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April 8, 2015

China Banks on Potatoes for Food Security

Simone_BarokeAnalyst Insight by Simone Baroke - Contributing Analyst

The Chinese Government has decided that its people need to eat more potatoes in order ease pressure on the country’s scarce agricultural resources. It is true that fresh potatoes are performing quite well as the leading starchy root in China, but they face a tough battle ahead in their quest to rival the country’s most popular carbohydrate staples. The government may well succeed in turning the potato into the economical choice, but imbuing it with trendiness is another matter.

Potato production lags behind

In early January, China’s Central Government announced that it was to turn potatoes into the country’s fourth most important staple crop after rice, wheat and corn (maize). By 2020 the area allotted to potato cultivation would be doubled to 10 million hectares (100,000 km2). The government’s motivations for this move are safeguarding the country’s vast food security, relieving environmental pressure and helping to release more of its rural farming population from the clutches of poverty.

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March 21, 2015

Eggs: The New Favourite Protein

Simone_BarokeAnalyst Insight by Simone Baroke - Contributing Analyst

Eggs are very much on the menu. In the US, their dynamism not only puts dwindling fresh meat sales to shame, but it seems that protein-packed eggs are turning into a threat for carbohydrate-based breakfast cereal. As eggs shed their high-cholesterol stigma, sales will increasingly be fuelled by rising demand from mature consumers, providing excellent long-term growth prospects.

Eggs beat meat

Consumers who love protein love eggs, and they certainly have a lot to offer. Eggs are tasty, nutritious, versatile and relatively cheap. Plus, frying one up does not require an advanced master class in haute cuisine.

The high-protein trend originated in the US, where eggs are benefitting from consumers searching out alternatives to meat. As growing numbers of people tune into environmental and health issues, they start to realise that their meat consumption is already on the high side, and that meat for breakfast, lunch and dinner is not the way forward.

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March 17, 2015

Encouraging Results for the Fresh Meat Industry

In 2014, global fresh meat consumption grew 3% in volume terms to reach 225 million tonnes. Poultry is the most popular type of meat worldwide followed by beef/veal. This video discusses regional trends in emerging markets, health concerns in developed economies, convenience products and growth in frozen packaged products like ready meals and processed poultry. Watch the video for complete insights.

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March 16, 2015

Fruits and Vegetables in Western Europe

In this slideshare, Anastasia Alieva, Euromonitor International's Head of Fresh Food Research, presents the latest data on fresh fruits and vegetables in Western Europe. While fresh meat consumption is declining in this region, due to the rise of the vegetarian and vegan trends, as well as growing concerns of health issues associated with consumption of meat, fruits and vegetables gain in popularity and organic enjoys growing demand.

March 4, 2015

The Rising Power of Female Consumers

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The global female population totalled an estimated 3.6 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach 4.2 billion by 2030. Average disposable income amongst women is the highest it's ever been, and women are living longer than men.

What are you doing to reach this growing market?

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View now to learn:

  • The size and distribution of the female consumer market
  • Literacy and education rates
  • Labour participation
  • Purchasing power

 

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February 3, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at Gulfood 2015

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Event Name:  Gulfood

Dates: February 8-12, 2015

Location: Dubai, UAE

Event Description: Whether you’re looking to supersize your business or delight customers with unique and inspiring flavours, you’ll find a whole world of suppliers at Gulfood.
The biggest brands. The latest innovations. Amazing values.

Your industry is global. Change is constant. New markets open as fast as old ones close. Supply routes can be as fickle as consumer tastes and trends. Gulfood is where you get to make sense of it all, where you get to put your finger on the industry pulse, feel its heart beat and see where your markets and suppliers can evolve and change.

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Introducing Passport: Nutrition

Passport: Nutrition is a first-of-its-kind database that examines the total amount of nutrients purchased through packaged food and soft drink products worldwide, evaluating eight key nutrients in 54 countries. Passport: Nutrition research helps your organisation understand key markets and drivers, dietary trends and how to position your company for success.

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February 2, 2015

New Nutrition Data Shows Global Calorie Consumption

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We are excited to announce our new research examining the total amount of nutrients purchased per-person per day through packaged food and soft drinks products. Passport: Nutrition is a new research tool that maps the purchase of energy, protein, carbohydrate, sugar, fat, saturated fat, fibre and salt from packaged food and soft drink products sold through retail in 54 countries globally.  Passport: Nutrition allows your organisation to:

  1. Analyse where consumers get their calories. The purchase of eight different nutrients on a per person per day basis is available for 54 countries, regionally and globally. This information is also split by product category to the lowest level.

  2. View the nutrition composition of food and beverage products.  The nutritional information per 100g of product is available for over 50,000 packaged food and soft drink products in 54 countries. The nutritional content of one product can be compared with that of another, as well as comparing the same products in different countries.

  3. Review company and brand contributions. Nutrition brand shares look at how much each packaged food and soft drink brand and company is contributing to the total purchase of each nutrient, by category and country.

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January 11, 2015

Euromonitor International to speak at the AUSVEG 2015 Exporting to Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates Symposium

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Event: AUSVEG 2015

Location: Adelaide, Australia

Website: http://www.ausveg.com.au/

Date: 28-29 January 2015

Event Description: AUSVEG is Australia’s national peak industry body representing the interests of the country’s vegetable and potato growers. In January 2015, AUSVEG will host a two-day seminar aimed at Australian vegetable growers covering how to successfully export to Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The 2015 conference follows on from the 2014 Exporting to Japan Symposium and the 2013 Exporting to China Symposium. Euromonitor International represents one of two featured speakers at the 2015 Symposium.

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November 19, 2014

Going Vegan for Weight Loss and Heart Health

Simone_BarokeAnalyst Insight by Simone Baroke - Contributing Analyst

Can a diet totally devoid of animal protein be healthy for humans who are, by design, omnivores? Common sense would suggest not, but research begs to differ. A new study is just out, attesting to the fact that a stint of vegan eating boosts both heart health and weight loss, and without imposing restrictions on caloric intake. Could the annual January diet craze be in for a vegan overhaul? This would indeed be music to the ears of purveyors of carbohydrate foods, may they be potato growers, bakery manufacturers or noodle bars.

Healthier in just one week

Rarely has a diet come under such sustained and fervent criticism as the vegan diet. Not enough iron, zero vitamin B12, too little protein, lack of variety and, perish the thought, no dairy – surely this can’t be a healthy way to live?

However, plenty of evidence, much of it gleaned from population studies that reach back decades, suggests otherwise. For example, there is the oft-quoted Danish example, where, due to post-WW1 rationing, animal protein, fats and alcohol were severely restricted, forcing the population to subsist largely on potatoes, bread, barley and vegetables. As a result, the country recorded the lowest mortality rate from non-infectious chronic disease (this includes cardiovascular disease) in its entire history.

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China Banks on Potatoes for Food Security

Eggs: The New Favourite Protein

Encouraging Results for the Fresh Meat Industry

Fruits and Vegetables in Western Europe

The Rising Power of Female Consumers

Euromonitor to Speak at Gulfood 2015

Introducing Passport: Nutrition

New Nutrition Data Shows Global Calorie Consumption

Euromonitor International to speak at the AUSVEG 2015 Exporting to Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates Symposium

Going Vegan for Weight Loss and Heart Health