UK consumer goods group PZ Cussons acquired Australian baby food firm Raffertys Garden last year

UK consumer goods group PZ Cussons acquired Australian baby food firm Rafferty's Garden last year

This week's featured reports include research on the baby food market in Australia and takes in analysis of the confectionery sectors in the US and in Mexico.

Baby Food Australia 2014
This is a new report that analyses the baby food industry's prospects in Australia. The analysts behind the report forecast sales are expected to increase 11.9% in value terms between 2011 and 2017. 

Confectionery Market in the US 2014-2018
A mature market, this report forecasts the confectionery sector in the US will grow at a CAGR of 3.42% in terms of revenue and 1.51% by volume over the period 2013-2018. US consumers are consuming more dark chocolate because of its health benefits, which is driving demand in the chocolate segment of the market.

Global Database of the Top 1,000 Breakfast Cereal Producers - Company Names, Financial Performance, Key Executives, and Contact Details
This company database offers valuable information on the top 1,000 breakfast cereal producers in the world, making it an invaluable resource. The database is essential for companies who want to find out more about the leading players on the market or to find and contact potential customers and partners. 

Market Focus: Trends and Developments in the Confectionery Sector in Mexico to 2018
This report brings together consumer insight and market data to provide a comprehensive brief of the Mexican confectionery sector. This allows for the rapid identification of key growth opportunities across major confectionery categories and their packaging.

Mondelez International, Inc. (formerly Kraft Foods, Inc.) - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report
A comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by Mondelez International to sustain its competitive advantage. The report includes a business description, a detailed report on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestments, capital raisings, venture capital investments, ownership and partnership transactions undertaken by the company.

Nigeria Food and Drink Report Q3 2014
The analysts in this report maintain a positive long-term outlook for the Nigerian economy and food and drink sector, despite some of the obstacles in the near term. They forecast that the Nigerian economy will expand by 7% in 2014, down slightly from an estimated 7.4% in 2013, owing to continued strong expansion in non-oil sectors. The positive impact of agriculture means that this important sector should contribute strongly to private consumption growth. 

Plunkett's Food Industry Almanac 2014: Food Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies
This is a complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms. You will gain vital insights that can help you shape your own strategy for business development, product development and investments. 

The Future of the Food Packaging Market in the UK to 2018: Consumption of Primary, Outer, Closure and Multi-pack Packaging
This is a data-only report providing extensive and highly-detailed consumption data on primary and outer packaging in the retail market. The report provides in-depth quantitative data on retail food packaging, covering key segmentations such as pack material and type, closure material and type, outer, and multi-pack information.