just-food's research round-up: snacks, frozen food, functional food

By Dean Best | 20 December 2013

Consumer interest in healthier snacks is on the rise

Consumer interest in healthier snacks is on the rise

How snack brands can exploit demand for healthier products, the key emerging markets for frozen food and the opportunities in functional food are some of the issues analysed in this week's featured reports from the just-food store.

Snacks Appeal: How Brands Identify and Exploit Food Trends
There have been a host of factors impacting growth in packaged food, but the buzz is around healthy snacking. Beyond the over-arching issues of changing, busier lifestyles and global economic development, there are industry-specific fundamentals companies can leverage for long-term growth. This report evaluates the diverse strategies manufacturers are implementing to exploit the opportunities that growing consumer demand for snacks presents.

Opportunities to Target the Ageing through Functional Food and Drink
Helping to bridge the seven-year gap between life expectancy and healthy life expectancy, the report highlights the opportunities to target the health concerns of the ageing population, subject to regional demand. It explores how the utilisation of a range of functional ingredients could provide a means to return growth to certain health positionings, the performance of which has levelled off in recent years, including cardiovascular health, bone and joint health, brain health and vision health.

Impulse Buying and The Digital World: How Retail is Adapting
The growth of Internet retail has been driven by price and product range, but as store-based retailers learn to leverage their multichannel capabilities and smartphones blur the lines between in-store and online, e-tailers must raise their offer in order to compete. This report investigates how the online world can harness a key in-store sales driver, impulse buying, by adapting new technologies and reinventing old retail strategies.

Tesco in Turkey: Local Profile, 2013
A comprehensive report covering Tesco's operations in Turkey, where the UK retailer has had its challenges in recent quarters. It offers an insightful analysis of the company and details of its store formats, private labels, history, news, key employees, and key financial and operational metrics. The report also presents the investment strategies of Tesco's key local competitors.

Frozen Food - Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide
The guide provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including market share and market size, with value and volume data from 2008 to 2012, plus forecasts to 2017. The guide also contains descriptions of the leading companies including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

Food and Grocery Retailing in France: Databook to 2017
This databook on food and grocery retailing in France contains detailed historic and forecast retail sales values, segmented at a category level. The report takes into account macroeconomic indicators and industry-specific drivers to provide data that helps companies in the sector better understand the changes in their environment, seize opportunities and formulate crucial business strategies.

Baby Food Bucks Global Recession and Offers Positive Growth Prospects
The global economic downturn and the uneven recovery since 2008 have impacted most FMCG industries' growth negatively, but baby food proved to be reasonably recession proof. This report examines the key socio-demographic, economic and industry factors impacting market performance. It evaluates strategies aiming to capture growth opportunities driven by high birth rates in the Middle East and Africa and strong economic progress in Asia Pacific, particularly in the most attractive market, China.

The Future of the Dairy Food Market in Ireland to 2017
The report presents detailed analysis on the dairy food consumption trends in Ireland, historic and forecast dairy food consumption volumes and values at market and category level, brand share and distribution channel data.

Sectors: Emerging markets, Frozen, Health & wellness, Multichannel, Snacks

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