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The Future of Technology - Six remarkable advances in technology will change the world forever

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  • June 2017
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There are many technologies and ideas throughout the world which are exciting in their potential but whose effects are mainly pipedreams that we never get to see in the flesh. However, in the world of tech there is currently a wave of industrie...

Aging Populations - Overcoming the Challenges of a World with a Depleted Workforce and Elderly Populace

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  • May 2017
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The world’s population is growing old and some of the world’s most powerful economies are due to experience catastrophic social change as a result. The need of older people is going to be one of the hot topics of the next few decades as many co...

Clothing Retailers' Ethical Problems: Consumer-Retailer Relationship Allows Issues to Persist

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  • May 2017
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Subject to numerous scandals regarding ethical behavior for longer than many people care to remember, clothing retailers face a challenging future. In the age of ‘fast fashion’ some problems - such as the use of fur - many thought had gone have...

Chinese Car Manufacturing - Indigenous Brands Struggle to Export

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  • March 2017
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Indigenous Chinese car manufacturing has undergone rapid development in recent years. Some leading companies are now seeking to export cars, marking a major change in ambition. Manufacturers are helped by the scale of the domestic market, risin...

Korean chaebols - Outdated model requires reform

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  • February 2017
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The Korean chaebol - giant conglomerates still run by founding families - has transformed the Korean economy but they are now the source of problems which need to be corrected. Chaebols need to be updated for the modern world, not only for thei...

Islamic finance - High growth potential but serious challenges persist

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  • February 2017
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The Islamic finance industry has witnessed strong double digit growth in recent years, and yet serious problems persist that are likely to stop it from growing beyond a certain point. These include a lack of access to financial institutions in ...

President Buhari - An uncertain economic record

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  • February 2017
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President Buhari assumed power in Nigeria promising to achieve much in the way of reforming the oil extraction industry, radically increase power generation, solve currency problems and improve prospects as a whole. Now in power for nearly 20 m...

Euro area exit should be the new normal - An economic area with abysmal performance

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  • December 2016
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The level of unemployment in the euro area reached 16 million people in 2016 or 10.1% of the population aged between 18 and 74 years. This is equivalent to the entire population of the Netherlands or 8 times the population of Paris. It would ha...

Hanjin Shipping: Shipping industry in chaos as Hanjin implodes and others may follow

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  • December 2016
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In April 2016, Hanjin applied to its creditors for debt restructuring, in an attempt to avoid formal bankruptcy proceedings. However on August 31, 2016, Hanjin was forced to file for bankruptcy protection at the Seoul Central District Court and...

Gulf of Mexico: Ultra-Deepwater. Amid low oil prices, does ultra-deepwater oil have a future?

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  • November 2016
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Global oil price forecasts predict a slow crawl up to $75 per barrel, half of peak price. In response, major oil companies drilling in ultra-deepwater in the Gulf of Mexico have been forced to lower costs, improve efficiency and find more addit...

Green Car Incentives: Industry success in four national EV markets led by incentive schemes

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  • November 2016
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While there are undoubtedly a number of factors impacting the varying rate of uptake of electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs) across the globe, government funded incentive schemes appear to play a key role. This case study investigates the success...

Eastern Europe and Russian Natural Gas: The movement away from Gazprom

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  • October 2016
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The supply of natural gas to Eastern Europe has long been the preserve of Russian state-backed giant Gazprom, but their decade’s long domination of energy supply and heavy influence in the internal machinations of former Soviet countries is now...

Amazon Fresh: UK Online Food & Grocery industry to be disrupted following Amazon entry

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  • October 2016
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Towards the end of 2007, Jeff Bezos of Amazon began experimenting with the idea of online fresh food delivery to customers in set regions of the United States. Nine years on and the online retailing giant has now launched the service in 128 pos...

German Car Manufacturing in 2016-17: Developing circumstances require dynamic response

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  • August 2016
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The German car manufacturing industry has been hit by several major incidents in 2015/16, including an emissions scandal involving Volkswagen, slowing growth in the Chinese market, Britain which is Germany's largest car export market voting...

