Our latest edition of Investment Insights explores how the US economy is still purring along, why we don’t think Italy’s recent troubles will spread to the rest of Europe, and what the future holds for big tech and big brands
Emma shared her insights into the moments that shaped her business over the last 32 years, passing it on to the next generation of family members as well as advice for entrepreneurs who are at the start of their journey.
Expectations from the dotcom boom 20 years ago have come to fruition in disrupted business models and a reshaped society.
Branded consumer goods companies have tended to be successful investments over the long term. They enjoy fairly stable and predictable returns, gently rising demand and little in terms of earnings volatility through the economic cycle — particularly in the area of consumer ‘staples’ such as soap or toothpaste that consumers need to buy no matter how poor they feel.
Faced with this radically evolving landscape, are the major branded consumer goods companies doomed to irrelevance and terminal decline? Are there strategies they can adopt to win over younger generations of consumers and stay relevant in the 21st century?
Big global brands will need to adapt to survive in a rapidly changing consumer landscape