The outlook for dairy across markets in Asia and the prospects for natural and organic food in the US are featured in this week’s round-up of essential research from the just-food research store.

Dairy Product Markets in the Top 5 Asian Countries to 2018 – Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts
The package includes country reports on China, India, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea. The market studies help identify the size of the dairy market in the top 5 countries in Asia, each country’s product category, the development of the sector in each nation and the potential of the industry. The studies include historic market data from 2007 to 2013 and forecasts until 2018.

Natural and Organic Food Market in the US 2014-2018
The report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with input from industry experts. The report covers the market in the US and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Yogurt Market in the United States to 2017
The report presents detailed data on consumption trends in the yogurt category in the United States, analysing consumption volumes and values at segment level. It also provides indispensable data on distribution channels, profiles of companies active in the global dairy food sector along with latest industry news and mergers & acquisitions.

Packaged Food in Venezuela
A high inflation rate, currency devaluation and low economic growth are the main factors behind the modest growth in packaged food volumes in Venezuela last year. Higher import barriers and the uncertainty surrounding the acquisition of foreign currency to import finished products and raw materials have been responsible for shortages of essential and non-essential consumption products.

Venezuela – ISA Country Report
This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Venezuela, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country Report contains detailed economic data and forecasts, analysis of trade and investment opportunities and coverage of the key political issues facing the country.

Food and Grocery Retailing in Australia: Databook to 2017
This report provides an overview of the food and grocery retail market in Australia. It allows you to analyse the market as the report offers detailed historic and forecast retail sales value, segmented at a category level. It provides a useful tool for companies active across Australia retail value chain and for new players considering entering the market.

Unilever Plc – Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report
This report includes Unilever Plc’s contact information and business summary, tables, graphs, a list of partners and targets, a breakdown of financial and legal advisors, deal types, top deals by deal value, detailed deal reports, and descriptions and contact details of the partner, target, investor, and vendor firms, where disclosed.

Stevia: Adding Value Through Natural – The Resurgence of Reduced Sugar
Stevia has fast gained presence as the first natural, healthy sweetener. This briefing explores stevia-related innovation in 2013 and highlights technological advances including steviol glycoside blends and further reducing sugar content to 50% to improve the taste profile. Stevia’s potential as a weight management ingredient is also analysed by assessing the rise in reduced sugar carbonate consumption, and hence drop in calorie intake, if just 20% of regular carbonates were reformulated.