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 - Green Shoots For Carlsberg's Premium & Non-Alcoholic Offerings - OCT 2017

Americas September 2017 / Global / Industry

Premiumisation, craft and non-alcoholic beer have buoyed Carlsberg's revenues in its H1 2017 results. This was in the face of declining volume consumption of beer and other alcoholic beverages across its three regions; Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia. Continuing to support its premium, craft and non-alcoholic beer brands will be critical to Carlsberg improving its price/volume mix as it looks to support revenue growth amid changing consumer preferences.

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Company Trend Analysis - Au Bon Pain Taps Into Baked Goods Demand In CLMV - OCT 2017

Asia September 2017 / Asia / Industry

The Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) markets are projected to boast strong growth in consumer spending, following an increase in disposable income. This growth in disposable income has led to rising baked goods sales that will attract international bakery and coffee chains, such as Au Bon Pain, to enter the CLMV market.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Limited Risk Of EU Action On Dual Food Standards - OCT 2017

Emerging Europe September 2017 / Europe / Industry

The EU will conduct further research into dual food quality standards in response to the concerns of Eastern European members, but the findings are unlikely to lead to disruptive policy intervention for now. That said, a radical overhaul of food quality standards could lead to significant shifts in demand patterns, constituting an unlikely but significant medium-term risk to our consumption forecasts.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Rapidly Expanding Wealthy Consumer Drives Luxury Demand - OCT 2017

Middle East & Africa September 2017 / Kenya / Industry

The luxury goods sector is poised for robust growth in Kenya, driven by the country's rapidly expanding wealthy consumer base. Kenya is well-positioned to accommodate multinational conglomerates seeking to establish a footprint in the emerging sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) luxury market. We believe increased purchasing power, as incomes rise and the entrance of new luxury products and retailers will be the key to driving this growth in luxury demand.

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Company Trend Analysis - Diageo Wary Of Brexit Impact On Scotch - OCT 2017

Western Europe September 2017 / United Kingdom / Industry

The increased likelihood of a 'soft Brexit' is good news for drinks major Diageo, which had been vocal in its support for the UK to retain its EU membership, due to its heavy reliance on European markets for its Scotch sales. Over the near-term, the company will continue to benefit from the weaker pound sterling since the EU referendum, with greater export opportunities opening up for the company.

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