Retail & Consumer Packaged Goods publications

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r&c worlds Express - Transformation in the retail and consumer sectors: Six scenarios

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

R&C Trendwatch - E-commerce a bright spot for retail and consumer goods companies in China

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.

Tax rate benchmarking - retail sector

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.

R&C Trendwatch - Fighting for Growth in a Sluggish Eurozone

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.

R&C Trendwatch –Politics and e-commerce in emerging markets: Three things to watch

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.

r&c worlds Express - Food trust: From compliance to competitive advantage

April 01, 2015

Recent food safety failures have spiked consumer concerns and prompted an escalation of regulations worldwide.

R&C Trendwatch – India: Positive signs for consumer goods, status quo for retail

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.

r&c worlds Express - China's surprising shoppers

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.

R&C Trendwatch – Anticipating the rise of junk food and soda taxes in emerging markets

July 08, 2014

Governments in emerging markets are increasingly applying sin taxes on junk food and soda as a way of raising revenue.

Fighting a growing threat: Retail and consumer goods sector analysis of PwC’s 2014 Global Economic Crime Survey

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.

R&C Conversations

May 14, 2014

This PwC page houses a video series designed to explore how leading thought leaders and PwC clients are approaching the big issues in the retail and consumer sector.

R & C Trendwatch Telecommunications and data privacy policies will drive opportunities in online retailing

April 17, 2014

This PwC paper focuses on telecommunications and data privacy issues and how those may affect global companies with online retailing operations in emerging markets.

Consumer products sector: Global tax rate benchmarking report

February 17, 2014

This PwC report is a study of the key tax ratios of 55 of the largest companies in the global consumer products market.

R&C Trendwatch – Elections in key emerging markets heighten 2014 risks

December 13, 2013

This R&C Trendwatch publication from PwC examines the ramifications of upcoming elections in such emerging market countries, including Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey, how the expected outcomes may result in protectionist policies.

r&c worlds Express - Taxing Internet commerce: What global retailers need to know

October 01, 2013

This article outlines the issues and current status of these efforts, including the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 and its potential ramifications.

R&C Trendwatch - The shifting sands of going global

September 18, 2013

This PwC paper discusses the rising political temperatures in many emerging markets which, in some cases, are causing governments to restrict the activities of retail and consumer goods companies. The news is not all bad, however, since a few markets, are actually opening up commerce.

r&c worlds Express - Opening the door to Africa

June 26, 2013

This PwC retail and consumer newsletter discusses the implications of Africa’s growing wealth and the fact that the rapid growth of an expanding middle class, urbanization and youthful demographics mean opportunity for retailers and consumer goods companies.

r&c worlds Express - The Great Leap Online

February 07, 2013

This issue of PwC's R&C Worlds Express sheds light on Chinese consumers' online shopping habits, based on the responses of 900 Chinese shoppers to a recent PwC survey.

Cities of Opportunity: Through a retail and consumer lens

December 13, 2012

This retail and consumer-focused version of PwC's Cities of Opportunity quantifies the ongoing importance of the retail and consumer sector to successful economic development and highlights the impact of the sector on 27 key urban centres.

Driving CO2 out of the supply chain and off retailers’ shelves

June 23, 2012

This publication examines what large, global retailers are doing to reduce carbon emissions from their supply chains. Energy is a major indirect cost for retailers ― which gives them a stake in how their suppliers design and develop products.