US: Battle for value and volume growth hots up in mature market

By Jabel Parayil, Analyst – tissue & hygiene, Euromonitor International With per capita volume consumption of retail tissue standing at 14kg, the US has the highest usage rate of retail tissue in the world. While this should not come as too much of a surprise, there must by some level of healthy cynicism that occurs when one talks about growth in a mature...

Northeast United States – A mix of T&T machine vintages, sizes and technologies

By Bill Burns, Senior consultant, Fisher International The global Towel and Tissue (T&T) market can be divided into six regions where North America ranks third with 22%...

Battle for the biggest Away-from-Home sector in the world

Table napkins are on a surge as Americans eat out more, enjoy ‘fast casual’ dining, and turn to the pleasures of the homeland and the ‘staycation.’ TWM editor Helen Morris heads out towards the Adirondacks to SCA’s Hudson River mill. The slow and steady train journey to Glens Falls from the heart of Manhattan gives a taste of the stunning natural...

Opportunity on “our doorstep” – or as it’s otherwise known … New York

The great metropolis is also “a great waste paper basket,” says Soundview Paper Company chief executive Karl Meyers who has targeted recycled and virgin fibre T&T. The key issue is still “how do we get chosen first?” Helen Morris, TWM editor, reports from New York. Driving underneath the towering skyscrapers that make up Manhattan’s iconic skyline,...

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