CFO Insights: A global survey of Consumer Markets executives captures opinions of senior finance executives from some of the world’s leading Consumer Markets companies about the impact of a range of external factors and consumer trends on their businesses.
Some key findings include:
- Most companies report resilience to the impact of the MENA and Japan crises
- Consumer demand is expected to rise and company performance will improve in 2011
- Rising merchandise and input costs—coupled with pricing pressure from competitors—place profit margins at risk
- Finance executives see their firms in a healthy financial and operating condition, and see opportunities for growth, expansion and increased efficiency.