Top 6 european markets for hair styling

The hair styling market will remain the problem child of the haircare category through to 2016 at least, according to expert forecasts.  In 2016, the top 6 ranking of European markets is forecast to be : Ranked index of 2016 market value Germany (index – 100) United Kingdom (index – 50) France (index – 50) […]

Brand owners and problems of product diversion

Product diversion or the ‘grey market’ is an on-going risk for multi-territory exporters – particularly in a recessionary environment when volumes are under pressure and risks of surplus stock are higher. Created by price disparities between the various channel resellers/distributors, diversion represents an unauthorised movement of a genuine product to a region originally intended for […]

Skills shortage for UK exporters

Profound difficulties lie ahead for exporters if the UK doesn’t address the decline in the take-up of languages in schools and universities. A CBI/Pearson Education & Skills survey carried out in early 2012 showed : Nearly three quarters of businesses say they value foreign language skills among employers to build customer, client and supplier relations. […]