Brazil beer goes premium

Brazil beer goes premium, by Euromonitor International As Brazil becomes the world’s third biggest beer consumer, premium manufacturers look set to conquer the market. Brazil has replaced Germany as the third largest beer consumer by volume, with sales augmenting rapidly to 93.3 million hectolitres. Premium varieties have driven this growth, with volume sales increasing by over 200% in the last five years. Premium beer’s volume share has risen to 7% and, according to Euromonitor International’s forecasts, will reach 15% by 2010. Manufacturers are alert to this trend, with five new…

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Global Pet Treat Sales Show No Signs Of Slowing

Euromonitor International’s latest research on the global pet care market , published earlier this month, indicates another solid year’s performance in store for 2012. This comes despite persistent economic uncertainty, mounting troubles in the EuroZone and continued political instability in several emerging markets. Overall retail growth should be stronger than in 2011, with total sales approaching US$95 billion worldwide in 2012. This represents a year-on-year constant value gain of 2.5%. Pet humanisation and premiumisation remain the main trends behind this good performance, with pet owners still wishing to give their…

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One in Twelve Canadian Parents State That Their Child Has Been Cyber-Bullied

One-quarter (26%) admitted that they were unsure if their child had been a victim A recent study by Ipsos Reid, conducted on behalf of Trend Micro, has found that 8 percent of Canadian parents of children aged 7-17 indicate that their child had been cyber-bullied. Known instances of cyber bullying increase with the age of the child. The prevalence of cyber bullying increases to 11 percent among those aged 16-17. One-quarter (26 percent) of parents stated that they could not be sure if their child had been a victim. This…

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