This week’s key research in the just-food store includes reports on the Irish confectionery market, the organic market in the UK, future directions in functional foods and bakery and cereals in Japan. Click on the report titles below to find out more.

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 Cheese Market in Western Europe (16 countries)
This report covers 3 Individual Product Markets: Fresh cheese, Natural cheese, Processed cheese. The total West European Cheese Market was worth Euros 56.0 billion in 2009, and the Top-10 West European companies supplied 52.3% of this market

Chocolate Confectionery – Ireland – July 2010
Chocolate manufacturers have had to respond to the effects of the recession in order to maintain performance.  According to trade sources, consumers perceive chocolate to be an affordable luxury in a depressed economy.

Condiments – US – July 2010
One of the many ramifications of the recession has been an increase in meals consumed at home and prepared by the consumer. Condiments have benefited greatly. This report describes the factors that have contributed to growth in this area.

The Global Market for Food Colours
A new publication which analyses both natural and synthetic colours, the growing colouring foodstuffs sector and examines sales of food colours. It profiles many of the world’s leading suppliers and reviews significant regulatory and technical trends.

Food Gifting in the US, 2nd Edition

The US market for food gifting continues to expand in sales and product offerings, and is one of the few areas of gifting that is doing so in the current challenged economy. This report focuses on the market for consumer and corporate food gifts.

Organic Food in the UK

This Industry Market Research report provides a detailed analysis of the Organic Food in the UK industry, including key growth trends, statistics, forecasts, the competitive environment including market shares and the key issues facing the industry.

Crisps and Snacks

Today’s lifestyles mean that eating is no longer just based on three meals a day. According exclusive research commissioned for this report among YouGov‘s online panel, nine in ten consumers snack between meals.

Product Insights: Bakery & Cereals in Japan
Examines new product launches segmented by key categories, contextualizes Japan in the new product launches globally, identifies the key players in the market and provides an analysis on the new product launches by leading flavors, claims, packaging and price points

Annual Forecasting Food & Grocery 2014
Comprehensive insight into sector related issues such as food price inflation, space expansion and the changing patterns of consumer demand. It combines this with a host of economic, social and political factors to derive thorough sector forecasts over the next five years.