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July 2008 management briefing 1 Jul 2008

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We're offering a whole report for download as a briefing again and this year we've chosen our 2007 report on food additives. This global study provides a snapshot of current issues, trends and happenings in the major additives sub-sectors, which include natural additives, artificial additives and nature identical additives. It also considers emerging and potential opportunities. Currently priced at £375, we hope you find it interesting and informative. If you like what you read and would like to


June 2008 management briefing 26 Jun 2008

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In 2000, retail market researchers at Verdict called them ‘Continental discounters’, while they are known in the UK as the discount grocers. Whatever their nickname, the likes of Aldi, Lidl and Netto are all renowned for their low prices, which has generated plenty of support around the world. Hard discounters in the UK have had it tougher than in their country of origin – Germany – and many other parts of Europe where the format was quickly received and accepted into the mass grocery retail (MG


May 2008 management briefing 1 May 2008

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Fairtrade has come a long way since the launch of the Max Havelaar Fairtrade Certification Mark in the Netherlands in 1988. Having been founded by activists, Fairtrade today can no longer be defined merely as a campaign. It is a recognisable and increasingly potent, international brand. A dynamic movement, Fairtrade has evolved and expanded constantly, so in spite of being so radically transformed during the past two decades there is no feeling on the part of strategists of the concept having


April 2008 management briefing 1 Apr 2008

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This briefing is our second annual research review, in which we round up some findings from just-food's recently published market sector research reports. Last year saw us release some brand new titles and as well as updates of our established reports. Extracts are provided from our global market reviews of indulgence foods and NPD strategies, and the latest report on branded foods in India. 2008 is building up to be a busy year for research, so look out for some great upcoming titles.


March 2008 management briefing 1 Mar 2008

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Packaging in the food and drink sector is intrinsically linked to consumer trends across the whole industry. However, trends in packaging tend to evolve at a slower pace. They typically include more subtle changes, undertaken over a longer and more complicated process, compared to new product development. A food brand that is keen to move with the times but stay ahead of the competition will regularly review the role of its packaging as part of the overall product and brand image. This month’s b


February 2008 management briefing 1 Feb 2008

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The focus of this month’s briefing is the ‘food versus fuel’ debate, which is set to ascend further up the media’s, governments’ and - gradually - consumers’ agendas throughout the course of 2008. Despite being the subject of numerous political, environmental and media discussions over the past few years, the issue of using land for food or fuel cultivation is only just starting to attract the attention of a more mainstream crowd. just-food maintains a nonbiased perspective to demonstrate both s


January 2008 management briefing 17 Jan 2008

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Rising commodity costs - and the ongoing tension between suppliers and retailers over passing those costs on to consumers - dominated the food industry landscape in 2007, and the next 12 months look set to be no different. This month's briefing offers a preview of what we expect to be the major industry trends, issues and development in 2008. We look at both developed and developing markets across four key sectors - dairy products, impulse food, meal solutions and breakfast products.


December 2007 management briefing 20 Dec 2007

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Throughout 2007, the news and feature pages of just-food have covered plenty of merger and acquisition activity, and contrasting fortune among the industry's leading players, but it was arguably developments in the food retail sector that attracted the most media interest during the past 12 months. This briefing reviews the progress of key debates and issues affecting food producers, distributors and retailers, as well as the major corporate events of an eventful and challenging year for the ind


November 2007 management briefing 19 Nov 2007

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The issue of climate change is now well and truly on the agenda, not only for food manufacturers, retailers and suppliers, but also for consumers. Becoming ‘climate-aware’ is not only imperative for the survival of the planet, but for any food business expecting a foothold in the future marketplace. There are numerous paths to this best-practice position and they are not all smooth, straightforward or cheap - they are, however, essential. This month’s briefing looks at climate change and its imp


October 2007 management briefing 10 Oct 2007

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The online grocery retail sector may still be characterised as a niche in the market, accounting for at most 2-3% of total UK grocery sales, but it is showing strong growth, as consumers increasingly take to the idea of shopping online for food, and the country’s largest supermarket chains enhance their online operations. In this month’s briefing we look at market growth and market shares in this sector, the importance of online presence, key facilitators for growth, innovation and development a


