SPAIN: SATURATION, PREMIUMISATION, PRIVATE LABEL, SUSTAINABILITY – STRATEGIES FOR FUTURE GROWTH

Marc Alonso Research analyst, Euromonitor International In 2018, retail tissue sales in Spain recorded less than 1% growth in volume to reach 485,000 tonnes. Projections for the next five years through 2023 do not deviate far from the current reality, remaining at year-on-year growth rates below 1%. There are numerous reasons behind slow volume...

SPAIN’S TISSUE BUSINESS WEATHERS ECONOMIC CHALLENGES BUT FACES HEADWINDS FROM DECLINING POPULATION

Bruce Janda Senior consultant, Fisher International Spain’s tissue business has been shaped by the economic challenges the country has faced since 2007. The great worldwide recession that started 12 years ago disproportionally affected Spain’s economy. By 2018, the country had recovered lost GDP but only partially returned to unemployment...

Initial volatility linked to post-Brexit trade relationships ‘unlikely’ to be reflected in UK Tissue fundamentals

Imports equate to approximately 38% of Britain’s tissue consumption. Most of its fibre is non-EU supplied, and parent rolls and advanced process finished products could look to Turkey and the US to replace France and Italy. The tissue business in the United Kingdom is part of machine-made paper manufacturing’s oldest history. The modern papermaking...

Surge in e-tailing as UK consumers embrace technology for tissue

With a high level of market penetration a challenge for organic growth, the industry looks for new revenue streams to reach unmet potential at 93,000 tonnes – US$500m of sales. Demand for consumer tissue in the UK is largely shaped by core fundamental factors, such as market saturation, general commodity status of the products, population trends, the...

Retail tissue in France: finding pockets of growth in a highly mature market

Retail tissue in France recorded sluggish volume sales growth in 2018 to reach 616,000 tonnes. Forecasts for the next five years are not much more optimistic. Indeed, retail tissue sales are projected to register a 0.6% volume CAGR over the next five years in the Hexagon.Saturated market with little room for significant future growthWith 9.5kg per capita in...