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April 23, 2014

A New Consumer Health Powerhouse: GSK and Novartis to Form a Joint Venture

Mark StrobelAnalyst Insight by Mark Strobel - Consumer Health Analyst

In the midst of significant merger and acquisition speculation among the world leading pharmaceutical and consumer health companies, GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) and Novartis AG made a deal to establish a joint venture that will create the largest consumer health operation worldwide*.

The Deal

GSK and Novartis traded over US$20 billion in assets on 22 April 2014 involving the companies’ consumer health, oncology and vaccine divisions.  In a desire to focus on their strengths, Novartis will acquire GSK’s oncology unit to further bolster its position in the fast moving field of cancer drug research while GSK will take on Novartis’s vaccine unit, converting the company into the world leader in this area. The consumer health businesses of these companies will be merging forces to create a joint venture, which will operate under the GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare name and will be run by GSK’s current consumer health head, Emma Walmsley. GSK will own 63.5% of the new venture which reflects the valuation of its contribution to the deal, and GSK will retain full control of its operations in India and Nigeria. The new partnership is expected to be completed in early 2015, subject to approvals.

In a separate transaction, Eli Lilly and Company will acquire the Novartis animal health business.

 

A New Leader in Consumer Health

This high profile partnership is expected to establish a new global leader in consumer health. In 2013, GSK and Novartis ranked seventh and eighth in consumer health retail value sales, respectively, reaching US$4.8 and US$4.7 billion. The combined sales of US$9.5 billion would account for a value share of 4.6%, surpassing Johnson & Johnson Inc’s 3.9% of global consumer health sales.

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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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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

Euromonitor to Speak at Global Food Forum 2014

ProteinTrendsSeminar: Protein Trends and Technologies Seminar

Location: Arlington Heights, IL

Date: April 8-9, 2014

Speaker: Chris Schmidt, Consumer Health Analyst

Session Title: Protein’s Rise in the Global Health & Wellness and Supplement Arenas

Description: Consumer interest in protein-enhanced products is at an all-time high. As the industry positions itself to benefit from soaring demand, an understanding of the categories and geographies driving growth is paramount. Join Euromonitor as we provide an overview of protein products across the foods and supplements arenas and delve into the consumer trends that are turning this ingredient into a global superstar.

For more information, please visit http://www.globalfoodforums.com/conferences/

March 20, 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at 4th Sports & Performance Nutrition 2014

Banner-620_120-SPNDate: 1 & 2 April 2014

Where: Cologne, Germany - KOMED im MediaPark

Conference: Meet and learn from business leaders from around the world on the current and future business and innovation developments in sports and performance nutrition.

 

Presentation:

1 April 2014
09:30 - 10:05

Dimitrios Dimakakos, Senior Research Analyst at Euromonitor international will present "Growth & development of the sport and performance nutrition market in the USA, Europe and Germany"

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March 6, 2014

Female Lines Look to Make a Splash in Sports Nutrition

ChrisSchmidtAnalyst Insight by Chris Schmidt - Consumer Health Analyst

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As sports nutrition continues to push further into the mainstream, producers are increasingly dropping the rogue image of the category’s past in order to increase appeal among non-core users. Wellness- and fitness-minded females represent a major opportunity among these more casual consumers. Unlike the related vitamins and dietary supplements category, gender-based formulating and marketing is underdeveloped in sports nutrition. However, as evolving fitness and nutrition trends drive more women to the category, producers are increasingly taking note and crafting brand extensions and stand-alone lines to cater to this long-ignored demographic.

Evolving Fitness Trends are Bringing More Women to the Category

Though women account for roughly half the 16-39-year-old population and gym members in leading sports nutrition markets like the United States, remarkably few sports nutrition products cater to their unique nutritional needs. While the disparity has roots in the demographics of bodybuilding and strength training (both of which are male dominated, and out of which the category evolved), it also springs from increasingly outmoded notions of female fitness. Traditionally, fitness routines catering to women focused on endurance exercises targeting weight loss. While many of these routines remain popular, female fitness has taken on an increasingly anaerobic tilt recently. Under the rallying cry of “Strong is the New Skinny”, young females are increasingly taking up resistance training, often incorporated in functional fitness/strength programs like CrossFit. Simultaneously, the rise of “competitive fitness” events, such as the Tough Mudder obstacle races (which has burgeoned into an international phenomenon and seen its female participation nearly double to 30% since it started in 2010), and the growing popularity of distance running and triathlons are encouraging more casual female fitness consumers to move toward a regimented training regime, in which supplementation is often a logical next step.

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Euromonitor to Speak in Panel Discussion at Nutrition Integrates 2014

Nutrition Integrates-logo-finalDate: Thursday 5th June, 2014

Location: Grange Tower Bridge, London.

Conference: Euromonitor International is pleased to be a part of Nutrition Integrates 2014 “Working together for a healthier Europe”. In 2014, Nutrition Integrates will bring together key stakeholders from the nutrition, health and wellness industries, science and academia to facilitate strategic debate and enhance working relationships. Currently Europe faces the many challenges of economic recession, regulatory pressure and combating unhealthy lifestyles. Public health costs are soaring with the increase of non-communicable diseases and the need for preventative measures aimed at the promotion of healthier and more active lifestyles is paramount. EU regulations must promote fair trade and encourage product innovation whilst ensuring that consumers are protected and able to make informed choices on their diet.

Nutrition Integrates 2014 will address many of these critical issues and deliver:

  • Unique panel discussion format ensuring the ultimate interactive experience.
  • Blockbuster topics that straddle a complementary profile of industry stakeholders.
  • Strategically led content dedicated to senior level strategists.

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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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A New Consumer Health Powerhouse: GSK and Novartis to Form a Joint Venture

Dietary Supplements Positioning Focus – Memory Health

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

Euromonitor to Speak at Global Food Forum 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at 4th Sports & Performance Nutrition 2014

Female Lines Look to Make a Splash in Sports Nutrition

Euromonitor to Speak in Panel Discussion at Nutrition Integrates 2014

Euromonitor Speaking at Probiotics IPA World Congress 2014