Chinese dairy giant Mengniu said last week there are "immense opportunities" in sector

Chinese dairy giant Mengniu said last week there are "immense opportunities" in sector

This week's featured research from the just-food store includes reports looking at the fiercely-competitive bakery sector in Australia, the growing market for savoury snacks in the UK and China's booming dairy industry.

Organic Food Manufacturers (Global) - Industry Report
This analysis delivers a comprehensive individual analysis of the top 200 companies in the sector. The researchers at Plimsoll Publishing aim to analyse trends in the industry, identify companies that are, as they put it, "heading for failure" and seek out the most attractive candidates for acquisition.

The Future of the Bakery & Cereals Market in Australia to 2017: Market Size, Distribution and Brand Share, Key Events and Competitive Landscape
A sector in which competition is fierce and where some players have come under pressure. Last week, Goodman Fielder cited falling selling prices in bakery as it issued a profit warning and said jobs could go to reduce costs. This report from Canadean provides product sales by volumes and value, as well as sales by distribution channel at the product category level. It helps readers identify the future pattern of market trends and supplies detailed profiles of companies active in the global bakery and cereals market.

The Future of the Savoury Snacks Market in the United Kingdom to 2017: Market Size, Distribution and Brand Share, Key Events and Competitive Landscape
Another report from Canadean, which focuses on the outlook for the UK's savoury snacks market. The analysts look at consumption trends and provide historic and forecast consumption volumes and values at market and category level. They also supply data on brand share and on distribution channels, as well as profiles of companies active in the global savoury snacks market - along with latest industry news.

Grocery Retailers in the United Kingdom
Three trends are currently shaping grocery retailing in the UK: convenience stores, discounters and online sales. This report from Euromonitor offers insight into key trends and developments driving the industry. There are profiles of leading retailers, with analysis of their performance and the challenges they face.

Mexico Food and Drink Report Q2 2014
Business Monitor International maintains a strong conviction that economic activity in Mexico will pick up significantly this year - but they feel the recovery could be more muted than initially anticipated. Although the recently-introduced tax on sugary drinks and the tax hike on junk food may have a negative impact on the food and drink sector in Mexico, they maintain a favourable outlook for the domestic consumer, and declining unemployment and rising disposable income will, they argue, ensure a robust expansion in the sector over the long term.

Dairy Product Market in China to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts, and Market Players
This report offers the most up-to-date perspective on the actual market situation, trends, and future outlook for dairy products in China, a sector seen with solid growth prospects, as outlined by local player China Mengniu Dairy Co. last week.
This study, from Global Research & Data Services, includes historic market data from 2007 to 2013 and forecasts until 2018 which makes the report an invaluable resource for industry executives looking for key market insights in a readily accessible and clearly presented format.

Searching for the Sweet Spot: Opportunities for Sugar and Chocolate Confectionery
As one of the most widely-consumed processed food items in the world, the confectionery market often acts as a wider indicator for the packaged food sector. This global briefing from Euromonitor looks at the economic challenges facing the world of confectionery and the opportunities that exist in both developed and emerging markets. The report finishes with a unique look into the differing cost structures of confectionery manufacturers in different parts of the world.

Barry Callebaut in Ingredients (World)
Barry Callebaut has become one of the world's leading cocoa and chocolate ingredients suppliers through strategic acquisitions and investments. It is securing its future by investing in the building of a sustainable supply of cocoa and setting up long-term supply agreements, which also enable it to grow its global presence, particularly in emerging markets. These business strategies along with its current financial position are discussed in this report from Euromonitor.