What lies ahead for the food industry in 2016?
In a series of features, we take a look at some of the most pressing issues facing packaged food manufacturers in the year ahead.
With significant question marks over the growth prospects of three of the BRICs, packaged food strategists are weighing up which other emerging markets could offer opportunities. Hannah Abdulla picks out three markets to watch in 2016.
Online shopping, apps, mobile proliferation and delivery services are transforming how consumers shop. In grocery, the changes sparked by e-commerce have been evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Nevertheless, across developed and developing markets, the growth in e-commerce outpaces bricks-and-mortar retail. In the latest instalment of our management briefing on what to watch in 2016, we take a look at the prospects for online grocery. What markets and categories will offer food makers the greatest growth potential in e-commerce over the coming year?
Looking to 2016, it seems likely many of the trends that drove a bumper year of deal-making will persist over the next 12 months - consolidation, health, simple foods and emerging markets.
Europe's recent economic woes may have dampened enthusiasm for the region but IRI believes there are numerous ways to grow for food manufacturers.
In the second of a two-part feature, Hannah Abdulla looks at two more members of the BRIC quartet and explores what India and China hold in store for the packaged food industry over 2016.
There has been an almost unexpected level of volatility in emerging economies in 2015, with three of the BRIC markets Brazil, Russia and China, notably under the spotlight. Hannah Abdulla explores what the BRIC markets hold in store for packaged food firms in 2016. The first of a two-part feature looks at Brazil and Russia.
At the end of each year, Technomic takes stock of the trends in foodservice and makes forecasts on what to watch for in the upcoming year. Foodservice is a dynamic business and manufacturers looking at the sector must be aware of, and stay ahead of, big trends to be able to fully capture the growth opportunities available. David Henkes, advisory group senior principal at Technomic, sets out the hot areas in the UK and US foodservice markets.
just-food's 2016 confidence survey includes respondents from varied functions within food companies and professionals in fields related to the industry, aiming to identify the most important factors weighing on the industry and business confidence. Sustainability featured in the survey and Ben Cooper analyses the response - and reflects on the issues in the field industry professionals should consider next year.
We present the results of our 2016 Confidence Survey, in which we asked our international industry readership how they viewed the prospects for the year ahead.
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