MarketWatch Food - June 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 April 15, 2012 to May 14, 2012.
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Glitter effects are being used increasingly by manufacturers, as seen in this month's round-up of novel food introductions, with recent innovations including gum coated in "beaten silver" and jam featuring edible gold. Soup, meanwhile, has borrowed an idea from hot drinks with the launch of a self-heating pouch.
- What have the key developments and trends been in the food industry in April and May 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
•Glitter and gold add sparkle to gum and jam
•Gum, April 2011 to March 2012: top flavors in new products in South and Central America
•New food launches by category, January to March 2012: chocolate fails to sweeten in North America
•Product claims: new food launches in Asia Pacific, January to March 2012
Dairy Farmers of America begins construction of new facility in Nevada
Fonterra announces plans to develop two new dairy farms in Hebei province
Stevia plans to commence conducting stevia field trials in Indonesia
Asda unveils first Android transactional mobile app
Fonterra plans to set up blending and packing plant in Indonesia
Buderim Ginger appoints new CEO
Pinkberry to enter India's restaurant sector
Kraft Foods announces new agreement with Costa Coffee
Mars introduces 100% recyclable freshpacks
Groupe Danone reports higher Q1 like-for-like sales, provides guidance for 2012
Sodexo H1 profit up
Chr. Hansen reports lower Q2 profit, provides outlook for fiscal 2012
Nestle Q1 sales increase
Kellogg's revises guidance for 2012
McDonald's Q1 net income increases
Premier Foods Q1 total sales up
Hershey reports higher Q1 net income, provides outlook for 2012
PepsiCo reports lower Q1 net income, provides guidance for 2012
Fresh Del Monte Q1 net income increases
Bunge Q1 net income decreases
•New products and innovations
Krispy Kreme introduces new Fruit Stand Flavor doughnuts and Chillers
Lay's unveils new BLT-flavored potato chips
Fazer to introduce Fazer Angry Birds sweets
Campbell adds three new salsas to Pace Mexican sauce portfolio
Laughing Cow introduces Smooth Sensations Cream Cheese Spread
Cargill announces launch of Truvia Behind the Bar product
Deyu Agriculture announces launch of new product line
Emmi introduces new Gala Sweet Paprika fresh cheese
Chr. Hansen introduces new series of YoFlex and probiotic nu-trish cultures
Dunkin' Donuts introduces two new breakfast burritos
COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: DOMINO’S PIZZA, INC.
•Domino's Pizza Q1 net income decreases
The Innovations Driving Packaged Brands: What Sells
Mealtime and Snacking Trends in Australia
Consumer and Innovation Trends in Chocolate
Resource Scarcity: Consumer and Innovation Trends
Experimentation: Consumer and Innovation Trends
Future Trends of Stevia in Bakery and Snacks
Consumer and Innovation Trends in Frozen Food
•Ask the analyst
•Table: Top claims in new food launches in Asia Pacific, January to March 2012, and growth compared to January to March 2011
•Table: Key facts
•Table: SWOT analysis
•Figure: Meiji Kirakira Xylish Sugar Free Gum – Sweet Mint, Raspberry
•Figure: Fortnum & Mason Jubilee Marmalade – Majestic, Consort’s
•Figure: ChocoMe Handcrafted Milk Chocolate Bar
•Figure: Frudel Cold Avocado Soup
•Figure: Heat It Hot Soup
•Figure: Stop Crisis Snack – Gorditos & Bolas, Ruedas, Cortezas de Trigo
•Figure: Gum: top flavors in new products in South and Central America, April 2011 to March 2012
•Figure: Leading food launches by category in North America, January to March 2011 and January to March 2012
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