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GLOBAL

Global bread and bakery consumption continues to experience modest growth

The global bread and bakery product market displayed modest, but sustainable growth throughout the period under review, increasing from 122,000 tonnes in 2007 to 129,000 tonnes in 2016...

23 Apr 2018

GLOBAL

New research reveals traditional retailers intensify focus on omnichannel approach

A new study finds that traditional 'bricks and mortar' retailers are seeking to buttress their ailing offline-store activities with the development of integrated online engagement channels...

10 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

New research suggests organisations should embrace new messaging culture

Surge in consumers' use of messaging and social media is transforming their expectations of service, says new BT and Cisco research...

6 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

CHINA

Service now trumps price for Asian consumers: survey

HONG KONG - Consumers in Asia are fed up with poor service and are willing to pay more for a good customer experience, according to a survey which punctures the received wisdom that "price is king" in the region.

29 Aug 2013

UNITED STATES

Will technology kill us or make us stronger?

NEW YORK, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: McCann "Truth about Wellness" global research study reveals multiple contradictions & cultural upsets around the world. More than half of respondents (54%) think that technology is making us healthier while 46% think it is making us sicker; globally 94% of consumers agree brands have a role in supporting their wellness needs.

16 Jan 2013

GERMANY

Trend to high-quality photo-products

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Worldwide, the trend is moving towards high-quality cameras. New products with smartphone features are being offered and are winning an entirely new customer base. Japan, Russia, the Ukraine and Kazakhstan are posting double-digit growth on photo-products, while markets in Western Europe are characterised by increasing value creation.

25 Sep 2012

UNITED STATES

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012

CHINA

Urban Chinese hair-care consumers prefer all-natural products

BEIJING, CHINA: The high profile of product safety scandals in China continues to dent consumers' confidence and loyalty in the hair care realm, as the market is repeatedly associated with chemical ingredients that are found to be toxic or carcinogenic. As a result, consumers are becoming more cautious when it comes to product choice. Indeed, according to the latest Mintel research, 81% of urban Chinese consumers* say they prefer to buy all-natural hair care products and 10% rate the presence of natural ingredients as their most important purchase influence.

By Mintel Oxygen Reports 8 Aug 2012

CHINA

China beer consumption hits the 50 billion litre mark for first time in 2011

BEIJING, CHINA: It's the largest beer market in the world and it seems that when it comes to its importance for manufacturers, there will be no half measures. Latest research from Mintel reveals that China's beer market grew by 29% in volume terms in the five years to 2011, to reach an all time high total volume of 50 billion litres for the first time in 2011.

22 Jun 2012

SWITZERLAND

IMD announces its 2012 World Competitiveness Rankings

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, has announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). The WCY rankings measure how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.

1 Jun 2012

UNITED STATES

Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011

NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.

8 Feb 2012

CHINA

BrandZ Top 50 Most Valuable Chinese Brands 2012

BEJING, CHINA: Commissioned by WPP and in its second year, the BrandZ Top 50 Most Valuable Chinese Brands ranking is believed to be unique. Combining both financial data, from Bloomberg and Kantar Worldpanel, as well as consumer opinion gathered from interviews with over 35 000 Chinese consumers, the BrandZ China Top 50 is the most robust ranking of Chinese brands available.

12 Jan 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

SA crude steel production falls 13.7%

South African crude steel production fell 13.7% year on year in November to an estimated 550 000 metric tons, latest figures from the World Steel Association reveal.

6 Jan 2012

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