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Industry Trend Analysis - Strong Consumer Momentum, But Rate Rises On The Way - APR 2018

We expect 2018 to be another positive year for the US consumer, supported by a tight labour market, stronger economic growth and buoyant consumer confidence levels. However, rising inflation and interest rates, combined with only modest benefits from tax cuts, will result in steady consumption growth rather than a marked acceleration as projected for the wider economy. We forecast private...

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Company Trend Analysis - Pernod Ricard Takes Three Indian Whiskies Global - MAR 2018

Southeast Asia and Latin America are obvious target regions for Pernod Ricard India as it takes its Indian whisky offerings global, with both regions offering strong demand for whisky and a growing middle class that are witnessing their incomes rise and so can explore new spirit options, although they remain price-sensitive and cannot afford Irish or Scotch whiskies on a regular basis. The...

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Company Trend Analysis - Mars Ramps Up Health Drive, Invests In Snacks Bar Company - FEB 2018

Amid the healthification trend seen across developed markets such as the US, major food manufacturers are expanding their healthy foods portfolio by acquiring smaller health-focused brands. Mars is the latest company to follow this trend, acquiring a minority stake in Kind Snacks, a fruit and nut snack bar company. We continue to expect major F&D companies to follow this strategy in...

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