MarketWatch Food – April 2012
The Food MarketWatch contains the latest news, analysis, and opinion, covering all of the month's major issues including new products and innovations, mergers and acquisitions, and marketing and regulatory issues. It covers the period from February 15, 2012 to March 14, 2012.
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Creative developments in the vegetable category headline this month's summary of food industry launches. The popularity of gastronomic experimentation continues unabated, with a new range of vegetable foams being launched in France. Meanwhile, beetroot has been given an overhaul with a bold chocolate and mint flavored offering.
- What have the key developments and trends been in the food industry in February and March 2012?
- What are the major new product and packaging developments in this sector that I need to be aware of?
Table of contents
In this month's MarketWatch
•News in brief
NEW FOOD REVIEW
•Chocolate, February 2011 to January 2012: top flavors in new products in South and Central America
•New food launches by category, November 2011 to January 2012: cheese nudges up in Europe
•Product claims: new food launches in Asia Pacific, November 2011 to January 2012
McCormick to open first retail destination in Baltimore
Cargill to invest about E20 million in cocoa and chocolate facilities in Berlin
Dairy Queen opens new restaurant in China
Mars commences construction of new manufacturing facility in KAEC
Snyder's-Lance announces construction of R&D Center in Hanover
Hilton Worldwide to open 500 new restaurants
Sainsbury's signs long-term contract with Aimia
FrieslandCampina to merge Dutch sales operations of consumer brands
Sodexo signs partnership deal with Unilever
Hostess Brands appoints president and CEO
International Flavors & Fragrances Q4 net income decreases
Bunge Q4 net income decreases
Nestle annual profit decreases
McDonald's January sales increase
Greencore Group annual revenue up 53%
H.J. Heinz reports higher Q3 net income, narrows outlook for 2012
Campbell reports lower Q2 net income, provides guidance for 2012
Kraft Foods reports higher Q4 net earnings, provides guidance for 2012
Woolworths H1 profit down
Fyffes annual profit increases
Bonduelle H1 net profit up 19%
•New products and innovations
Domino's Pizza announces debut of Parmesan Bread Bites
Hillshire Farm introduces Gourmet Creations
Burger King offers two new breakfast sandwiches
Almond Dream extends product line
Rite Aid announces availability of Thrifty Ice Cream in six new flavors
Belvita announces availability of Belvita Breakfast Biscuits
Ben & Jerry's introduces new line of Greek Frozen Yogurts
Kellogg introduces new products
Quaker Oats introduces new line of packaged Quaker Oatmeal Cookies
Jimmy Dean launches new line of frozen breakfast products
Sara Lee introduces new pound cake slices
Galaxy Nutritional Foods launches Vegan Shreds
COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: HORMEL FOODS CORPORATION
•Hormel Foods appoints vice president of grocery products marketing
Consumer Trends in Specialty Rice
New Product Development Trends in Store Brands
The Role of Social Media: How Can Own Label Benefit from Consumers’ Social Media Habits
Trust & Transparency: Consumer & Innovation Trends
The Future of Functional Food and Beverages: Cognitive Health
Serving the Expanding Middle Classes: Targeting Aspirational Brazilian Consumers
10 Trends to Watch in Packaged Goods in 2012
•Ask the analyst
•Table: Top claims in new food launches in Asia Pacific, November 2011 to January 2012, and growth compared to November 2010 to January 2011
•Table: Key facts
•Table: SWOT analysis
•Figure: Fee Mouss’ Vegetable Mousse – Beetroot Foam with Cream, Carrot Foam with Cream, Spinach Foam with Cream
•Figure: Les Crudettes Crud’wich Lettuce Wrap – Chicken and Parmesan, Tuna and Tomato, Ham and Egg, Cucumber and Feta Cheese
•Figure: Tesco Finest British Baby Beetroot – Chocolate & Mint
•Figure: Xoc & Chic Chocolate Candle – 0, 1, 2 ,3 ,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
•Figure: Momami Creation Mein Fruehstueck Chocolate Spread – Heavenly Raspberry
•Figure: Maizena Postre Dropa Corn Starch – Chocolate
•Figure: Idea Sunflower Seeds – Energy, Fitness, Chocolate
•Figure: Chocolate: top flavors in new products in South and Central America, February 2011 to January 2012
•Figure: Leading food launches by category in Europe, November 2010 to January 2011 and November 2011 to January 2012
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