Western Europe

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Industry Trend Analysis - Political Uncertainty Dampening Spanish Consumer - APR 2018

Our outlook for the Spanish consumer will follow the moderating trend of economic growth, heading lower in 2018 from a recent high in 2017. An uptick in inflation, combined with weak wage growth and still elevated unemployment will contribute to this slowdown, which will be further at risk from political risk. This is starting to show in consumer confidence and retail sales data, which headed...

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Industry Trend Analysis - Young Consumers Uncorking Low-Alcohol Wine Demand - FEB 2018

The growing trend of health-consciousness has led to the growth in demand for offshoot alcohol categories, like low-alcohol wine. Tesco is the latest retailer to have launched its own range of low-alcohol wine through its stores in the UK to capitalize of the growing consumer demand especially among young adults for low or no alcohol drink options.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Consolidation In Food Delivery: Just Eat Acquires Hungry House - DEC 2017

Further evidence of consolidation in the food delivery sector with Just Eat's GBP200mn deal to acquire Hungryhouse approved by the UK Competition and Market Authority. The deal falls in line with our view of consolidation continuing in the food delivery industry (see 'Five Key Food Services Trends', May 30 2016), with greater competition emerging in this market and players having to meet consum...

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