PREMIUM PRODUCTS LEADING BALTIC STATES’ STEADY GROWTH AFTER THE SOVIET ERA

Relatively new to western style consumerism, increasing numbers of sophisticated consumers with more money to spend are leading tissue from functionality to luxury. Industry analyst Greg Grishchenko returns to report on progress. Greg Grishchenko Industry analyst My previous report on the Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – was...

Targeting top brand icons … by comparison and confusion

By Greg Grishchenko, Industry analyst Copy-cat labelling on private label products has created a lucrative revenue stream for discount stores, increasing confusion for consumers, and upped the champagne consumption of litigation lawyers. Industry analyst Greg Grishchenko reports. Over 40 years have passed since the Federal Trade Commission of the United States,...

Karina poised to build on four years of 11% sales growth

When the Kazakhstan company first offered kitchen towels many years ago store buyers asked why they needed such wide toilet paper. It’s come a long way since then. Greg Grishchenko reports. In 1991, Kazakhstan’s split from the collapsing Soviet Union held many opportunities for the country’s tissue industry. With growing consumerism in one of the most...

Waste not – want not… the issue of disposability facing tissue nations

By Industry analyst Greg Grishchenko Even among developed ‘non-Western’ nations to ‘flush or not to flush’ is still the question. Tissue – the brightest segment in the world paper business – is growing not only in volume but also in the minds of the global populace. Toilet paper is the dominant product and has for the last four decades been...

Recent trends in tissue consumption and manufacturing within the newly independent states of the former Yugoslavia

Recent trends in tissue consumption and manufacturing within the newly independent states of the former Yugoslavia  After the collapse of the Austria-Hungary Empire at the end of WW1, the victorious European majors shaped Yugoslavia, a new country composed of more than twenty neighbouring ethnic groups. The country that began as a kingdom in 1929 became a...