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Key Note expects that, despite tough market conditions, the diet foods industry will continue to grow over the next 5 years. It is expected to rise in value by 8.3% between 2013 and 2017. The low-fat and reduced-sugar products sector will be the main driver behind this growth, as the value of the meal-replacement products sector will fall by a third.
Many supermarkets have already observed significant growth in Internet sales, with Sainsbury’s reporting 20% year-on-year growth in 2011/2012, while Tesco saw online sales rise by 10% over the same period. Furthermore, ASDA has witnessed its online sales grow by 22.1% in Q2 2012.
Fast fashion remains a dominant influence on buying habits in the youth fashionwear market, with new styles being constantly released; in addition, teenagers are believed to buy into brands, with many up-market youth retailers having made an impact on sales over recent years.
In 2012, men accounted for 36.1% of all call centre employees, up from 31.2% in 2001. Meanwhile, the proportion of customer care roles filled by men in 2012 stood at 36.8%, up from 29% in 2001. These figures suggest that the call centre and customer care jobs market has continued to attract greater interest among male candidates
The economic downturn in 2008 also contributed to the downwards trend as some consumers decided to quit smoking due to financial problems. In 2011, 20% of the total adult population in Great Britain smoked, down from 27% in 2000 and 45% in 1974.
Apple’s reinvention of the tablet PC generated mass market appeal for the device. With competitors across the technology industry releasing competing tablets over the past few years, prices have dropped significantly. As a result, the demand for tablets has remained strong across both the domestic and global markets.
The next few years should see investment in digital editions continue to increase, with digital publications likely to become increasingly sophisticated as a result. A continued rise in the number of people utilising Internet-connected mobile devices should also help to boost digital subscription sales over the coming years...
As demand for electricity continues, Key Note expects that the long-term plan to reduce carbon emissions in the UK and the EU will help to ensure more renewable sources are used for electricity generation in the UK in the near future.
Ethnic foods are a staple element of much of the population’s diet in the UK, however, and people are becoming more adventurous when it comes to trying foods from other parts of the world. International travel and immigration have both boosted the industry. The widespread popularity of ethnic foods means that the overall industry’s future is safe...
The home laundry appliances and dishwashers sector was the largest in 2012, accounting for over a third (36.3%) of the total market. In this sector, washing machines made up the largest proportion of the value. Cooking appliances comprised the second-largest sector in 2012, accounting for 35.1% of the white goods market.
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