Consumer & Retail

Consumer categories rebound

Consumer categories experienced the strongest brand value appreciation as confidence and spending improved overall, despite economic difficulties in Europe and the slowdown in the BRIC markets.

  • Apparel grew 21 percent following a rise of 13 percent a year ago. Consumers felt ready to spend, particular on fast fashion and premium offerings, and brands matched their desires.
  • Retail rose 17 percent after a 5 percent decline a year ago. Adjusting to the new normal of steady but cautious purchasing, consumers were ready to spend when they found value.
  • Personal care improved 11 percent following a 5 percent decline last year.
  • Cars rose 5 percent after a 7 percent decline last year, a positive swing driven by resurgence in Detroit and the brand value rise of several German brands.
  • Luxury grew 6 percent, a strong increase but softer than the 15 percent rise a year ago because sales slowed in the BRICs.

BrandZ Top 100 2013

BrandZ Global 2013 Report Top 100 Report

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2013 BrandZ Top 100 Infographic

BrandZ 2013 Infographic


Methodology and valuation by Kantar Millward Brown


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