January 19, 2018
  It was recently announced that Ferrero will purchase Nestlé’s US confectionery business. According to Euromonitor, the deal will make Ferrero a bigger competitor in the US, and could result in Ferrero brands having a greater presence in the country, thanks to a wider distribution for Ferrero brands. It will also give the company more […]
Euromonitor Research
October 5, 2017
Chocolate still remains as one of the most exciting consumer goods in the world. While many products become stale and settle into a pattern of steady growth, chocolate continues to innovate. In the Western markets, dark tablets filled with nuts, and flavours such as salted caramel, chilli, and fruits are becoming popular. In Asia, the […]
April 19, 2017
In 2016, clean label’s influence over the food and beverage industry continued to grow, epitomised by Mars finally embracing the trend early on in the year. Elsewhere health continued to influence consumption choices and the announcement of a forthcoming sugar tax on beverages in the UK has forced the industry to evaluate sweetening methods. These […]
December 4, 2016
When the Christmas lights in London’s Oxford Street are switched on, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as the Great Johnny Mathis once sang. Over the next month, people who celebrate Christmas for religious reason, family gatherings – or perhaps they simply want to enjoy the festive atmosphere – will be looking for […]
August 21, 2016
With a strong growth in disposable income forecasted for the coming five years, the Baltic countries hold a great potential for manufacturers of indulgent foods. However, competition has stiffened following a number of new innovative launches from chocolate manufacturers. Competitors will have to react or they are likely to see the growth opportunities on the […]
Stefan Anbro
May 27, 2016
Euromonitor Food Analyst Jack Skelly presented this deck at the World Cocoa Conference in the Domincan Republic on May 25, 2016.
March 10, 2016
After below expected growth during last month’s Full Year Results, Nestlé has announced a clean-up for its confectionery business. Premium brands are in, and mass are out. Indeed this month the company announced the launch of premium Turkish chocolate brand Damak in the US in an attempt to tap into this profitable growth market, albeit […]
December 17, 2015
This year, Hershey’s quarterly financial updates have been a source of dread to investors, and acted as a cautionary tale to other manufacturers. The company is too focussed on just two countries – the US and China – and even then, 90% of sales stem from the US. In addition, Hershey appears to be regretting […]

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