September 2007 management briefing 1 Sep 2007

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This month's briefing discusses the Doha development round. Trade officials and diplomats of the 150 World Trade Organisation (WTO) member countries are scheduled to return to the organisation's Geneva headquarters this September to discuss ways in which their governments can cut their food and drink tariffs and production subsidies. The report looks at the latest 'modalities' proposals and what member governments think about the proposals, as well as the political prospects for success in the D


August 2007 management briefing 8 Aug 2007

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This month's briefing looks at the global concern that is food security. Security has acquired new meaning and resonance during this first decade of the 21st century. Regularly applied not only to personal safety and the need for official action to minimise risks, it also refers to the individual strands of everyday life, not least our food supply. It is not unusual for people to need imported food just to survive. Whether bought or donated in the form of aid, many countries rely on imports as t


July 2007 management briefing 5 Jul 2007

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Offering a whole report for download as a briefing naturally proved popular last September, so we thought we’d offer our subscribers another opportunity to sample one of just-food’s global market research reports. This month we are providing the 2006 edition of our Global market review of fairtrade and ethical food - forecasts to 2012. This takes the place of a management briefing. Currently priced at £255, we hope you find it interesting and informative. If you like what you read and would like


June 2007 management briefing 18 Jun 2007

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A low-fat ice cream with the scrumptious flavour of a full-fat version; cooking oils that contain less harmful fats; and encapsulated pills embedded in your bread that give you extra vitamins – the food manufacturing industry is at the start of a long journey with nanotechnology. This months briefing looks at the benefits and challenges nanotechnology can bring to the food industry. We include a chapter on key ways nanotechnology will effect packaging, discuss the possible new regulations that


May 2007 management briefing 22 May 2007

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While health, convenience and indulgence (dubbed 'the three megatrends') continue to dominate growth strategies within the global food industry, a number of emerging trends are also making a significant impact on communications, new product development (NPD) and consumers' purchasing habits. This just-food briefing offers insight and perspective on seven of the many food trends currently influencing manufacturers, retailers and consumers in the global marketplace, including functional foods, Übe


April 2007 management briefing 4 Apr 2007

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This month's briefing is a round up of findings from just-food's recently published market sector research reports. As well as providing you with some valuable research findings, we felt it would be an ideal platform to give you, our just-food subscriber, a taste of what we've been busily building up over the last few years - a growing portfolio of research reports. This review includes extracts from our recent global market reviews of ice cream and diet trends, and previews of our upcoming repo


March 2007 management briefing 5 Mar 2007

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Keeping up with which fat is “flavour of the month” and which is bad for our health is proving tricky for most consumers. Unless you have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of nutrition, most people rely on a variety of sources when it comes to finding out what we should and should not eat. As manufacturers have successfully changed recipes to be free from trans fats, companies can no longer rely on excuses such as there being no suitable alternative or that it is too expensive/difficult


February 2007 management briefing 5 Feb 2007

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The rising popularity of world cuisine cannot be underestimated in today’s hugely competitive marketplace. Consumers are becoming more experimental with flavours and ingredients; they seek authentic products that taste great, and they expect to be able to purchase restaurant-quality dishes from their local supermarket or independent retailer. World cuisine is the answer to many of today’s consumer demands, and this briefing aims to address the drivers behind the strong growth witnessed in th


January 2007 management briefing 3 Jan 2007

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Like all companies, food and drink manufacturers want to see a stable and predictable environment in which to do business. But subject to a vast array of EU rules and regulations, this is rarely the case. The next 12 months are likely to be no different, as Brussels plans to introduce a number of new and revised pieces of legislation during 2007. This month’s briefing previews major developments in EU and international legislation, and is intended to offer food and drink companies an informative


December 2006 management briefing 11 Dec 2006

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The past year has seen a further ramping up of pressure on the food industry to embrace and project a socially responsible outlook, and the level of public and political scrutiny of the food industry has never been greater. Whether with regard to children’s food, ethical trading, the composition of food products, sustainable agriculture, obesity or labelling, food producers have had to respond to pressure from campaigners and politicians alike. This briefing looks at a selection of key issues fa


November 2006 management briefing 2 Nov 2006

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China’s rapidly expanding food industry has attracted attention from foreign investors for decades, but it is only in recent years that the post-Communist market has represented a tangible and actionable opportunity for suppliers, producers, manufacturers and retailers. This month’s briefing looks at opportunities and hurdles in the Chinese food and drink market. These include import and export opportunities, foreign direct investment, industry trends and future opportunities.


