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Egypt and Jordan: progress against the odds

By Helen Morris, Editor, Tissue World Magazine Tissue makers well know the difference between potential growth and realisable growth. Growth which has every chance of being turned into revenue when consumers enjoy more...
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The Socialist Republic of Vietnam joins the world market – official

There have been calls recently for the inclusion of Vietnam among the MINT economies … the next major set of emerging nations comprised of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey. V, unfortunately,...
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Huge potential yes, but plan for the long term in sub-Saharan Africa

The extraordinary history and traditions of the peoples of the continent of Africa have produced many proverbs … I especially like this one: Beware time, because it has the answers. What struck...
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Tissue tough enough to withstand the Greek tragedy … so far

It is the least wanted of distinctions, but Greece’s woes do give the industry the chance to study how tissue is able to perform in a country enduring economic collapse. The...
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Tissue sans frontiers

By Helen Morris The boundaries of the tissue industry’s reach across the globe are forever being pushed forward. This edition of TWM has especially emphasised the pioneering spirit that propels the search...
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An intriguing contrast – an economy on solid ground in a country prone to...

I don’t know if Guillermo Swett, chief executive of Chilean producer FPC Tissue, has any Italian ancestry, but he reminds me of some good Italian friends of mine - the ones...
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French market shows evolving tissue trends are helping to buck a gloomy European marketplace

By Tissue World magazine editor Helen Morris As a Francophile it doesn’t surprise me in the least that French shoppers are bucking the trend, in more ways than one. The standard model economic...
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The great balancing act

By Tissue World magazine editor Helen Morris There is a real sense across the industry of a waiting game being patiently played out. That there is massive potential for growth across so many...
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The sweet smell of success for tissue in Russia

It was the glaringly obvious thing for us to do to follow our inaugural TW Istanbul conference with a country report on Russia. The two countries have strong geo-commercial links and are...
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Balancing sustainable growth with demand: east China’s tissue industry responds

Sun Paper’s general manager Kevin Liu’s English is near-perfect, so when he says “the tissue industry in China is just starting,” the full impact of his words sinks in immediately. Had...
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Italy: tailoring resources to adapt to tough market conditions

Fit for the future” is the phrase WEPA Lucca’s managing director Bernhard Gross uses when TWM meets him at the company’s Lucca-based site. The company’s restructuring process meant it has now...
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Tissue adapts to Japan’s radically changing demographic

To visit Japan, as I have just done for this issue’s Country Report, is both a sobering and inspiring experience. Sobering - in that Japan’s position in the world today is...
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Bold investment in luxury products pays off as staying at home is the new...

Staying in, our EuroMonitor report on the Benelux countries tells us, is the new going out. What’s happening in the At-Home category offers up rich promise for tissue producers, at least...
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Mexico: “The opportunity to grow is huge”

When TW visited Mexico for this issue’s Country Report it was easy to see why it has made it into the MINTs (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey) list of countries to...
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Don’t cry for us in Argentina: ‘Tissue Culture’ primed and ready for an economic...

By Helen Morris, Tissue World editor Mill manager Eric Taylor has a seemingly simple but extraordinarily demanding ethic known to anyone working successfully in industry: ‘Each day we assess the problems ......
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GLOBAL MARKET MUST TAKE CARE TO CREATE BALANCED EXPANSION

By Helen Morris, Tissue World editor As 2013 draws to a close, this issue of TW reflects on the key trends and project start-ups of the past year and looks in detail...

The fast pace of changing market strategies is shaping short and long term planning...

By Helen Morris, Tissue World Editor Welcome to Tissue World magazines’ retail special edition! In anticipation of our brand-new retail and distribution segment at Tissue World Miami in 2014, TW magazine is bringing you the...

Poland gets in shape to take full advantage of the European recovery

By Helen Morris, Tissue World Editor Poland’s 40 million population, or at least the ones who get round to doing the cooking and the cleaning, love their kitchen towels...the star performers in a relatively...
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A unique market aiming to create a new category of ICI nations – India,...

Indonesia is a fascinating market offering huge potential for the tissue industry. Almost 251 million people and counting, geographically located as the gateway between Asia and Australasia and consisting of the...
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With tough times at home Portugal gets innovative abroad

As the industry focuses on the major event in the trade show calendar at Tissue World Barcelona 2013 in March, at long last there are signs of strongly rooted green shoots...
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A more bullish west US aspires to quality and economy in production and sales

After reading our Euromonitor International report Western USA: From recession to recovery about ‘bellwether activities’ such as eating out contributing toward an upturn in the US economy, I must say I...