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February 13, 2015

Variety is the Spice of Life: Global Growth in Chili Sauces

Jack SkellyAnalyst Insight by Jack Skelly - Research Analyst

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The world’s tolerance for hot sauces appears to be rising. From a global perspective, sales of spicy chili sauces grew by nearly twice as much as packaged food. Moreover, growth was well balanced, with strong performances in both developing and developed markets, which have been struggling – in North America, chili sauces contributed 11% to all additional packaged food growth over 2009-2014, while in Asia Pacific, an extra US$493 million was added by these sauces. This is worth more than total packaged food value sales growth in Bulgaria over the same period. There are several reasons why these sauces are performing so well across the world. 

Where has all the spice come from?

High streets and street food are playing an important part in the West’s growing penchant for hot sauces. High street fast food chains are extremely interested in what foods are fashionable in street food. At the moment, there are a couple of standout trends: the first is the irresistible rise of all things Mexican, as Burritos have become ubiquitous. Chipotle, an American fast food chain that sells Mexican cuisine, recorded a 19% CAGR between 2008-2013, and is now expanding globally; Latin American chained fast food grew by 25% in the US over the same period. Elsewhere, Nando’s, which sells Portuguese/Mozambican food that utilises hot sauces, continues to enjoy success, with global sales almost doubling over the last five years. Pan-Asian street food has also risen, with Vietnamese and Korean food becoming particularly prevalent in the US and the UK. Sriracha sauce, which is the Asian equivalent to tomato ketchup, is an essential component of these forms of cooking.

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February 3, 2015

Passport: Nutrition Offers Global Nutrient Intake Data

Lauren BandyAnalyst Insight by Lauren Bandy - Nutrition Analyst

Welcome to Euromonitor International's newest offering, Passport Nutrition. Nine months in the making, Passport Nutrition looks at the purchase of different nutrients from packaged food and soft drink products in 54 different countries. It will be of interest to a wide range of organisations, providing an understanding of key market drivers and dietary trends. It allows food and beverage companies to analyse gaps in the market and compare the nutritional content of their brands with that of their competitors. For governments, health promotion agencies, policy researchers and trade associations, it allows them to develop policy analysis, strategies and legislation concerning consumer nutrition and public health. Using a unique methodology, it helps to build up a picture of how dietary patterns vary around the world and covers the following eight nutrients:

  • Energy (calories)
  • Protein
  • Carbohydrate
  • Sugar
  • Fat
  • Saturated fat
  • Fibre
  • Salt

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Euromonitor to Speak at Gulfood 2015

Event Name:  Gulfood

Dates: February 8-12, 2015

Location: Dubai, UAE

Event Description: Whether you’re looking to supersize your business or delight customers with unique and inspiring flavours, you’ll find a whole world of suppliers at Gulfood.
The biggest brands. The latest innovations. Amazing values.

Your industry is global. Change is constant. New markets open as fast as old ones close. Supply routes can be as fickle as consumer tastes and trends. Gulfood is where you get to make sense of it all, where you get to put your finger on the industry pulse, feel its heart beat and see where your markets and suppliers can evolve and change.

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Introducing Passport: Nutrition

Passport: Nutrition is a first-of-its-kind database that examines the total amount of nutrients purchased through packaged food and soft drink products worldwide, evaluating eight key nutrients in 54 countries. Passport: Nutrition research helps your organisation understand key markets and drivers, dietary trends and how to position your company for success.

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February 2, 2015

New Nutrition Data Shows Global Calorie Consumption


We are excited to announce our new research examining the total amount of nutrients purchased per-person per day through packaged food and soft drinks products. Passport: Nutrition is a new research tool that maps the purchase of energy, protein, carbohydrate, sugar, fat, saturated fat, fibre and salt from packaged food and soft drink products sold through retail in 54 countries globally.  Passport: Nutrition allows your organisation to:

  1. Analyse where consumers get their calories. The purchase of eight different nutrients on a per person per day basis is available for 54 countries, regionally and globally. This information is also split by product category to the lowest level.