October 2006 management briefing 2 Oct 2006

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The whole and natural market is growing fast, and is prompting considerable attention from manufacturers and retailers, not only in terms of new product development but also from a branding and marketing perspective. Brands are using more natural and whole ingredients and flavours to push healthier products into the mainstream, while also making their products seem more appetising. In this briefing, just-food first assesses the drivers behind the whole and natural market, and includes


September 2006 management briefing 1 Sep 2006

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This month, we thought we’d offer our subscribers the opportunity to sample one of just-food’s global market research reports: the 2005 edition of our Global market review of the GI diets industry with forecasts to 2010. This takes the place of a management briefing. Currently priced at £592, we hope you find it interesting and informative. If you like what you read and would like to find out more about just- food’s latest reports, feel free to drop Kathryn an email at kathryn.wedgbury@just-food


August 2006 management briefing 1 Aug 2006

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Monday 24th July signalled the suspension of the WTO global trade talks. The International Chamber of Commerce said in a statement late on Tuesday that it was "extremely disappointed" by the collapse of the talks which came after countries failed to overcome differences on reforming global farm trade. Our man with his finger on the EU pulse, Keith Nuthall, has just completed his analysis of the saga so far. just-food's August management briefing discusses the modalities deal and what's in the dr


July 2006 management briefing 1 Jul 2006

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The growing importance of functional foods can be attributed to the changing trends in consumer diets towards healthier foods, such as soy-based products, low-fat meals and vitamin-enriched energy bars. The growing proportion of ageing populations – which leads to rising healthcare costs, obesity problems and an increasing awareness of healthier lifestyles – is the prime reason driving this change. This month’s briefing profiles the major players in the global functional foods market, including


June 2006 management briefing 1 Jun 2006

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"With European Parliament showing approval of health and nutrition claims on food regulation last month, the EU has taken an important step forward in setting the legal framework for the food industry in Europe. The once-feared REACH chemical directive is no longer much of a threat to food manufacturers. But the relative peace on the legislative front may only last for a year or so until the European Commission comes up with new food labelling proposals that could well signal a tough crackdown


May 2006 management briefing 2 May 2006

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The ‘magnificent seven’ trends highlighted in this report are already stirring interest in parts of the global food industry and just-food believes they are set to explode over the next six years due to a combination of micro and macro drivers. This just-food briefing offers insight and perspective on seven of the many food trends currently influencing manufacturers, retailers and consumers. Just-food believes blue-sky predictions and crystal ball forecasts can provide inspiration for creativity


April 2006 management briefing 4 Apr 2006

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If globalisation is about profit then demographics can be defined as the study of new markets. Understanding population is a means of identifying opportunities. Meeting needs is akin to creating them and, to use one of the twentieth century’s most over-used phrases, achieving critical mass. Demographics, within the context of food production and marketing, is not only about population composition but also about lifestyle and the way it is changing as both a cause and effect of globalisation.


March 2006 management briefing 2 Mar 2006

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The aim of this just-food briefing is to unravel some of the ‘mystery’ behind the purchasing trends of European retailers and answer the tricky questions facing every food manufacturer when it comes to the supplier-retailer relationship. Whether you are a start-up or a multinational brand it is essential to get behind the minds of the retail buyers and maintain a healthy relationship. This will ensure long-term sales and generate customer loyalty.


February 2006 management briefing 2 Feb 2006

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Foodservice is a complicated market to define and quantify. It includes companies that supply meals on a contract basis to institutions. Other sectors serve the general public through fast-food outlets and coffee shops, sometimes as franchisees, such as McDonald’s and Subway. Restaurants and cafés, from independents to large multinational chains such as Pizza Hut, are also covered by the term ‘foodservice’. Growth through insight is the lifeblood of the foodservice market, which must continually

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