Marriott & Starwood: Creating the world’s largest hotel chain

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  • July 2016
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At the beginning of May 2016 the final chapter of one of the most anticipated deals in the hospitality industry was completed. Around a year previously it became clear that Starwood was considering offers on its business and its rivals began to...

MVNOs in the Middle East: Expectations of rapid expansion despite high entry barriers

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  • June 2016
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This report provides an overview of the MVNO market in the Middle East and covers a variety of business models adopted by MVNOs to target their local markets.

Collective action: A greater impact by working together

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  • June 2016
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Alone, individuals and even companies wield little power to make any significant change. However, when these individuals or companies come together to campaign for a common goal, they are taking part in collective action. Collective action has ...

HMV: Revival of the top dog

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  • June 2016
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HMV, established in 1921, has long been the leading UK high street retailer in the music and video market. The company, with the slogan “top dog for music”, had an edge over other entertainment retailers with exciting in-store events, huge back...

Retail Bank Savings in the UK: Forecasts and Future Opportunities

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  • June 2016
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This report offers a forecast of the personal savings market in the UK, analyzes the factors that will determine this outlook, and examines savers’ intentions and behavior. It offers a forecast of personal savings deposits up to 2019, analyzes ...

Big data and analytics: Telco strategies, investments and use cases

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  • June 2016
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Big Data' has become a buzz phrase for companies in all sectors in recent years, and telcos are at the forefront of trying to utilize data in a bid to achieve their stated business objectives. This report examines the current situation wit...

Preparing for PSD2 & Open Banking: Forthcoming regulation and technology pose serious challenges for banks

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  • June 2016
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The EU’s Directive on Payment Services 2 (PSD2) will accelerate the fragmentation of Europe’s retail banking industry following the global financial crisis. The opportunities brought about by PSD2 will energize those banks with strong brand awa...

Peak Stuff: Companies embracing a more socially aware generation

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  • June 2016
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In January 2016, Steve Howard, the head of sustainability at Ikea, declared that the West had "probably hit peak stuff". This case study explores the validity of the statement, why businesses should engage in sustainability drives, an...

4G Mobile Broadband: Commercial strategies for faster Return on Investment in Asia-Pacific

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  • June 2016
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4G services are exhibiting strong growth in Asia-Pacific, although there are marked differences between the region's developed and developing markets. Operators are eager to exploit the plentiful growth opportunities on offer and this case ...

Cloud Services in Europe: Trends in Ecosystem Development and Services Integration

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  • May 2016
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Cloud services integration: a new role for service providers to With traditional IT applications and services reinvented for the cloud, new solutions are being discovered that help to eliminate barriers with secure and optimized access to publi...

Toys R Us: Struggles in its domestic market

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  • May 2016
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Toys 'R' Us (TRU) has long been seen as the go-to for parents, toddlers and infants for toys and games. However, in recent years the company has struggled in an increasingly competitive marketplace and this has been evident by fluctuati...

The Global Military Fixed-Wing Aircraft Market 2016–2026 Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • May 2016
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This report offers detailed analysis of the global military aircraft market over the next ten years, and provides market size forecasts. Furthermore, it covers key technological and market trends in the industry, and analyzes factors influencin...

Consumer Payments: Trends and opportunities for payment providers

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  • May 2016
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An overview of the current market dynamics of each of the key trends, and how they will likely develop in the near future. This will highlight key strategies and tactics that players in the payments ecosystem can look to employ to stay ahead of...

G4S: Fighting to secure its own world

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  • May 2016
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While G4S has long been associated with high-profile and embarrassing headlines, the Olympics aside, these have not often negatively impacted on either the company’s financial performance, or its ability to secure new contracts. Following the s...

Self-Directed Investors: Understanding how self-directed investment affects the wealth management industry

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  • April 2016
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Although advisory and discretionary asset management services are more profitable for wealth managers, they cannot afford to ignore the needs of clients who self-direct. Globally over a quarter of high net worth (HNW) wealth is invested indepen...

