The pick of this week’s reports in the just-food research store includes an analysis from Datamonitor on Carrefour, the world’s number two retailer, which is going through a period of change from an overhaul of its hypermarkets to possible disposals in Asia. Other key reports look at “premiumisation” strategies in the food and drinks sector, brand loyalty in the UK bread sector and global cheese manufacturing.

Carrefour S.A. – SWOT Analysis
Carrefour is the world’s second-largest and Europe’s largest retailer of groceries and consumer goods. The group operates more than 15,000 stores through four main grocery store formats: hypermarkets; supermarkets; hard discount and convenience stores. This report examines the company’s key business structure and operations, history and products, and provides summary analysis of its key revenue lines and strategy.

Premiumization Strategies in Food and Drinks: Fighting product commoditization through added value product positioning
This report identifies recent and current successful premiumization strategies and considers the impact that the economic downturn has had on the premium sectors of the food and drinks industry.

Brand Loyalty in Bread
This report delivers detailed analysis of the brand repertoire of bread shoppers in the UK. It will enable you to profile bread shoppers by demographic and retailer; according to which brands they buy normally, buy occasionally and buy only when on promotion; those brands they are aware of but never consider, and those they are not aware of.

Nutritional Supplements in the U.S., 4th Edition
Fears about the recession dampening the nutritional supplement business have not been realised. If anything, the market has benefited from the economic uncertainty. Supplements stack up well against expensive prescription medications and possibly preventable medical procedures, especially as healthcare costs continue to soar.

Global Cheese Manufacturing
This report provides a detailed analysis of the global cheese manufacturing industry, including key growth trends, statistics, forecasts, the competitive environment including market shares and the key issues facing the industry.

Where Britain Shops Supermarkets 2010
This provides a comprehensive analysis of the shopping habits of UK consumers. It presents a detailed examination of changing customer profiles as well as demographic, socio-economic and shopping around trends.