The retailer’s power: a major buyer’s view on market developments

While larger sizes or club packs are growing across all segments due to e-commerce, the American market is also seeing a steady increase in private label products with premium branded quality across  channels. Below is an extra from Patrick Boateng’s interview for TWM’s “Focus Report:USA” supplement magazine. FR/1: What trends are you seeing in the...

Today’s retail realities – what does it take to compete?

Shoppers’ expectations today are sky high. With a revolution in retail well underway, the industry needs to inspire and uplift … to redefine the consumer experience. By Patrick Boateng, leader, global sourcing, The Kroger Co. At Tissue World Miami in March, The Kroger Co’s Patrick Boateng discussed the key drivers that have created a revolution in...

What’s in store: 2018 and beyond

“Attention is the scarce commodity. The way that we captured it was by doing something new and innovative that has real value for the customer.” Jeff Bezos, American technology entrepreneur and founder of online retail giant Amazon FMCG retail growth appears to be slowing over the long term. But even in a mature market, there is growth and that growth...

Is distribution the main challenge for tissue e-commerce?

The tissue online business is rather limited for the consumer segment and follows the on-line business of groceries. Relatively taken e-commerce is much more common for the AfH sector. Due to the important role of retailers and distributors, distribution in e-commerce is much less of a challenge for the tissue producers than one would think. How is the tissue...

Project Survey 2017 / 2018

2017 has seen an increase in tissue projects compared to the same time a year earlier. TWM’s annual survey charts all new capacity being added, ordered or in final planning stages during 2017-2018. The survey is interested in projects that will increase tissue capacity – the numerous smaller rebuilds around the world that won’t impact capacity...

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