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MEXICO CITY:  AB InBev, the global brewing company, will attempt to speak to Mexican workers planning to cross the border to the US for a life of poorly paid work by offering the opportunity to become small business owners selling the ...

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NEW YORK/BEIJING: Estée Lauder, which last week reported sales in China went up 40% in the fourth financial quarter, has attributed much of its success to its efforts on Tmall, where the beauty company’s brands have established a ...

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NEW DELHI: Smartphones are becoming a marketing tool for some retailers and manufacturers in India, who see them as a way of pulling upgrading Indian consumers into their orbit.

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SHANGHAI: McDonald's intends to open around 2,000 new stores in China over the next five years, with a focus on tier 3-4 cities.

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CHICAGO: Walmart.com, the US shopping giant’s e-commerce service, is recruiting vendors from countries outside of the US, including China, in a pivot away from its Made-in-America campaign, according to a Reuters report.

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AFRICA: Most of Africa's leading home-grown consumer products (CP) companies operate in the food and drink categories, where they have opportunities to take share from imported brands and to tap into a growing private label sector.

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This event report outlines strategies that UK brands can adopt when seeking to enter the Chinese market.

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NEW DELHI: A decade after global brands first set their sights on India, a second wave of smaller retailers and brands is poised to enter the country, new data suggests.

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NEW YORK: Eight in ten US consumers expect to be able to make a purchase directly from a brand, according to new research, emphasising the need for brands to offer a robust direct-to-consumer e-commerce experience as part of an overall digital ...

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This paper examines failure to use records in sales reporting across about 12,000 store owners participating in a retail measurement panel in a Southeast Asian country.

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BRACKNELL: With leading UK supermarkets cutting the number of products they stock by up to 10%, fewer new branded items are being launched and sales from new products are down.

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MUMBAI: Leading alcohol groups are increasingly working with wedding planners, delivering directly to the venues, and setting up pop-up bars at the celebrations, as weddings move away from highways and hotels.

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SHANGHAI: With consumer spend stagnating in China’s megacities as a result of economic downturn, FMCG companies are turning to provincial China as the next frontier of growth, according to a senior Mondelez executive.

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NEW DELHI: Patanjali Ayurved, India's home-grown FMCG brand, has announced earnings of Rs 10,561 crore for FY17, placing it second only to Hindustan Unilever in revenue and well ahead of its other international FMCG rivals.

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This article outlines how Mondelez is crafting its marketing strategy for Tier 3 and Tier 4 cities in China to grow established brands such as Oreo, and new chewing gum brand Stride.

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The article explores how local retail giants in Thailand, India and Vietnam are adapting for market-specific shopping culture and a digital future.

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LONDON: Recent modest increases to food and drink prices in the UK have often been blamed on Brexit, the country's decision to leave the European Union, but a new report suggests the trend is almost entirely due to fewer promotions.

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This article describes how Yanbal, a cosmetics brand, researched the increased use of digital technologies for its direct sales operations in Mexico, Colombia and Peru.

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HANOI: Retail ownership is becoming an issue in Vietnam, where the growing domination of "foreign-invested" chains is said to be squeezing out local manufacturers.

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This article explores the rise of 'daigou' (shoppers who buy Australian brands to re-sell in China) as a powerful shopper segment in Australia and offers advice for building a daigou engagement strategy.

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SINGAPORE: Singapore will not escape the economic slowdown facing many Asian markets in 2017, as lower consumer spending and a more pessimistic business climate take effect, but the city state can use adversity to its advantage, an industry figure ...

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This article offers FMCG marketers five important lessons for building a successful China presence, despite the country's economic downturn.

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LONDON: Sales and marketing teams need to work more closely together to better understand their audience and convert leads, but new research suggests that many UK brands have yet to make this adjustment.

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This article considers how the omnishopper experience has meant that a smaller number of 'everything' retailers will dominate the commodity market, while consumers develop category-specific relationships with specialists.

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LONDON: High street sales in the UK fell in December for the fourth consecutive year despite a "stellar performance" in the week leading up to Christmas Day, the latest industry figures have shown.