February 5th, 2016
For all the stories charting the downfall of sugary snacks such as chocolate and sugar confectionery, as well as countless resolutions made to improve diets, the song remains the same: people still want snacks. Subsequently, the world of sweet and savoury snacks is an exciting one to be in at present, outperforming the rest of […]
February 3rd, 2016
From a competitive point of view, the fourth quarter capped off what has been a poor year for Hershey. Whilst investors and analysts will not mind the fact that Hershey’s has managed to once again improve operating profit, net sales actually decreased slightly over the 12 month period and 5% in Q4. Particularly damaging was […]
January 21st, 2016
For confectionery manufacturers, Lindt is currently something of a shining city on a hill. It continues to make what the majority of its competitors have found very difficult to achieve, ie high growth in the US and Western Europe, the world’s most lucrative chocolate markets, look easy.
January 15th, 2016
Packaged food is one of the largest consumer markets in the CIS region. In the last decade eating habits have changed significantly, due to fast-paced lifestyles, increasing product availability and the spread of modern retailing.
January 12th, 2016
The quarterly update of the Packaged Food Forecast Model that took place in November 2015 has resulted in an upgrade of the Passport baseline forecasts for retail volume growth in India. The growth is expected to improve by 0.3 percentage points from 6.8% CAGR to 7.1 % CAGR between 2015 and 2020.
December 26th, 2015
Traditionally, breakfast cereal is not widely consumed in Japan with consumers preferring rice for breakfast. Recently, however, cereal sales are rising rapidly. The emergence of different cereal varieties including healthy options are drawing consumers to the segment. Manufacturers are actively launching flavours that capitalise on local tastes, including baked soy bean granola, corn soup […]
December 22nd, 2015
In 2015, the food market in Belarus rapidly developed, changing from traditional brick and mortar stores to online retailing. Payment cards are being widely used in the country, and with cards comes the ease of online payments. Increasing penetration of mobile internet subscriptions also paved the way for this development. So far, Euroopt is the only […]
December 17th, 2015
This year, Hershey’s quarterly financial updates have been a source of dread to investors, and acted as a cautionary tale to other manufacturers. The company is too focussed on just two countries – the US and China – and even then, 90% of sales stem from the US.
December 17th, 2015
With increased attention on sugar and the role it plays in diet-related disease, is there such thing as an ‘anti-sugar consumer’? This question will be addressed by looking at how trends in packaged food and soft drinks have influenced sugar consumption, what the forecast is for the next five years, the potential for reduced-sugar products […]
December 5th, 2015
http://traffic.libsyn.com/euromonitor/czech-snacks-cu-euromonitor.mp3 Spotřeba sladkých a slaných snacků v České republice zaostává za západoevropským průměrem, z toho důvodu lze říci, že kategorie snacků má na českém trhu růstový potenciál. Přestože obsah tuků, kalorií či soli zůstane vysoký, snacky mohou být vnímány jako zdravější potravina a to z důvodu zlepšení kvality výrobního procesu nebo ingrediencí. Je to tedy vyšší kvalita a […]