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July 27, 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at Vitafoods Asia 2014

VitafoodsasialogostrapcmykEvent Dates: September 3 (Wed) – September 4 (Thu) 2014

Event Description: Vitafoods Asia attracts more than 170 exhibiting companies and over 3,000 buyers from across Asia, especially Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Philippines, India, Australia and New Zealand.

Minji KimSpeaker: Min Ji Kim

First Presentation: September 3 (Wed) at 11:20 – 12:00 @ Asia World Expo Hong Kong

Presentation Title: Consumer Trends in Weight Management Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for the Industry

Presentation Description: Obesity is a growing concern in Asia Pacific, and weight management continues to be one of the buzz topics in the region. According to Euromonitor International, the region’s weight management market is dominated by China, Japan and South Korea. At the same time, South East Asian countries including Indonesia, Vietnam and India are showing fast year-on-year value growth and are expected to become key drivers of the weight management trend in the coming years. Although there are several factors that may saturate the weight management market in Asia Pacific, interest in getting slim will continue and further open up new opportunities. In this presentation, Minji Kim will address key trends, challenges and new opportunities of the weight management market in Asia Pacific.

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July 19, 2014

Function and Local Ingredients Drive Hot Drinks Sales in Peru

Dana LaMendolaAnalyst Insight by Dana LaMendola - Beverages Analyst

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Our research indicates that Peru will be the fastest-growing hot drinks market in Latin America increasing by 36% to reach US$ 818 million  by 2018. The Peruvian economy has skyrocketed in recent years, with Peru recording the fastest growth in total GDP in the region between 2008 and 2013, a trend that is expected to continue in the forecast. Rising disposable incomes are not only increasing consumer expenditure on food and non-alcoholic beverages, but are also creating more demanding Peruvian consumers. Hot drinks that are having the most success are those like fruit/herbal teas that have a functional position and other plant based hot drinks that appeal to local Peruvian traditions through the use of local ingredients

 

Demand for Health and Wellness Benefits

Peru is expected to be the fast growing tea market in Latin America over the forecast, increasing by 59% in retail value to record the second highest absolute value growth after Brazil. In Peru, tea is already nearly as popular as coffee in terms of at-home consumption. In 2013, per capita retail brewed volume was 6 litres, just slightly below coffee which was 6.8 litres. Although black tea (both standard and speciality) is the most traditional type of tea consumed in Peru, health and wellness trends are causing less mature categories like fruit/herbal tea and green tea to attract increasing consumer interest because of their perceived health benefits. These alternative tea types also carry a higher price tag, particularly fruit/herbal which in 2013 retailed at more than five times the unit price of black tea.

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July 18, 2014

Three Categories Driving Growth in Health and Wellness Soft Drinks

The health and wellness soft drinks industry is being driven by three main categories: bottled water, juice and ready-to-drink tea. There is a consumer shift in ready-to-drink bottled water towards the premium sector, with mineral water and natural spring water driving sales in this sector. For health and wellness juice, reducing sugar content has proved a successful strategy as consumers are increasingly concerned about their sugar intake. In healthy ready-to-drink teas, companies are tailoring the health benefits and tastes of their products to match consumer profiles and preferences in different areas of the world.

Join Diana Cowland at the Food Ingredients Global Summit on September 23-25 at etc Venues in London.

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July 17, 2014

Prospects for Fish Oils and Omega Fatty Acids in China

Mark StrobelWith Mark Strobel, Consumer Health Analyst

China is a promising market for the consumer health industry, with consumer expenditure on health goods and medical services expected to grow by 56 percent between 2013 and 2018. Vitamins and dietary supplements, especially fish oils and omega fatty acids are among the strongest prospects for the country. The average adult in China consumes only one-quarter of the recommended daily intake of DHA and EPA which is found in these supplements.  Although the regulatory infrastructure for dietary supplements in China is notoriously strict, proposals are in place to change the process.

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July 13, 2014

Control de peso en Latinoamérica: claves de una industria millonaria

Más del 50% de la población latinoamericana sufre algún grado de sobrepeso u obesidad. Esta alarmante tasa ha hecho que tanto los consumidores como los gobiernos tomen una posición de prevención en relación a esta situación.  Por su parte la industria de alimentos y bebidas ha creado una gama de productos con menores contenidos de azúcar, grasas y carbohidratos para ayudar a combatir el problema.  Los consumidores demandan productos que además de ser “bajos en”, cumplan con lo que prometan, tengan un buen sabor y no tengan efectos nocivos para la salud. En este sentido los productos naturales empiezan a ganar terreno y entre éstos la stevia ha demostrado ser la favorita de la industria.

