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Fastest-growing brands in the world

August 27, 2013 12:07 IST

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There are some brands that are growing at fast pace despite the economic slowdown around the world.

Let's take a look at some of the fastest-growing brands in the globe.

Source: Brandz

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Image: People walk past a fashion brand's advertisement at a shopping mall.
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Prada

Category: Luxury

Brand value (2013): $9,454 million

Brand value (2012): $5,788 million

Change in brand value: 63 per cent

Overall rank: 1

Prada, which was founded by Mario Prada in 1913, is a fashion house that deals with clothes, luggage, perfume, shoes among others. The Italian company has more than 250 outlets around the world.

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Image: A Prada store on Grafton Street in central Dublin, Ireland.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

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Brahma

Category: Beer

Brand value (2013): $39,803 million

Brand value (2012): $2,369 million

Change in brand value: 61 per cent

Overall rank: 2

Brahma, a Brazilian beer that was founded in 1888, is sold in nearly 20 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Russia, France, Australia and New Zealand.

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Image: People wearing traditional Bavarian clothes toast with beer during the opening day of the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.
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Zara

Category: Apparel

Brand value (2013): $20,167 million

Brand value (2012): $12,616 million

Change in brand value: 60 per cent

Overall rank: 3

Zara, founded by Amancio Ortega and Rosalia Mera in 1975, is sold in 1,763 stores around the world. The most significant aspects that made the Spanish company stand out among its competitors were its policies of nearly zero advertising and not moving its production line to low-cost nations.

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Image: People walk past a Zara store in downtown Madrid, Spain.
Photographs: Andrea Comas/Reuters

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Calvin Klein

Category: Apparel

Brand value (2013): $1,801 million

Brand value (2012): $1,183 million

Change in brand value: 52 per cent

Overall rank: 4

Calvin Klein, founded by Calvin Klein in New York in 1968, is famous for its jeans, fragrances and underwear. It is currently owned by Phillips-Van Heusen.

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Image: US designer Calvin Klein poses in front of his boutique on Avenue Montaigne in Paris, France.
Photographs: Reuters

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Tencent

Category: Technology

Brand value (2013): $27,273 million

Brand value (2012): $17,993 million

Change in brand value: 52 per cent

Overall rank: 5

Tencent, founded in Shenzhen, China, in 1998, is a holding company providing Internet, online advertising, entertainment and mass media services.

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Image: Tencent headquarters at Nanshan Hi-Tech Industrial Park in Shenzhen, China.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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Samsung

Category: Technology

Brand value (2013): $217,404 million

Brand value (2012): $14,164 million

Change in brand value: 51 per cent

Overall rank: 6

Samsung, founded in Seoul, South Korea, in 1938, operated several subsidiaries and affiliated businesses, including Samsung Electronics, Samsung Heavy Industries, Samsung Engineering and Samsung C&T and Samsung Life Insurance.

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Image: Samsung outdoor advertisement sits atop an office building in Seoul, South Korea.
Photographs: Lee Jae-won/Reuters

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Gucci

Category: Luxury

Brand value (2013): $12,735 million

Brand value (2012): $8,602 million

Change in brand value: 48 per cent

Overall rank: 7

Gucci, founded in Florence, Italy, in 1921, deals in luxury clothing, watches, jewellery, shoes and leather goods.

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Image: People walk at the exhibition stand of Gucci at Baselworld fair in Basel, Switzerland.
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Visa

Category: Credit card

Brand value (2013): $56,060 million

Brand value (2012): $38,284 million

Change in brand value: 46 per cent

Overall rank: 8

Visa, founded in California, United States, in 1958, posted $10.421 billion in revenue and net income of $2.144 billion in 2012.

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Image: A combination of photographs shows people using ATMs in Australia.
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Home Depot

Category: Retail

Brand value (2013): $18,488 million

Brand value (2012): $12,968 million

Change in brand value: 43 per cent

Overall rank: 9

Home Depot, founded in Georgia, United States, in 1978, posted $74.754 billion in revenue and net income of $4.535 billion in 2012.

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Image: Home Depot store in Monrovia, California.
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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Disney

Category: Entertainment

Brand value (2013): $23,913 million

Brand value (2012): $17,066 million

Change in brand value: 40 per cent

Overall rank: 10

Disney, founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1923, posted $42.278 billion in revenue and net income of $5.682 billion in 2012.

