The global consumer industry experienced a 47% drop in company filings mentions of digitalization in Q4 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Coca-Cola with 225% year-on-year increase, according to GlobalData’s analysis of over 334 consumer company filings. GlobalData’s Consumer: Filings Trends & Signals Q4 2023 report delves into earnings call transcripts and quarterly reports within the consumer industry, extracting trends, signals, and comparative data to help businesses assess their performance, identify competitive intelligence, evaluate risks, and gain a comprehensive understanding of key industry events. Buy the report here.

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Notably, digitalization was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q4 2023, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of digital payments and ecommerce, according to GlobalData.

Of the top leading companies in the consumer industry, Coca-Cola had the greatest increase in references for digitalization in Q4 2023, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 26 digitalization-related sentences in the company's filings - 3% of all sentences - and an increase of 225% in Q4 2023 compared with Q4 2022. Kirin’s mentions of digitalization rose by 1900% to 20 and ITC’s by 467% to 17 and Colgate-Palmolive’s by 33% to 16 and Fomento Economico Mexicano’s by 86% to 13.

GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for digitalization in Q4 2023 was 97.

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This content was updated on 8 January 2024

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