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 - Energy Drinks To Outperform As Wider Carbonates Drag Down Soft Drinks - MAY 2016

Americas April 2016 / United States / Industry

The US energy drinks market will continue to grow faster than the wider soft drinks market, off a lower base. As core carbonates sales continue to decline, energy drinks will account for a growing share of the overall market to 2020.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Premium Chocolate A Bright Spot - MAY 2016

Asia April 2016 / Global / Industry

Premium chocolate sales will experience strong growth globally over the next five years. In emerging markets, the Westernisation of diets will boost consumption, although this growth will be from a low base. In developed markets, rising health awareness and returning consumer confidence will benefit sales of high-quality dark chocolate.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Food Industry To Drive Strong Palm Oil Consumption Growth - MAY 2016

Emerging Europe April 2016 / Russia / Industry

Palm oil consumption in Russia will grow strongly over the next five years due to strong demand from local food companies and the lack of substitutes. Russia imports all of its palm oil and will continue to source most of it from Indonesia, where we forecast strong production growth. The potential introduction of a tax on Russian palm oil imports in July 2016 is a risk to our bullish consumption outlook.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Food & Drink Megatrends To 2050: Consumer Individualism Re-shapes The Industry - MAY 2016

Middle East & Africa April 2016 / Global / Industry

Consumer trends towards health awareness and a preference for niche products, combined with the growing influence of technology will transform the Food & Beverage industry in multiple ways. We believe four interconnected megatrends will force companies to tailor their offerings to consumer demand rather than the 'big brands' leading the industry, with the next generation becoming 'smarter' about the way they consume food and drink products.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Grubs Up: The Metamorphosis Of The Insect-Based Food Industry - MAY 2016

Western Europe April 2016 / Global / Industry

Over the long-term we will see a rise in the consumption of insect-based processed foods. This view is underpinned by growing investment into the sector; the regulatory approval and endorsement of edible insects in developed markets and a sizeable potential core consumer base.

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