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Customer experience executives – it’s a seller’s market in 2015

Customer experience executives – it’s a seller’s market in 2015

24/11/2014 - 13:31
A new field that has been silently evolving in SA’s leading companies – that of customer experience experts who also boast solid digital tech expertise – is set to experience a period of significant growth in 2015. read more
Shopper-centric Marketing Takes Centre Stage at ACDOCOSA

Shopper-centric Marketing Takes Centre Stage at ACDOCOSA

05/11/2014 - 10:49
In line with ACDOCO South Africa’s (ACDOCOSA) investment and repositioning as the first shopper-centric Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) brand-custodian distributor in Africa, the company has appointed Kim Herscovitz as its head of Shopper & Retail Marketing. read more
Be afraid… be very afraid (or maybe not)

Be afraid… be very afraid (or maybe not)

28/10/2014 - 09:06
I have to admit that the Halloween holiday passes me by almost unnoticed every year. Apart from my cynical “What’s the point,” reaction, I see it as just another opportunity for companies to make more money – especially off the already-pressured parents of kids who want this opportunity to collect sweets. read more
New study proves safety of water bottles

New study proves safety of water bottles

21/10/2014 - 14:40
A new study has shown that bottled water is free of constituents given off by plastic packaging or glass bottle lids. According to www.phys.org, which published an article about the results, the study indicates that the packaging, whether it be plastic or glass, and the bottled water are completely safe for health.  read more
SBV Services ahead of the game when it comes to safe guarding shopping malls and retailers

SBV Services ahead of the game when it comes to safe guarding shopping malls and retailers

18/09/2014 - 16:18
Johannesburg – In the last 30 days, Gauteng residents have seen at least eleven shopping centres becoming victim to robberies and many experts predict this is just the prelude of robberies that we can expect, especially as we move closer towards the festive season.  read more
Will amended laws make retail labour compliance better or worse?

Will amended laws make retail labour compliance better or worse?

18/09/2014 - 14:10
Intent on bringing non-compliant employers to book, the Department of Labour has amended the labour laws to provide for a far simpler process for enforcement. Whether these amendments will have the desired impact or merely increase costs of enforcement litigation for employers and government remains to be seen.  read more
Retail Pro International Announces the Release of Its Newest Retail Management Software Platform

Retail Pro International Announces the Release of Its Newest Retail Management Software Platform

17/09/2014 - 11:42
Folsom - Retail Pro International, one of the world's most recognizable providers of retail management software, recently announced the general availability release for the highly anticipated retail software platform, Retail Pro Prism.  read more
Profitability at risk: Pricing and marketing need to be a top priority

Profitability at risk: Pricing and marketing need to be a top priority

12/09/2014 - 15:29
More than ever, price pressure and price wars are placing the world economy under immense strain. Companies are less and less able to achieve the prices they need.  read more
Daylight robbery at the shops: when a stick-up does not mean a price rise

Daylight robbery at the shops: when a stick-up does not mean a price rise

12/09/2014 - 15:11
Daylight robbery at shopping centres has become a big worry … and I am not talking about the mark-of products and services due to the new season and high inflation. Sadly, as shopping mall robberies increase, there is a rising chance of a real-life stick-up at a retail store near you.  read more
Africa’s top business school addresses SA skills shortage with new course

Africa’s top business school addresses SA skills shortage with new course

12/09/2014 - 15:02
The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business is launching a new Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice to overcome the lack of qualified and skilled middle managers, which is aggravating Africa’s already turbulent economy.  read more
Study reveals investing for impact has rapidly expanded into the mainstream

Study reveals investing for impact has rapidly expanded into the mainstream

12/09/2014 - 14:51
The 2014 African Investing for Impact Barometer was released on 9 September in Cape Town. Its message: investing for impact is on the rise in both South Africa and Nigeria. The financial industry is already abuzz with talk about the trend, and the Barometer is here to clarify what the talk really means. read more
Food labelling scandals: why does this continue to happen?

Food labelling scandals: why does this continue to happen?