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Image: Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse perform at Hong Kong Disneyland.
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ebay

Category: Retail

Brand value (2013): $17,749 million

Brand value (2012): $12,663 million

Change in brand value: 40 per cent

Overall rank: 11

ebay, founded in San Jose, California, in 1995, posted S$ 14.07 billion in revenue and net income of $2.60 billion in 2012.

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Image: Visitors walk past an ebay banner at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
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Stella Artois

Category: Beer

Brand value (2013): $6,319 million

Brand value (2012): $4,529 million

Change in brand value: 40 per cent

Overall rank: 12

Stella Artois, founded in Leuven, Belgium, in 1926, is one of the best known beers of largest brewer in the world, Anheuser-Busch InBev.

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Image: Bottles of Stella Artois beer are displayed at a store in Hong Kong's Sheung Wan district.
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Skol

Category: Beer

Brand value (2013): $6,520 million

Brand value (2012): $4,698 million

Change in brand value: 39 per cent

Overall rank: 13

Skol, the best known beer in Brazil, is sold in many countries around the world, including Romania, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Image: Beer is tapped at the opening of Vienna's Schweizerhaus, a traditional beer garden, at Vienna's amusement park in Austria.
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Category: Apparel

Brand value (2013): $4,121 million

Brand value (2012): $2,973 million

Change in brand value: 39 per cent

Overall rank: 14

Next, founded in West Yorkshire, England, in 1982, has more than retail stores around the world. It is the biggest clothing retailer in the United Kingdom.

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Image: Next outlet at Trinity shopping centre in Leeds, northern England.
Photographs: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

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Citibank

Category: Bank

Brand value (2013): $13,386 million

Brand value (2012): $9,760 million

Change in brand value: 37 per cent

Overall rank: 15

Citibank, founded in New York in 1812, is one of the biggest banks in the world. The bank, which has branches in more than 160 nations, offers insurance, credit cards and investment products apart from standard banking operations.

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Image: Citibank branch in New York.
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Nivea

Category: Personal care

Brand value (2013): $6,322 million

Brand value (2012): $4,642 million

Change in brand value: 36 per cent

Overall rank: 16

Nivea, founded in Germany in 1882, is one of the biggest skincare brands in the world. Apart from Nivea, other famous products of its parent company, Beiersdorf, are Eucerin, La Prairie, Labello, 8×4 and Hansaplast/Elastoplast.

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Image: A collection of Nivea skin cream tins in a showcase beside a production line of German company Beiersdorf in Hamburg.
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Heineken

Category: Beer

Brand value (2013): $8,238 million

Brand value (2012): $6,068 million

Change in brand value: 36 per cent

Overall rank: 17

Heineken was founded in Netherlands in 1873. In 2011, the company brewed 2.74 billion litres of Heineken brand beer, while the total production of all the brands owned by the group was 16.46 billion litres, according to Wikipedia.

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Image: A woman reaches for a can of Heineken at a restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Category: Bank

Brand value (2013): $17,745 million

Brand value (2012): $13,083 million

Change in brand value: 36 per cent

Overall rank: 18

Commonwealth Bank of Australia, founded in Sydney, Australia, in 1911, has more than 44,844 employees and operations around the world, including New Zealand, Fiji, Asia, the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Image: A man talks on his mobile phone as he walks past a Commonwealth Bank branch in central Sydney.
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Amazon.com

Category: Retail

Brand value (2013): $45,727 million

Brand value (2012): $34,077 million

Change in brand value: 34 per cent

Overall rank: 19

Amazon.com, founded in Seattle, Washington, in 1994, has more than 97,000 employees and posted $61.09 billion revenue and $676 million operating income in 2012.

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Image: Amazon's fulfilment centre in Dunfermline, Scotland.
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Barclays

Category: Bank

Brand value (2013): $7,989 million

Brand value (2012): $5,961 million

Change in brand value: 34 per cent

Overall rank: 20

Barclays, founded in London, in 1690, has more than 139,200 employees and nearly $3 trillion in assets. It operates in more than 50 nations and boasts about 50 million customers.


Image: Sunshine reflects off the Barclays Bank headquarters in the Docklands, east London.
Photographs: Olivia Harris/Reuters
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