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Home and away … Anika compares West and East

By Anika Michielsen Here in Korea, I don’t recognise any of the tissue brands that I’m used to in Belgium, so that really affects what I buy. When I buy tissues here I mainly look at the price, I don’t care much about brands or where they’re from. I just pick the one that attracts me the most in terms of packaging and price. The main difference I’ve...

Pulp Invest targets No.1 position in Tatarstan as Russian tissue surges

Pulp Invest targets No.1 position in Tatarstan as Russian tissue surges

Nov 24, 2014

In the emerging Republic of Tatarstan, Pulp Invest is on the brink of a major start up. With the towering presence of the Kazan Kremlin never far from sight or mind, TWM finds population growth and disposable incomes the keys to the future. Driving through Kazan towards Pulp Invest’s mill, the city’s striking pale sandstone Kazan Kremlin is impossible to...

Dynamic economic growth – massive consumer markets – unique geographical position

Dynamic economic growth – massive consumer markets – unique geographical position

Nov 24, 2014

By Helen Morris With Russian tissue consumption expected to rise fivefold in three years, Hayat Kimya – the largest tissue manufacturer in Eastern Europe and the Middle East – sees higher quality soft, coloured and perfumed products as a key strategy in a rapidly changing market. Hayat Kimya’s persistent drive to break records, push boundaries and...

Rising incomes spur growth in Russian tissue

By Euromonitor International’s Ian Bell With a tissue market worth US$1 billion, Russia dominates the Eastern European retail tissue landscape, accounting for 31% of sales in the region – and it’s not just size, growth is also strong. In 2013, the Russian tissue market registered 15% current value growth, the second highest in the region. With this fast...

Russia – underdeveloped market with improving growth trend

By Fisher International’s Bill Burns Russia’s economy has been experiencing sustained expansion since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Fuelled by commodity exports (most notably natural gas and oil) economic growth was averaging around 7% per year until the global recession of 2008-2009 slowed it to its currently projected 2.5%. Prior to this, investments...

Social media – a powerful tool for all sectors of the tissue industry

Social media – a powerful tool for all sectors  of the tissue industry

Nov 20, 2014

By The Grocer’s Associate editor (features) Simon Creasey To tweet or not to tweet – that’s the question every company has to address at some point. Although many business leaders are reluctant to establish a presence on social media, the fact of the matter is that that’s where all of your customers are. So as Ashleigh Soppet, social media executive at...

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