12/09/2014 - 11:24
It is a well-known fact that global consumer confidence in the food industry is at an all-time low with food scandals and cases of food fraud continuing to make global headlines. In SA, the news headlines were awash with news when the NCC revealed widespread altering, replacement, and removal of food labels last week. read more
California Drought Raises Questions about Water Usage in South Africa

California Drought Raises Questions about Water Usage in South Africa

09/09/2014 - 14:25
The current extreme drought in California has Americans asking about how that state’s water supply is allocated and used. read more
SA’s entrepreneurs Need to Prepare for Business Realities

SA’s entrepreneurs Need to Prepare for Business Realities

09/09/2014 - 13:10
While entrepreneurship presents massive opportunities to curb youth unemployment, many young entrepreneurs are ill prepared for the realities of doing business. read more
Preparing for the cloud – putting the foundations in place is essential to success

Preparing for the cloud – putting the foundations in place is essential to success

09/09/2014 - 12:50
Bandwidth availability, speed, and quality are continually improving in South Africa and prices have become more and more reasonable for large broadband connections.  read more
Jasco Power provides UPSs and AVRs for DTT equipment nationally implemented by Sentech

Jasco Power provides UPSs and AVRs for DTT equipment nationally implemented by Sentech

09/09/2014 - 12:41
Jasco Power is playing a significant role in South Africa’s migration to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), providing the failover and protection needed for the new enabling equipment being installed nationally by Sentech. read more
What Tesco needs to do now?

What Tesco needs to do now?

09/09/2014 - 12:30
Not so long ago Tesco was perceived as a shining beacon of British retailing, a standard bearer of world class retail innovation and on track to become the second biggest and most important retailer after Walmart.  read more
E-commerce growth in South Africa is held back by supply, not demand

E-commerce growth in South Africa is held back by supply, not demand

29/08/2014 - 15:09
Most of the discussion about the slow growth of e-commerce in South Africa focuses on consumers.  read more
BYOD – leverage the advantages while minimising the risk

BYOD – leverage the advantages while minimising the risk

08/08/2014 - 15:29
The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, which sees employees making use of their own smartphones, tablets and notebooks for business purposes, is a growing phenomenon in the business world.  read more
Why franchising is still a good idea for the modern South African entrepreneur

Why franchising is still a good idea for the modern South African entrepreneur

08/08/2014 - 15:19
While it is tough to make it as an entrepreneur, many South Africans can still benefit from the franchising model. So says Graeme Liebenberg, Fruit & Veg City’s Property and Business Development Manager.  read more
Market trends on Processed Cheese in South Africa

Market trends on Processed Cheese in South Africa

24/04/2014 - 07:31
Again, processed slices dominated the total market value in share which is slightly above 2011. Processed portions remained at a limited growth for 2012 while bulk processed cheese saw an increase from 2011. read more
Market trends on Baked Products in South Africa

Market trends on Baked Products in South Africa

11/03/2014 - 12:19
Movement in the baked products market is currently seen mostly in the baked confectionery industry, which saw a growth in 2012. This market has experienced similar growths over the past few years, primarily with pushes from the larger players who are entering this market. read more
Market trends on milk substitutes in South Africa

Market trends on milk substitutes in South Africa

06/03/2014 - 07:41
Milk substitute volumes in South Africa have seen improved growth during the last two years. Overall milk substitute volumes grew in 2012 following the increase in 2011. Growth in this market is largely driven by powdered creamers. read more
Dairy Juice Blends in South Africa

Dairy Juice Blends in South Africa

20/02/2014 - 07:16
The dairy juice blends market continues to increase steadily in both volume and value. The growth in this market is driven by the major player’s extensive marketing campaigns and television entertainment.  read more
Market trends on Ice-Cream in South Africa

Market trends on Ice-Cream in South Africa

30/01/2014 - 07:55
The ice cream market felt the effects of the current economic climate, with all categories either recording a limited volume growth in 2012, or negative movement.  read more
Supreme Flour: Bakery products, what’s in trend?

Supreme Flour: Bakery products, what’s in trend?

23/01/2014 - 07:11
Baking is experiencing change at a rapid pace. Sometimes it may be difficult for bakers to maintain a business and simultaneously keep up with the latest trends.  read more
BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Report Chewing and Bubble Gum in South Africa

BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Report Chewing and Bubble Gum in South Africa

16/09/2013 - 09:04
Chewing and bubble gum is an emulsion made of a gum base, sweeteners including sucrose, corn syrup, dextrose and for sugarless types, mannitol, sorbitol and xylitol; acidulants and/or flavours; possibly a plasticizer such as sorbitol and highly concentrated oil-based flavours; and glycerine such as humecant. read more
BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Report Media Feedback Report – Sports Drinks in South Africa

BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Report Media Feedback Report – Sports Drinks in South Africa

