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H.B. Fuller team in India.
Posted 02/19/2018 by Harsh Gupta, Regional General Manager for the IMEE region

Rural Market is Catching Up with Urban Areas in India With India’s GDP set to grow at 7.2 percent in 2018, there is a favorable projection across all industries, spurred by rising purchase power, changes in spending patterns, consumer awareness, rising middle class, and various government initiatives. The Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) market, the fourth largest sector in India, has a projected growth of 20.6 percent CAGR, with consumption spending almost doubling from 2016 to USD 3.6 ...

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Cooperate to Innovate in Hygiene? India Says Yes!

H.B. Fuller employees at the BCH Symposium in India.
Posted 12/18/2017 by Lynne Purvis, Hygiene Marketing Manager EIMEA

At the 4th edition of the Business Co-ordination House (BCH) symposium, more than 150 representatives from the Indian hygiene industry were brought together to discuss the present and future of the market. Created by technical textile industry enthusiasts, BCH aims to provide a comprehensive information platform for marketing, partner sourcing, and specific research studies. Discussing the Future Together  The prevailing themes at the conference included optimizing cost and quality, and e...

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Hygiene Market in India – Can Quality Break Taboos?

Indian Family
Posted 11/21/2017 by Savio George, Strategic Account Manager, India

Today, India’s economy is growing rapidly due, in part, to its expanding population with a fast-growing youth ratio and middle class, and market and manufacturing supporting policies. This development is driving a shift in urban consumption patterns and habits. So how are these socio, cultural and economic changes affecting the disposable hygiene products market in India? While demographics and social factors are favorably influencing the economic expansion of this industry, the correlati...

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The Science of Olfaction in Hygiene Products

Health worker and elderly patient.
Posted 10/30/2017 by Julia Li, Hygiene Global Marketing Manager

The prominent trend of an aging population drives an increasing global demand for improved adult hygiene products. With the goal of developing better disposable hygiene products and providing peace of mind to vulnerable consumers comes the need for advancement in our understanding of odor and its measurements through the absorbent product lifecycle—from the package through disposal. Read more at  World Textile Information Network. 

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H.B. Fuller Taps into Africa's Microbrewery Boom

Craft Brewery bottled beer
Posted 10/06/2017 by Tom Meek, Business Director, Africa

Recently, Zion Market Research published a report regarding the global beer market, stating that “the global beer market was valued at approximately USD 530.00 billion in 2016 and expected to reach approximately USD 750.00 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of around 6.00% between 2017 and 2022.” The report attributed “changing lifestyle(s) coupled with increasing disposable income across the globe” as the major market growth drivers in the coming years, and even st...

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