Private label and brands – global market dynamics

By Pöyry Management Consulting’s Soile Kilpi and Sanna Kallioranta The key forces shaping private label versus branded tissue markets stem from consumer behaviour, structure of the retail channel and supplier strategies. Here, Poyry Management Consulting examines examples of each force at play in North American, European and Chinese retail tissue...

September / October 2015

September / October 2015 DEPARTMENT NEWS: Frontissues:  Tissue tough enough to withstand the Greek tragedy … so far Marketissues: APP welcomes competition from multinational and local players … it’s just that it means to win Exitissues: Southern America: Engaging in the world production chain   WORLD NEWS: Global News Europe News Americas...

2015 Sept/Oct Asia News

CHINA APP China brings six tissue machines on stream, building another unit at new Chinese mill; new capacity totalling 354,000tpy Out of the one million tonnes/yr of new tissue paper capacity coming online in China this year, APP China probably accounts for around 30%. Since late last year, the company has commissioned four large tissue machines (two each at...

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 answer, set against a shrinking industry base, is it is performing surprisingly well. 2014, well into the protracted austerity and before the most recent bail-outs, saw a positive sales...

2015 Sept/Oct Americas News

AMERICA Bretting Manufacturing celebrates 125 years and five generations Bretting Manufacturing has announced it is celebrating 125 years in business as the fifth generation of the Bretting family joins the ranks of managing the company headquartered in Ashland, WI. C. G. Bretting Manufacturing Co. was founded in 1890 when Christopher George Bretting purchased...

2015 Sept/Oct Global News

GLOBAL K-C sales for consumer tissue down 8% in 2Q Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has reported second quarter sales of $1.5bn for its consumer tissue segment, a decrease 8% year-on-year. The tissue giant explained the result on currency rates that were “unfavourable by 9% and net selling prices were down 2% while volumes were up 3%”. However, the division’s second...

2015 Sept/Oct Europe News

EUROPE K-C Europe boosts capacity with TouchMax embossers buy Kimberly-Clark Europe has finalised the purchase of four TouchMax embossers supplied by Gambini. The company has invested in three TouchMax Large versions and one standard version. It said the embossers “significantly modernise” its facilities because the technology “offers the maximum...

Greece – primarily local T&T market with signs of contraction

By Fisher International’s Bill Burns Among Western Europe’s Towel and Tissue (T&T) producing countries, Greece is a small player with a manufacturing T&T capacity base significantly lower than the more industrial and populous countries of Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United...

Reduced purchasing power shapes consumer tissue preferences in Greece

By Euromonitor International’s Svetlana Uduslivaia Greece boasts one of the highest tissue per capita consumption in Western Europe and many product categories are considered to be a household necessity. It is not surprising then that on the whole sales growth in retail consumer tissue maintained a positive trajectory in 2014, despite economic and...

How Maxi is surviving Greece’s economic tragedy

Bankruptcies and closures saw an end to production at five paper machines in recent years, but with Greece still seeing the tissue market grow by 2.5%, just one new installation took place – at Maxi. TWM spoke to mill manager Michael Vantsis Located in Katerini, a town in Central Macedonia, Greece, Maxi entered the Greek and the European tissue market in 1988....