April 30th, 2016
With the lifting of sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran in January 2016, the country may finally be opening up its markets to the outside world, with several opportunities for both domestic and multinational manufacturers within the food and beverage industry.
April 28th, 2016
The soft drinks market in Brazil grew by 2 percent in 2015 despite unfavorable economic situations in the country. Small and regional players are finding opportunities in powered concentrates, as consumers turn towards these drinks when their available income shrinks. Energy drinks grew by 10 percent in the country as consumers choose natural energy […]
April 23rd, 2016
2014 Passport nutrition data shows that the average UK consumer buys around 34kg of sugar each year.
April 9th, 2016
Food intolerances are a major concern for today’s health and wellness consumer and this is driving the growth of lactose-free food, ie products made from animal (usually cow’s) milk from which the milk sugar lactose has been removed.
April 6th, 2016
As bottled water is forecast to drive growth of the soft drinks market in many countries, it is time to assess the potential playing field and examine scenarios as to how Danone and Nestlé’s market shares will develop in 2020.
March 14th, 2016
It’s been a tough few years for food and beverage manufacturers in Australasia. Australia has one the most consolidated grocery retail environments in the world and New Zealand is not far behind.
March 11th, 2016
Bottled water and premium cold-pressed juice have been the best performers in the global soft drinks industry. Consumers are drinking more water as they seek to reduce sugar consumption, with global bottled water retail volume sales growing by 6% in 2015. Cold-pressed juice sales have grown strongly in many markets despite its high cost. […]
March 10th, 2016
In 2014, thanks to the changing preferences of Chinese consumers, “refreshing drinks” experienced explosive growth. Refreshing drinks includes still functional bottled water, sports drinks and water-like juice drinks. In 2015, refreshing drinks evolved to also include carbonated functional bottled water and soda water.
March 7th, 2016
Consumers are constantly expanding their soft drink consumption outside of carbonates. Ready-to-drinks tea, bottled water and juices are just as prevalent to consumers as soda. As a result, companies are increasingly expanding their product portfolios outside of traditional carbonates categories. Coca-Cola, for instance, acquired Culiangwang, manufacturers of a plant-based protein drink in China and Chi […]
March 4th, 2016
Euromonitor International estimates that while the combined value of industries that offer potential for licensing amounts to almost US$7 trillion globally, arguably the most licensable categories within these industries generate as much as US$3.5 trillion in combined overall global retail sales.