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March 20, 2015

Case Study: Identifying Potential Targets for Milk Products after the end of EU Milk Quotas

At the end of March 2015, the European Union will abolish milk quotas, meaning EU member states are no longer restricted on the amount of milk they can produce. This increased output means a likely oversupply of milk. Using Passport and Euromonitor's Competitor Analytics system, Euromonitor identifies key markets, categories and companies that ingredients suppliers should target.

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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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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 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 29, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at Cocoa Revolution 2015

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Location:
GoodWood Park Hotel, Singapore
Date:  4th – 5th March, 2015

Event Description: Cocoa Revolution brings to action - new strategies, key innovations by chocolate producers and buyers and is a major opportunity for buyers and sellers to meet and share new ideas and concepts in the industry.

  • Global view on the future of the cocoa market and the dynamics of the butter: powder balance
  • Olam’s cocoa position and value chain activities in Africa
  • Perspective from Emerging Consumer markets – China and India
  • Flavors: Solutions for Cocoa Supply and Quality Variations
  • Consumer trends and preferences in chocolate consumption etc

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January 20, 2015

Food and Beverage Ingredients Trends to Follow in 2015

John GeorgeAnalyst Insight by John George - Ingredients Industry Associate

2015 will see the near 600 billion tonne ingredients industry continue to advance, with developments to existing trends and new consumer preferences.  The following trends are a mix of those which look set to evolve in 2015, and new trends which could break through.

New legislation leading to reformulation

The new Food Information for Consumers (FIC) regulations could unfavourably change EU consumer perception of certain ingredients. Vegetable oils are particularly at risk, since the specific oil type must now be stated. This could lead consumers to reject the ingredient, and therefore the product, on the grounds of health or sustainability.  Brands could switch to alternative oils, putting vegetable oil’s forecast absolute growth of 282,823 tonnes in the EU, over 2013 to 2018, at risk. In 2015, any ingredient could face the threat of reformulation, as manufacturers become more aware of the importance of consumer perception.

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December 19, 2014

Olam to Become One of Top Three Global Cocoa Processors

John MaddenAnalyst Insight by John Madden - Head of Ingredients Research

As the year ends on a major acquisition in ingredients, we ask what is driving this and does it make good business sense? Archer Daniel Midlands (ADM) announced plans to dispose of its cocoa business in July 2013 – a decision driven by volatility in the cocoa market. Cargill purchased the chocolate business in September 2014 but steered clear of cocoa processing due to potential competition issues. This week Olam broke the news of a US$1.3 billion purchase of ADM’s cocoa business – a deal that will catapult Olam to become one of the top three global cocoa processors.

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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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November 7, 2014

The Backlash Against Sugar: The Facts

GinaWestbrookAnalyst Insight by Gina Westbrook - Director, Strategy Briefings

Our new Strategy Briefing, The Sugar Backlash and its Effects on Global Consumer Markets considers the impacts of this change on consumer behaviour; global ingredients markets; consumer markets such as packaged foods, soft drinks and health and wellness; company strategy and legislation. It's worth looking at current thinking on the pros and cons of sugar to contextualise the research.

doughnut.pngThe demonisation of sugar

Sugar has endured a tide of negative public opinion as the amount of scientific research linking the rise in sugar intake with obesity has increased. Governments are becoming increasingly concerned about the rising cost of illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and cancer, which have risen alongside weight gain. As fat is receding as the main culprit, recent media coverage and public discussion are now laying the blame for the growth of obesity and other health risks principally on sugary foods and drinks.

Sugar is now seen as a health risk by most, and as toxic as tobacco by some. This is leading to the introduction of a raft of voluntary and legal measures to help control intake. The new attitude is driving changes in consumption trends, including a conscious effort by consumers to either reduce their intake of sweet foods and drinks, or eschew sugar completely. Meanwhile, manufacturers are being forced to tackle the problem in various ways, including gradually reducing the content of their products, using alternative types of sweetener, or downsizing portions.

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October 29, 2014

Ingredients Companies Must Capitalise on Indian Appetite for Sweet and Savoury Snacks

John GeorgeAnalyst Insight by John George - Ingredients Analyst

Ingredients companies should increase their presence in India to better understand local trends and capitalise on the popularity of sweet and savoury snacks. Between 2008 and 2013, sweet and savoury snacks delivered a retail value CAGR of 26%. This contributed to the volume consumption of speciality ingredients in India growing by 13%. While other packaged foods also led to this growth, ingredients companies should recognise the superior potential of sweet and savoury snacks in India and take steps to ensure they are getting the most out of sweet and savoury snacks’ success.

Speciality ingredients influenced by sweet and savoury snacks

From 2008 to 2013, volume consumption of polysaccharides and oligosaccharides in India increased by 17%, while volume consumption of flavour enhancers increased by 14%. Sweet and savoury snacks accounted for 57% and 20% of polysaccharides and oligosaccharides and flavour enhancers use respectively, in India in 2013. Between 2013 and 2018, polysaccharides and oligosaccharides and flavour enhancers are forecast to be the speciality Ingredients companies should take note of the role of sweet and savoury snacks in this growth.

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Case Study: Identifying Potential Targets for Milk Products after the end of EU Milk Quotas

New Technologies to Spell the End of Stevia?

Euromonitor to Speak at Ingredient Marketplace 2015

New Nutrition Data Shows Global Calorie Consumption

Euromonitor to Speak at Cocoa Revolution 2015

Food and Beverage Ingredients Trends to Follow in 2015

Olam to Become One of Top Three Global Cocoa Processors

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

The Backlash Against Sugar: The Facts

Ingredients Companies Must Capitalise on Indian Appetite for Sweet and Savoury Snacks