April 21, 2017
Automation has the potential for disrupting labor markets worldwide causing significant change for retail and consumer goods companies.
April 10, 2017
Ian Bremmer talks about the dynamic growth story in Africa, where economic expansion is outpacing that in every other region of the world.
April 10, 2017
Ian Bremmer discusses potential instabilities - and opportunities - resulting from the changing role of the US in global security and the economic rise of emerging markets.
April 10, 2017
Ian Bremmer highlights what he calls "pivot states" - Singapore, Turkey, Indonesia and Kazakhstan - that have the ability to adapt.
April 10, 2017
Ian Bremmer discusses challenges to infrastructure and governance in these two Asian giants.
February 16, 2017
With the need to transform more acute than ever, the time is now for retailers to decide what their future looks like.
December 21, 2016
Consumer demands are prompting more attention to food trust
November 29, 2016
Retailing used to be so simple – open a store, source products, buy one, sell one… and repeat. However, things look rather different in the digital world, which has driven a revolution in the way we engage, interact and transact with customers. PwC and SAP jointly commissioned a research study, surveying over 300 retailers and 2,100 consumers across six European countries to explore consumer and retailer perspectives on the integrated shopping experience.
October 17, 2016
Brexit will give rise to both challenges and opportunities for retailers and consumer goods companies.
September 13, 2016
While the e-commerce revolution may mean fewer stores, real estate for distribution and fulfillment has never been in higher demand.
May 10, 2016
Retail and consumer goods companies will need to transform their very DNA in order to meet the challenges of the massive disruptions ahead.
March 22, 2016
China's leadership will pursue robust economic reform in the coming years. For retail and consumer goods firms, e-commerce is a bright spot.
January 07, 2016
In this study, we report on the findings from our analysis of key tax ratios of 49 large companies in the retail sector.
October 25, 2015
Challenges abound in the Eurozone, particularly economic, and solid domestic consumption is seen as a key to a broad economic recovery. This article details some of the retail policies being implemented at the EU level and the larger context for manufacturers of consumer goods.
August 24, 2015
Ian Bremmer details some retail and consumer-specific risks and opportunities across Africa.
July 15, 2015
Developing markets offer huge potential for e-commerce growth; however challenges such as poor connectivity, logistics and regulatory hurdles exist. Politics will impact how these hurdles are addressed, so keeping up to date on these issues will be key to retail and consumer goods companies’ success.
April 01, 2015
Recent food safety failures have spiked consumer concerns and prompted an escalation of regulations worldwide.
November 13, 2014
India offers a potentially lucrative opportunity, with its huge, young population that's increasingly urban and has a growing ability and desire to spend. The investment climate is improving, especially for consumer goods manufacturers, but the retail picture remains somewhat cloudy, with restrictive investment rules. Companies will want to consider India a long-term play and will need to keep a close eye on state-level politics, which govern the investment climate.
July 21, 2014
When it comes to online shopping, Chinese consumers’ enthusiasm seems to have no bounds, as they were once again the Internet’s most avid shoppers, based on results from Pwc’s 2013 Total Retail survey. Chinese shoppers shopped more often and on more devices than any other respondents. And their reasons for purchasing online? Serious bargain hunting led the way.
July 08, 2014
Retail and consumer goods companies are experiencing greater levels of economic crime. Nearly half of respondents say their company has experienced this type of event in the last two years. By far the most commonly reported type of economic crime for the sector is asset misappropriation, while other common types of fraud included bribery and corruption, accounting fraud and cybercrime.