Consumer and Retail

Format: 2016-07-23
Format: 2016-07-23
July 20, 2016 | 65 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9405

Overview of the geysers market

Extensive research carried out by the analysts at Technavio has shown that the global geysers market to grow impressively at a CAGR of more than 8% over the forecast period. With the increasing demand for tankless geysers, the geysers market is anticipated to have a positive outlook in the coming years. Based on energy consumption, tankless geysers are categorized into electric tankless geysers and gas tankless geysers. Tankless geysers are heavy burners and quickly heats water flowing through a heat exchanger. As a result, these devices were found to be 22% more energy efficient in laboratory tests than gas-powered storage-tank models. A typical electric-resistance tankless geyser with an energy factor of 0.99 consumes approximately 4,435 kilowatt-hours per year which translates into nearly 9% energy savings in comparison to a 50-gallon electric-resistance storage geyser with an energy factor of 0.90. Moreover, the tankless geyser market is gaining traction in North America as technical advancements over the last few years have boosted the capacity of such geysers up to 3.5 gallons per minute.

One of the emerging trends spurring the growth prospects of this market is the augmented demand for hybrid geysers. Hybrid geysers combine the technology of tank and conventional tankless geysers resulting in less overall energy consumption. For example, A. O. Smith introduced its hybrid model, Vertex Power-Vent Gas Water Heater, which is a hybrid geyser that operates at a 90% efficiency. Therefore, the energy saving properties of hybrid geyser will lead to its increased adoption over the next four years.

Segmentation by end user and analysis of the geysers market

  • Commercial
  • Residential

The residential segment dominated the market and accounted for close to 67% of the market share


July 19, 2016 | 58 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR8838

Outlook of the blinds and shades market in the US

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts that the blinds and shades market in the US will grow at a steady CAGR of more than 3% during the forecast period. With an increase in the number of residential and commercial constructions, the market for blinds and shades will have a positive outlook until the end of 2020. The recovery of the country’s economy post the economic meltdown in 2008-2009 has led to a revival of the housing industry. The increasing number of immigrants in the US is a big reason for the growth of the residential construction sector. For instance, almost one million green cards were issued in the country in 2013, which had a direct impact on the demand for residential buildings. Also, construction of commercial buildings is also anticipated to increase during the forecast period. As blinds and shades are used as an essential item in both commercial and residential establishments, the growing construction activities will, in turn, drive the market’s growth over the next five years.

In this industry research report, analysts have estimated factors like the increasing popularity of omni-channels and online retail to impel the prospects for market growth until the end of the forecast period. Omni-channels provide customers with the option of multiple channels for shopping. These channels offer consumers with an option to order products online and get it delivered through brick-and-mortar stores on the same day at their convenience. This integration of physical and digital retailing, changing shopping patterns, and operational cost of physical stores are some of the key reasons for the rising demand for omnichannel marketing. Moreover, the online retail sector is gaining popularity due to attractive discounts offered by the sites. It not only allows vendors to increase their customer base but also lets the consumers


July 13, 2016 | 116 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR10070

Global outlook of the sports footwear market

With the growing demand for better and more sustainable options for sports footwear, vendors are venturing into different and varied designing and production techniques for sports shoes. They are focusing more towards consumer requirements, like comfort, style, and enhancement of performance while developing footwear. Besides the incorporation of cushioning technology and sustainability feature in sports footwear, the latest development in shoe manufacturing is shoe knitting techniques. This technology aims at creating a snug fit like a sock, with enhanced structure and durability. Also, the sports footwear manufactured using the shoe-knitting technology are much lighter in weight. With the huge paradigm shift in footwear manufacturing techniques, the market will witness significant growth during the predicted period. Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global sports footwear market to grow steadily at a CAGR of more than 2% by 2020.

