After three years of difficulties, Europe’s furniture industry has finally returned to growth, with a favourable outlook for 2016. While the industry clearly faces competition from Asia with its significantly lower labour costs, it still has some cards up its sleeve. Update on a rapidly changing sector.
Europe (EU28) represents 60% of the world’s wine production, with three dominant countries, namely Italy, France and Spain. Faced with wine consumption levels that have dropped off in Europe, these three countries have adopted different strategies to effectively compete with new wine-producing countries and target the booming Chinese market. Read on.
The supply chain represents the various stages a product goes through before arriving at the end-user. In this context, the physical connection from the production site to the place of consumption is possible thanks to logistics. Both primary and secondary activities within the value chain of goods add value to manufactured products, since they are key factors in customer demand satisfaction.
Consiglio International is a high class manufacturer of metal products and components working as a subcontractor, with 2 factories operating in the western Poland. An overview of how they develop in Europe capitalizing on their skills, the quality of their final products and on the internet.
After the lifting of economic sanctions, Iran offers a wealth of business opportunities for European countries. Update on the most promising sectors and the countries most likely to benefit.
In the last 50 years, global olive oil production and consumption have tripled, increasing from 1 to 3 million tonnes. Europe is a key player in this market since it is home to the world’s leading producer – Spain, and the world’s leading consumer – Greece. Faced with the fall in European production as a result of poor climate conditions, Tunisia became the world’s leading exporter in 2015.
Hit by the recession in 2015, Greece should manage to get back on track in the second quarter of 2016, according to an economic insight report by Euler Hermes. Here are the 3 factors conducive to recovery in the eyes of the trade credit insurance company, provided, however, that capital controls are significantly tempered between now and then.
The B2B environment is increasingly digital and international. For SMEs, the challenge is to be visible to buyers who are looking for – or selecting – products, solutions and partners. Europages offers innovative solutions to SMEs looking to export successfully. Thanks to Europages, they can lay the foundations of their international inbound marketing strategy. See our 2016 range of B2B digital solutions.
Sales in the European textile and clothing industry marked an increase of 2.7% in 2015. While exports outside the EU28 increased in this sector, imports more than tripled. Here we look at the detailed figures published by Euratex, an organisation that represents the European textile and clothing industry.
When searching the Internet for suppliers, B2B buyers follow a process comprising three main consecutive phases: Exploration, Solution analysis, and Detailed search & comparison of offers. To better meet buyers’ expectations, the B2B marketer must use the channels suited to each of these phases. Here we look at the actions to be carried out, taken from Europages’ recently published white paper.