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May 2010 management briefing 10 May 2010

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In this latest management briefing, we round up some findings from some of just-food’s recently published market sector research reports, including our most recent report looking at the growth of online grocery retailing.


March 2010 management briefing 11 Mar 2010

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“India can emerge as a leader in the global food processing industry,” said Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in December 2009 while addressing a conference of food processing ministers of different Indian states in New Delhi. With 4.1% food consumption growth (2009), the country continues to offer a growing opportunity for international food processing companies. This latest briefing reviews the food processing industry by sector in the country.


January 2010 management briefing 27 Jan 2010

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The global economic downturn has not radically changed how consumers eat or drink. Despite this, Euromonitor International forecasts 2012 retail value will be reduced by 5%, or US$200bn, compared to pre-crisis predictions. Hypermarkets and discounters will continue to see the largest retail value gains between 2009 and 2013 as consumers worldwide seek out economical options and value for money. This briefing offers Euromonitor's insights and predictions on the following key food sectors: baby fo


December 2009 management briefing 1 Dec 2009

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Anyone predicting that recession would have made for an uneventful year in the food industry would have found 2009 something of a surprise. Moreover, while the adverse economic climate cast a heavy shadow throughout the year, it was far from being responsible for all the year’s major talking-points. For instance, two key recurring issues of the year – sustainability and food safety – can be said to owe little of their current topicality to the financial climate. This end of year review looks bac


November 2009 management briefing 1 Nov 2009

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The food and drink industries of the ten countries that joined the European Union in 2004 have been transformed by this expansion of Europe’s borderless market. Food and drink companies and markets in the countries that joined the EU on 2007, Bulgaria and Romania, are facing a similar transformation. But what of the countries that are still knocking on the door of the EU for future membership? How will their food and drink sectors fare, assuming their countries are admitted. And how could this f


October 2009 management briefing 1 Oct 2009

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Food commodity prices are seldom out of the news, due to a mushrooming global population, the food-for-fuel controversy, an increasing focus on sustainability and the continued growth of the organic sector. However, beyond the generality of crop prices spiralling to new highs in 2007 and 2008 and then plummeting - in some cases - back to where they were before the boom, the picture is far from uniform. This month's briefing looks at recent trends, projects, likely developments over the next few


September 2009 management briefing 9 Sep 2009

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As obesity and diabetes rates rise across the developed world, Nordic countries are coming together to develop common strategies on healthier food options, cutting salt, fat and sugar in processed food and encouraging whole foods as alternative choices. In this month's briefing, we offer a detailed look at new Nordic food standards, the development of the region’s organic food market, analysis of consumer and research trends, and the challenges of Nordic consumers to abandon convenience foods to


August 2009 management briefing 1 Aug 2009

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This month's briefing is a download of a complete just-food research report covering new product development. Embarking on the development of a new food brand can be time-consuming, expensive and disappointing. It can also be the best thing that has ever happened to a company/manager as it propels the business into rapid growth and profitability. Published for last year, this second edition study provides further insight into best practice NPD strategies in the fast-paced global food and drink m


June 2009 management briefing 1 Jun 2009

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In March 2009, just-food’s director of publishing Chris Brook Carter and editor Dean Best presented key findings from just-food’s recently published report: Issues, trends and challenges facing the food and drink industry – forecasts to 2014 at the 11th IFE exhibition held at Excel, London. The report explores the global food and drink market in today’s challenging climate with analysis of trends and conditions expected to influence sales value and volume growth over the next five years. This br


May 2009 management briefing 1 May 2009

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This is the third edition of our now-annual sector research review, and once again, we’ve rounded up some extracts from each of just-food’s recently published market sector research reports. Late last year and earlier this year saw us release some brand new titles, which were well received. As ever, we’re looking forward to working on some interesting new titles throughout the remainder of this year. This month's briefing provided extracts from the following recently published titles: Global mar


April 2009 management briefing 1 Apr 2009

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Every country has its own food and drink regulatory body or bodies: in the first place to ensure that its citizens eat safely and in the second to help safeguard its position in the rapidly-growing world food trade. The same principles guide the work of a number of international organisations. This latest briefing looks at the national regulators, the global bodies, and other key agencies serving the world’s leading food markets and identifies their strengths and competences and general characte


March 2009 management briefing 1 Mar 2009

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In today’s world of globalised and increasingly competitive markets, Europe’s food and drink industries need enlightened regulation if they are to meet accepted international standards for safety, additives, labelling and environmental responsibility. This month's briefing looks at the latest legislation concerning additives and labelling and looks at novel foods and drinks law implications.


January 2009 management briefing 1 Jan 2009

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Moving into 2009, it is difficult to get away from the all-pervasive influence of the economic downturn and the credit crunch. While some markets, notably the US, are being hit harder than others, one of the observations frequently made about the current crisis is how far it has reached. This month's briefing is the latest food industry outlook from Euromonitor International. Following an introduction from just-food's editorial, the briefing outlines the year ahead and what's in store for the co


December 2008 management briefing 1 Dec 2008

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Annual reviews often take formats such as ‘Winners and Losers of the Year’ but such an approach might not advisable for the past 12 months. Even the most rose-tinted, ‘glass half-full’ reflection on 2008 would surely yield many more losers than winners. The year began with the food industry facing rampant commodity cost inflation, caused in part by the impact of the biofuel boom on agricultural commodity markets. As early as January, just-food reported on the fierce debate that the growth in bio


November 2008 management briefing 1 Nov 2008

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The growing cost of food has become one of the fastest moving and hottest stories around. This month's briefing outlines the current situation. Starting from the hypothesis that the cost of growing food is rising, we provide a snapshot of what has been happening during the first half of 2008, along with the varying perspectives of those growing our food and the reasons why their (and our) costs are growing. Our conclusions will highlight the ramifications and the issues which we believe will rem


October 2008 management briefing 1 Oct 2008

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The World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Doha Development Round is now at a crossroads. After coming to a hair’s breadth of striking a deal at a ministerial summit in July, there is now a serious risk that agreements wrung from these seven years of discussions could now unravel. If trade ministers are prepared to return to Geneva to solve the limited range of issues over which they were unable to reach agreement, a Doha deal could be secured this year. But, this seems unlikely, with the US president


September 2008 management briefing 1 Sep 2008

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This month's briefing presents a snapshot of the ways and means manufacturers and retailers can identify demand. We look at the methods and processes they use to gather, assess and implement information on what consumers have bought and will buy in future, including an examination of loyalty schemes and data mining. Influencing factors will also be considered, including the movement of people within and between countries and the ways in which that may create and develop demand.


August 2008 management briefing 1 Aug 2008

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A little under a year ago, a new study was published by researchers at Southampton University in the UK which, it was suggested, provided the strongest evidence to date of a link between hyperactivity in children and the use in food of certain artificial colourings and the preservative sodium benzoate. The debate over the use of these additives has been a long-running one. This month's briefing looks back at the study itself and the various bodies involved in making the study one of the hottest


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

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