The latest batch of reports in the just-food research store includes a slew of titles looking at developments in the BRIC markets – notably in the gum, chocolate and cereal bar categories.

Gum in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) Countries – Market Overview and Forecasts to 2014
This report covers key aspects of the gum market in the four emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India and China. Data is provided on market value and volume by category; company and brand shares; distribution channels; and expenditure and consumption per capita for the historic and forecast periods.

Chocolate in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) Countries – Market Overview and Forecasts to 2014
This report seeks to enable you to develop business strategies by understanding the quantitative trends within the chocolate market in high-growth and emerging nations. The study looks to identify key players within the chocolate market in Brazil, Russia, India and China to plan lucrative M&A, partnerships and agreements and to obtain insight into new product launches within the chocolate market in these areas.

Cereal Bars in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) Countries – Market Overview and Forecasts to 2014
Brazil is expected to exhibit steady growth between 2009 and 2014. Russia is home to the second largest cereal bars market, led by sports and energy bars. China leads the cereal bars market in terms of value among the BRIC nations. The report contains information on three categories: sports and energy bars, other bars and granola/muesli bars.

Dinner Trends in the U.S. Foodservice Market
The report conducts trend analysis on key dinner-centric restaurant brands, including menu strategies and new menu item introductions, core users; snacking tendencies; food, diet and health attitudes; as well as trends sales metrics. It focuses on recession-driven responses and menu strategies taking the brands into 2011. Coverage extends to fast food/QSR, coffeehouse, smoothie shop, ice cream shop, family restaurant, casual restaurant, and fine dining restaurant segments. 

Online Food & Grocery: The Shopper Perspective
Addressing the increasingly important online channel in food and grocery retailing, this authoritative research, provides analysis and insight into shoppers’ motivations and behaviours across the online path to purchase. It offers detailed insight into shoppers’ attitudes, behaviours and purchasing habits online, retailers’ propositions and shopper marketing effectiveness.

Global market review of premium in-home dining – forecasts to 2014
The fortunes of the market are closely linked with the performance of the foodservice industry. The global economic downturn has had a major effect on the eating-out market, which has also suffered as a result of factors such as the smoking ban and the increasing appeal of the home as a venue for socialising and entertaining. This report from just-food provides a market overview of this fast-growing sector, looking at the major global markets, current trends, consumer dynamics, major suppliers, new product activity and forecasts for the next five years.

Global market review of healthy snacking – forecasts to 2014
Over the last decade, health has been one of the main drivers of the global snack foods market, together with the trend towards premiumisation before the effects of the economic recession were felt. Demand for healthy snacks continues to increase, as a result of more people paying greater attention to their diets.

Gourmet, Specialty and Premium Foods, Beverages and Consumer Trends in the U.S., 8th Edition
An indispensible report answering such questions as: Which gourmet/premium products and market segments have been faring well in the new economy? How are marketers and retailers adjusting? How can they recast and reposition their goods? Who are the most viable consumers, and how can they best be reached? Which media and marketing messages resonate for these consumers, and in what contexts?