This week’s selection of key industry intelligence available in the just-food store includes opportunities for sugar and chocolate confectionery, food intolerance in China, grocery retailers in Indonesia. 

Searching for the Sweet Spot: Opportunities for Sugar and Chocolate Confectionery
As one of the most widely consumed processed food items in the world, the confectionery market often acts as a wider indicator for the packaged food sector. This global briefing looks at the economic challenges facing the world of confectionery and the opportunities that exist in both developed and emerging markets. The report finishes with a unique look into the differing cost structures of confectionery manufacturers in different parts of the world.

Food Intolerance in China
In China, food intolerance packaged food recorded dynamic sales growth in both value and volume terms in 2012 due to increasing demand for lactose-free food and diabetic food. The most widely available food intolerance packaged foods are lactose free special baby milk formula, diabetic confectionery and diabetic bakery products. According to this report, the main factor behind the positive performance of food intolerance in 2012 was consumers’ increasing health knowledge.

Better For You Packaged Food in Vietnam
Most Vietnamese consumers believe products containing sugar or fat contribute towards obesity and an unhealthy body. Moreover, consumers are easily persuaded into consuming products labelled as low fat. Therefore, the trend of reducing the sugar or fat within products dominates BFY packaged food, as this report demonstrates.

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.

Grocery Retailers in Indonesia
This report offers insight into key trends and developments driving the industry. The report examines all retail channels to provide sector insight. There are profiles of leading retailers, with analysis of their performance and the challenges they face. Data provided includes market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

Impulse Ice Cream Market in the United Kingdom to 2017
The report presents detailed data on consumption trends in the impulse ice cream category in the UK, analysing consumption volumes and values at segment level. It also provides indispensable data on distribution channels, profiles of companies active in the global ice cream sector along with latest industry news and mergers & acquisitions.

The Soups Market in USA
Four individual product markets are covered in this report: canned and cartoned soup, dehydrated soup, frozen soup, and bouillon cubes. The report is produced at the time of order from an updated database, and consists essentially of hard data provided in the form of flow charts and data tables providing a unique strategic vision of the soup market in the US.

Market Focus: Trends and Developments in the Dairy Food Sector in Australia
This report brings together consumer insight and market data to provide a comprehensive brief of the Australian dairy food sector. This allows for the rapid identification of key growth opportunities across major dairy food categories and their packaging.

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. This report investigates.