Over 200 exhibitors, 1,687 total participants, 69 countries… Tissue World celebrated our 25th anniversary in Miami in style

The wonderfully modernised Miami Beach Convention Center was the fitting setting for Tissue World’s double celebration – our 25th Silver Jubilee anniversary as the global industry’s leading tradeshow, and the opening of North America’s largest tissue exhibition and conference … the 9th edition in the US. More than 200 exhibitors and a total of...

The squeeze on tissue margins is getting tighter

From rocketing raw material prices to cost conscious consumers with faltering brand or retailer loyalty – to discounting grocers and ‘shrinkflation’ – the market faces tough challenges. Report by Simon Creasey. High volume, low profit, promotionally driven – the household paper category is intensely competitive. There is very little...

What does China’s Belt & Road master plan mean for tissue?

China is a major financier to the world. Just one of many investment vehicles is its initiative to transform transport systems and smooth trade across Asia, Europe and Africa – estimated at $900bn of projects planned or underway to date. Four years on from launch, initial doubters are being won over, while obstacles remain both abroad and at home. A TWM...

Shrinkflation – reducing product size becomes an issue for tissue

Toxic combination of cost inflation, a stagnant economy, the fluctuating pound … and Brexit has forced the UK tissue sector, like many other producers, to look for savings elsewhere. Report by freelance journalist Simon Creasey. The UK tissue sector is enduring a turbulent period thanks to the combination of rising pulp prices and wild fluctuations in...

All is not well for North American tissue producers

As brand loyalty is slowly eroding in the US, Europe’s leading discounters are set for major expansions. Report for TWM by RBC Capital’s markets analyst Paul Quinn. Change is afoot. Branded tissue products will soon see a ramp up in competition from private label and even private label is expected to see some margin compression as European discounters...

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