Formula One: The road to ruin or [even more] riches?

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  • April 2016
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This report focuses on the Formula One business in order to understand its underlying structure and operating format with a view to demonstrating the complexities involved in running a large-scale and highly scrutinized organization.

Wealth in China: Sizing the wealth market in China and its growth potential

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  • April 2016
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At the end of 2015, of the approximately 1.05 billion adults living in China 3.5% could be considered affluent.

Asset growth is expected to be strongest in the $10m+ asset band, which will record a CAGR of 14.1% between 2015 and 2019, co...

Gyms & Health Clubs: Budget gyms rising from below, specialist gyms expanding from the top

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  • April 2016
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Technologies have breathed new life in to the gym business redefining it in the process. What was a simple business model that had stayed the same since the mainstream gym became popular in the 1990s is changing dramatically. Now the business e...

Carrier digital communications: Agility and innovation will maximize service provider opportunities.

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  • April 2016
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Digital communication technologies have exploded across the world transforming nearly every aspect of the information and media landscape. Organizations are shifting to address implications, manage consequences, and capitalize on opportunities ...

J Sainsbury plc

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  • March 2016
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Following a prolonged attempt, one of the UK's largest supermarket chains J Sainsbury has provisionally had a GBP1.3bn takeover of Home Retail Group accepted. This case study explores Sainsbury's motivations in the acquisition, and what...

Yoox Net-a-Porter Group: Merger creates online luxury retail super brand

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  • February 2016
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In March 2015, Milan-based online luxury fashion retailer YOOX Group (YOOX) and its London-based counterpart Net-a Porter Group (NAP) announced that they had agreed an all share merger of relative equals. This became effective in October of the...

Gas and Electricity in Great Britain

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  • December 2015
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UK gas and electricity markets were liberalized, in order to introduce competition into generation and retail supply. However, the six largest private-sector energy companies dominate both with large market shares. Also, regulator Ofgem has rep...

The Global Armored Vehicles Market: Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • December 2015
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The market is expected to be dominated by countries in the Asia-Pacific region, followed by North America and Europe. Market saturation in the US and higher CAGR growth of the Asian countries during the forecast period are anticipated to be the...

The Global UAV Market: Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • December 2015
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The global UAV market is forecast to grow through to 2025. The rate of growth will differ from region to region but Europe will see the strongest growth. North America will remain the largest regional market as the US's involvement in glob...

The Global Military Aviation MRO Market 2015-2025:Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • December 2015
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The global military aviation MRO market is expected to increase at a CAGR of 3.41% over the forecast period. The Multi-role aircraft MRO segment will see the highest spending. Global military aviation MRO providers to venture into joint researc...

Universities: Higher education has become driven by capital, making universities education businesses

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  • December 2015
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In order to fund the insatiable desire for research money, universities have had to effectively become businesses, nowhere is this more immediately apparent than in the US. With huge organizations developing and spreading that have the capacity...

Starbucks La Boulange: The risks of buying into the artisanal marketplace

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  • December 2015
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In 2012, Starbucks acquired San Francisco based La Boulange as it sought a credible entry route to the artisanal market. However, just two years later, there were signs that the acquisition was not going as planned with Starbucks concerned abou...

Purina Tidy Cats LightWeight Litter: Bringing convenience and simplicity to a less pleasant household task

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  • December 2015
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A cat litter with half the weight of regular cat litters, Purina Tidy Cats LightWeight promises the same performance as traditional cat litters on the market, but with less weight, making it easier for pet owners to carry and use the product. I...

Rothmans Gold & Silver: Leveraging latent equity through mainstream pricing

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  • December 2015
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In 2012, Rothmans introduced new low-cost variants to the UK market, revitalizing its quality and heritage reputation. Strong growth, albeit from a low base, was furthered by its entry into British American Tobacco’s (BAT’s) Global Drive Brands...

