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April 15, 2014

Dietary Supplements Positioning Focus – Memory Health

Mark StrobelAnalyst Insight by Mark Strobel - Consumer Health Analyst

Dietary supplements is a booming business that accounts for a growing share of global consumer health retail value sales each year. As the health literacy of the general public improves, they increasingly turn to dietary supplements to improve or maintain their health, and growing healthcare costs and incidence of chronic illnesses lead consumers to these products as a preventive measure. Dietary supplements are progressively more targeted with specific formulations by need state, and the growing concern of cognitive well-being has driven the retail sales of memory health supplements. In 2013, memory health supplements outpaced the category as a whole to reach US$1.5 billion worldwide.

Global Retail Value Sales Year-On-Year Growth of Dietary Supplements and Memory Health Supplements 2008-2013

Source: Euromonitor International

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Euromonitor to Speak at Vitafoods Europe 2014

Vitafoods europeEvent Name: Vitafoods Europe

Date: 6-8 May, 2014

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Event Description: Vitafoods Europe is the leading ingredients and raw materials event for the nutraceutical, dietary supplements and functional food and drinks industries. It's the key place to meet over 700 exhibiting companies, source ingredient solutions, develop product solutions and network with your peers.

 

Diana.cowland Diana Cowland, Senior Health and Wellness Analyst, will give two presentations

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Using Health and Wellness to Target the Ageing Global Population

 

The age of the global population is on the rise, opening up massive opportunities for global food and drink companies offering products with health and wellness benefits to older consumers. These benefits fall into four major positions: cardiovascular health, bone and joint health, brain health and vision health. By targeting these four positions, food and drink companies can help boost the stagnant fortified/functional segment and help aging consumers live healthier lifestyles.

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April 12, 2014

Top 10 Global Consumer Health and Wellness Trends for 2014

Simone_BarokeAnalyst Insight by Simone Baroke - Contributing Analyst

In 2014, the global health and wellness market will continue to be driven by demand for natural products, with consumers becoming increasingly sophisticated in their expectations. Not only do they want less of the “bad” stuff (and this now includes gluten, lactose etc), but they also want more of the good, such as protein, veggie and functional properties. Emerging economies, characterised by poverty and wealth co-existing side by side, are driving global health and wellness growth, and, sadly, the challenging economic conditions mean that food fraud has crept into the spectrum of First World consumer concerns.

Top 10 Global Consumer Health and Wellness Trends for 2014
1. Protein rules
2. Enhanced natural merging with free from
3. Meat reduction is the word
4. More veggies please!
5. Sugar reduction – by stealth in food but openly in beverages
6. Emerging markets drive global health and wellness growth
7. Cold pressed juice is the new premium
8. Probiotics are conquering the southern hemisphere
9. Wholegrain controversy
10. Health and wellness products under suspicion of fraud

Source: Euromonitor International

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April 1, 2014

ENGREDEA and Natural Products Expo West 2014: Key Trends

SvetlanaUduslivaiaAnalyst Insight by Svetlana Uduslivaia

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Retail sales of food and beverages positioned in the health and wellness segment were worth US$750 billion globally in 2013, with further projected growth of a 4% constant value CAGR over 2013-2018. Innovation remains one of the key forces driving growth as consumers look for nutritionally healthier products.  

Welcoming over 60,000 attendees, the Engredea and Natural Products Expo, held in March 2014 in Anaheim, California, featured a myriad of new products in health and wellness nutrition. While a Euromonitor presentation at the Engredea focused on trends in nutricosmetics, the expo provided further opportunities to review the latest trends and developments in foods and beverages presented by US and international manufacturers.

The expo focused strongly on sugar and salt reduction. Also featuring prominently were organic products, as well as ingredient innovations in soluble fibre, vegetable-based proteins, algae, and probiotics. Additionally, quinoa, chia, coconut-based foods and beverages, gluten- and lactose-free products, and a wide variety of other products were showcased by exhibitors ranging from ingredient suppliers to retail brand manufacturers.

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March 27, 2014

La Russia offre nuove opportunità per vitamine ed integratori alimentari

EURO_NT_Filippo.Battaini_LThumbCon Filippo Battaini, analista presso Euromonitor International

Il mercato delle vitamine e degli integratori alimentari vale 64 miliardi di euro ed è in continua crescita. Tuttavia, l’Europa occidentale comincia a mostrare segni di maturità. Al contrario, l’Europa dell’Est ha visto una crescita del 5% negli ultimi quattro anni, al di sopra della media mondiale. La Russia, in particolare ha registrato una crescita media dell’ 8% tra il 2009 e il 2013 e costituisce un mercato di grande interesse per le aziende del settore, come spiegato nella presentazione di Euromonitor per il  convegno Federsalus.