20/08/2013 - 09:17
Sports Drinks primarily consist of water, carbohydrates, and electrolytes (sodium, chloride, and potassium) and are designed to assist the body with replacing fluid and electrolytes. read more
 BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Report Media Feedback Report - RTD Fruit Juice

BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Report Media Feedback Report - RTD Fruit Juice

20/08/2013 - 09:16
It is stipulated that this category should include a minimum of 12.5% to 50% pure fruit juice content, depending on the type of fruit used. For instance, orange nectar requires a minimum of 50% pure orange juice, and lemon nectar a minimum of 12.5% pure juice.  read more
BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Report: Maize Meal and Wheat Bread in South Africa

BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Report: Maize Meal and Wheat Bread in South Africa

20/08/2013 - 09:14
Maize meal saw a large growth in 2012, one of the largest growths in the product’s history. Final product pricing is always subject to influence from external factors, such as; petrol and labour costs, which was the case in 2011 when the pricing for wheat flour increased. read more
BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Report: Mageu in South Africa

BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Report: Mageu in South Africa

20/08/2013 - 09:13
Mageu, also called mahewu is a maize-based product and is available in both liquid (RTD) and powdered forms. read more
BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Reports Media Feedback Report – Bottled Water

BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Reports Media Feedback Report – Bottled Water

20/08/2013 - 09:12
Water that meets all the applicable government standards sealed in a sanitary container and sold for human consumption. Bottled water cannot contain sweeteners or chemical additives (other than flavours, extracts or essences) and must be calorie and sugar free.  read more
BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Report: Bars in South Africa

BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Report: Bars in South Africa

20/08/2013 - 09:09
These might contain wafer layers with fondant cream or praline, cereal, biscuit, fruit and/or nuts, caramel, butterscotch, cracknel, nougat, peanut butter and/or any combination of any of the above read more
BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Report: Malt Beer in South Africa

BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Report: Malt Beer in South Africa

20/08/2013 - 09:08
An alcoholic beverage typically brewed from barley comprising a mixture of malt syrup, water, sugar and yeast which is flavoured with hops. Malt beer typically contains between 4% and 6% alcohol. read more
BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Reports Media Feedback Report – Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages

BMi Research 2013 Annual Quantification Reports Media Feedback Report – Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages

20/08/2013 - 09:06
The flavoured alcoholic beverage (FAB) market consists of traditional alcoholic fruit beverages, like ciders and wine-based fruit ales, as well as spirit coolers or premixed products. read more
Edible Oils in South Africa: feedback report from BMi Research

Edible Oils in South Africa: feedback report from BMi Research

12/03/2013 - 08:22
The report gives insights into market trends for General Purpose Oils, Pan-Release Agents and Specialty Oils. read more
Dessert Sauces, Canned Milk and Cream in South Africa: feedback report from BMi Research

Dessert Sauces, Canned Milk and Cream in South Africa: feedback report from BMi Research

11/03/2013 - 08:20
The report gives insights on market trends for Canned Milk, Dairy Cream, Dessert Sauces and Non-Dairy Cream. read more
Wine in South Africa: feedback report from BMi Research

Wine in South Africa: feedback report from BMi Research

18/02/2013 - 10:06
The report gives insights on market trends for Natural Wine, Fortified Wine, Sparkling Wine, High-Priced Wine, Medium-Priced Wine and Standard-Priced Wine. read more
Mayonnaise and Salad Dressing in South Africa: feedback report from BMi Research

Mayonnaise and Salad Dressing in South Africa: feedback report from BMi Research

18/02/2013 - 10:00
The report gives insights on market trends for Mayonnaise, Salad Creams and Salad Dressing read more
Base Sauces in South Africa: feedback report from BMi Research

Base Sauces in South Africa: feedback report from BMi Research

18/02/2013 - 09:53
The report gives insights on market trends for Fruit Chutney, Mustard, Tomato Sauce, Vinegar and Worcester Sauce read more
Ice-cream feedback report from BMi Research

Ice-cream feedback report from BMi Research

25/01/2013 - 13:15
Non-portioned ice cream is the core of the local ice cream market in volume terms. Although the category is substantial, it experienced losses in 2009 at the onset of the recession.  read more
BMi Research Feedback report: everyday cheese in South Africa

BMi Research Feedback report: everyday cheese in South Africa

05/11/2012 - 09:18
Everyday cheese includes cheddar, cottage cheese, cream cheese, feta cheese, gouda, mozzarella cheese and other everyday cheeses (includes Emmental, Edam any uncoloured cheese)  read more
BMi Research Feedback report: biscuits in South Africa

