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Chinese consumers spending on FMCG

China’s GDP growth rate has fallen to 6.0%, its lowest level in 27 years, yet that has not deterred Chinese consumers from buying fast-moving consumer goods, least of all imports, which now represent 18% of China’s total FMCG consumption.

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Imported products dominate growth in FMCG sales

China’s overall spending on fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) in the first three quarters added 4.9 percent from a year earlier, with noticeable pick-up in imported merchandise, according to a joint report by Bain & Company and Kantar Worldpanel...

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It’s A Time of Reckoning For The Retail Industry, And The Solution Is In The Data

The great retail shift from brick-and-mortar to online shopping has brought with it an overwhelming amount of new concepts, strategies, competitors and angst. But as brands have attempted to adapt to this new reality, many have lost their way, still tryin...

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Sustainability and the need to grab consumer attention puts FMCG packaging centre stage

The world of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) packaging is changing rapidly, with new demands around e-commerce-ready options, a greater focus on sustainability and an increased need for product segmentation and customisation, says Barry Sheehan, directo...

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How to Prevent and Handle Shoplifting in Your Retail Store

It goes without saying that shoplifting is a major problem in retail. A 2017 study by the National Retail Federation found that shoplifting accounts for 36.5% of shrinkage, and the average cost per shoplifting incident was $798.48. That’s a huge chunk o...

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Belfast city centre ‘can become hotspot for FMCG market’

BELFAST city centre is primed for further growth and investment in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market, according to a Centra franchise owner.

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Coca-Cola launches biggest ever Christmas campaign as it prepares for global ad launch

Coca-Cola is launching its biggest Christmas campaign with its largest media spend to date as it pushes both its traditional focus on the Christmas truck but also a new global ad.

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Supermarkets with no tills: will they be the death knell for 200,000 cashier jobs?

At a small, central London branch of Sainsbury’s, one mainstay of the traditional supermarkets is notable by its absence: checkouts. Starting this week, shoppers in the High Holborn branch will simply scan their own items using an app and then walk out.

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Poundland is No Longer A Pound Shop as It Ditches £1 Price Promise

Poundland dropped their familiar slogan of “Everything’s £1” after changes to their pricing structure means everything is no longer £1. Instead, Poundland stores across the UK will see items priced between 50p and £5 from Thursday, although selec...

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Despite being worried about debt, consumers will still spend about $1,700 on gifts this year

’Tis the season to be jolly. Yet, stress is the prevailing emotion. The vast majority, or roughly 70% of consumers, are stressed about the upcoming holiday season, mostly thanks to money woes, according to a survey from Country Financial.

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