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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Company Trend Analysis - Nestl? Sheds Underperforming US Confectionery Business - JAN 2018

Americas November 2017 / United States / Industry

Poor performance it its confectionery business in the US and a strategic move to build its healthy foods portfolio underpins Nestl?'s decision to sell its US confectionery business. BMI notes a slowing growth outlook in the US chocolate and sweets sector, which we believe will lead to further consolidation in this segment.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Grocery Retail Opportunities In The Philippines - JAN 2018

Asia November 2017 / Philippines / Industry

Growing consumer spending on food and non-alcoholic drinks, an urbanising population and the majority of households falling in the low-income bracket will benefit the development of the formal Mass Grocery Retail (MGR) market in the Philippines, notably price-competitive hypermarkets and supermarkets. While online grocery services will emerge over the medium term (2017-2021), we believe it will be restricted to Manila and wealthy urban neighbourhoods, due to lack of e-Commerce penetration and poor logistics networks nationally.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Inflation and Low Incomes Limit Ukraine's Food Spending Outlook - JAN 2018

Emerging Europe November 2017 / Ukraine / Industry

The Ukrainian consumers' dietary shift shows consumers eating more diversified food goods, a sign of a better-balanced diet. However, low-income levels and persistently high levels of inflation will limit spending to low-cost and staple foods as the consumer remains highly price-sensitive. This outlook supports the growth and expansion of discount grocery chains while also allowing hypermarkets to develop in major cities.

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Company Trend Analysis - Carrefour Strengthens MENA Presence - JAN 2018

Middle East & Africa November 2017 / Middle East / Industry

A wealthy consumer base, that is embracing hypermarket offerings is driving sales growth for the likes of Carrefour and will be a key reason behind the company strengthening its operations in the Middle-East by acquiring G?ant hypermarkets, expanding its presence in UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain.

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Company Trend Analysis - Australia Premiumisation: Luxury Chocolate In Demand - JAN 2018

Western Europe November 2017 / Australia / Industry

Australia's increasingly affluent consumer base is driving up the demand for premium food products. Luxury chocolatier, Godiva is one of the company's seeking to cater to this demand, opening stand-alone stores in the country.

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