Jun 15, 2012
2012 is a year of major events in the UK. First there was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrationsÂ which came to a peak 2-5 June. For this particular event InfoTrends estimated that a massive 1.3 billion digital camera photos would be captured over the 4 day event.Â From July 27th to August 12th London will be host to the Games of the XXX Olympiad. The Summer Olympic Games are one of the largest events to be ever held in the capital and will attract an estimated 4 million additional visitors to London. There will be 8.8 million tickets available. To say that this is a BIG event would be an understatement.
So, what might this event mean for digital cameras? Read more »
Jan 19, 2012
Insight about basic forces in the packaging markets of Europe comes from this story: On January 17th, Britain’s DS Smith (UK) announced it is buying the recycled packaging operations of SCA of Sweden for about $2 billion. The goal of DS Smith, already a jumbo supplier of packaging in Britain and elsewhere, is to win more business from the world’s top consumer goods companies, especially in Northern Europe where its main consumer goods customers already operate. In his statement about the deal, DS Smith CEO Miles Roberts said that customers like Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Kraft, Reckitt Benckiser, and Unilever have encouraged his company to offer more recycled packaging across Europe. The deal will make DS Smith one of the largest corrugated suppliers in Europe, with close to 3 million metric tonnes of capacity. Read more »