Seven Premium: Raising private label to powerful destination brand status

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  • December 2015
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Seven Premium is a private label (PL) brand created by Seven & I Holdings, which is the parent company of multiple retail chains in Japan, including Seven Eleven Japan. The brand was launched in 2007, and has grown to be the leading PL bran...

PV Solar Power: Are consumer costs close to hitting market tipping point?

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  • December 2015
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Solar power is at a crucial point in its development. It has been hanging on to first generation technologies originally discovered in 1954 for many years now. Government incentives have driven market demand to adopt these technologies but thei...

Amgen: Strong growth company with a challenging future

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  • December 2015
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Since it was founded in 1980, Amgen has established itself as a leading global biotechnology company and built increasingly strong human therapeutics brands as well as state of the art manufacturing facilities. This case study analyses the comp...

MVNOs in Latin America: Regulatory Changes Create Growth Opportunities for New Market Players

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  • December 2015
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This report analyzes the MVNO market in Latin America. It looks at some of the most successful initiatives for each business model. It also assesses the regulatory and support framework for MVNO growth. It concludes with case studies and recomm...

Golf Equipment Market: Manufacturers find the rough

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  • December 2015
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Golf is a sport played by millions across the world and is a pursuit that requires significant investment in equipment. However, in recent years, the golf equipment market has struggled badly. This case study analyzes the reasons for this perfo...

Mobile Banking Services in Africa: The Emergence of Mobile Savings, Credit and Insurance

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  • December 2015
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This case study examines several of the most pertinent examples of mobile banking in Africa: Tigo Wekeza in Tanzania, Safaricom M-Shwari in Kenya, Econet Wireless Ecocash Loans in Zimbabwe, Orange Emergency Credit, Airtel Mobile Insurance in Gh...

Mobile Value-Added Services in Europe: Forces Driving and Inhibiting Enterprise MVAS for MNOs

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  • December 2015
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The first section presents a set of definitions and taxonomy for MVAs. It then provides the market context, including MVAs adoption trends based on the enterprise survey, and looks at the major forces driving and inhibiting MVAs adoption across...

Top five players in the automotive industry - Benchmark and overview

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  • December 2015
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This report examines the strategies being adopted by and the opportunities for the five largest passenger car manufacturers in the world. It provides a detailed analysis of the top five's financial performance. It outlines key factors that ...

Arthur J. Gallagher: Acquisitions create a dominant force in commercial insurance broking

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  • November 2015
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Gallagher is now the fifth largest in the UK in terms of brokerage, marking a distinct change in the industry hierarchy. The group has attained much of its success from the businesses it has bought and has been able to access a new variety of p...

Higher Debt, Higher Growth: A short history of debt accumulation in Europe

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  • November 2015
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In the 1980s, Europeans became hooked on debt to afford their lifestyle. Bank loans, a range of mortgages and credit cards became a necessity.The debt fueled economy produced one of the most spectacular economic crashes ever seen. However, poli...

Hiscox Insurance: How Hiscox effectively engages mass affluent consumers

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  • November 2015
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The Hiscox brand carries with it a strong sense of superior customer service, focused products, and specialist underwriting. Through the research undertaken for this analysis we have identified the following areas as being key to Hiscox’s ongoi...

Fidelity Wealth: Targeting digitally-savvy mass affluent investors

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  • November 2015
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According to Verdict Financial's 2013‒14 Financial Services Consumer Insight (FSCI) Survey, one fifth of global mass affluent investors are self-directed, meaning they do not seek professional advice on their investments. Fidelity targets t...

HSBC Advance: Focusing on trust, engagement, and expertise to serve the mass affluent

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  • November 2015
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HSBC focuses its marketing on establishing itself as the bank for the international and entrepreneurial consumer. It has developed its offering with this in mind. This case study considers HSBC’s Advance offering, looking at how it is positione...

