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 - New Sugar Tax Unlikely In 2016 - NOV 2016

Americas September 2016 / Mexico / Industry

While the sugar tax had some early success in its first two years, soft drink companies have recovered to the extent that fresh calls for further taxation are being debated. Fiscal reasons could prompt the government to move forward with the proposal but we generally believe the budget to be in a good enough position not to force the government's hand during 2016.


Industry Trend Analysis - Asia's Tobacco Markets To Buck Downward Trend - NOV 2016

Asia September 2016 / China / Industry

A weak economic growth outlook and tightening regulation in core tobacco markets will further exacerbate a multi-year downward trend in tobacco volume consumption. We believe that discretionary spending will increasingly come under pressure in these markets, accelerating the pace of volume decline. With that said, developing Asian economies will present robust growth opportunities on the back of favourable consumer dynamics, particularly in Indonesia, our top pick for the region.


Industry Trend Analysis - Industry Risks To Limit MGR Penetration In Short Term - NOV 2016

Emerging Europe September 2016 / Kazakhstan / Industry

Kazakhstan is positioned towards the bottom end of our Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index for Q416, ranked in 13th place above only Serbia, Bulgaria and Ukraine. The overall score of 41.4 falls below the regional average of 46.3.


Industry Trend Analysis - Neighbouring Markets To Buoy Beloxxi's Growth - NOV 2016

Middle East & Africa September 2016 / Nigeria / Industry

Beloxxi Industries Ltd will experience positive sales growth on the back of rising incomes, demand for baked goods and mass grocery retail formalisation in its West African export markets. However, demand in its domestic market, Nigeria, will remain sluggish due to a weak consumer outlook and a multi-year downtrend in spending on baked goods.


Industry Trend Analysis - Diversification The Key For Soft Drink Manufacturers - NOV 2016

Western Europe September 2016 / United Kingdom / Industry

Following the release of details around the proposed Soft Drinks Industry Levy by the UK government, we highlight reasons for optimism as British soft drink manufacturers diversify their portfolio to offset the impact of the tax and appeal to wider health trends. Whilst it remains our core view that volumes of sugary drinks will be affected in the short-term, we believe the impact on long-term revenues will be minimal.