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 - Peso Weakness To Drive Coffee Production - OCT 2015

Americas September 2015 / Colombia / Industry

The weak Colombian peso will be a crucial driver of production growth in 2015/16. Peso weakness will offset the negative impact on farmers' revenues of the fall in USD-denominated coffee export prices in 2015. Yield improvements and crop rejuvenation will also sustain output for the year.


Industry Trend Analysis - E-Commerce Will Durably Impact Food Retail Sector - OCT 2015

Asia September 2015 / China / Industry

Online food retailing will continue its tremendous expansion over our forecast period to 2019, with consumers gradually buying more fresh food online. Traditional retailers will need to invest heavily in their online services to grow sales, but will face intense competition from pure online players.


Industry Trend Analysis - Industry Structure Key To Big Beers Margins - OCT 2015

Emerging Europe September 2015 / Global / Industry

The biggest alcoholic drinks manufacturers have the strongest margins in food and drink manufacturing as a rule of thumb. The largest brewers, SABMiller and particularly AB InBev have some of the strongest margins with trailing 12 months earnings before interest taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA margins of more than 35%.


Industry Trend Analysis - Kenya Retail To Attract Majors - OCT 2015

Middle East & Africa September 2015 / Kenya / Industry

Kenya is the most likely Sub-Saharan African market, other than South Africa, to receive equity investment or experience acquisitions in its retail sector, which is far more developed than most others in the region. Global majors are likely to invest heavily in Kenya by 2019 - the length of our forecast period.


Global Company Strategy - General Mills - Global Company Strategy - OCT 2015

Western Europe September 2015 / Global / Industry

General Mills is a leading US packaged food manufacturer active in a variety of sectors including cereals, convenience foods, bakery products, snacks and yoghurt. The Big C cereals business is a market leader in the US ready-to-eat cereal category, with brands including Cheerios, Wheaties and Lucky Charms. General Mills' Meals Division includes Helper dinner kits, Betty Crocker potato mixes, Progresso soups, Green Giant vegetables and meal starters, and Old El Paso Mexican foods, while the Pillsbury Division is a US market leader in refrigerated dough.