It was a year of real growth, but also of disruption and even transformation.
The BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2014 added $310 billion to reach $2.9 trillion in brand value, a 12 percent increase.
Prior to the BrandZ™ Global 2014 results, the Top 100 had increased an average of about 6 percent, $125 billion, annually since the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009.
This year, led by apparel, with a 29 percent overall increase, all categories rose in brand value. And 10 of 14 categories experienced double-digit growth, indicating that brands across the economy have moved beyond recovery into a period of new growth.
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