Food and Drink Insight

Food & Drink Insight brings you analysis of regional trends, regulatory changes, projects and investments plus competitive intelligence on the growth strategies of leading companies in the sector

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Industry Trend Analysis - US Grocery Price Wars To Intensify - JULY 2017

Americas June 2017 / United States / Industry

As discounters aggressively step up expansion plans in the US, we expect to see more intensive price wars in the country's mass grocery retail (MGR) sector, following in the footsteps of European markets. We believe Aldi and Lidl will be a significant disrupting force in the US, threatening smaller regional supermarket chains and forcing larger players to cut prices and become more efficient in order to maintain market share.


Industry Trend Analysis - Five Key Food Services Trends - JULY 2017

Asia June 2017 / Global / Industry

Five key trends that will play out in the food services industry are being driven by the 'millennial' generation, which has significant demand for high quality, locally sourced food that can be pre-ordered before arriving at a restaurant or delivered at home. Technology is helping the drive change in the food services industry as convenience and efficient service remain key concerns.


Industry Trend Analysis - Refresco Strengthens Position With Diversification Strategy - JULY 2017

Emerging Europe June 2017 / Europe / Industry

Refresco Group diversification strategy in different non-alcoholic drink categories, increased co-packing partnerships and favourable market presence will well position the company to take advantage of 'healthification' trends. Specifically water and juice sales growth compared to carbonated soft drinks.


Company Trend Analysis - Tesco Strategy Assessment: UK Turnaround Critical - JULY 2017

Middle East & Africa June 2017 / Global / Industry

Tesco's three pillar strategy to recovery appears to be working as the company posts improving financials. We assess the success of this strategy so far, as well as the likelihood that improvements will continue to be made going forward.


Company Trend Analysis - Tesco Showing Signs Of Recovery - JULY 2017

Western Europe June 2017 / Global / Industry

Tesco recorded a mixed bag of results in its annual results for the period March 2016-February 2017, reflecting that its turnaround strategy is gaining steam, but also that challenges remain.