This week’s key research in the just-food store includes reports on the global market for food colours, the future for functional foods and confectionery in Western Europe. Click on the report titles below to find out more.

Brand Loyalty in Bread
Detailed research, analysis and insight into shoppers’ motivations, behaviours and brand repertoire while considering and purchasing bread in-store – and the increasingly important role of shopper marketing at the point of purchase.

Biscuits, Cookies and Crackers – Europe – July 2010
European biscuit markets have continued to grow in spite of the economic recession. During a time of economic hardship, many consumers see biscuits as an affordable luxury and a comforting treat.

Fast-Food Service Eating Places in China
This Industry Market Research report provides a detailed analysis of the Chinese market for fast-food service eating places, including key growth trends, statistics, forecasts, the competitive environment including market shares and the key issues facing the industry.

The Global Market for Food Colours
The Global Market for Food Colours is a new publication which analyses both natural and synthetic colours, as well as the growing colouring foodstuffs sector, examining sales of food colours by both region and application.

Future Directions in Functional Foods
Over the last decade the global functional foods sector has experienced substantial growth, particularly in the beverage and dairy sectors, and penetration of functional foods in the total food and drinks market is expected to continue.

The Confectionery Market in Western Europe (16 countries)
The total West European Confectionery Market was worth EUR43.7bn in 2009, and the Top-10 West European companies supplied 67.7% of this market. This report covers all 16 West European countries, providing complete in-depth coverage.

Where Britain Shops Supermarkets 2010

Presents a detailed examination of changing customer profiles as well as demographic, socio-economic and shopping around trends. A wide-ranging analysis of the way customers shop in supermarkets, with profiles of Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury and Tesco.

Seafood Processing in the UK
Operators in this industry process fish, molluscs, crustaceans and other seafood. This industry also includes establishments known as floating factory ships that are engaged in shipboard processing of seafood. This is a detailed analysis of this industry.