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The Fourth Quarter Caps off a Year to Forget for Confectionery Giant Hershey

by February 3rd, 2016
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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 […]

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Lindt & Sprüngli: Global Confectionery’s Feel-Good Story

by January 21st, 2016
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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.

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Cereal an Underdeveloped but Growing Category in Japan

by December 26th, 2015
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  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 […]

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Packaged Food Distribution Moving Online in Belarus

by December 22nd, 2015
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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 […]

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On-Demand Webinar – Nutrition Trends: the Sugar Free Movement

by December 17th, 2015
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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 […]

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Potenciál růstu v kategorii sladkých a slaných snacků v České republice

by December 5th, 2015
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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 […]