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September 21, 2014

Can Vegan Food Products Succeed in the US and Beyond?

High-tech investors are getting involved in vegan food companies in an effort to improve food safety and resource efficiency, combat world hunger, and encourage the clean food movement. Even with the growth of flexitarian diets, ethical positioning will only carry these products so far. Success with consumers both in the US and in the global market will depend primarily on taste, nutrition and price.

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September 15, 2014

Latest Research: Packaged Food 2015 Edition Now Live

Lamine_LahouasniaAnalyst Insight by Lamine Lahouasnia - Head of Packaged Food Research

We’re pleased to announce that the new 2015 Packaged Food 2015 Edition is now live and available to access on Passport. The updated research provides the latest data and insights on the food industry and identifies the key prospects through to 2019.

We have continued to strengthen and refine coverage of all 80 country markets tracked across 19 food categories and their respective constituent sections (298 category product levels in total). This latest edition adds tremendous extra value to our already comprehensive industry coverage.

Against the backdrop of rising commodity prices and greater political instability, 2014 has been a challenging year for the food industry and yet 2013 and 2014 have delivered some of the highest growth rates in retail value terms in the last decade. This marks a departure from the historically volume-driven nature of the industry and this is perhaps the most telling story from the new data: How the food industry is seeking to increase profitability through higher prices.

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September 13, 2014

Cocoa Prices Hit Three-Year High

Cocoa prices hit a three-year high in June of 2014 due to a global deficit. There are many reasons for this deficit including supply issues and price hikes, but the main reason is that demand for cocoa in emerging markets is higher than ever. Consumers in markets such as India see chocolate as an affordable luxury and a gift option. Most chocolate manufacturers have absorbed the high prices so far, but companies such as Mondelez are producing smaller versions of their chocolate products and selling them for the same prices.

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September 11, 2014

The Impact of the Indian Budget on Consumer Goods and Services

Euroindia_Shreyansh.Kocheri_LThumbHosted by Shreyansh Kocheri, Research Analyst

The Union Budget of India for 2014-2015, presented on July 10 has an impact on almost every area of consumer goods and services in the country. Research analysts from Euromonitor International’s office in Bangalore, India respond to the budget in this podcast series.

 

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 Featuring:  Shabori Das - Research Analyst, Ina Dawer, - Senior Research Analyst, Manjunath Reddy - Research Analyst and Priyanshu Rana - Reseach Analyst

Introduction to the Big Indian Budget (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on the Tobacco Market (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Internet Retailing (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Consumer Electronics (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Consumer Finance (mp3

The Indian Budget's Impact on Food and Beverages (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Travel and Tourism (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Apparel and Footwear (mp3)

September 10, 2014

The Positives and Negatives of Social Media for Packaged Food Companies

Packaged food companies are using social media as a means to monitor what consumers are saying about their brands and to engage with their customers through suggestions. For example, PepsiCo's Lays brand holds a yearly contest where consumers suggest new flavors for their chips/crisps and contest voting is done via social media. However social media can also cause backlash for companies as well; for example, word spread on Twitter in 2013 about the CEO of Barilla Group's anti-gay remarks, leading to a public apology by the executive.

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Annie's Poised for even more Success with General Mill's Acquisition

General Mills recently announced that it will acquire Annie's Homegrown Inc, a manufacturer of natural and organic packaged food such as macaroni and cheese mixes and cookies. This acquisition is in line with General Mill's recent strategy of buying up natural and organic food companies such as Larabar, which it purchased in 2008. With many US consumers looking for natural and healthy food alternatives, this strategy will likely prove successful for General Mills. Annie's is already outperforming its peers and the brand will enjoy even more success paired with General Mill's vast distribution network and marketing budget.

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September 9, 2014

Основные тенденции на Российском рынке мороженого

Julija PЮлия Полищук, аналитик 

Один из самых важных атрибутов лета - мороженое. Россияне всегда крайне положительно относились к этому продукту. По данным Euromonitor International в 2013 году средний русский потребил немногим больше чем 3 л. этой сладости. Всё таки несмотря на разнообразность предложений, Российский рынок мороженого ещё далек от насыщения, а растущее количество детей в возрасте от 5-14 лет ведет к большому потенциалу этого рынка в будущем.

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Attracting Consumers to Ice Cream in Russia

Julija PWith Julija Poliscuk, Research Analyst

Russians have always been and continue to be steady consumers of ice cream, although the product remains an impulse buy in the country.  In fact, 75 percent of all ice cream sales in Russia are for single portion sizes. As a result, many manufacturers of ice cream products rely on eye-catching packaging and constant updates to attract consumers. These consumers are mainly children whom companies target using cartoon characters and unique shapes.

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September 7, 2014

Nutrition Podcast Series: Ongoing Innovation in Sodium Reduction

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Lauren Bandy with Diana Cowland - Senior Health and Wellness Analyst and Lauren Bandy - Nutrition Analyst

Many consumers are aware of the health effects of a high-salt diet, and although the current health trend is to avoid sugars and fats, innovation in salt reduction is still an ongoing process. Currently most reduced salt food is implemented via stealth reduction so consumers are not aware they’re buying a product with lower sodium and therefore not aware of a difference in taste, but other methods are proving successful as well. Companies are developing apps that allow consumers to choose food items based on salt content and creating methods to enhance perceived saltiness using taste-modulating bioactive compounds, for example. Although companies and governments remain dedicated to reducing sodium consumption, there is still a long way to go to achieve a truly positive public health outcome.

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Listen to other podcasts in the Nutrtion Podcast Series

Attention Turning Away from Fat as an Ingredient

Sugar Reduction in Food and Beverages

High-Protein Market Booming Globally, Creating Risk for Oversaturation

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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