  2. View the nutrition composition of food and beverage products.  The nutritional information per 100g of product is available for over 50,000 packaged food and soft drink products in 54 countries. The nutritional content of one product can be compared with that of another, as well as comparing the same products in different countries.

  3. Review company and brand contributions. Nutrition brand shares look at how much each packaged food and soft drink brand and company is contributing to the total purchase of each nutrient, by category and country.

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January 31, 2015

Lindt’s Failure to Sell Chocolate in Developing Markets is Gifting Revenues to Competitors

Jack SkellyAnalyst Insight by Jack Skelly - Research Analyst

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Few confectionery brands can rival the global reputation that Ferrero and Lindt possess. Ferrero Rocher and Lindor chocolate are seen as quality goods reserved for refined occasions and wealthier shoppers. This reputation is part of their success – they are seen as status symbols for people to aspire to purchasing, regardless of their price tags. While strong similarities exist between the two companies – 73% of all Lindt’s sales occur in categories where Ferrero is also present – there are serious differences in their strategic priorities, which can be explained using Euromonitor International’s Competitor Analytics tool.

Lindt Versus the Rest: Lindt's Positioning in Relation to Key Competitors



Note:In terms of high growth countries and categories, each company’s box is placed on the grid relative to the historic growth of countries/categories the company is present. For categories, the following thresholds are used: Low <3%, Mid 3-5.2%, High >5.2%, retail value market size growth 2008-13. For countries, the following thresholds are used Low <0.9%, Mid 0.9%-3.4%, High >3.4%, Real GDP growth 2008-13. Chocolate confectionery had 2.6% global growth, placing it in the bottom growth threshold relative to other FMCG industries.

Source: Euromonitor International (Competitor Analytics)

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January 27, 2015

Estimating Category Leaders in FMCG Industries

Virgilijus NaruseviciusAnalyst Insight by Virgilijus Narusevicius - Senior Data Scientist

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In this article, we have attempted to characterise category leaders across FMCG industries and the typical market shares they achieve. “Category leader” is generally a highly coveted status as it allows price-setting power and a better ability to influence category trends, enables economies of scale and implies a better bargaining power over retailers and suppliers. It also suggests that the company is doing many things right and it is thus rather common to benchmark against the category leaders and study their past strategies. However, category leader shares vary between industries and a successful company in one industry may differ from another.


Figure 1: Average Category Leader Share across FMCG Industries



Source: Euromonitor International

Note:  Retail value sales

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January 26, 2015

Chinese Milk Formula Scandals Lead to High Growth Rates in Australian Formula


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Chinese parents concerned about multiple milk formula scandals and product recalls from local brands are looking to source their infants' nutrition elsewhere. This has led to rapid growth in imported brands from Australia and other nearby regional markets as well as an active grey market. Listen to the podcast for complete insights.

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January 14, 2015

Euromonitor to speak at the FoodNavigator-Asia Infant Formula Forum


Event: FoodNavigator Asia Infant Formula Forum

Date: 21 January 2015

Time: 11:00 (UTC+08:00)

Daniel GrimseySpeaker: Daniel Grimsey – Senior Research Analyst

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Presentation Topic: Infant Formula - Red flags and white gold: Marketing infant formula in Asia-Pacific

Presentation Description: Few industry topics in Asia-Pacific are as polarising as the infant formula debate. On the one side, manufacturers are eager to tap into the region’s vast market to take safe, nutritious products to Asia; on the other, breastfeeding advocates have the ear of the regulators, effectively blocking the active promotion of formula in many countries. So where is the middle ground for ethical industry players to compete on a level playing field—both against commercial rivals and their detractors? What can Asia’s regulators learn from the experience of other countries? And is breast really best for all Asia’s populations? On January 21 at 11am (China)  FoodNavigator-Asia will invite a panel of experts that includes industry players, regulators and nutritionists to answer these questions and many others on this important subject.

For more information, please visit the event website

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December 14, 2014

Asia Pacific Recap: Key Events that Shaped the Region in 2014

Euromonitor analysts discuss the key events impacting foreign investment, population, tourism, tax rates, social media, politics, consumer confidence and other factors impacting consumer spending trends in Asia Pacific countries moving into 2015. Watch the video for complete insights.

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