Abnormal cost inflation has caused waves of pain for companies since late 2020, but our new Inflation Projection Tool launched in July 2023 strongly indicates that tools and hardware in home and garden stands out as a category where companies were harmed more than most (and brands more than retailers, so far). This sector is badly dislocated around its ability to pass on costs from production to end consumers.
The increase in hybrid work with more time spent at home made consumers value their personal space and perceive a greater need to refresh it by using efficient and value-added methods. This has made the paint sector more attractive, making expansion opportunities particularly more attractive geographically, and across channels, with increases in spending on both branded and private label innovation evident.
2022 was a dynamic year for Asia Pacific retail. With post-pandemic retail recovery well underway, experiential retail is taking centre-stage in-stores. Retail E-Commerce growth has also remained resilient. Digital tools and technologies continue to play a key role for retailers to engage and meet increased consumers’ expectations. This article explores trends shaping the current Asia Pacific retail landscape, while also spotlighting the top 10 fastest-growing retailers in the region.
Consumers and industry players in Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa and Western Europe are being faced with high inflation rates – dramatically so in countries like Argentina and Turkey. However, nothing seems to be able to stop the premiumisation and pet humanisation trends in the pet care industry.
Pet care is a fast-growing industry. Its resilience to challenging environments lends to its appeal. It is thus becoming increasingly imperative for players to look beyond traditional avenues and explore new growth areas be it through emerging economies, product portfolio or retail strategy.
This article examines Euromonitor International's latest data, to give an understanding of the growth areas in the pet care market. Humanisation in pet care drives the demand for healthy, human-grade, premium pet foods and products. Post-pandemic, consumers are seeking convenience through a blend of e-commerce and offline channels, adopting new habits in their shopping behaviour. Sustainable ingredients and packaging become important features in pet care due to increasing concerns about climate change.