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Vitamin and Dietary Supplements Companies Should Look To Eastern Europe to Grow Sales

EURO_NT_Filippo.Battaini_LThumbWith Filippo Battaini, Research Analyst

The vitamins and dietary supplements market in Western Europe is stagnating due to market maturity and economic turmoil. Eastern Europe is an option to companies looking to expand sales given its proximity to Western Europe and higher-than-average sales in the vitamins and dietary supplements market. Russia is the largest market in Eastern Europe with the vitamins and dietary supplements category valued at 2 billion euros, making it an obvious choice for companies looking to enter the region.  

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March 26, 2014

Clean Label and Open Label Gain Traction in Sports Nutrition Non-Protein Products

ChrisSchmidtAnalyst Insight by Chris Schmidt - Consumer Health Analyst

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As sports nutrition continues its ascent from the niche of athlete food to a health and wellness mainstay, prescient trends from the packaged food industry are beginning to exert greater influence on producers. The movement to satisfy the ever growing consumer demand for greater formulation purity and transparency is increasingly evident in the non-protein products category of sports nutrition. Long a refuge for some of the most closely guarded and, frankly, suspect formulations, non-protein products are increasingly adopting clean and open labels to help grow the mass appeal of the category.

A Rogue’s Haven

While sports nutrition in general has had something of an edgy image among mainstream consumers, no category been more maligned in the public than non-protein products. Often containing a litany of chemicals, pre-workout supplements, thermogenics and testosterone boosters, in particular, have long been home to some of the most suspect ingredients in the dietary supplement realm, including ephedra, 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA) and anabolic steroids. Often used to boost energy and concentration, non-protein products are often the supplements blamed by athletes for positive doping tests, such as the recent disqualifications of German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Italian bobsledder William Frullani at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

 

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March 21, 2014

Increasing Vitamin E Intake: No Need to Rely Solely on Supplements

Diana.cowlandAnalyst Insight by Diana Cowland - Senior Health and Wellness Analyst

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In February 2014 there was a call from DSM, a leading global vitamin supplier, for the recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin E to rise substantially to 30mg per day. The vitamin has several important functions, for example helping to maintain cell structure by protecting cell membranes and contributing to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. For the latter function, vitamin E is able to carry an Article 13.1 General Health Claim in the European Union.

Vitamin E has also been linked to benefiting chronic age-related diseases, for example slowing functional decline in Alzheimer’s patients as well as having some effect in reducing age-related macular degeneration. The former is becoming increasingly important as the Alzheimer’s Society in the UK estimates that one in 14 people aged over 65 has some form of dementia.

Therefore, the greatest potential of vitamin E is as an anti-ageing supplement and functional ingredient, but, as the below explains, foods high in vitamin E can also make a large contribution to the diet.

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March 5, 2014

Euromonitor Speaking at Probiotics IPA World Congress 2014

IPA world congress 2014Date: 9 – 11 May 2014

Location: Athens

Conference:  A must attend for those in the probiotic field the IPA (International Probiotics Association)World Congress will be running concurrent sessions on the first day, addressing cutting edge topics in Science on one side and Industry on the other, touching on areas such as product development, marketing, regulations, and science. The congress will conclude on the second day with a common session which will outline advances and updates on current and new areas of clinical research, new health applications, hands on work shop focusing on product development, and a debate on the controversial areas that are beleaguering probiotics today.

The IPAWC 2014 will provide an excellent opportunity for all attendees to network with the who’s who in the probiotic industry. Stakeholders will be able to interact with researchers, scientists, regulators, healthcare professionals, and industry delegates.

Athens offers a striking reality between the remnants of the old world and new, equally the IPAWC will convey through our program and the world renown speakers, the advances of probiotics from food based benefits to new health applications justified by top level science.

Presentation Time: May 10th, 9:00 am

Presentation Topic: Ewa Hudson, Head of Health and Wellness Research at Euromonitor international will present market updates and newly released numbers for 2014.

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Dietary Supplements Positioning Focus – Memory Health

Euromonitor to Speak at Vitafoods Europe 2014

Using Health and Wellness to Target the Ageing Global Population

Top 10 Global Consumer Health and Wellness Trends for 2014

ENGREDEA and Natural Products Expo West 2014: Key Trends

La Russia offre nuove opportunità per vitamine ed integratori alimentari

Vitamin and Dietary Supplements Companies Should Look To Eastern Europe to Grow Sales

Clean Label and Open Label Gain Traction in Sports Nutrition Non-Protein Products

Increasing Vitamin E Intake: No Need to Rely Solely on Supplements

Euromonitor Speaking at Probiotics IPA World Congress 2014