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Consumer & Retail Incubator & Accelerator

I am a big fan of consumer products and retail concepts and this is what I do for living. I was trying lately to find any incubator and/or accelerator related to those industries in this part of the world (Levant

Posted in Accelerator, Consumer, Incubator, Private Label, Retail, Retail Distribution, Startups

Global Consumer Confidence

Global consumer confidence increased one index point in the third quarter of 2012 to a score of 92 as consumers are caught between very slow improvement in some regions, and the threat of further crises posed by economic volatility, according

Posted in Consumer, Survey

Do Concentrated Detergents Work?

Europeans like to use liquid laundry detergent and since many years, almost all producers are in the direction of concentrating their products, while in the Middle East and Gulf region, consumers are mostly using powder detergent. Benefits of concentrated laundry

Posted in Brands, Consumer

Economy vs Jumbo

US shoppers buy value-added (jumbo) packs and are used to the concept of buying in big quantities (maybe not all of them), without taking into consideration their daily consumption habits even in small families, but they understand the value of

Posted in Brands, Consumer, Price Club, Promotions

New Tropicana Premium Juices

Posted in Brands, Consumer, Lebanon, Retail

Value Packs vs Low-Unit Packs

Products which have a quick turnover, and relatively low cost are known as Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG). Examples of FMCG generally include a wide range of frequently purchased consumer products such as toiletries, soap, cosmetics, tooth cleaning products, shaving

Posted in Consumer, Retail

Tesco: Homeplus Subway Virtual Store

Tesco/Home Plus is a supermarket chain in South Korea, where over 80% of mobile phones here are smartphones, so they decided to make your subway waiting time more productive, you can shop and by the time you are home, the

Posted in Consumer, Productivity, Retail, South Korea

The F-Factor

May 2011 | THE F-FACTOR, which is all about how friends, fans & followers greatly influence consumers’ purchasing decisions in ever-more sophisticated ways. So much has been said about social media and the rise of social commerce as the new

Posted in Consumer, E-commerce, E-tailing, Social, Social Media, Social Networking

Deal Of The Day

They are everywhere on the internet and trending worldwide. Everybody wants to be in this business called “Deal Of The Day” and clones are popping up in every county but still the biggest player is Groupon. The idea for Groupon

Posted in Companies, Consumer, E-tailing

Retailers Against Suppliers

The war is going on between the retailers (supermarkets and hypermarkets) and the suppliers (brand principles) and if you are wondering why, it is because of the non-stop products price increase. And no matter who will win at the end

Posted in Consumer, Hypermarkets, Retail, Retail Distribution, Supermarkets