Month: September 2013

Japanese beer market dominated by four national players

Despite challenging economic circumstances, the Japanese beer market ended 2012 with only a marginal decrease in sales. This was partly attributable to the aggressive promotion of premium beer. 2012 saw some hopeful signs in the market. The first sign was a slowdown in the malt-based beer market’s contraction. Malt-based beer performed unexpectedly well in 2012, …

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West Wales Digital Welfare Support Project wins Welsh Government backing

A new project which will provide frontline training and support to West Wales welfare staff and to service users affected by welfare reform has received financial backing from Communities 2.0, the Welsh Government’s digital inclusion programme. Communities 2.0 has supported ‘Digital Welfare West’ with an investment of just over £97,000. The investment will allow the …

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iwoca COMMENT: PayPal launches PayPal Working Capital

PayPal’s foray into small business lending is a clear indicator that ecommerce is booming. With the sector growing rapidly, we welcome another player to the market as it can only serve to empower more entrepreneurs and further fuel UK business growth. Whilst it is a positive move, PayPal’s initiative is rather one-dimensional compared to other …

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GuardTools® user JS Security on Scandinavian study tour.

Gothenborg, September 2013. The Cheltenham, UK based security and facility management company JS Security, paid a 3 day study visit into the Scandinavian market. The main reason was to gather new insights into other markets and their workings, as well as an exchange of experiences. In the meantime a presentation of the innovative and personalised …

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Australian high-strength premixes market to see -3% CAGR between 2012-17

Total volume within the Australian high-strength premixes market has been forecast to record a marginal negative compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years, with off-trade volume anticipated to increase slightly and on-trade volume expected to decrease by a -3% CAGR. This is predominantly due to increasing legislation regarding the sale of high-strength …

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EBLEX unveils Discover Lamb and The Carvery ranges

‘Discover Lamb’ and ‘The Carvery’ are the latest product development initiatives to be unveiled by the EBLEX trade marketing team. Launched under the umbrella themes – ‘Cook-In’ for the retail sector and ‘Eat Out’ for the foodservice sector – ‘The Carvery’ and ‘Discover Lamb’ are amongst five new ranges introduced this year to bring new, …

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Athletic footwear market dominated by Asia-Pacific with 42% share

The athletic footwear market has been forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.75% through to 2016, driven by the increasing demand for comfortable footwear, and the increasing demand for lightweight athletic shoes. Having reliable, performance-specific shoes is important for achieving one’s fitness goals, and purchasing a new pair is one …

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Monu Partner DermaCo

Tetbury, UK, September 27th, 2013 DermaCo, leading provider of some of the most technologicallyadvanced aesthetic solutions in Europe, is proud to announce a partnership with MONU skincare. Under the terms of the partnership, both companies will work closely together to provide a unique industry solution: – a package of a 6 in 1 beauty machine and …

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UK online retail sales rise as blog links increase

31 per cent of bloggers linking to e-tail sites link to fashion brands 1,000 bloggers link to eCommerce in the UK every day Top twenty most popular brands amongst bloggers ONS figures show that UK online retail sales grew by 22.5 per cent this August compared to last year, to an average of £579.6 million …

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US apparel industry reached a value of $338 billion in 2012

The US apparel industry generated total revenues of $338.7 billion in 2012, experiencing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.9% between 2008 and 2012. With rapidly escalating production costs, tremendous growth in e-commerce, invasion of the US apparel retail space by UK firms such as Topshop and Boden, and recessionary after-effects, the landscape in …

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COSTA AND RAINFOREST ALLIANCE TEAM UP TO LAUNCH TEACHER RESOURCE PLATFORM

PRESS RELEASE: 25 September 2013 COSTA AND RAINFOREST ALLIANCE TEAM UP TO LAUNCH TEACHER RESOURCE PLATFORM Costa is today announcing Costa for Schools (www.costaforschools.com), an online tool designed in collaboration with Rainforest Alliance to support teachers and help students understand more about communities and economies in coffee growing countries. Designed for 11-14 year old geography …

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US RTD tea market to grow 22% in value terms between 2012-17

The US RTD tea market has been forecast to experience continued growth over the next five years, increasing by 22% in constant off-trade value terms and by 10% in total volume terms through 2017. Although RTD tea is becoming increasingly saturated, new flavours and varieties continue to be introduced. The primary source of growth in …

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TeXtreme® helps ORACLE TEAM USA to win 34th Americas Cup title

With an epic turnover defending champions ORACLE TEAM USA miraculously won the 34th Americas Cup sailing with totally 9-8 in points, coming back from being down with 1-8. Oxeon, through the proprietary TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fiber reinforcements, are a Preferred Supplier to the team and have contributed to weight savings and improved mechanical performance …

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German RTD tea market saw 5% value growth during 2012

Through 2012, the German RTD tea market posted off-trade volume growth of 2% and current value growth of 5%. RTD tea probably enjoys the most justified and trusted health claims of any soft drinks, with the natural antioxidant health benefits of tea well communicated by manufacturers and increasingly understood by consumers. The category is expected …

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