BMi Research Feedback report: biscuits in South Africa

05/11/2012 - 08:59
Retail remains the main channel of distribution and wholesale has seen good growth in the base year.  read more
BMi Research Feedback report: Powdered creamers in South Africa

BMi Research Feedback report: Powdered creamers in South Africa

05/11/2012 - 08:22
This is regarded as an imitation dairy product, consisting almost entirely of vegetable fats which imitate the taste and texture of milk. read more
BMi Research: Breakfast Foods in South Africa

BMi Research: Breakfast Foods in South Africa

03/09/2012 - 13:38
Cold cereals continue to grow in 2011 at a rate of 5.8%. Similar rates were last seen in 2006 which is an illustration of the popularity of cold cereals as well as indicting the convenience aspect of it. read more
BMi Research: Feedback on Baked Products in South Africa

BMi Research: Feedback on Baked Products in South Africa

03/09/2012 - 13:18
Overall, the baked products market showed only limited growth during 2011 and looking further back this market has been fairly stable. read more
Feedback on chocolate confectionary in South Africa

Feedback on chocolate confectionary in South Africa

21/08/2012 - 11:34
The chocolate confectionery market saw good growth in both the slab and other chocolate confectionery categories.  read more
Upper Class Father Shopper too important to ignore

Upper Class Father Shopper too important to ignore

29/05/2012 - 09:22
Following Integer™ South Africa’s piece on the middle class father shopper, the Upper Class Father Shopper (UCFather) is the next in the father shopper series.  read more
BMi Thirsty Thoughts: Tea

BMi Thirsty Thoughts: Tea

09/05/2012 - 07:29
BMi Research’s annual quantification of the tea market included an analysis of black tea, iced tea, rooibos and speciality tea. read more
BMI Food Bites: Good growth in general purpose oils

BMI Food Bites: Good growth in general purpose oils

25/04/2012 - 11:22
South Africa’s edible oils are mainly from sunflower seeds and canola seeds, with production seen predominantly in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. In recent years there has been growth in the production of edible oils from alternative plant sources, such as olives.  read more
Coffee category shows short term growth

Coffee category shows short term growth

14/03/2012 - 11:04
The coffee market saw relatively good growth (5.3%) during 2010, where this was driven by mixed instant, mixed ground and pure ground coffee volumes. This follows a fairly static market state in the two years prior to that.  read more
BMI Food Bites: Dessert sauces and creams

BMI Food Bites: Dessert sauces and creams

13/03/2012 - 10:57
The Canned milk category is comprised primarily of condensed milk and, to a lesser extent, evaporated milk and caramel treat tins. These products have a strong presence within the retail trade, with the application being primarily for baking within private households. read more
An analysis of spirits in South Africa

An analysis of spirits in South Africa

24/01/2012 - 14:05
The volume of spirits consumed in South Africa has been relatively flat for a number of years, but value continues to show good growth.  read more
Thirsty Thoughts: Flavoured Milk

Thirsty Thoughts: Flavoured Milk

13/12/2011 - 09:09
BMI quantifies the flavoured milk category each year and has detailed information on the market volume, value and trends.  read more
Thirsty Thoughts: White Milk

Thirsty Thoughts: White Milk

05/12/2011 - 08:28
The white milk industry in South Africa is one of the largest in Africa. In recent years, the number of milk producers has declined as the cost of producing milk is not covered by the profits generated through sales.  read more
Thirsty Thoughts: Drinking yoghurt recovers lost volumes

Thirsty Thoughts: Drinking yoghurt recovers lost volumes

21/11/2011 - 09:50
BMI quantifies the drinking yoghurt category annually and has a wealth of insights into the market dynamics at play. Drinking yoghurt competes with other dairy beverages such as milk, dairy juice blends and flavoured milk, as well fruit juices.  read more
Food Bites: Yoghurt growth slows

Food Bites: Yoghurt growth slows

15/11/2011 - 08:27
The overall demand for cultured dairy products continues to increase and the yoghurt market plays an integral part within this. The category has seen consistent growth since BMI tracking started in 1998.  read more
Food Bites: Ice Cream

