Analyst Insight por Ana Trulin,
Analista de Investigación - Mexico en Euromonitor International
Del 13 al
17 de junio se llevó a cabo a la Expo ANTAD en la ciudad de Guadalajara,
Jalisco, México. Como antecedente, ANTAD (Asociación Nacional de Tiendas de
Autoservicio y Departamentales) es una de las Asociaciones más grandes del
país, representando en 2011 el 3.2% del PIB mexicano.
A “ojo de
buen cubero”, el piso de exposición superaba en tamaño a muchas de las expos
más grandes que se hacen en el DF como por ejemplo Franquicias, Alimentaria, y
Food Technology Summit. La gente estaba aglomerada en el piso de
exposición así como en el área designada para conferencias y muy sorprendente
fue que se notaba que mucha gente estaba realmente haciendo negocios.
Continue reading "ANTAD RECAP" »
Analyst Insight by Stephanie Prymas, Analyst - Consumer Health, Euromonitor International
The global obesity epidemic is a well-publicized public health issue. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports such sobering statistics as overweight and obesity are the fifth leading cause of death worldwide, and over 1.4 billion adults (ages 20 and older) are either overweight or obese. Given the increased awareness of the negative health risks associated with excess body weight, consumer health companies may see great potential in weight management products. While this optimism is logical, there are several factors that could restrain growth in the category.
Globally, weight management sales grew by 3.2% in 2012, but regional growth varied widely.
Continue reading "Weight Management Update: Opportunities and Challenges" »
Analyst Insight by Chris Schmidt, Consumer Health Company Analyst, Euromonitor International
Given the sheer mass of
markets like the United States and Japan and the bright limelight the BRIC
countries bask in, less glamorous, but nevertheless important regional markets
are often overlooked. This is particularly true in consumer health, where
traditional growth factors like population and disposable income can sometimes
take a backseat to regulatory issues and traditions of use. Poland, a key
component of the European Union’s initial push east and a major driver of
Eastern European consumer health, often takes a back seat in reporting and
analysis to regional heavyweight Russia. However, the market offers an outsized
and increasingly vibrant consumer health market, and provides potential insight
into the industry’s development across the region in whole.
Continue reading "Consumer Health Trends in Poland" »
Analyst Insight by Monica Feldman, Head of Consumer Health at Euromonitor International
As health and wellness trends capture the interest of consumers in healthy living, the idea of health and disease prevention via the consumption of vitamins and dietary supplements (VDS) may be a bit deceiving in terms of what types of companies really control the sales of such products. During the review of consumer mass media articles and natural living publications it is not uncommon to find praise for vitamins and dietary supplements sold by nutritional companies, while demonizing pharmaceutical and other powerful consumer goods corporations. Ironically, VDS consumption has shown a strong connection with the pharmaceutical industry since its beginnings, and explains the reason why pharmaceutical companies dominated 36% of VDS retail value in 2012, up three percentage points from 2007 among the top 50 VDS companies and private label comprising 44% of global sales.
Continue reading "Who Really Controls the Sales of Vitamins and Dietary Supplements Among the Top 50 Companies?" »
Analyst Insight by Chris Schmidt, Analyst - Consumer Health, Euromonitor International
Driven by a global obesity crisis and increasingly proactive consumer fitness trends, sports nutrition witnessed phenomenal growth during the review period (2007 to 2012). Averaging 7% constant value growth, sports nutrition far outperformed any other category of consumer health across the globe. Eager to capitalize on the category’s rising prominence, a host of major retailers have embraced the once rogue category and moved beyond simply providing shelf space to established mainstream brands to actually creating their own private label products. However, given the paramount importance of innovation and the category’s relative naissance in mass channels, retailers are expected to face a unique set of challenges in marketing their store brands.
Continue reading "Retailers Look to Capitalize on Protein Supplements and Sports Nutrition" »