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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Global Industry Overview - Food & Drink Global Industry Overview - Q414 - MAR 2015

Americas February 2015 / Global / Industry

The October-December fourth quarter period represented another step back from the cautious optimism surrounding the global economy, which had gathered particular momentum from the second half of 2013 into the first quarter of 2014. While the eurozone looks particularly weak, with France, Italy and Spain standing out, the outlook for food and drink companies across a number of sub-sectors still looks strong in key markets like the US and UK.

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Industry Trend Analysis - MGR To Remain Challenging Despite Sector Expansion - MAR 2015

Asia February 2015 / India / Industry

The Indian grocery retail sector will remain dominated by traditional outlets over the next five years despite a rapid increase in mass grocery retail sales from a very low base. Reasons include the poor quality of infrastructure and the fact that foreign retailers' expansion will be restrained by foreign direct investment restrictions in multi-brand retail.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Poor Outlook For Russia's Milk Sector - MAR 2015

Emerging Europe February 2015 / Russia / Industry

We have revised down our outlook for milk production in Russia through to 2018/19, mainly due to our belief that there will be a reduction in government support schemes as a result of the country's fiscal problems.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Opportunities In Saudi Arabia Snack Sector - MAR 2015

Middle East & Africa February 2015 / Saudi Arabia / Industry

The Gulf Cooperation Council region, in particular Saudi Arabia, offers strong growth potential for confectionery and snack food producers over our forecast period to 2018. Growth opportunities in Saudi Arabia will be driven by rising disposable incomes, a young population and a developed taste for innovative products.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Scotch Slowdown View Playing Out - MAR 2015

Western Europe February 2015 / Global / Industry

Export sales of American bourbon whiskey have outperformed Scotch so far in 2014, in line with our view. We expect this to continue over the rest of the year and into 2015, as Scotch battles weakness in China particularly following the government clampdown on luxury spirits.

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