One of this weeks featured reports looks at food testing

One of this week's featured reports looks at food testing

This week's selection of key industry intelligence available in the just-food store includes global baby food and formula manufacturers, grocery retailers in Belgium and the future of the bakery and cereals market in Spain.

Baby Food & Formula Manufacturers (Global) - Industry Report
This analysis provides a detailed overview of the global baby food and formula manufacturers market. It delivers a comprehensive individual analysis on the top 120 companies, including Novartis AG, Novartis Consumer Health S.A. and Nestle (Malaysia) Berhad. Each of the 120 companies is meticulously scrutinised in a one-page individual assessment and is analysed using the most up-to-date and current financial data.

Grocery Retailers in Belgium
According to this report, after a careful 2011, supermarkets, the most successful grocery retail channel in Belgium, still performed well in 2012, both in value terms and in terms of increased investment in the sales area. Delhaize's strategy and major communication campaign to change its image and reduce prices close to those of soft discounters such as Colruyt paid off, as it gained share in value terms, whilst Colruyt lost share.

Grocery Retailers in Australia
Grocery retailers grew by 3% in current value terms over 2012, to generate revenues of A$111.6bn. Growth in 2012 was similar to the review period performance which saw a CAGR of 5% in current value terms. In an environment of continued low consumer confidence, grocery retailers competed fiercely for consumers' spending, as this report reveals.

The Future of the Bakery & Cereals Market in Spain to 2017
This report presents detailed analysis on the bakery and cereals consumption trends in Spain, historic and forecast consumption volumes and values at market and category level, brand share and distribution channel data. The report brings together research, modelling and analysis expertise in order to provide detailed market data.

Market Focus: Trends and Developments in the Dairy Food Sector in Mexico
This report provides a concise overview of the dairy food market in Mexico. After reading this report, you will understand the size of the market, the economic, demographic, and behavioural trends that will drive its evolution and the leading players within the market, allowing you to plan effectively for the future.

Cakes, Pastries & Sweet Pies Market in United States to 2016
The report presents detailed data on consumption trends in the cakes, pastries & sweet pies category in the US, analysing consumption volumes and values at segment level. It also provides indispensable data on distribution channels, profiles of companies active in the sector, latest industry news and mergers & acquisitions in the sector.

Hurdles to Health: Prospects for the Food Industry in Replacing Sodium Chloride
Associations between high sodium intake and raised blood pressure, leading to cardiovascular disease, are accepted. Sodium reduction provides challenges in terms of taste, but governments, retailers and companies are driving efforts to reduce salt intake. Direct or indirect marketing options exist, either by labelling health benefits or by gradually reformulating to maintain taste without alerting consumers. As this report recognises, significant opportunities now exist for companies to reduce sodium using new ingredients.

Brazil Food and Drink Report Q4 2013
The authors of this report have revised down their 2013 real GDP growth forecast for Brazil to 2.6%, from 3.3% previously. The reasons for this are that economic activity data remains weak, interest rates are set to continue heading higher, and their Infrastructure team increasingly believes that numerous projects are unlikely to be completed in advance of the end of the government's PAC II growth acceleration programme and the FIFA World Cup in 2014.