Revisit the Dragons' den
Following heightened economic and geopolitical uncertainties from the trade war and corresponding RMB depreciation, concerns over the strength of domestic demand and China’s FMCG market outlook are rising as momentum in both private consumption and investment has weakened
On the edge
With inflation in raw materials and rising labour costs squeezing margins, the anticipatory impact of Brexit is already being felt large across the UK food and drink industry as shown in our 2018 OC&C Food and Drink Top 150 report
Engagement has been the watchword of forward thinking marketeers when it comes to promoting a brand through social media
The talking shop
Rapid consumer adoption of smart speakers, combined with a growing tendency to use such devices for shopping, suggests that voice commerce (voice-based eCommerce) will be the next major disruptive force in retail
Unmasking the secrets of Chinese beauty
A peek into China’s skincare consumption trends and winning tips to thrive in the world’s largest skincare market
In 2016 FMCG M&A plummeted, down $176bn on the previous year, as political uncertainty depressed deal-making in the sector
Bridging the gap
Direct to Consumer (D2C) businesses have been launching across consumer categories in recent years – from apparel to beauty – fuelled by VC funding and a business model promising higher margins and a direct relationship with the consumer.
Working up a six pack
Growth in the branded FMCG market in India appears to be picking up in 2017 after a couple of less robust years - and the longer-term outlook for the market is solid. But competition is intensifying
Bits & bytes
The Chinese fast moving consumer goods online market is worth more than $25.3bn today, far surpassing any other country in the world. China has always been the winner in the e-commerce space — on the annual Single’s Day event in 2015, Alibaba alone sold almost double of Cyber Monday, Black Friday, and Thanksgiving combined — $14.3bn.
Kill or Cure
As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for. UK food and drink producers under siege from stagnant growth, falling prices and tightening margins have been desperate for these grim market fundamentals to change
New balls please
Can the FMCG giants handle Brexit shock? The Brexit decision has stunned already struggling global markets, with the weakest post-recession growth for the OC&C Global 50.