Food Bites: Ice Cream

07/11/2011 - 13:11
BMI segments the ice cream market into non-portioned, portioned and soft serve products. Non-portioned ice cream would cover the likes of 2 or 5 litre tubs of scoop ice cream, whereas portioned would include variants such as stick or cup ice cream.  read more
Thirsty Thoughts: Milk Substitutes

Thirsty Thoughts: Milk Substitutes

01/11/2011 - 08:07
Milk substitutes cover milk powders (full cream, skim and blends) as well as powdered creamers. BMI quantifies this market annually and has a wealth of volume, value and trend information on these categories.  read more
Thirsty Thoughts: Buttermilk and Maas

Thirsty Thoughts: Buttermilk and Maas

24/10/2011 - 10:48
Buttermilk and maas are quantified collectively as part of BMI’s annual research into the dairy industry. BMI Research has detailed volume, value and trend information on the category after more than a decade’s worth of analysis of the industry.  read more
Food Bites: Butter

Food Bites: Butter

18/10/2011 - 12:18
Butter is made by churning cream or milk, which is either fresh or fermented. Butter is mostly used as a spread or condiment, though it is often used in the bakery and confectionery market. It consists of water, milk and butterfat. read more
Solae Unwraps the World of Chocolate Bars

Solae Unwraps the World of Chocolate Bars

17/10/2011 - 09:43
The Company’s Sensory Science Program Scores Consumer Opinion in Nutrition Bar Category read more
Consumer Electronics and Photo drive market into poor results

Consumer Electronics and Photo drive market into poor results

09/09/2011 - 12:12
The total Technical Consumer Goods (TCG) market monitored by GfK TEMAX in the second quarter of 2011 amounted to just over ZAR 8.6 billion. The market was driven deeper into negative territory by weaker performances from the Consumer Electronics (CE) and Photo sectors in the second quarter.  read more
Food Bites : Prepared Custard

Food Bites : Prepared Custard

17/08/2011 - 12:13
Prepared custard is a ready-made dessert product, manufactured for immediate consumption by consumers.  read more
Food Bites : Pasta

Food Bites : Pasta

17/08/2011 - 12:12
The BMI categorisation of the South African pasta market comprises dry pasta and pasta meal kits. The latter is marketed with a sauce or flavourant added, where this is usually an additional sachet included in the pasta pack. Instant noodles are incorporated with pasta-meal kits. Fresh pasta is excluded from the study.  read more
Food Bites - Chocolate

Food Bites - Chocolate

17/07/2011 - 12:30
Growth in the speciality chocolate market was experienced across all three categories, with boxes, packets and novelty chocolates experiencing 38.5%, 16.2% and 36.3% growth respectively. The category is expected to remain stable in the medium term. read more
Food Bites - Chewing and Bubble Gum

Food Bites - Chewing and Bubble Gum

06/07/2011 - 14:37
Chewing gum contributed 11.2% to gum volumes and 23.0% to the category’s value in 2010. Although the product experienced volume decline of 4.2%; the greatest decline since 2000; it was more valuable in rand terms because of the price increase seen during the base year. read more
Consumer Currents — issue 10

Consumer Currents — issue 10

31/05/2011 - 00:00
What's in a name? For many of our Food, Drink and Conumer Goods clients - many of whom have invested significantly in their brands, in some cases for decades - the answer is simply "everything". But brands are facing a new challenge, not just from other mulitnationals with sharper marketing budgets or fresher ideas. This time, the adversary is brands' retail partners. Private labels or store brands - which have historically been inexpensive or generic alternatives to better known brands - have been further transformed over the past couple of years. Cash-strapped consumers, particularly in developed economies, have been looking for lower-priced alternatives in many segments and have increasingly been persuaded to switch from tried and trusted household favourites. read more
Food Bites - Processed Cheese

Food Bites - Processed Cheese

27/05/2011 - 07:42
Generally processed cheese is made from a base of plain natural cheese which is heated to pasteurisation temperatures. This prevents further ripening of the cheese and thus extends shelf life. Generally they are mild in flavour and smooth in texture.  read more
Consumer Currents — issue 9

Consumer Currents — issue 9

25/05/2011 - 00:00
It’s an uncertain world. The old reliable drivers of the global consumer industry have gone, yet the new patterns of global consumption have not quite taken shape. This means that consumer companies are having to plan and build for a new kind of consumer economy, without knowing for sure what that new economy will look like. read more
Food Bites - Everyday Cheese

Food Bites - Everyday Cheese

24/05/2011 - 07:47
Cheddar cheese remains the most important cheese type in terms of both value and volume, with a 39.1% contribution to the former in 2010. read more
Consumer Currents — issue 8

