PepsiCo's growth strategy in packaged foods and whether the deterioration of economic conditions in the market will hit prospects for the food sector are included in this week's round-up of essential research from the just-food research store.

Halal Food Market in Europe 2014-2018

This report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers Russia, France, the UK, and the Rest of Europe; it also covers the Halal Food market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Brazil Food and Drink Report Q2 2014

Since the last update, the Brazilian economy has shown increasing signs of deterioration. Indeed, consumer confidence has headed lower, inflation has remained near the upper limit of the central bank's tolerance band, the real has sold off aggressively to trade near 2009 levels, and interest rates continue to head higher. With the economy's recovery showing signs of weakness, the analysts in this report believe that economic activity is likely to stagnate in H213, informing the downward revision of their 2013 real GDP growth forecast to 2.0%, from 2.6%.

Global Trends and Developments in Cocoa Ingredients (World)

Global demand for cocoa is increasing, as the world continues its insatiable appetite for chocolate products. However, it is no longer the large confectionery consuming nations of the West that drive demand, but Asia Pacific, where consumption of chocolate and sweet treats is increasing. Players in the industry are trying to meet this demand, whilst still striving to produce a sustainable product. This report discusses these and other issues, which are driving the cocoa ingredients category.

Global Gluten-free Food Market 2014-2018

Gluten is a protein composite primarily found in wheat, barley, rye, and triticale. Gluten-free food is either free of ingredients that contain gluten or does not contain grains that are gluten rich. A gluten-free diet is the only medically recognized diet for patients suffering from celiac disease. Also, gluten-free food is healthy to consume and good for the digestive system. Consequently, demand for gluten-free food is increasing among the health-conscious population across the globe.

Breakfast Cereals Market in the United Kingdom to 2017

Use this report to enhance your understanding of the value and volume growth dynamics of the Breakfast Cereals category in United Kingdom. Promote growth in your business with detailed product sales segmentation 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.

Pepsico in Packaged Food (World)

In 2013, although heavily dependent on snacks, PepsiCo posted strong financials, and again increased its returns to investors. Recent acquisitions/joint ventures, such as Tingyi, Müller Quaker Dairy and Wimm-Bill-Dann, helped Pepsi in promoting its "one product" strategy, leveraging synergies between snacks and beverages. As well as hot cereals and bakery, the company is now also expanding in dairy and nutrition through innovation, while maintaining robust growth in attractive emerging markets.

Organic Food in the United Kingdom

This industry profile of organic food in the United Kingdom provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

Supermarkets (France) Industry Report

This analysis provides a detailed overview of the Supermarkets (France) market and delivers a comprehensive individual analysis on the top 1500 companies. These include Adour Distribution, Aldi Marche Cuiny and Alzuyeta. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years.