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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Challenges and Opportunities for Food Manufacturers: Market trends and future prospects in Packaged Food and Nutrition
Euromonitor is pleased to partner with the AIDEPI association for a seminar to be held at Tuttofood, Milan. The seminar will feature three presentations by Euromonitor analysts specialising in packaged food and nutrition, covering global and Western European trends.
AIDEPI seminar at Tuttofood
Lybra Hall, Fiera Milano, Milan
4 May, 2015, 11:00 – 12:30pm
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Analyst Insight by Raphael Moreau - Food Analyst
The chocolate brand Dars’ pop-up store on the prestigious Omotesando Avenue, where brands such as Chanel and Louis Vuitton battle for the attention of shoppers and tourists, closed its doors on 15 March after a three-month tenure. This initiative represented part of a wider strategy from Morinaga to build a more premium and exclusive image for Dars, positioning it closer to Nestlé’s KitKat, with this company accelerating expansion of its KitKat Chocolatory store-in-store network.
We visited the Dars store during its last week of opening, days before White Day. Celebrated on 14 March a month after Valentine’s Day, White Day traditionally gives men the opportunity to offer presents to women from whom they received a gift a month earlier, with the occasion likely to have boosted footfall at the Dars outlet.
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Event: Vitafoods Europe 2015
Dates: 5, 6 May 2015
Location: Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland
Event Description: The dedicated business event for the nutraceutical industry continues to attract a global audience of professionals sourcing raw materials and ingredients within the dietary supplements and functional food and drinks market. Visitors to the event have the opportunity to do business with over 750 global ingredients and raw materials suppliers, network with more than 14,000 influential industry professionals and access over 60 free seminars and presentations.
The annual event showcases thousands of the most innovative ingredients and ground-breaking new products.
Vitafoods registrants will receive an exclusive free Euromonitor market research report
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