EU approval for stevia moved nearer last week

EU approval for stevia moved nearer last week

The prospects for stevia being approved for use in the EU improved last week with a key European Commission committee voting in favour of the sweetener. This week's batch of reports from the just-food research store includes a look at the development of the stevia sector. Our featured reports also examine the baby-food sectors in emerging markets like Brazil, Poland and South Africa, while we also analyse the use of social media by grocery retailers.

Stevia
This 2011 report on stevia examines the origins and rapid development of this all-natural sweetener within the international market as it achieves regulatory approval for use in food and beverages.

Baby Food in the Advanced Emerging Markets (Brazil, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, South Africa and Taiwan) Market Overview and Forecasts to 2014
This report covers key aspects of the baby food market in these emerging markets. Data is provided on market value and volume by category, company and brand share, distribution channels and expenditure and consumption per capita for the historic and forecast periods.

Social Media Strategies in Global Retailing
This report examines the key drivers behind a social media strategy, outlines some key considerations and provides a wealth of case studies and specific recommendations to ensure effective implementation of any initiative.

Groupe Danone in Packaged Food (World)
This company profile offers detailed strategic analysis of the company's business, examining its performance in the packaged food market. It examines company shares by region and sector, brand portfolio and new product developments, market and distribution strategies, challenges from the competition and future prospects.

Chocolate Spreads Market in Australia to 2014
This report provides data on expenditure and consumption as well as key distribution channels. It also reveals the leading companies in the Australian chocolate spreads market.

Popcorn Market in India to 2014
Use this report to identify key market segments by analyzing market size data (value & volume) for the popcorn market. Use it to predict how consumer preferences will change in the future. 

Nuts and Seeds Market in Russia to 2014
This report answers questions over which will be the fastest growing segment within the nuts and seeds market in Russia and how forecast growth will differ from the historic growth seen in the sector.

Foodservice: Europe Industry Guide
This industry guide is an essential resource for top-level data and analysis covering the European foodservice industry. It includes detailed data on market size and segmentation, textual analysis of the key trends and competitive landscape.