Euromonitors report offers insight on how FMCG manufacturers can use ingredients to develop products for older consumers

Euromonitor's report offers insight on how FMCG manufacturers can use ingredients to develop products for older consumers

How to develop products for ageing populations in North America and Europe, how to spot NPD opportunities in more indulgent food categories and spotlights on Heinz and Danone are featured in this week's selection of research from the just-food store.

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 ageing populations. 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, bone and joint, brain and vision health.

Health Foods (China) Industry Report
A detailed overview of the health foods market in China delivers a comprehensive individual analysis on the top 150 companies, including Beijing Dongfeng Health Care Nourishment Co Ltd., By-Health Co Ltd and Chongqing Fuling Zhacai Group Company Ltd. The report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends seen over the past four years.

Innovation Opportunities in Indulgence Products
Consumers want it all and want it now. Tasty is good. Healthy and tasty is better. Healthy, tasty, portable and tailored to specific occasions is best. Price is an issue in the current economic climate, but consumers will compromise for the added value offered by the best novelties. This is why indulgence food manufacturers are developing products that provide guilt-free flavoured-enriched sensations for every consumption occasion.

2013 Snack Food in the US
This report covers all segments of the diverse packaged snack food industry, from salty to sweet and everything in between, examining market trends and recent industry developments. It also profiles leading companies, including those also involved with beverages, such as PepsiCo, food giants like ConAgra Foods and General Mills and snack food-centric entities like Herr Foods and Snyder's-Lance.

Poland - ISA Country Report
This report contains detailed analysis on Poland, including trade and investment, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trends. A key emerging market in Europe, GDP slowed in 2013 to its slowest pace since 2009.

Nigeria Food and Drink Report Q4 2013
The analysts in this report continue to maintain their positive long-term outlook on Nigeria's food and drink sector, despite some near-term obstacles. Ongoing instability in the country's northern regions, and high rates of inflation, which increased 8.7% year-on-year in July, is having a negative impact on consumer confidence. However, industry watchers believe the market has untapped potential, although a lack of agricultural technology and transport infrastructure are holding back domestic production.

Heinz Co, HJ in Packaged Food (World)
Heinz was acquired in 2013 by 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway in a US$28 billion deal. As this report will show, the company will receive significantly greater resources to expand its presence in emerging markets where it has for some time seen its fortunes lie. Its most recent acquisitions have been in Brazil and China and emerging market growth has for a number of years offset lacklustre performance in western Europe and North America.

Danone, Groupe in Packaged Food (World)
Danone's streamlined dairy and baby food portfolio is well in tune with key growth-driving trends in packaged food, including wellness and snacking. According to this report, it has put a twin strategy in place to address the sluggish growth in Europe and to "invest and leverage" in emerging growth markets. In 2013, it has made a number of bolt-on acquisitions and set up joint ventures with the aim to build scale in its expansion target markets, including the US, China and Africa.