Analyst Insight by Agne Reklaite - Data Scientist
Private label has transformed the landscape of many FMCG industries. In the visual below, we have mapped the US$400 billion worth of private label sales across eight FMCG industries where private label is most prevalent. The mountain size shows the potential prize for retailers by targeting private label in each industry.
Private Label Sales Across Eight FMCG Industries
Note: In the chart, each bar represents a category. Its width represents global market size for that category, or sales of all brands within the category, whereas height represents private label share of these sales. The area of the figures represents private label sales (product of category market size and private label market share). Additionally, the figures in brackets above the chart indicate total private label sales in every industry. All figures are in US dollars and refer to retail value sales.
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Analyst Insight by Hope Lee - Senior Beverages Analyst
The forthcoming merger between Kraft Foods Group Inc and Heinz Co HJ has naturally generated widespread interest as well as discussions as to the huge impact the new entity, Kraft-Heinz, might possibly have on the overall packaged food and beverage market. How the new company can move Kraft’s flagging foods businesses forward is being discussed intently, for example. In the press release, the aim of the merger is said to look for, “Significant synergy opportunities with [a] strong platform for organic growth in North America, as well as global expansion, by combining Kraft’s brands with Heinz’s international platform.” This article takes a quick look at Kraft-Heinz’s potential impact on the health and wellness (HW) market, with a focus on what Heinz can perhaps offer to the new entity in Australia, India and Italy, as examples.
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Analyst Insight by Simone Baroke - Contributing Analyst
The message that children eat far too much salt and that it primes them for serious health conditions in the future is a media frenzy waiting to happen. Research shows that the problem is widespread, and that packaged food is the prime culprit. Better-for-you reduced salt foods, although not all that popular with adult consumers, stand an excellent chance of being embraced by parents who want to keep their youngsters’ exposure to the essential but also potentially harmful nutrient of sodium in check.
Processed and restaurant food over-salted
Rarely is the topic of children’s habitual excess salt consumption given much attention by the media, while sugar and its presumed impacts on childhood obesity and hyperactivity are never out of the headlines. Cutting down on salt is seen as a preoccupation of the middle aged. The fact that children also suffer from high blood pressure, which is exacerbated by high sodium intake and predisposes them to cardiovascular disease and strokes in later life, has not yet sunk into public health consciousness. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), one in nine American children have high blood pressure, and for those aged eight to 17, the figure rises to one in six.
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Euromonitor International food and nutrition analysts highlight the market trends and future prospects in packaged food and nutrition. Hear more from the analysts at the upcoming seminar held at Tuttofood Milan, 4 May 2015 presented by Euromonitor and AIDEPI.
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This video examines why a frozen food brand was sold from one private equity group to another instead of to a food company. Pinar Hosafci discusses acquisition motivations including profit margins, retail environment and geography.
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Thursday, April 23 | 9 a.m. CDT / 3 p.m. BST
The supply of speciality ingredients to the international food and drinks market presents varied opportunities and challenges.
Adding value is a priority for the global food and beverage industry, with consumers no longer looking for simple nutrition or hydration but demanding far more in terms of taste and quality, health and wellness, naturalness, and convenience. There are also many issues at supply level that are having a significant impact on business strategies, including economic challenges, sustainability, and regulatory issues. Our presentation will discuss the activities of ingredients companies and their response to the opportunities and challenges in today’s global market.
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