APAC is the largest revenue-contributing region in the sports footwear market and is likely to occupy around 43% of the overall market revenue during the forecast period. Much of the region’s growth is due to the presence of a large consumer base and their growing affinity toward sports activities. The increased health concerns and desire to live a healthy and active lifestyle among the people in this region have increased their training and fitness activities, which will significantly contribute to the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The key international players, such as Adidas, ASICS, New Balance, Nike, and Skechers dominate the sports footwear market. These players have led to increased consolidation of the


July 13, 2016 | 57 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9788

Global outlook of the deodorant market

The global deodorant market is projected to witness steady growth and will post a moderate CAGR of more than 5% over the forecast period. Due to an augmented demand for antiperspirants, the global deodorants market is expected to have a positive outlook in the coming years. Over time antiperspirants have become integral to daily grooming activities. Growing health consciousness and the desire to look and stay fit have led more people to take up sports and outdoor activities, which causes excessive sweating. Also, there has been a significant increase in the number of people working out in gyms. This has had a positive impact on the demand for antiperspirants and deodorants as antiperspirants prevent sweating and the resultant body odor. They also help control body odor by reducing moisture, killing bacteria, and masking the odor with a fragrance. Most of the antiperspirants comprise aluminum salts that react with electrolytes in the sweat to form a gel plug in the sweat duct glands, thus preventing them from releasing moisture.

The increasing preference for organic and natural deodorants over artificial products is one of the upcoming trends spurring the growth prospects for this market. Some of the natural ingredients used in deodorants and antiperspirants are hops and sodium bicarbonate. These products are specially designed for sensitive skin, and they prevent body odor without causing any harm to the skin. Moreover, the manufacturers are also opting for environmental-friendly packaging. Unilever has introduced measures to recycle and minimize waste in all of its manufacturing and non-manufacturing facilities.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global deodorant


July 11, 2016 | 59 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9929

Outlook of the global agribusiness market

Globally, the demand for food products is increasing as a result of the growing population, change in consumer taste patterns, and rising incomes. As a result, the global market for agribusiness will grow moderately over the next few years and will be positively influenced by the rising significance of bio crops. Growing concerns about the environment will drive the demand for biofuels over the next few years. Biofuels are made from energy crops like wheat, soybean, sugarcane, and corn and provide sustainability of the environment. As a result, governments from different regions of the world, especially APAC and African regions, are trying to reduce the use of conventional fuels. Additionally, farmers are also increasing the usage of biofuel crops and nutrients for maximum yields. This increase in the production of bio-crop fuel due to the rising global demand for biofuels will bolster the global agribusiness market’s growth prospects for the estimated period. According to this market research report, the global agribusiness market will grow moderately at a CAGR of almost 3% by 2020.

The introduction of favorable trade policies will help in the growth of the agribusiness market during the forecast period. Recently, it has been observed that the governments of different countries, especially the American and APAC countries, are taking up initiatives to improve trade policies by introducing favorable FTAs across geographical boundaries. FTA reduces barriers on exports and improves trade opportunities for the countries. As a result, it can be estimated that the implementation of favorable FTAs will help in expanding agribusiness across various nations.

 Competitive landscape and key vendors

This market is highly segmented and consists of a vast number of big and mid-sized competitors. The production chains of the market are


June 30, 2016 | 70 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9798

Overview of the Thailand retail market

Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the Thailand retail market will grow steadily at a CAGR of more than 6% by 2020. Though traditional retail outlets continue to dominate the retail market in Thailand, the market is witnessing slow transitions where the traditional stores are being replaced by modern retail stores and shopping malls. The recent years witnessed the strong growth and outlet expansions of modern retail stores such as convenience stores, supermarkets, and hypermarkets in the market and this trend is set to continue for the next few years in the non-urban areas and the newly built grocery stores in the main cities. The preference of consumers has started shifting from local grocery stores and wet markets to modern supermarkets and hypermarkets. This is mainly attributed to the convenience factor offered by modern retail stores and the availability of a wide range of products. As a result, the modern retail sector is growing at a fast rate, and this will positively impact the growth of the retail sector in Thailand.

Though the e-commerce market in Thailand accounts for a very lesser share of the retail industry in Thailand, the increasing trust on online payment options, faster delivery systems, and efficient return options will exponentially increase the number of customers for the online retail industry in the coming years. The launch of 4G internet and the impact of social media will also contribute to the growth of the e-commerce market, which will be one of the major trends that will gain traction in the retail industry market during the predicted period.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Due to the presence of both international and local players operating


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