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.
Continue reading "Analysing the Purchase of Iglo by Nomad Foods" »
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.
Continue reading "Opportunities and Challenges in Specialty Food Ingredients" »
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
Continue reading "Euromonitor to Speak at Tuttofood 2015" »
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.
Continue reading "Morinaga’s Flagship Dars Store, in the Footsteps of Nestlé’s KitKat" »
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
Continue reading "Euromonitor to Speak at Vitafoods 2015" »
Analyst Insight by Simone Baroke - Contributing Analyst
Gluten-free food value sales hit US$2.6 billion globally in 2014. Some within the industry claim that the market has peaked and that a decline in demand is imminent. However, considering that coeliac disease remains woefully underdiagnosed, combined with the fact that half the world’s population could potentially develop the condition if exposed to – as yet still unknown! – environmental triggers, it becomes clear that we might only be at the beginning of the gluten-free product tsunami.
More people diagnosed, but many more still in the dark
Coeliac disease, a condition where the body’s immune system reacts to dietary gluten intake, resulting in damage to the intestinal lining, seems to be on the rise. For example, in Australia, where one in 100 people was previously believed to be affected, more recent research has led to the realisation that one in 60 females and one in 80 males have the condition. Last year, Nottingham University in the UK published a study that showed that there had been a fourfold increase in the diagnosis of coeliac disease in the UK since the 1990s, and the researchers are convinced that three quarters of cases remain undiagnosed.
Continue reading "Gluten-Free: Only the Tip of the Iceberg?" »
Analyst Insight by Lianne van den Bos - Food Analyst
The announced merger of Kraft and Heinz made major headlines in the food industry as it has now become the largest deal ever seen, valued at US$40 billion. Kraft’s spin-off company, Mondelez, has now become the subject of speculation regarding a possible auction of its popular cream cheese brand Philadelphia in Europe. Given the fact that cheese does not fit perfectly with Mondelez’s primarily sweet snacks business, this news is perhaps unsurprising. Should it be up for sale, Philadelphia will prove a valuable asset for many companies including the new powerhouse The Kraft Heinz Company. Yet this large billion dollar food brand operates in a stagnating European cheese market and future prospects remain bleak with just 1% real CAGR growth over 2014-2019. As Mondelez refocuses on its faster growing snacks business, who would be possible suitors for this cash cow? Euromonitor International assesses how attractive Philadelphia is as a potential target for acquisition as well as the likelihood of the Kraft Heinz Company being in the running.
Continue reading "The Future of Mondelez’s Philadelphia: Possible Scenarios for the Cheese Brand" »
Analyst Insight by Jack Skelly - Research Anayst
Round up the usual suspects: Warren Buffett’s investment vehicle Berkshire Hathaway, in partnership with 3G Capital, has made two historic acquisitions in the packaged food industry in as many years. In 2013, the pair acquired global food manufacturer Heinz for a cool US$28 billion. The move raised eyebrows across the business world, largely for the sheer scale of the acquisition and the players involved. Seemingly willing to go one step further, the duo has now acquired US dairy and processed food manufacturer Kraft, in a deal worth US$40 billion, and have plans to merge the company with Heinz. Several questions stem from the eye-catching move.
Continue reading "Kraft-Heinz Merger Proves to be the Biggest Deal in Packaged Food History" »