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September 1, 2014

Danone Sets its Sights on Becoming Number One in Milk Formula as it is Rumoured to be Selling its Medical Nutrition Business

Diana.cowlandAnalyst Insight by Diana Cowland - Senior Health and Wellness Analyst

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Danone is predominantly known for its dairy products and in particular for yoghurt. It is the number one yoghurt manufacturer with a 20% share of global sales in 2014, some 12% greater than its nearest rival Yakult Honsha Co Ltd. Danone’s activities go beyond dairy to bottled water, early life nutrition and medical nutrition – although it is rumoured to be divesting its medical nutrition business, apparently to boost its performance in milk formula. Its medical nutrition business is the smallest of its business units with reported sales of €1.34 billion in 2013, in comparison to its fresh dairy unit with reported sales of €11.8 billion, Danone’s largest. This move could ultimately boost its presence in the milk formula arena in Asia Pacific, the largest and fastest-growing market globally.

Danone’s medical nutrition business includes Nutricia medical, which itself contains a wide number of products including Souvenaid and Neocate, among others. A few months ago it was rumoured that Nestlé Health Sciences could acquire the business, but now Hospira is said to be in talks with Danone. It has been reported that this sale would include all brands that fall under its medical nutrition business. Hospira states that it is the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies and so operates in a different space to Danone and one more clearly in line with Nutricia’s tube nutrition and medical device product portfolio.

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Regional Snack Food Players Achieving Growth in the US

Many regional snack food players are growing in the US using both traditional and unconventional methods. TastyKake, a Philadelphia-based pastry manufacturer expanded its distribution network in 2011 by being acquired by Flower Foods. As a result, TastyKake is now available in the southern US and is rapidly growing sales. Chicago-based SkinnyPop, other other hand, is growing without acquisition. The company sells to convince stores, mass merchandisers and drugstores in the US where low-calorie options can be limited.

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August 22, 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at Indian Icecream Congress 2014

Untitled-1_1Event Name: Indian Icecream Congress 2014

Location: Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India

Website: http://www.indianicecreamcongress.in/
Date: 18th – 19th Sep, 2014

Event Description: Indian Ice Cream Congress-IICE is one of the most significant events in the global ice cream industry, organised by ‘Indian Ice Cream Manufacturers’ Association’-IICMA apex body of ice cream manufacturers in India. This is the only platform where the manufacturers and allied sectors comes together and exchange dialogues, presentation, new technology launches and discussion about latest trends in the global market in packaging, processing, ingredients and innovations. IICE attracts who’s who of the ice cream world from largest ice cream company AMUL to smallest handmade ice cream companies.

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August 15, 2014

Adelanto de nuestra presentación en el Food Technology Summit Argentina

El próximo 28 de octubre, David Mackinson, analistas de investigación en Euromonitor International dará una conferencia en el Food Technology Summit Argentina 2014. En este vídeo te presentamos un adelanto de su presentación que tratará acerca de las oportunidades de crecimiento que tienen las empresas en el actual ambiente de la industria de Alimentos y Bebidas en la región latinoamericana que se encuentra hoy frente a un panorama cada vez más a regulado que intenta controlar la obesidad y enfermedades asociadas a ésta. En su conferencia David abordará casos de éxito en otras regiones que anteriormente se vieron frente a una situación similar.¡No te pierdas nuestra presentación! 

August 9, 2014

White Rice Exacerbates Diabetes Threat in Asia Pacific

Simone_BarokeAnalyst Insight by Simone Baroke - Contributing Analyst

According to an eminent diabetes expert, white rice is one of the root causes of Malaysia’s rocketing obesity figures, which are fuelling the country’s diabetes crisis. The trouble is that healthier alternatives, such as brown rice and low-carb noodles, are not catching on just yet in Malaysia, and nor are they, for that matter, in other Asia Pacific countries. Public health needs do not automatically translate into consumer demand, and a push from the industry will be needed to open up these markets to healthier alternatives and curb the virtually exclusive reign of white rice.

Malaysia is Asia Pacific’s “Fattest” Country

In May 2014, the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet published a new systematic analysis on overweight and obesity involving 188 countries, which identified Malaysia as the most “obese country” in the Asia Pacific region. According to the new data, 48.6% of Malaysian women and 43.8% of men are either overweight or obese. For comparison, in neighbouring Indonesia, the incidence is 30.6% and 21.4%, respectively, whilst it is 39.7% and 32.1% in Thailand. 

Excess body weight is the number one predisposing factor for type 2 diabetes, and Malaysia’s prevalence is high: 11.5% of the population aged 20-79 years has type 2 diabetes, compared to a global average of 8.4%, which roughly coincides with the incidence in Asia Pacific overall. In fact, only Singaporeans have higher diabetes rates than Malaysians in Asia Pacific. Incidentally, the US, which continues to lead global overweight/obesity charts, is slightly behind Malaysia, with a diabetes incidence rate of 11.0%.  

