Many FMCG Manufacturers Able to Increase Margins

A study by consultant Oliver Wymann shows that last year, many large consumer goods producers throughout Europe made significantly more profit on average. Medium-sized producers had to accept declines on average. According to the study, in contrast to the food trade and medium-sized companies, the European FMCG companies benefited from expansions beyond Europe - especially in America and Asia. Many international retailers were also able to increase, albeit significantly less.

For the analysis, the consulting company examined the sales development as well as the profitability of 70 major European consumer goods producers and food retailers. The analysis is not representative, but provides at least some figures for the ongoing debate on price increases.