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Feeding America’s growing demand for organic food

25 July, 2016

American consumers are clamouring for organic and non-genetically modified foods. So much so that companies – more specifically, the farmers who supply them – are barely able to keep up. The process of transitioning a conventional farm to one devoted to organic production, and keeping it that way, is difficult and costly. But as consumer demand intensifies, some major food companies are bringing investments to the table.

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CPG: The perils of being Goliath

22 July, 2016

The world’s largest and best-known consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, in the ranks of Nestlé, Mondelez, General Mills, Procter & Gamble and Unilever, are facing new competitive challenges. In advanced economies, smaller brands are winning more consumer loyalty. In emerging economies, multinationals are losing market share to local rivals. As consumer habits continue to change rapidly, a business strategy rethink could be in order.

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Is India’s telecoms sector due for disruption?

20 July, 2016

India’s telecoms sector has been on a rapid growth trajectory for over a decade. Within this dynamic space, Mumbai-based conglomerate Reliance Industries is readying for the commercial launch of its nationwide fourth-generation broadband platform, Reliance Jio. The company has invested more than $20 billion in what will be India’s biggest 4G network. It could reshape the country’s telecoms market, as Reliance has set out to do.

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As China transitions, its consumers diverge

18 July, 2016

Consumer preferences in China are changing rapidly, and a closer look reveals a growing schism. Companies that cater to the working class, particularly in consumer packaged goods, are feeling the ill effects of the industrial slowdown. At the same time, those catering to better-off Chinese are growing. Doing business in China’s consumer market now requires awareness of the duality of China, where the old persists alongside the new.

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Strong in smartphones, Samsung may shift gears

15 July, 2016

Korean technology giant Samsung had its best quarter in two years in the second quarter, with operating profits up 17% over last year. This is attributed to the success of its S7 smartphone and lower-end phones. However, anticipating a third-quarter slump in the global smartphone market, analysts say the company may need to shift its focus to lesser-known products, such as its memory components and screen technology.

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