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...

Resolute ramps up capacity to position itself as key player in tissue

President and chief executive Richard Garneau provides an update on Resolute Forest Products’ ongoing transformation strategy and entry into the growing tissue market. A TWM report. In June 2015, Resolute announced its entry into the tissue market through a major investment in the construction of a state-of-the-art tissue machine and converting facility...

Chinese tissue market in a good growth phase but oversupply continues

According to a recent talk by Zhang Yulan, of the China National Household Paper Association (CNHPIA), in 2016 the Chinese tissue business maintained growth, and the expansion of the tissue industry continued at a good pace – tissue continues to be the fastest growing category within the paper industry. Based on the 2016 figures shown in her...

How will the tissue connection between Europe and North America continue?

For several decades, North America and Europe shared some of the same tissue suppliers. However, during the last decade a lot has changed. Previously, North American companies were expanding into Europe, and now exactly the opposite is taking place. European tissue companies have shown increasing interest in participating in the North American tissue...

Eurozone’s ‘saturated’ market consumption has risen well above trend … thanks to oil. But could it yet go the other way?

Tissue usage increased 3.6% after a dramatic drop in energy prices in the winter of 2014-2015, plus an improvement in consumer confidence. TWM asked Numera Analytics to explain how it happened … and to look ahead. Eurozone tissue consumption accelerated sharply over the last year and lower oil prices have a lot to do with it. Our research indicates...

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