Green, natural, ethical, organic, and healthy: The small brands owned by Big Consumer

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  • November 2015
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There are many reasons why a corporation may wish to acquire a GNEOH brand. Firstly, the acquisition may allow a corporation to enter or expand in a new market. Such an acquisition may also improve the perception of the parent company; the GNEO...

American Express: Examining the strategies of a leading mass affluent brand

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  • November 2015
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AMEX markets itself as a high-quality payment service brand, providing a bespoke experience to customers who meet its criteria. With a range of loyalty programs available on cards with premium price tags, AMEX is not only a brand that customers...

Marston's: Thriving in a shrinking market

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  • November 2015
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A series of legislative and cultural changes have impacted on the British pub industry, shrinking the market. This case study will examine these changes, highlighting how Marston’s has responded, as well as comparing that with the approach take...

Asos: Growth opportunities for online fashion trailblazer but threats must be overcome

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  • November 2015
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ASOS is a UK-based independent online retailer of fashion and beauty products. The company offers more than 75,000 branded and private label products. Since it was established in 2000, ASOS has grown into a business with annual revenues in exce...

Nike Inc.: Is $50bn by 2020 achievable?

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  • October 2015
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Following another financial year of growth and record revenues, this case study explores Nike's current status as the world's premier sportswear manufacturer. It assesses the company's current strengths and weaknesses, and analyzes ...

Nuclear energy in Japan: Making a comeback post-Fukushima?

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  • October 2015
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Following the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear disaster the Japanese government decided to halt all the nuclear power generation. Whilst this move was welcomed by the majority of the population, replacement sources had to be found. These included fossil ...

Fairtrade: Building an ethical consumer brand

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  • October 2015
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Commodities such as coffee and cocoa are grown by farmers who suffer from low incomes, volatile prices, and lack of capital. The Fairtrade scheme offers them minimum purchase prices and a social premium payment. With high recognition and rapid...

Embraer's new battlefield: Market fragmentation ahead

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  • October 2015
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Embraer started its operations in 1969 as a state-owned company. After its privatization, it became the largest regional jet manufacturer worldwide. However, the duopoly between Embraer and Bombardier in the regional jet market, which has laste...

Toyota Motor Corporation: From lean production to the new TNGA platform

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  • October 2015
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Toyota is famous for developing lean production – a system of manufacturing methods aimed at reducing waste. This system has been hugely successful for Toyota and has enabled the company to become the world’s leading vehicle manufacturer. Follo...

Global food issues: Food waste, fish stocks, and food security

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  • October 2015
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The world population has grown from 2.5 billion in 1950 to more than 7 billion in 2015. This poses massive challenges for, among other things, food supplies. This case study looks at some of the challenges the world faces, such as food waste, a...

Top 10 Electric Utilities Industry issues and strategic responses

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  • October 2015
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In this study, the top ten electric utilities by revenue will be examined, to understand their strategic response to issues such as changing demand for power, alterations in market structure, climate change, and their performance. Because of th...

Gillette: Innovation drives premiumization and creates a market leader

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  • October 2015
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Gillette is the undisputed global leader in the male toiletries market, a market which is being driven by price increases, rather than volume. Continued innovation by the market's biggest players is helping create premium products which can...

Payment banks: Spreading financial inclusion to rural India

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  • October 2015
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Financial inclusion is a pressing concern for India, and regulatory reform by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has permitted new entrants to set up payment banks. This case study assesses why financial inclusion is significant, and whether the r...

Coffee shops in China: Expansion of Western chains

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  • October 2015
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China is a tea-drinking culture. However, urban consumers are acquiring a taste for coffee and coffee shops have sprung up to serve them. Starbucks and Costa are present and expanding rapidly there. They face price competition from McDonalds an...

Why Won’t Die Games Die?: The unexpected success of traditional games

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  • October 2015
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Despite fierce competition the market for traditional games in Europe and North America has grown rapidly over the last five years, and continues to accelerate. Driven by technology and innovation, companies are finding new ways to remain compe...

