October 19th, 2016
In Q3 2016, the global economic outlook declined as mounting uncertainty in Europe, the UK and the US outweighed any boost from the BRICs. This quarter, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) forecast growth revisions from Euromonitor International’s Industry Forecast Model generally point to marginal retail sales downgrades through 2020.
September 7th, 2016
The expansion of specialist coffee shops such as Starbucks and Costa Coffee across Asia, as well as the development of brewed coffee programmes in convenient stores in Japan and South Korea has familiarised Asian consumers with better quality coffee and is putting pressure on RTD coffee makers to offer a higher quality RTD coffee.
August 31st, 2016
Years after rising to prominence, the global obsession with matcha – or powdered green tea – shows no sign of abating. Trendy matcha cafés continue cropping up across North America, Western Europe and Asia, inspiring a wave of new culinary creations.
August 28th, 2016
Medicinal mushrooms have profound health-promoting benefits. They have been traditionally used in ancient therapies, but recent studies have also proved their favourable effects. Some species, such as lion’s mane, chaga, reishi and cordyceps, have been related to different properties, targeting immune support and brain health, being positioned as energy boosters or helping to promote a […]
August 20th, 2016
While instant coffee is a growth market worldwide, much of that growth is coming from developing markets, especially in Asia, where non-coffee drinkers are entering the category for the first time by way of instant.
July 24th, 2016
Consumer interest in ethically-sourced hot drinks continues to increase, largely focused on fair-trade certified coffee and tea products.
July 1st, 2016
The World Tea Expo wrapped up in Las Vegas on Friday, June 17th. Euromonitor were in attendance, presenting on Global Trends in Foodservice Tea to a diverse and global audience of tea retailers, buyers and experts in the field of premium, specialty tea.
June 29th, 2016
Instant coffee makes up 96 percent of all coffee consumed in Singapore in terms of retail volume sales. However, there has been a small and increasingly popular market for fresh ground coffee pods. New product trends and production methods are reflecting this trend, including freeze-drying instant coffee. Given the strong dominance of instant coffee, […]
June 10th, 2016
New Zealand consumers continue to respond positively to tea and ready to drink (RTD) products driven by growing awareness of the natural health properties of tea, changing demographics, and a concerted push by manufacturers to grow the market.
May 20th, 2016
The Healthy & Natural Show made its debut from 5-7 May in Chicago. Exhibitors from the beauty and personal care, consumer health, hot drinks, packaged food, and soft drinks industries were present to show the latest products designed to appeal to consumers looking for better-for-you, functional, natural, and organic products.