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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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January 27, 2015

Estimating Category Leaders in FMCG Industries

Virgilijus NaruseviciusAnalyst Insight by Virgilijus Narusevicius - Senior Data Scientist

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In this article, we have attempted to characterise category leaders across FMCG industries and the typical market shares they achieve. “Category leader” is generally a highly coveted status as it allows price-setting power and a better ability to influence category trends, enables economies of scale and implies a better bargaining power over retailers and suppliers. It also suggests that the company is doing many things right and it is thus rather common to benchmark against the category leaders and study their past strategies. However, category leader shares vary between industries and a successful company in one industry may differ from another.

 

Figure 1: Average Category Leader Share across FMCG Industries

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Source: Euromonitor International

Note:  Retail value sales

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January 21, 2015

New Year, New Diet: How to Connect with the Weight-Conscious Consumer

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New Year’s weight-loss resolutions might last, but only for some

In early January of each year, millions of consumers resolve to lose weight or improve their eating habits. Unfortunately, New Year’s resolutions do not always last for more than a few weeks and by Valentine’s Day many will have already returned to their usual eating habits. However, some consumers with particularly strong will power are able to successfully follow a weight-loss diet, whether all the time or as-needed throughout the year. Others choose to actively monitor what they eat from day to day in order to maintain a consistent number on the scale.

To better understand the weight-conscious consumer, Euromonitor International reached out to 16,300 online consumers in nine markets in the 2013 Global Consumer Trends survey. This article examines who these consumers are, how dieters differ from weight ‘maintainers’, and how marketers can target both groups more effectively.

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January 14, 2015

Alcoholic Drinks – December 2014 Overview of New Product Launches

Spiros_MalandrakisAnalyst Insight by Spiros Malandrakis - Senior Alcoholic Drinks Analyst

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This monthly summary highlights the most interesting product launches in December, with a focus on the direction the alcoholic drinks industry is taking in terms of innovative developments.

Gluten-free beer:  Genuine potential or another passing fad?

January traditionally marks the inflection point for short lived, hangover –induced resolutions, sobriety-led shifts to healthier eating and drinking habits and, unsurprisingly, the alcoholic drink industry’s annual low point.

The overindulgence gives way to regrets as over-proof spirits are temporarily banished to the back of bars and minds, providing an opportunity for lower abv and non-alcoholic alternatives to enjoy their brief month under the limelight.

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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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November 15, 2014

Europe’s Leading Health Trends: What is Driving Innovation and Opportunities for Functional Ingredients?

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

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More natural, more protein and more nutritional content in general; this is where the European health and wellness market seems to be heading in the immediate future. In this article, we look at those health and wellness prime positioning platforms that are predicted to achieve the highest growth performance in Eastern and Western Europe over the 2014-2019 forecast period.

 

Weight management: All about nutrient density and protein

After general wellbeing, weight management is the largest positioning platform for health and wellness food and beverages in both Eastern and Western Europe, with value sales amounting to US$57.1 billion in 2014. Due to market saturation, particularly in Western Europe, growth expectations over 2014-2019 are not exactly overwhelming.

However, since obesity is set to remain a foremost public health concern in Europe for the foreseeable future, the market for products that address this issue will continue to evolve, even if it will not gain much in size.

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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

Estimating Category Leaders in FMCG Industries

New Year, New Diet: How to Connect with the Weight-Conscious Consumer

Alcoholic Drinks – December 2014 Overview of New Product Launches

Going Vegan for Weight Loss and Heart Health

Europe’s Leading Health Trends: What is Driving Innovation and Opportunities for Functional Ingredients?