The global economic downturn has not radically changed how consumers eat or drink. Despite this, Euromonitor International forecasts 2012 retail value will be reduced by 5%, or US$200bn, compared to pre-crisis predictions. Hypermarkets and discounters will continue to see the largest retail value gains between 2009 and 2013 as consumers worldwide seek out economical options and value for money. This briefing offers Euromonitor's insights and predictions on the following key food sectors: baby food, confectionery, impulse food and meal solutions.