just-foods briefing analyses issues including low-sugar chocolate, plus the sourcing of cocoa

just-food's briefing analyses issues including low-sugar chocolate, plus the sourcing of cocoa

just-food's look at the key issues facing the global confectionery sector, the savoury snacks business in Russia and the dairy industry in Australia are among the reports featured in this week's round-up from our research store.

Management briefing: Global confectionery 2014
This latest briefing from just-food on global confectionery analyses some of the key issues facing the sector - and interviews some of the leading players in the sector. From the recent heightened scrutiny on sugar and confectionery's alleged role in obesity to dealing with the intractable issue of child labour and from the two-speed market for chewing gum and the potential of developing economies, just-food looks at some of the hot issues in global confectionery.

Gum in China
Chewing gum manufacturers have seen sales come under pressure in developed markets but other parts of the world are providing growth - and China is one such market. Euromonitor has forecast the market will enjoy a CAGR of 9% between 2013 and 2018, slower than the growth seen in 2013 but robust and an indication the country will be one gum manufacturers will be hoping will offset challenges elsewhere. This report provides market share data and insight on category trends.

Market Focus: Trends and Developments in the Savory Snacks Sector in Russia
A concise overview of the savoury snacks market in Russia. After reading this report, you will understand the size of the market, the economic, demographic and behavioural trends which will drive its evolution, and the leading players within the market, allowing you to plan effectively for the future.

The Future of the Syrups & Spreads Market in Ireland to 2017: Market Size, Distribution and Brand Share, Key Events and Competitive Landscape
This report provides the latest, detailed data on dynamics in Ireland Syrups & Spreads market. It examines the components of change in the market by looking at historic and future growth patterns, including the effects of consumers’ behaviour on total volumes, values, brands selected and types of product chosen.

The Future of the Dairy Food Market in Australia to 2017: Market Size, Distribution and Brand Share, Key Events and Competitive Landscape
Australia's dairy sector has been in the spotlight. The country is seen as a potential platform for expansion into Asia. In recent months, Canada's Saputo has snapped up local processor Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory. And Parmalat, the Italian group majority-owned by France's Lactalis, has acquired Australian firm Harvey Fresh. This report provides indispensable data on brand share, distribution channels, profiles of companies active in the global dairy food market along with latest industry news.

The Future of the Dairy Food Market in the United Kingdom to 2017: Market Size, Distribution and Brand Share, Key Events and Competitive Landscape
Use this report to enhance your understanding of the value and volume growth dynamics of the dairy food market in the United Kingdom. Promote growth in your business with detailed product sales for both volumes and values, as well as sales by distribution channel at the product category level. Identify the future pattern of market trends, from winners and losers to category dynamics.

Ice Cream in India
According to this report, ice cream in India was expected to see retail sales by value increase 20% in 2013, down from 22% in the previous year amid an increase in unit prices. However, Euromonitor is positive about the prospects for ice cream in India, seeing it as an indulgence product favoured by children and adults in India, with a higher degree of brand loyalty visible among adults.

Grocery Retailers in the United Kingdom
Three trends are currently shaping grocery retailing in the UK: convenience stores, discounters and online sales. This report from Euromonitor offers insight into key trends and developments driving the industry. There are profiles of leading retailers, with analysis of their performance and the challenges they face.