Food industry management briefings
At just-food, we understand the need for depth in analysis. Using a mixture of data and analysis, our portfolio of management briefings delve deeper into the issues and environment shaping today's news. Topics are grouped together on a monthly basis, allowing us to cover subjects from multiple angles, giving you an unrivalled view of what's important.
A sustained economic malaise and unhelpful demographic trends have seen Japan lose its lustre in recent years. This management briefing looks at how the country's food manufacturers are looking abroad but also how there is opportunity within the market for growth.
just-food delves into the the potential - and significant challenges - presented by this up-and-coming emerging market
In our latest management briefing, the just-food team looks at the opportunities for FMCG companies in the Middle East and interviews the likes of Nestle, Mondelez and Arla Foods for their views on the region.
From the heightened scrutiny on sugar and dealing with the intractable issue of child labour, to the two-speed market for chewing gum and the potential of developing economies, just-food looks at some of the hot issues in global confectionery.
The just-food team analyses the key issues in M&A, international grocery retail and sustainability facing the food industry this year.
From horsemeat to Heinz and from the flurry of M&A in baby food to the continued rise of gluten free, just-food rounds up the stories and issues that dominated the global food industry in 2013.
This year, China's GDP is forecast to grow at the slowest rate for over a decade. However, the country is set to be remain the global growth engine, presenting huge opportunities for food companies. There are, however, myriad challenges to navigate.
The sheer size of India's population - and the growing wealth in the country - offers opportunity for FMCG companies. However, the country's economy has slowed, inflation is proving an issue and distribution remains a serious challenge. just-food's latest BRICs briefing provides an in-depth look at the market.
Russia, like its BRIC counterparts, had a heady decade of growth, was hit by the global financial crisis, saw a rebound of sorts - but is this year seeing growth slow. Our latest management briefing looks at how FMCG companies are operating in the market.
Brazil has one of the world's most rapidly developing economies but after years of solid growth, the country's economy has slowed somewhat. We take a look at the pitfalls, the challenges, as well as the opportunities for FMCG companies and retailers investing in the country.
In the space of three weeks in May, three major multinationals swooped to buy organic food businesses. Sales in the sector are on the rise and, in this briefing, we look at the deals at the detail and interview Organix, a leading brand in the UK.
Breakfast cereals - a staple in Western diets - are under pressure as consumer habits change. In this month's briefing we look at the factors hitting cereal consumption and how manufacturers are looking to revitalise sales.
just-food takes a look at the potential offered by the gluten-free market around the world, examining where growth is being generated today - and where companies are looking to drive future revenues.
We asked you for your thoughts on 2013, the outlook for the industry and the prospects for your business. The just-food team, alongside SymphonyIRI, Grant Thornton and Mintel, analysed the results.
Our team of writers gaze into their crystal balls and - with the help of industry experts - predict what the year holds for NPD, M&A, international retail and sustainability.
Economic uncertainty prevailed and the industry battled commodity volatility and weak consumer confidence. Here, we took a look back at another challenging year for the sector.
We take a look at the challenges and opportunities for packaging suppliers and their food customers on issues including sustainability and innovation.
Taxing foods according to their nutritional value to tackle diet-related health problems has been a topic of fierce debate over the past few years. This month's just-food management briefing for subscribers looks at this thorny issue in detail.
The prolonged economic downturn, the increased influence of the emerging markets and the pressure from green issues are all having an impact on logistics providers - and their manufacturing and retail customers.
Manufacturers and retailers are continuing to use social media to market new products and connect with consumers. In this month's management briefing, Jonathan Thomas looks at how and why the likes of Facebook and Twitter are being used - and the potential and the problems of the medium.
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