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November 1, 2013

just-food’s research round-up: Pasta in Europe, ice cream in India, China confectionery

This week's selection of key industry intelligence available in the just-food store includes the European pasta market, confectionery in China, and the Indian ice cream market.

This week’s selection of key industry intelligence available in the just-food store includes the European pasta market, confectionery in China, and the Indian ice cream market.

Adding Value to Staple Foods: A Lesson From the European Pasta Market
Despite sluggish global volume growth, pasta offers great opportunities to international manufacturers as this research demonstrates. Sales in Western Europe will be driven by increasing demand for premium products and health properties. In Eastern Europe, tourism outflows to Italy will underpin consumer interest for Mediterranean cuisine. Elsewhere, multi-functionality of pasta, often used as a core ingredient in soup, will drive sales in regions such as South America.

Market Focus: Trends and Developments in the Confectionery Sector in China
This report looks at how, as the Chinese consumers grow better off, they are becoming more selective and will seek out quality chocolate. The quality and taste of chocolate has become the primary motivation for consumers in China. The qualitative benefits of dark chocolate with its rich taste and low sugar and fat content has helped chocolate increase its sales in China.

Market Focus: Trends and Developments in the Ice Cream Sector in India
According to this report, Indian consumers continue to indulge in fun and enjoyment with ice cream products. Consumers look for differentiated products that help them relax and unwind to satisfy their need for personal space & time. This report brings together consumer insight and market data to provide a comprehensive brief of the Indian ice cream sector.

Consumer Trends Analysis: Understanding Consumer Trends and Drivers of Behaviour 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.

Naturally Healthy Packaged Food in Hong Kong, China
The Hong Kong government’s continued implementation of healthy living campaigns have had an effect on the levels of health consciousness among consumers, according to this report. The various epidemics and the ageing population in Hong Kong further spurred Hong Kong consumers’ awareness of health issues. All of these in turn led to an increasing number of consumers choosing to eat more healthily in order to boost their health, instead of needing to seek cures later.

Food and beverage packaging today – what’s next?
Between May and June of this year, just-food and just-drinks conducted a focused online readership survey to investigate packaging innovations and trends. The report is a result of the findings. It shows market trends and developments and incorporates commentary from a few key executives in packaging related roles in food and drink companies.

Food Manufacturing (UK) – Industry Report
This analysis provides a detailed overview of the UK food manufacturing market and delivers a comprehensive individual analysis on the top 1,000 companies, including Tate & Lyle Plc, Tulip Ltd and Midlands Co-operative Society Ltd. The report covers activities such as food, ingredients, bakery, foodservice and frozen and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years.

Organic Packaged Food in India
Organic products continued to grow sales in India in 2012. There were two reasons for the gains: first, increasing health consciousness through the country, making people question what they are consuming and its consequences. Naturally healthy and organic foods were the natural gainers of this trend. Second, supermarkets and hypermarkets displayed and pushed organic products as a key unique selling point to their consumers. Both trends gave the vital visibility and in-vogue push for sales as this report shows.

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