Consumer Currents — issue 8

22/05/2011 - 00:00
Coordinate and extensive policy efforts the world over have been successful at putting the global economy on the path of recovery. Temporary factors such as fiscal stimuli and aggresive monetary policies have been the key drivers of the recovery, while the bulk of organic growth is occurring predominantly in emerging markets and the Middle East. read more
Food Bites - Speciality Cheese

Food Bites - Speciality Cheese

20/05/2011 - 07:45
This includes both white and blue mould cheeses. White mould cheeses are generally soft white bloomy rind cheeses with a mild flavour and creamy texture. Blue mould cheeses have strong, tangy taste and pungent aroma. Generally they are smooth and creamy read more
Consumer Currents — issue 7

Consumer Currents — issue 7

19/05/2011 - 13:05
We have practical, game-changing insights on how to drive efficiency through centralised procurement, eye-opening new research on what drives consumers of luxury goods in Germany & China, and an analysis of the impact of data theft on consumer companies. We also provide insight from the results of our 2009 loss prevention survey & how retailers can better combat loss prevention. read more
Thirsty Thoughts - Fruit Juice

Thirsty Thoughts - Fruit Juice

17/05/2011 - 06:46
In 2010 the RTD (ready to drink) fruit juice recovered from volume losses seen over the economic downturn. The market is expected to reach 2007 levels by the end of 2011 as consumers free up more disposable income for luxury items like fruit juice. read more
Thirsty Thoughts - Bottled Water

Thirsty Thoughts - Bottled Water

17/05/2011 - 06:46
From 1998 through to 2007, the bottled water market averaged a volume growth rate of 27.0% per annum. This was a function of the category being fairly new and becoming established within the South African market. The growth in popularity of bottled water was exceptional. read more
Consumer Currents — issue 6

Consumer Currents — issue 6

16/05/2011 - 00:00
We are now firmly in the grip of a consumer downturn that is global in scope. Falling stock markets, falling property prices and rising unemployment have all taken a toll: consumer confidence is low right across Europe and the United States, and there have been declines too in many emerging markets. read more
Food Bites - Sugar-based Confectionery

Food Bites - Sugar-based Confectionery

15/05/2011 - 14:56
Boiled sweets continue to play a major role in the sugar confectionery category with 26.7% contribution to total volumes in 2010. read more
Consumer Currents — issue 5

Consumer Currents — issue 5

13/05/2011 - 00:00
Issue 05 goes to press just as the global economy undergoes a sharp change of courseAfter five years of rapid consumption growth,new market expansion and an unprecedentedrate of global wealth accumulation, the era of expansion has come to a sudden halt. read more
Food Bites - Confectionery Bars

Food Bites - Confectionery Bars

11/05/2011 - 12:58
Health bars experienced 4.5% growth during the base year and are expected to grow at higher rates in 2011 and 2012. Health bars have shown consistent year on year growth and this is mainly attributed to the healthy eating trend that has been growing in popularity over the years. read more
Consumer Currents — issue 4

Consumer Currents — issue 4

10/05/2011 - 13:34
Issue four takes us into new territory. Earlier issues focused on the impact of rapid growth in consumer markets, especially emerging markets, and in the last issue we began to look at the implications of excessive growth, and the indications that some sectors of the consumer business appeared to be overheating. read more
Consumer Currents — issue 3

Consumer Currents — issue 3

07/05/2011 - 00:00
In this issue we concentrate on securing the bottom line in consumer businesses. We look at how to respond to the ever-growing encroachment of counterfeiting and piracy on profits, on new approaches to limiting stock loss, and ways to release value from corporate property portfolios. We also have the first results of our research project on profitable management of business complexity. read more
Consumer Currents — issue 2

Consumer Currents — issue 2

04/05/2011 - 13:29
Issue 2 focuses on opportunity and risk. The opportunities are those presented by fast-growing emerging markets and a renewed emphasis on growing the top line. Such a fast-moving environment can heighten risk, as companies have to manage faster internal change and grapple with unfamiliar markets. read more
Consumer Currents — issue 1

Consumer Currents — issue 1

01/05/2011 - 13:23
The business environment in which consumer companies operate is complex and challenging and senior executives need to be constantly seeking ways to grow and improve performance while at the same time understanding their competitors and changes in the market place and ensuring their own business is managing its risks. read more