Online Grocery Retail: Lessons learned from Webvan's dot-com era excesses

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  • September 2015
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Webvan was one of the pioneers of online grocery retail, created with a vision to revolutionize the grocery market. It tried to get too big, too fast and failed spectacularly. It became synonymous with one of the largest dotcom flops, serving a...

Retailer response to changes in consumer behavior in the UK: Remaining relevant to the smart consumer

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  • September 2015
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Consumers in the UK have become increasingly confident, shrewd, and more difficult to please. The concept that people can bring about change through the way in which they shop has led to consumers holding an increasingly powerful position. Reta...

Top 10 Global Airlines: Industry issues and strategic responses

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  • September 2015
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Airlines aim to benefit from rising disposable incomes and a steady increase in passenger volumes, while contending with volatile fuel prices, congestion in hub airports, and low switching costs for passengers. This report outlines the strategi...

H.J. Heinz: Merger and diversification offer growth opportunities in a difficult market

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  • September 2015
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The food retail industry is competitive, but Heinz has held its position as a market leader and has built on a strong brand portfolio comprising both international and local brands. This case study analyzes key the strategies used by Heinz to b...

Government energy legislation: Cutting emissions and increasing renewables

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  • August 2015
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Fossil fuels such as coal, gas, & oil are cheap, combustible, & allow a country to grow its economy quickly. This is why, despite many countries enacting legislation limiting carbon emissions & increasing renewable energy sources, g...

Cigarette Market: Growing despite fewer number of smokers

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  • August 2015
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Global sales of cigarettes reached 5,067.9 billion pieces in 2014. The global trend in volume terms is, contrary to the market value, in decline. This pattern was first recorded in 2004 when the market fell into decline by 0.01%.

Kellogg Company: Slow to keep operations in line with changing consumer ethics

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  • August 2015
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Kellogg Company is considered a global market leader in terms of breakfast cereals. The company has attempted to future proof the company with new strategies such as Project K. It is an increasing requirement of Kellogg to keep operations in li...

Shimano: Bicycle components manufacturer continues to run a virtual monopoly in a growing market

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  • August 2015
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The bicycling and fishing components giant has had another fantastic year in 2015. With Team Sky’s win for Chris Froome in the Tour de France, comes another win for Shimano, who supplied the team with its top of the range Dura Ace Di2 component...

Etihad Airways: Flying high on the journey to global superpower status

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  • August 2015
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Etihad has grown revenues and profits, and increased operational measures such as load factor, cargo tonnage, and revenue passengers. Profit margins, however, remain a concern. Etihad is central to Abu Dhabi's economic plan to build 'a ...

Hero MotoCorp: Promising rise of future transnational manufacturer

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  • August 2015
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Hero MotoCorp is one of the world's largest motorcycle manufacturers. It is setting itself up to expand globally and develop in-house technologies following the dissolution of its partnership agreement with Honda Motor Co. Ltd. Interestingl...

The Big 6 UK Food Retailers: How supermarkets are responding to the discounter threat

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  • July 2015
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As Aldi leapfrogs Waitrose to become the sixth largest food retailer in the UK, this case study assesses the shift in consumer trends and industry disruptors that has led to a much more competitive food retailing environment. It examines the co...

Apple Pay vs. CurrentC: The battle for the US mobile wallet

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  • July 2015
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In September 2014, Apple announced the Apple Pay mobile payment service, which would allow consumers to pay for goods wirelessly in shops using their new iPhones. This represented a further movement of the technology into the mainstream. Howeve...

Video-game DLC: Maximizing monetization of popular titles

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  • July 2015
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The advent of digital consumption and connected gaming has led to the rise of DLC in the video-games industry. As this becomes an ever-increasingly important strategic consideration for developers and publishers, this report analyzes the trend ...

Microsoft Corporation: Change in direction under Satya Nadella?

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  • July 2015
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On February 4, 2014, Microsoft appointed Satya Nadella as its third CEO following the resignation of predecessor Steve Ballmer. This case study examines the changes and decisions made by the company under Nadella's rule and assesses the ext...