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August 8, 2014

Single-Origin Chocolate: The Future of Premium Chocolate Confectionery Foretold

Pinar HosafciAnalyst Insight by Pinar Hosafci - Food Analyst

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Nestlé might not be the first brand you turn to when you’re on the hunt for fine chocolate – it certainly isn’t for me – but, as the appetite for luxury grows, this may no longer be the case. More and more manufacturers (and retailers) are jumping on the single-origin label, which promises profitability as well as meeting consumer demand for more value-added and responsible products. As the world’s largest packaged food player, Nestlé is predictably en route to taking this request on board. The company recently announced plans for its new chocolate moulding and packing line in Ecuador, which will use the country’s award-winning Arriba cocoa beans to make value-added chocolates for export and domestic consumption. A bold venture, one may argue, given that the company does not have any premium brands to go with fine chocolate, but single-origin could well be the answer to Nestlé’s long overdue premiumisation conundrum.


Serving Today’s Luxury Seekers

A growing number of consumers seek more than just a product – something that offers “one minute of pure delight” or their “daily luxury”, as Barry Callebaut puts it. This trend is driving the demand for premium chocolate. Chocolate unit prices are rising globally, a trend that is expected to continue well into the next five years. Premium chocolate is growing very fast in the US, where negative volume growth is being outstripped by positive constant value growth in chocolate confectionery as a whole, as well as Brazil, which is expected to be the largest contributor to global chocolate confectionery value growth during 2014-2019. With its recent acquisition of Russell Stover, Lindt is setting the stakes higher still, betting on the sustained triumph of high-end chocolate in the US, the world’s largest confectionery market.

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Who are the Major Losers of Russian Sanctions?


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The Russian government’s announcement of sanctions on some food stuffs imported from the EU, Norway, USA, Canada and Australia will hit some countries harder than others. Yet the impact on the Russian economy may be even more significant.

Who will pay the price?

Of those facing the ban, the EU has the closest trade ties with Russia. Russia was the destination for 2.6% of EU exports in 2013. This ranges from just 0.4% in Portugal, to a hefty 19.1% in Lithuania. Of those facing sanctions, the countries’ most dependent on agricultural exports (in terms of the proportion of their exports which are composed of food and live animals) are Denmark, Lithuania and Cyprus.

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August 4, 2014

Competing to Feed Asia


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Population growth and increasing incomes, which have in turn led to changes in diet, have given rise to one of the world’s greatest challenges – and biggest opportunities – feeding Asia.

Demographics and Income Drive Demand

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July 31, 2014

New Confectionery Data – What is it Telling Us?

Lauren BandyAnalyst Insight by Lauren Bandy - Food Analyst

In 2014, global retail value sales of confectionery reached an all-time high of US$198 billion according to Euromonitor International’s newly published data, an increase of nearly $4 billion over 2013. Driven by a desire for more premium products, consumers in both developed and emerging markets are increasingly turning towards chocolate confectionery as an affordable indulgence and the category represented over half of total confectionery sales in 2014. Meanwhile, growth of sugar confectionery is much lower, although sales were up by US$1.4 billion in 2013 to reach US$62.5 in 2014, thanks mostly to growth in Asia Pacific and Latin America. Increasing dental health concerns mean that the gum category has seen no growth, with the strong performance of sugar-free gum being offset by declines in sugarised gum and bubble gum, with retail value sales static in 2014 at US$24.6 billion.

2014 Sees a Shift in Top 10 Country Rankings

In 2014, Asia Pacific overtook North America to become the second largest confectionery market globally, although it is still a long way off the leader Western Europe, which saw retail value sales of US$62.9 billion in 2014.

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¡No te pierdas nuestra presentación en el Food Technology Summit & Expo 2014!


Nombre del evento: Food Technology Summit & Expo 2014
Para más información: www.ftsexpo.com 
Fecha: 1 al 2 de octubre, 2014
Día, fecha y hora de nuestra presentación:  Jueves 2 de octubre, de 12:15 a 13:15, Centro Banamex, México DF

Acerca del evento:  La Séptima Edición del Food Technology Summit & Expo reúne a más de 150 empresas líderes proveedoras de aditivos, ingredientes y soluciones para la industria de Alimentos y Bebidas de México y Centroamérica con el objetivo de hacer negocios y branding. El evento recibe la visita de más de 8 mil asistentes que la consolidan como la más importante en la región. Asimismo, el Food Technology Summit & Expo ofrece un completo programa de capacitación que incluye un Congreso Internacional y un Ciclo de 21 Conferencias Gratuitas de Innovación Alimentaria.

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