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Spain: Market Profile

17 Oct 2019

Economic growth in Spain has been boosted in recent years, in part due to a process of internal devaluation and labour market liberalisation which helped to restore some of Spain's competitiveness. Ac...Read More


Spanish Clothing Giant Commits to Environmentally Sustainable Fibres, As Textiles are Prioritised for the Circular Economy

9 Aug 2019

Spanish retail giant Inditex, best known for its brand Zara which accounts for 70% of the group’s sales, recently announced concrete initiatives within the framework of its commitment to ethical and s...Read More


Spain Makes Recycling of Cartridges and Toners Mandatory

4 Dec 2018

The recycling of waste cartridges and toners has become mandatory in Spain, due to the expansion of the consideration of what is an ‘electric or electronic device’ in the framework of Spanish Royal De...Read More


Overseas Brands Look to Carve Up Vietnam's Growing Cosmetics Market

14 June 2018

Small but beautifully formed as it may be, Vietnam's cosmetics sector has caught the attention of the industry giants, with many of them keen to build their brands in what is set to become one of Asia...Read More


Europe’s Elections: Indications of a Positive Trade Outcome

15 Aug 2017

Euroscepticism has been concerning the EU even before the UK voted to leave the bloc in June 2016. However, the failure of anti-EU nationalist movements to win power in the Netherlands and France, and...Read More


Licensed Toys Tipped to Take the Lead in Spain's Bumper Xmas Sales

15 Dec 2016

Retailers across Spain are anticipating a 4% upturn in festive sales this year, with toys and perfumes most in demand....Read More


Asia Continues to Stand Firm as the Last Bastion of the Printed Word

20 Sept 2016

While Europe and the US has seen the widespread uptake of e-books, readers in Asia are still showing a remarkable loyalty to the printed word in all of its many guises, at least according to exhibitor...Read More


Driven by Mobile, Spanish E-commerce Sector Enjoys 24.8% Surge

13 Oct 2015

Spain's 2014 e-tailing growth far outstrips European average, according to latest government figures....Read More


Spanish Consumers Wary of E-commerce, but Swayed by Social Media

23 July 2015

While online recommendations have a high impact on purchase decisions, Spain's consumers are reluctant to buy online....Read More


Crunch Year for Toys R Us with Manufacturers Hoping for Turnaround

8 April 2015

Toys R Us remains one of the most important players in the global toy retailing market, with the company facing a number of challenges and a European restructuring, John Baulch, publisher of Toy World...Read More


Calls for Online Anti-piracy Stance After Frozen Counterfeit Toys

22 Oct 2014

Online retailing is now the new front in the fight against counterfeit toys, but does this year's mass piracy of Frozen merchandise signify a losing battle? John Baulch, Publisher of Toy World, believ...Read More


Department Store Offers Unrivalled Access to Spanish Retail Market

4 Aug 2014

El Corte Ingles is Spain’s only department store chain. Its response to the economic downturn, particularly with regard to sourcing strategies and product requirements, merits close attention by those...Read More


Hong Kong a Springboard for Upwardly Mobile Spanish Brands

30 July 2014

Hong Kong has proved itself an effective partner for Spanish companies seeking a sourcing hub and also as a gateway into the Asia market for the country’s manufacturers, particularly in the footwear, ...Read More


Barcelona: An Incubator for New Ideas

29 July 2014

While many would primarily associate Barcelona’s creativity with Antoni Gaudi, the celebrated Spanish architect, the city’s prowess in the field of design goes well beyond that. It has long nurtured m...Read More


Barcelona: Challenging for the Mediterranean Logistics Crown

23 July 2014

Barcelona, traditionally an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination, has fast evolved into a key logistics player in the Mediterranean and Southern Europe, thanks, in part, to its st...Read More


Hong Kong’s Role in Spain’s Road to a New Normal

23 July 2014

The Spanish economy is on the recovery track after several years of comparative stagnation. In order to successfully trade with Spain, Hong Kong companies need to adapt to the fact that today’s Spanis...Read More


Black economy figures set to redraw EU economic landscape

7 July 2014

From this year, official GDP figure for EU countries will include estimated figures from the shadow sector. Will this effectively rewrite the economic map of Europe or merely allow ailing states to ar...Read More

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