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July 7, 2014

Nutrition Podcast Series: Attention Turning Away from Fat as an Ingredient

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Lauren Bandy with Diana Cowland - Health and Wellness Analyst and Lauren Bandy - Packaged Food Analyst

A study by the University of Cambridge in April 2014 has put fat as an ingredient back in the media spotlight. The study shows that total saturated fat has no association with heart disease. While the scientific community has criticized the study, many consumers are now focusing on limiting sugar and increasing protein in their diet rather than focusing on fat consumption. This trend is leading to small growth in foods such as butter and reduced sugar packaged food and a small decline in reduced fat packaged food.

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July 5, 2014

Gluten-Free Mania to Liven Up Fresh Food

Simone_BarokeAnalyst Insight by Simone Baroke - Consulting Analyst

Gluten-free eating is taking the world by storm. But it is not just all about gluten-free pasta, bread and biscuits. Exciting new opportunities are also emerging for fresh food, including starchy roots, vegetables and pulses. The new generation of gluten-free consumers is really not that difficult to cater for as it cares less about purity and more about choice and variety. For fresh food industry players, this means training their focus on foodservice, particularly in countries where packaged gluten-free food sales are already high.

Gluten - the Enemy of Wellness

Our health and wellness data show that global value sales of gluten-free packaged food soared by 75% over the 2008-2013 review period, reaching US$2.1 billion in 2013. In the past, the only people avoiding gluten were those individuals suffering from coeliac disease, an auto-immune condition in which the consumption of gluten causes the body to attack its own digestive tract.

Nowadays, however, a growing number of consumers are eschewing gluten because they believe that their bodies are sensitive to this cereal protein in some way. They attribute a wide variety of persistent symptoms to gluten sensitivity, such as persistent fatigue, skin rashes, weight gain, digestive complaints (including irritable bowel syndrome), poor memory and hormonal imbalances.

In essence, a branch of modern health and wellness philosophy which is continually gaining in popularity is that any unexplained symptoms may be down to a food intolerance, and gluten is one of the first candidates for an experimental elimination diet.

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June 16, 2014

The Mediterranean Diet – More Than Just a Sum of its Parts

Simone_BarokeAnalyst Insight by Simone Baroke - Consulting Analyst

A new study has uncovered a synergistic, blood pressure-lowering effect between certain vegetables and olive oil, which are essential components of the Mediterranean way of eating. Not only should this help olive oil sales recover after a fraught period of recessionary pressure, but it could also boost the health and wellness standing of lettuce, one of the most unappreciated vegetables, long belittled as a mere “bulking agent”.

It’s all About Team Work, Even for Nutrients

The Mediterranean diet, although highly varied across the extent of the geographical region where it is consumed, is generally based on abundant quantities of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, pulses and olive oil, supplemented by plenty of fish, seafood, nuts and seeds.

But what is it, exactly, about the Mediterranean diet that makes it so healthy? This question has been asked for well over 60 years, ever since Ancel Keys’ seminal study on the island of Crete first established a tangible link between the Mediterranean way of eating and a strikingly low incidence of heart disease.

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June 10, 2014

Asian Health and Wellness Trends in Food and Beverages

Asia saw strong double digit growth in medical health in 2011 and consumers are increasingly aware that “Prevention is better than cure.”  Therefore, consumers are beginning to make lifestyle choices through exercising and the way they eat and drink in order to stay healthy. Together with all the other factors which I have just mentioned, consumers are taking health eating and drinking as an approach to reduce the demand for expensive health care and high medical costs in the future.Asia-health-giveaway

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June 4, 2014

The Future of Probiotics

Probiotics will perform even better in 2014 than 2013, coming off a strong year of sales of supplements and yoghurt. While these two categories are responsible for the majority of sales of probiotics, researchers are testing probiotics as a way to treat a variety of issues including infant eczema, colic and allergies, so the future of probiotics may stretch beyond these two categories.

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Euromonitor to Speak at Vitafoods Asia 2014

Function and Local Ingredients Drive Hot Drinks Sales in Peru

Three Categories Driving Growth in Health and Wellness Soft Drinks

Prospects for Fish Oils and Omega Fatty Acids in China

Control de peso en Latinoamérica: claves de una industria millonaria

Nutrition Podcast Series: Attention Turning Away from Fat as an Ingredient

Gluten-Free Mania to Liven Up Fresh Food

The Mediterranean Diet – More Than Just a Sum of its Parts

Asian Health and Wellness Trends in Food and Beverages

The Future of Probiotics