Top ten global banks: An analysis of financial performance, growth opportunities and risks

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  • July 2015
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This report examines the strategies being adopted by, the opportunities for, and the risks facing, the ten largest banks in the world. It provides a detailed analysis of the top five's financial performance. It outlines key industry trends ...

Autonomous vehicles: The coming insurrection

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  • July 2015
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The technology required to produce an autonomous vehicle already exists in specific circumstances. The challenge is to make self-driving cars viable in all locations, conditions and situations. Whilst the solutions to these challenges feel temp...

The Gap, Inc.: Strategies for a turnaround

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  • June 2015
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Gap has long been seen as the go-to for young adults seeking affordable fashion. However, in recent years the company has struggled in an increasingly competitive marketplace. This case study analyzes Gap's recent financial results, compare...

Jaguar Land Rover: Adapting the original SUV & turning middle class Britishness into a business asset

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  • June 2015
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Jaguar Land Rover has now reached five consecutive years of growth and the company now produces its own engines, has plants in Brazil and China and has brought the Jaguar range right up to date. However there are problems on the horizon, not le...

Changing consumer behavior in the UK: The rise of the smart consumer

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  • June 2015
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Consumer behavior in the UK has altered significantly. Consumers have become increasingly confident, shrewd, and more difficult to please, as evidenced by rising complaints and lower customer satisfaction levels. What's more, the concept th...

Smart Cities: Cisco's quest for dominance of tomorrow's cities

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  • June 2015
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The term 'smart city' has become something of a buzz phrase recently, particularly in the technology industry, but what exactly are smart cities? How can they be defined? Can they even be defined at all? One company that is keen to bols...

Intel Corporation: Resilience in the face of error and learning from strategic mistakes

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  • June 2015
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2015 marked the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, a famous and remarkably accurate prediction made by the co-founder of Intel about the pace of technological change. The prediction has driven research strategy and commercial success at Intel...

Chinese acquisitions of US companies: A controversial practice

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  • May 2015
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The 2013 acquisition of pork-producer Smithfield Foods by Shuanghui International (now WH Group) is the largest Chinese acquisition of a US company to date. This case study explores previous Chinese acquisitions and their controversies. The cas...

Sports Nutrition: Pumping Iron

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  • May 2015
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This case study assesses the rise of sports nutrition, a market that is growing in many of the stagnant developed economies. It looks at the factors behind the growth, evaluates the market's potential and what could happen in the future.

Agriculture and Big Data: Will Big Data technologies be the next big leap for industrialized agriculture

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  • April 2015
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Some of the very biggest agriculture firms have been offering services based on Big Data technologies in recent years. The principle process is to use Big Data collection to make farming more efficient and ultimately making each field yield mor...

IKEA Group: Profitable growth through diversity

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  • April 2015
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IKEA is one of the world's most renowned and successful retailers, as well as a leader in its field of furniture and homewares. Central to this success has been the company's ability to diversify and expand, both geographically and in t...

Gluten-free foods: Riding a wave of celebrity endorsement and consumer health-consciousness

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  • April 2015
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Sales of gluten-free foods have been strong in recent years, and this strength is only partially explained by the increasing numbers of gluten tolerant consumers buying gluten-free products. This case study looks examines why consumers are avoi...

Cheap but no longer nasty: Evolution at Ryanair

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  • April 2015
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Ryanair has grown from humble origins to offer more than 1,400 short-haul flights per day, combined with often controversial customer service practices. However the announcement of the 'Always Getting Better' program in 2014 marked an a...

Fracking: A contentious issue with an uncertain future

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  • March 2015
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In the US, fracking has created an oil and gas revolution. It has created jobs and led to greater energy independence. However, the process has many strong opponents who say that the environmental risks are not worth it. This debate has led to ...

Farming in China: Boosting productivity while raising living standards

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  • March 2015
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This case study examines the Chinese government's steps to maximize agricultural productivity while improving rural living standards, in light of its recently released No.1 Central Document, which once again names agricultural reform as a t...