DEC 09 2016

Refurbished Smartphones – the Future of High-end Devices in Emerging Markets

Consumer Goods & Retail, Emerging Markets, Technology

An anticipated slowdown in the global smartphone sales forecast for 2016 due to lack of new first-time buyers in large markets such as the USA, China, and Europe, has been alarming for large players who have turned their focus to other emerging markets. To fit the expectations and financial capabilities of price-sensitive consumers in these…

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FEB 28 2013

It’s Good the Crisis Happened – How Private Labels Benefit from Global Economic Turmoil.

Consumer Goods & Retail

Stagnating or declining consumption, falling sales, lower financial stability – the economic crisis is in full swing in many geographies. But it is not a bad thing for everyone. Across markets, private labels have witnessed strong growth over the past five years, the upward trend coinciding with the onset of the economic turmoil in 2008….

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DEC 20 2012

So What’s the Deal with Groupon? 8 Things for Groupon to Work On in Order to Survive.

Consumer Goods & Retail

Over the past few years, Groupon has managed to build a recognizable brand, and currently claims to have attracted 250,000 merchants and over 200 million subscribers globally, with some 40 million active customers (as of November 2012). Undoubtedly, these are valuable assets and such considerable customer and merchant base offers great potential, yet the company’s…

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