight into the Food & Drug market in South Africa
The Food & Drug Retailers index continues to maintain relatively high levels given its defensive spend and concomitant price premium More...
Italian food & drink vending market back on the rise
Positive signs of recovery are emerging on the Italian vending market More...
International food M&A is back
There are signs that the Food & Drink M&A market is stirring into life More...
SA insight into consumer goods market
Domestic consumer demand showed signs of recovery and resilience in Q2 of 2009 More...
Global food giants make a beeline for India
Global food giants are fine-tuning strategies with their sights set on India’s huge middle-class population. More...
The leisure sector in the Netherlands and Benelux; when the ash cloud clears…
As the media announces the revival from the global credit crisis we observe the effects of this in the highly cyclical leisure sector. More...