MarketLine Blog

Posts written in April 2012

The Olympic Business Champions Series

  Focusing on a different company and industry each week, MarketLine HQ presents to you our Olympic Business Champions Series… a unique selection of profiles analysing companies that support the most powerful sporting event worldwide in 2012. The specially selected breadth of profiles will help you to understand how the companies became successful on a global and local level, their strategies and the opportunities and challenges the businesses have faced on their way up. This week’s focus is on beverage giant – The Coca-Cola Company: The Coca-Cola Company engages in… Read more

Western economies particularly Eastern Europe suffer a severe reduction in cereal crop value

  Due in part to the global recession and detrimental weather conditions, the cereal crops market experienced a downturn in value for the 2009 – 2010 period. Production has recovered marginally in recent years however, resulting in a low but steady increase in market value. Industry figures The global cereal crops market grew by 1.6% in 2011, to reach a value of $430.6 billion, representing a compound annual rate of change of -1.1% for the period spanning 2007-2011. Growth was primarily driven by regions of expansion in Asia-Pacific, as western… Read more

PepsiCo unveils one-liter bottle of Brisk Iced Tea for limited time


PepsiCo, announced the launch of a one-liter bottle of Brisk Iced Tea for a limited-time with the Kinect scannable Microsoft tag, or M-Tag, printed on a bottle that unlocks content in an Xbox game. The special M-Tag on the label will allow gamers to unlock an exclusive Anakin Podracer experience in the new ‘Kinect Star Wars’ game, available now, along with the limited edition ‘Kinect Star Wars’ Xbox 360 bundle. The new bottle will feature a gold cap and artist graphics of Star Wars characters R2-D2 and C-3PO. It is… Read more

Kimberly-Clark announces management changes


  Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced executive changes that are expected to further enhance its focus to deliver its global business plan commitments and drive global expansion. Christian Brickman, currently president of Kimberly-Clark Professional, has been elected president, Kimberly-Clark International, and is succeeding Bob Black, who is leaving to pursue opportunities outside the organization. Elane Stock, 47, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Kimberly-Clark, has been elected president, Kimberly-Clark Professional, succeeding Brickman. These changes are effective May 1, 2012. “We have a great team in place to drive our business… Read more

SunGard launches new version of MarketMap Mobile market data solution


  SunGard, a provider of software and services to education, financial services, and public sector organizations, has released a new version of its MarketMap Mobile market data solution, accessible from a range of mobile devices. The solution is integrated with the online desktop application and has lower bandwidth requirements, helping make downloading and displaying market data content faster and more cost-effective. By transmitting less data, MarketMap Mobile helps reduce roaming and data downloading and usage costs. The new update timer option helps users further limit data costs by allowing them… Read more

Strong Growth Experienced By Asia-Pacific in the Textile Mills Market

Despite continuing financial and economic uncertainty impacting the global economy, the textile mills market has experienced strong growth in 2011. This is largely due to the performance of the Asia-Pacific market. The strong growth experienced by the Asia-Pacific region during 2007-2011 has not been seen in Europe and the United States, where market values have continued to fluctuate. Industry figures The global textile mills market grew by 6.3% in 2011, to reach a value of $630.6 billion, representing a compound annual growth rate of 4.4% for the period spanning 2007-2011…. Read more

Protect Your Bubble selects CSA as travel insurance provider in US


Protect Your Bubble, a specialty insurance brand for gadgets, pets and travel, has selected CSA Travel Protection, a provider of travel insurance and emergency assistance services, as the exclusive travel insurance and services provider for its newly launched operations in the US. All travel insurance plans offered by Protect Your Bubble are administered by CSA and include a free, instant quote. “We couldn’t have asked for a better partner to help us deliver top-notch travel insurance plans to US consumers,” said Stephen Ebbett, president of Protect Your Bubble. “CSA took… Read more

Google – The world’s leading Internet search engine

Internet search engines have not been in existence for very long. As the Internet grew in the early 1990s, search engines began to emerge in an attempt to index Internet web pages. The early search engines were essentially a database of filenames. Yahoo! was created in 1994, becoming incorporated in March 1995. Yahoo! was different from other search engines in that it provided a description of the page along with the URL. Furthermore, search results were ordered in a hierarchy. Yahoo! became popular very quickly, attracting a number of investors…. Read more