The latest batch of reports from the just-food research store includes  analysis of the packaged food market, a look at Weight Watchers, opportunities in dairy and trends in food and drink in Japan.

Packaged Food 2010 – Part 1: Global Market Performance
This global briefing offers an insight into to the size and shape of the Packaged Food market, highlights buzz topics, emerging geographies, categories and trends and identifies the leading companies and brands. It also offers strategic analysis on driving packaged food industry trends like health and wellness, premiumisation, convenience and value-for-money. 

Packaged Food 2010 – Part 2: Global Market Opportunities
Why buy this report? Get a detailed picture of the Packaged Food market; Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change; Understand the competitive environment, the market’s major players and leading brands; Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop.

Weight Watchers International Inc in Health and Wellness – World
This profile offers detailed strategic analysis of the company’s business, examining its performance in the Health and Wellness industry. The report examines company shares by region and sector, product developments, market and distribution strategies, challenges from the competition and future prospects.

Global Probiotics and Prebiotics: Moving Beyond Digestive Health Status Quo
Probiotics already feature strongly in the nutraceuticals market due to the popularity of probiotic yoghurt, and as technological challenges are being overcome and consumer awareness continues to rise, probiotics are also increasingly moving beyond the dairy sector. This comprehensive report offers insight into the issues and trends of this market.

Diverse Corporate Strategies to Exploit Opportunities in Global Dairy
The recessionary economic climate of recent years has impacted key global dairy players in differing measure. This briefing examines how market leaders look to enhance their positions in the still moderately fragmented global dairy market and the options available to expand their scale of operations, manufacturing capabilities and achieve a more diverse dairy portfolio.

Kerry Group (Ingredients & Flavours) in Ingredients – World
Through acquisitions, the Kerry Group became one of the largest food ingredients businesses in the world. It recently took steps to integrate and align the company with the formation of an Ingredients & Flavours division. This report discusses this division and its recent financial performance, as well as looking at key consumer categories in which it is involved, and makes recommendations on the future direction of the company.

Dairy Snacks 2010
The market for dairy snacks, such as cheese strings and yogurt tubes, is now an important sector within both the dairy market and the wider market for snacks, with demand being driven by health and convenience. This report examines the international market for this dynamic sector across 26 countries in North America, Latin America, West Europe, East Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Hot Trends in Food and Drinks in Japan
Japanese food and drinks manufacturers continue to produce some of the most novel products on the market. With similar overall trends driving the global industry, European and US markets will be heavily influenced by this innovation. This report assesses how innovation in the Japanese food and drinks industry is influencing European and US markets.