Industry Trend Analysis - Campbell's and Hershey's Acquisition Focus On Convenience Food - 08 JAN 2018
Corporate Financing week January 2018 / United States / Industry
Major food manufacturer's acquisition drives, that have seen companies shifting away from their traditional product offerings to a more diversified portfolio that includes brands which offer products more aligned with consumer preferences for convenience foods and healthy products, will continue in 2018. Campbell's and Hershey's have engaged in vertical M&A activity to acquire Snyder'...
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Company Trend Analysis - Alibaba Bets On India's Online Grocery Segment - 08 JAN 2018
Corporate Financing week January 2018 / India / Industry
India's online grocery segment will see strong growth to 2021 as food and non-alcoholic drinks spending increases and consumers further embrace e-Commerce in their shopping habits. Alibaba is the...
Company Trend Analysis - Alibaba Eyes New Offline Strategy With Grocery - 18 DEC 2017
Corporate Financing week December 2017 / China / Industry
Alibaba will no longer be just dominating the e-commerce sphere in China as it ramps up its offline strategy and diversifies its portfolio by increasing its stake in China's largest hypermarket...
Industry Trend Analysis - Brandless Taking Industry Cues From Successful FMCG Startups - 18 SEPT 2017
Corporate Financing week September 2017 / United States / Industry
New FMCG startup Brandless is targeting a number of trends in the industry that will offer it strong growth potential over the next five years. In particular, low costs, direct-to-consumer subscrip...
Industry Trend Analysis - Auchan Gambling In High Risk, High Reward Market - 24 JULY 2017
Corporate Financing week July 2017 / Ukraine / Industry
Ukraine offers a high risk, high rewards opportunity for grocery retailers. With chains such as Auchan increasing investment in the market, it views the potential rewards as outweighing the current...
Industry Trend Analysis - Amazon Goes 'All-In' On Groceries - 26 JUNE 2017
Corporate Financing week June 2017 / United States / Industry
Amazon has sent a clear sign to global grocery retailers with its game-changing acquisition of Whole Foods, creating synergies between its own online platform and the latter's offline brick and...
Industry Trend Analysis - SMU In Strong Financial Position Following IPO - 13 MAR 2017
Corporate Financing week March 2017 / Chile / Industry
SMU is in a strong position to continue to perform well in Chile's retail sector. The company's recent IPO has successfully managed to reduce its debt and improve its profitability margins. A...
Industry Trend Analysis - M&A Needed To Consolidate Struggling Confectionery Market - 01 AUG 2016
Corporate Financing week July 2016 / United States / Industry
The US confectionery market will witness an increase in M&A activity over our forecast period as producers seek to consolidate growth prospects within a crowded market. Sales of sugary...
Industry Trend Analysis - Hotel Chocolat Well-Positioned In Premium Segment - 23 MAY 2016
Corporate Financing week May 2016 / United Kingdom / Industry
Our bullish view on premium chocolate in developed markets is playing out with British company Hotel Chocolat among the most prominent beneficiaries. Its core strategies such as high cocoa content...
Corporate Financing Analysis - Chinese Investments In Dairy Sector To Accelerate - 28 JAN 2013
Corporate Financing week January 2013 / New Zealand / Finance
Yashili International Holdings' plan to invest into a milk processing plant in New Zealand is part of a wider trend among Chinese companies that are willing to source milk from abroad in a bid to...