The outlook for sports nutrition in Europe featured in this weeks research round-up

The outlook for sports nutrition in Europe featured in this week's research round-up

The European market for sports nutrition, the development of the dairy foods sector in China and outlook for own label are featured in this week's just-food research round-up.

Sports Nutrition Market in Europe 2014-2018
The sector hit the headlines last week after Nestle sold its PowerBar and Musashi brands to US food group Post Holdings. The analysts in this report forecast the sports nutrition market in Europe will grow at a CAGR of 2.3% over the period from 2013 to 2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing awareness about sports nutrition products. The market in Europe has also been witnessing the emergence of private-label brands. However, the availability of counterfeit products in Europe could pose a challenge to the growth of this market. The report investigates.

The New Face of Private Label: Global Market Trends to 2018
Today's private labels – unlike the generic offerings of the past – are carefully managed and marketed in order to improve a retailer's competitive edge. Indeed, many are now seen as brands in their own right. This global report examines new approaches to the development of private label fmcgs in the face of an increasingly competitive grocery landscape. It also looks at the exciting prospects for this sector, as the frugal mindset persists and emerging markets remain virtually untapped.

Market Focus: Trends and Developments in the Dairy Food Sector in China
This report from Canadean provides a concise overview of the dairy food market in China. Growing disposable income and the development of new products such as probiotic yoghurts has driven the sector's growth in China. In local currency terms, the market in China grew steadily at a CAGR of 8.8% between 2007 and 2012, with a forecast for double-digit growth in dollar terms in the yoghurt category.

Market Focus: Trends and Developments in the Prepared Meals Sector in the UK
The prepared meals market is growing in the UK, reflecting the busy lives of consumers, the increasing numbers of working women, the search for convenience, and declining culinary skills. In addition, growth is also supported by an ageing population and the increasing desire to experience global cuisine or to have a restaurant-like experience at home. This report brings together consumer insight and market data to provide a comprehensive brief of the UK prepared meals sector.

Management briefing: just-food's review of 2013
just-food's team of journalists and columnists took on a range of issues in 2013 - and their views on subjects including Tesco's moves to revitalise its UK business, the speculation of a possible merger between PepsiCo and Mondelez International, the GM debate and the outlook for Heinz under new owners won its readers' attention.

Food and Grocery Retailing in the United Kingdom: Databook to 2017
The report contains detailed historic and forecast retail sales values, segmented at a category level. It takes into account macro-economic indicators and industry-specific drivers to provide data that helps companies in the retailing industry better understand the changes in their environment, seize opportunities and formulate crucial business strategies.

Ethnic Foods Manufacture & Supply (UK) - Industry Report
This analysis delivers a comprehensive individual analysis on the top 50 companies, including Cleone Foods Ltd, Kingasia Foods Ltd and S&A Foods. It includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years.

Health and Wellness in France
According to this report, increasingly health-conscious consumers in France are driving the demand for naturally healthy and organic products in foods and beverages. Authenticity is becoming the new buying criteria which consumers are using to decide what to buy and where to buy it. Government campaigns promoting healthy food consumption have provided additional exposure to health and wellness themes.

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