Among this week’s featured reports from the just-food research store include forecast data on the ice cream sector in the US and analysis of how the market for halal food could develop in Europe.

Impulse Ice Cream Market in the United States to 2017
This report from Canadean provides data including historic and forecast growth dynamics by value and volume; distribution channel data by value (from 2009 through to 2012); and the latest news covering the global ice cream market.

Global Trends and Developments in Cocoa Ingredients (World)
Global demand for cocoa is increasing, as the world continues its insatiable appetite for chocolate products. However, it is no longer the large confectionery consuming nations of the West that drive demand, but Asia Pacific, where consumption of chocolate and sweet treats is increasing. Players in the industry are trying to meet this demand, whilst still striving to produce a sustainable product. This report discusses these and other issues, which are driving the cocoa ingredients category.

Halal Food Market in Europe 2014-2018
Infiniti Research has looked at the market for halal foods in Europe and sought to analyse how the sector will develop. An increase in the Muslim population in Europe is expected to underpin the growth of the market but there are certification issues, the analysts says. It focuses on three countries – Russia, France and the UK – with a fourth section looking at the rest of the continent.

The Future of the Dairy Food Market in India to 2018
Detailed category coverage is provided, covering six product segments: butter and spreadable fats; cheese; cream; milk; puddings/desserts; and yoghurt. Product sales segmentation is also included on brand data and there is also information on sales by distribution channel, at the product category level.

Vietnam – ISA Country Report
This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Vietnam, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country Report contains detailed economic data and forecasts, analysis of trade and investment opportunities and coverage of the key political issues facing the country.

J Sainsbury Plc in Packaged Food (United Kingdom)
This Euromonitor profile looks at Sainsbury’s, one of the UK’s so-called Big Four grocers. One of the ways in which Sainsbury’s has competed successfully against its rivals is through developing the coverage and reach of Sainsbury’s Local convenience stores, a strategy it looks set to consolidate. The retailer has performed well over recent years and enjoyed over 30 consecutive quarters of sales growth, although that run came to and end this spring.

Vegetables in China
This report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales volume data from 2009 to 2013, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market.

The Future of the Fish & Seafood Market in Thailand to 2018
The report presents detailed analysis on fiish and seafood consumption trends in Thailand, historic and forecast sales numbers at market and category level, brand share and distribution channel data. This report brings together research, modelling and analysis expertise in order to develop uniquely detailed market information.