The latest batch of reports from the just-food research store includes research on grocery retailers in Canada, oils and fats in Romania, and the ice cream sector in Australia.

Grocery Retailers in Canada
In 2012, grocery retailers in Canada recorded fairly healthy current sales growth, considering the mature and highly developed state of the channel. Grocery retailers continued to focus more on consumer preferences for fresh, healthier and ethnic groceries. More retailers are looking for new opportunities and continue to expand in-store offerings and food varieties and experiment with new store formats and concepts, with more high-end grocers, as well as smaller urban and ethnic stores opening up. This report takes a look at the trends.

Oils and Fats in Romania
According to this report, the main movement that impacted sales of oils and fats in Romania in 2012 was the price growth of sunflower seeds on the domestic market due to the poor production affected by drought; the production was insufficient so manufacturers had to proceed to raise the selling price. The report examines the market.

Market Focus: Trends and Developments in the Ice Cream Sector in Australia
This report brings together consumer insight and market data to provide a comprehensive brief of the Australian ice cream sector. This allows for the rapid identification of key growth opportunities across major ice cream categories and their packaging.

The Future of the Savory Snacks Market in Canada to 2017
The report provides the latest, detailed data on dynamics in the Canada savoury snacks market, providing marketers with the essential data to understand their own, and their competitors’ position in the market and the information to accurately identify where to compete in the future.

The Future of the Dairy Food Market in South Africa to 2017
This report provides detailed category coverage of six product segments: butter & spreadable fats, cheese, cream, milk, puddings/desserts, yogurt. Detailed product sales segmentation (for both volumes and values) is provided, including brand data, and sales by distribution channel, at the product category level.

Packaged Food in Saudi Arabia
A strong economic growth resulting in increasing purchasing power, as well as population growth and company activities led to an impressive performance by the packaged food market in Saudi Arabia over the review period of this report. Population growth helped the sales of nutrition and staples such as bread, rice as well as baby food, whereas growing purchasing power led to increased volume sales of most products.

Ethnic/Traditional Snacks Market in Latin America: Market Guide to 2017
This incisive market research report presents historic and forecast consumption volumes and values, segmented by brand share, distribution channel, category and geography. Both established and developing companies in the ethnic/traditional snacks industry will be able to use the report to determine the market dynamics at work in the sector, as well as to identify which geographies and segments will show growth in coming years.

Global Database of the Top Spice and Extract Producers – Company Names, Financial Performance, Key Executives, and Contact Details
The report offers the most up-to-date perspective on spice and extract producers in the world. It includes details for nearly 1,000 spice and extract producers in the world which makes the report an invaluable resource for industry executives, looking for key market insights in a readily accessible and clearly presented format.