This week’s selection from the just-food research store includes a look at the world’s leading baby food manufacturers, an analysis of the confectionery sector in Australia and a report on NPD in the US dairy industry.

Top 120 Baby Food & Formula Manufacturers
This report is an in-depth financial evaluation of the global baby food and formula industry. Using a unique method of analysis, each of the top 120 global baby food and formula manufacturers are individually assessed and ranked against each other and compared to industry averages.

Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing in Australia – Industry Market Research Report
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five-year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.

Product Insights: Dairy in the US
This report examines new product launches in the US dairy market, segmented by key categories. It contextualises the US in product launches globally, identifying the key players leading NPD. Reference is made to new product launches by flavours, claims, packaging, and price points. 

Smart Packaging Case Study: How packaging can communicate with the consumer in new ways
Opportunities are emerging for packaging that provides properties beyond simply containing the product. This case study analyses key drivers and inhibitors affecting the adoption of smart packaging and assesses prospects for growth. It determines whether smart packaging initiatives are likely to achieve real success unless they offer real consumer benefits using sustainable solutions.

Stevia has emerged on the global stage as natural sweetener with enormous potential in the last few years, as consumers strive for healthier lifestyles in their food and beverage choices. This report examines the origins and rapid development of this all-natural sweetener within the international market, as it achieves regulatory approval for use in food and beverages.

Ahold USA: SWOT Analysis & Company Profile
This profile examines and identifies key information and issues about the company for business intelligence requirements. It studies and presents strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The profile contains business operations, the company history, major products and services, prospects, key competitors, key employees, locations and subsidiaries. 

Woolworths Limited (WOW) – Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
The profile has been compiled to bring to you a clear and unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to better understand your partners, customers and competitors.

UK Customer Insight 2011: Sainsbury – Food
These insights provide a highly detailed, data-rich overview of Sainsbury customers, drawing on a nationwide survey of 6,000 shoppers each year. You will discover the profile of the core shopper for individual retailers and help you to understand what drives shopper loyalty and disloyalty.