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April 20, 2015

Opportunities and Challenges in Specialty Food Ingredients

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The supply of speciality ingredients to the international food and drinks market presents varied opportunities and challenges.

Adding value is a priority for the global food and beverage industry, with consumers no longer looking for simple nutrition or hydration but demanding far more in terms of taste and quality, health and wellness, naturalness, and convenience. There are also many issues at supply level that are having a significant impact on business strategies, including economic challenges, sustainability, and regulatory issues.  Our presentation will discuss the activities of ingredients companies and their response to the opportunities and challenges in today’s global market.

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April 9, 2015

Heath and Wellness RTD Tea: World Growth Prospects

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Asian markets will be the main drivers of global sales of HW RTD tea over the forecast period, with local brands more popular than multinational brands. Vietnam’s explosive expansion in NH RTD tea will make it a very attractive market in the next few years. The Coca-Cola Co has lost share globally in HW RTD tea amid its minor position in the US’s NH category. The cola carbonates giant should look to make good progress in NH RTD tea to avoid missing opportunity.

April 6, 2015

Gluten-Free: Only the Tip of the Iceberg?

Simone_BarokeAnalyst Insight by Simone Baroke - Contributing Analyst

Gluten-free food value sales hit US$2.6 billion globally in 2014. Some within the industry claim that the market has peaked and that a decline in demand is imminent. However, considering that coeliac disease remains woefully underdiagnosed, combined with the fact that half the world’s population could potentially develop the condition if exposed to – as yet still unknown! – environmental triggers, it becomes clear that we might only be at the beginning of the gluten-free product tsunami. 

More people diagnosed, but many more still in the dark

Coeliac disease, a condition where the body’s immune system reacts to dietary gluten intake, resulting in damage to the intestinal lining, seems to be on the rise. For example, in Australia, where one in 100 people was previously believed to be affected, more recent research has led to the realisation that one in 60 females and one in 80 males have the condition. Last year, Nottingham University in the UK published a study that showed that there had been a fourfold increase in the diagnosis of coeliac disease in the UK since the 1990s, and the researchers are convinced that three quarters of cases remain undiagnosed. 

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March 8, 2015

New Technologies to Spell the End of Stevia?

Simone_BarokeAnalyst Insight by Simone Baroke - Contributing Analyst

Next year, a new generation of stevia sweeteners produced by fermentation instead of extraction is going to hit the market. In other words, the leaf of the stevia plant will soon be surplus to requirements. On the one hand, this is great news for the industry: it will save costs and provide a more consistent product with a superior taste profile. But it also means that stevia’s already wobbly status as the only “natural” low-calorie sweetener is about to be thrown into even greater jeopardy. 

Stevia sweeteners 2.0

In February 2015, US agricultural and food products giant Cargill announced that its food ingredients arm, in collaboration with Swiss food technology company Evolva Holding SA, had successfully developed a method of producing stevia sweeteners by means of fermentation, thus foregoing the laborious process of extracting them from the leaf of the Stevia rebaudiana plant. The product is expected to be ready for launch in 2016. 

Cargill is, of course, not the only ingredients player going down this route. US company Stevia First, for example, reported last year that it was working on developing microbial fermentation processes with the aim of producing steviol glycoside sweeteners. 

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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.

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

 

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February 18, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at Ingredient Marketplace 2015

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Event: Ingredient Marketplace

Dates: April 7-9, 2015

Location: Orlando, Florida

Description: Ingredient Marketplace is where buyers and sellers connect for exploration and innovation. Ingredient buyers and sellers from around the world will discover an expo hall of more than 350 booths, and learn from renowned speakers, training programs and presentations. Add in numerous networking and business development opportunities and you have an event you can't miss.

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February 10, 2015

Health and Wellness in Emerging vs Developed Markets: It’s all about Strategy and Exploiting Synergies

Ewa HudsonAnalyst Insight by Ewa Hudson - Head of Health and Wellness Research

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The global health and wellness (HW) market was worth some US$774 billion in 2014 and continues to outperform the wider food and drink industries. Emerging markets stand out as highly dynamic, piquing the interest of international players, in particular. But what strategies to employ to stand any chance of success in little-known terrain? Are consumers in emerging markets ready for HW offerings? How do local players fit into the picture? Which companies and brands are doing well and why? Euromonitor International tackles these questions – and a lot more besides – in its just published report Corporate Strategies in Health and Wellness: Part 2 – Focus – Emerging Markets.

 

Emerging markets drive global HW growth

Although developed markets generated nearly 60% of total global HW value sales in 2014, in terms of growth, there is a pronounced shift towards emerging markets. By 2019, emerging markets are projected to account for 49% of global health and wellness product sales, up from just 28% in 2002.

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February 6, 2015

Sports Nutrition Companies Targeting Sports and Energy Drink Consumers

ChrisSchmidtAnalyst Insight by Chris Schmidt - Consumer Health Analyst

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As sports nutrition continues its push to increase its appeal beyond the bodybuilders and elite athletes that long dominated sales, companies are increasingly eyeing the most mainstream of the sports foods categories: sports and energy drinks. Representing a market opportunity of over US$50 billion in retail value sales in 2014, the category has an obvious appeal. However, with so much of the space occupied by global packaged foods and soft drinks titans, gaining an appreciable share of the sports and energy drinks market may prove to be a herculean task for even sports nutrition’s largest companies.

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February 3, 2015

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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Opportunities and Challenges in Specialty Food Ingredients

Heath and Wellness RTD Tea: World Growth Prospects

Gluten-Free: Only the Tip of the Iceberg?

New Technologies to Spell the End of Stevia?

The Rising Power of Female Consumers

Euromonitor to Speak at Ingredient Marketplace 2015

Health and Wellness in Emerging vs Developed Markets: It’s all about Strategy and Exploiting Synergies

Sports Nutrition Companies Targeting Sports and Energy Drink Consumers

Introducing Passport: Nutrition

New Nutrition Data Shows Global Calorie Consumption