This week's featured reports from the just-food store includes research into the development of the functional foods sector, forecasts for the UK bakery industry and a briefing on the Middle East.

Functional Foods: Growth of a niche market
Advances in scientific research into health, diet, and lifestyle have led to the development of functional foods. Functional foods have proved to be one of the most dynamic segments of the food industry as a whole. This case study examines the development of this niche market, its growth, the main players, and looks at what the future may hold.

Global non-GMO Food Market 2014-2018
Genetic modification is purported to be a solution to feed the worl'd growing population. However, concerns over the safety of GMO food has led consumers in the US, Japan, Europe, Canada, and other nations to non-GMO products. The analysts in this report forecast the non-GMO food market will grow at a CAGR of 15.92 percent over the period 2013-2018. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. Also included is a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Management briefing: FMCG in the Middle East
This latest just-food briefing report sets out the opportunities (and challenges) of operating in the Middle East. It contains a series of interviews with senior executives, including the regional heads for Nestle, Mondelez International and Arla Foods. We also talk to UK-based exporter Ramsden International, which has done business in the Middle East for two decades but is still expecting to see double-digit growth in the region. And we hear from UAE-based retailer Choithrams about how it sees the business landscape developing.

Supermarkets in the UK - Industry Market Research Report
This IBISWorld report includes are five-year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the sector's key players and their market shares.

The Future of the Bakery & Cereals Market in the United Kingdom to 2018
This report examines the components of change in the market by looking at historic and future growth patterns, including the effects of consumers’ behaviour on sales, the brands selected and the types of product chosen. The report provides the latest, detailed data on dynamics in the United Kingdom bakery & cereals market.

Asia Pacific: Bright Prospects for Food and Beverage Ingredients
Asia Pacific is an ncreasingly influential market in the supply of food and beverage ingredients. As well as accounting for 35% of global value-added ingredient supply in this category, it is also a melting pot of diverse trends and influences. This report assesses the key similarities and differences between Asia and the major Western markets, highlights global and regional trends in 15 key value-added ingredient categories, and turns the spotlight on seven individual Asian markets.

Global Database of the Top Chocolate and Confectionery (from Cacao Beans) Producers - Company Names, Financial Performance, Key Executives, and Contact Details
The report includes details for nearly 1,000 chocolate and confectionery (from cacao beans) producers in the world, which makes it an invaluable resource for those looking for key market insights in a readily accessible and clearly presented format.

The Future of the Fish & Seafood Market in New Zealand to 2018
Category coverage is provided for industry sectors including ambient fish and seafood; chilled, raw packaged products; and frozen lines. Detailed product sales segmentation (by both volume and value) is provided, including brand data, as well as sales by distribution channel, at the product category level.