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.
Recent food safety failures have spiked consumer concerns and prompted an escalation of regulations worldwide.
Recent events have heightened optimism that political relations with Iran and Cuba could soon improve.
What do thousands of shoppers around the world reveal about their purchasing preferences, use of different shopping channels and expectations of retailers and how does this impact the retail business model? Explore PwC’s Total Retail Survey.
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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.
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.
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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.
Governments in emerging markets are increasingly applying sin taxes on junk food and soda as a way of raising revenue.
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.
This PwC paper focuses on telecommunications and data privacy issues and how those may affect global companies with online retailing operations in emerging markets.
Key findings from Total Retail survey of online shoppers
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This PwC report is a study of the key tax ratios of 55 of the largest companies in the global consumer products market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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This PwC newsletter discusses a new movement in the retail sector toward the marketing of foods that specifically address long-term preventative health is afoot, suggesting a convergence of the food and pharmaceutical industries.
This issue of PwC's r&c worlds express discusses the huge opportunity inherent in India's retail sector, as well as some of the risks and tax considerations.
Within our 10 myths of online shopping trends, we take on the conventional wisdom surrounding social media and brands, shopping with smart phones and tablets, and the way consumers in emerging markets shop.