July 21, 2017
In the words of director general of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, the obesity and diabetes epidemics represent a “slow-motion disaster”. In 2016 65% of countries researched by Euromonitor International had an overweight and obesity prevalence of over 50%, while in countries such as the US, Venezuela and Mexico the same figure reached over […]
July 5, 2017
We have reached a point when mass-produced items have lost some of their shine. The internet is enabling consumers to purchase and discuss the “long tail” — unique, customised and exotic products and services; these “extraordinary consumers” are grabbing some of the limelight and spelling out their needs. Extraordinary consumers fall into “atypical” consumer categories […]
January 22, 2017
Obesity is a growing concern in many nations in the Middle East, especially in the area surrounding the Persian Gulf. In the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nearly a third of adults are now obese and diabetes and other weight-related diseases are becoming serious public health issues. While there are a number of […]
November 22, 2016
With malnutrition, and diet-related diseases still on the rise, the world has been busy with public health appeals, calls for action and changes in nutrition regulations. Euromonitor expects the sugar tax to negatively impact the sales of soft drinks in the UK, even before its implementation in 2018, due to the stigma linked to sugar. […]
August 21, 2016
In August 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US published a study highlighting a group of people that consumed food from subsidized crops. This group was 37 percent more likely to be obese than those who consumed food from non-subsidized crops. This dialogue could lead to changes in the next Farm […]
July 17, 2016
Australia has amongst the highest rates of obesity and being overweight in the world. This has been a key driver for health and wellness food and beverages across all health and wellness categories:
April 23, 2016
2014 Passport nutrition data shows that the average UK consumer buys around 34kg of sugar each year.
April 2, 2016
The EU is about to inject some more cash into healthy school food programmes, and while this may be good news in terms of stimulating falling dairy and produce sales, the limitations of promoting healthy choices in order to combat childhood obesity are becoming ever more clear.

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