This week’s selection of key industry intelligence available in the just-food store includes global food safety testing, palm oil, and trends in the UK ready meals market.

New Product Development: The Quest for Differentiation Continues
New product development in 2012 was driven by the desire to maximise appeal, improve the dining experience and appeal to all potential consumers, during all dayparts and eating occasions. This was manifested in greater creativity in new concepts, many of which experimented with service models or menu structure, and continued innovation in snacks and speciality beverages.

Global Food Safety Testing Market 2012-2016
The analysts in this report forecast the global food safety testing market to grow at a CAGR of 7.01% over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing adoption of stringent regulations and quality standards. The global food safety testing market has also been witnessing the increasing use of rapid testing methods to detect pathogens. This report investigates the market.

Palm Oil
This report analyses the worldwide markets for palm oil in thousand metric tonnes by the following End-Use Applications: Food Applications, and Industrial Applications. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 75 companies including many key and niche players.

Consumer Trends Analysis: Understanding Consumer Trends and Drivers of Behavior in the UK Ready Meals Market
This report provides an overview of the UK ready meal market, combining market data, demographic consumption patterns within the category and the key consumer need states driving consumption. The report highlights best practice new product development for effectively targeting the most pertinent consumer need states and offers strategic recommendations to capitalize on evolving consumer need states.

Food and beverage packaging today – what’s next?
just-food and just-drinks recently conducted a focused online readership survey to investigate packaging innovations and trends. The objective of the survey was to explore packaging developments and to uncover opinions relevant for food and drink, as well as packaging, manufacturers and suppliers. This report outlines the results of the survey.

Global Food and Drinks Specialists Market Size and Forecast to 2017
This report provides detailed data on the size and development of retail sales of individual product types through food and drinks specialists globally. It provides a detailed and comprehensive quantitative analysis of the trends affecting market development through both historic and forecast data.

Baby Food Bucks Global Recession and Offers Positive Growth Prospects
The global economic downturn and the uneven recovery since 2008 have impacted most FMCG industries’ growth negatively, but baby food proved to be reasonably recession proof. This report examines the key socio-demographic, economic and industry factors impacting market performance. It evaluates strategies aiming to capture growth opportunities driven by high birth rates in the Middle East and Africa and strong economic progress in Asia Pacific, particularly in the most attractive market, China.

Sugar Confectionery Market in Indonesia to 2017
The report presents detailed data on consumption trends in the sugar confectionery category in Indonesia, analysing consumption volumes and values at segment level. It also provides indispensable data on distribution channels, profiles of companies active in the global confectionery sector along with latest industry news and mergers & acquisitions.

The Future of the Savory Snacks Market in India to 2017
The report provides the latest, detailed data on dynamics in the India savory snacks market, providing marketers with the essential data to understand their own, and their competitors’ position in the market and the information to accurately identify where to compete in the future.