Hershey has grown share of US confectionery market in recent years

Hershey has grown share of US confectionery market in recent years

This week's featured research from the just-food store highlights a report looking at the prospects for the US confectionery sector, analysis on the outlook for private label worldwide and a digest of the dairy market in the Gulf.

The Future of the Confectionery Market in the United States to 2017: Market Size, Distribution and Brand Share, Key Events and Competitive Landscape
This report presents detailed analysis on confectionery consumption trends in the United States, including historic and forecast consumption volumes and values at market and category level. It also provides indispensable data on brand share, distribution channels, profiles of companies active in the global confectionery market along with latest industry news and M&A.

The New Face of Private Label: Global Market Trends to 2018
Today's private labels – unlike the generic offerings of the past – are carefully managed and marketed in order to improve the retailer's competitive edge. Indeed, many are now seen as brands in their own right. This global report examines new approaches to the development of private label FMCGs amid an increasingly competitive grocery landscape. It also looks at the exciting prospects for this sector, as a frugal mindset persists among consumers in the West and emerging markets remain virtually untapped.

GCC Dairy Market 2013 Report
A new comprehensive report on the dairy sector in the markets of the Gulf Cooperation Council. According to the report, the GCC dairy sector grew by more than 50% between 2007 and 2012 to US$5.8bn. The analysis provides a comprehensive analysis of market volume and value trends with a range of data, tables, charts and commentary addressing total consumption; market volume segmentation by product category and country; per capita consumption and expenditure by category and country; and total market value segmented by product category and country.

Milk & Cream Production in the UK - Industry Market Research Report
The industry is comprised of establishments that produce fresh liquid milk, pasteurised, sterilised, homogenised and ultra heat-treated milk. This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five-year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry's key players and their market shares.

Pasta Manufacture (Italy) Industry Report
A detailed overview of the pasta manufacturing market in Italy with comprehensive individual analysis on the top 290 companies, including Antica Pasta and Bioalimenta.

Egypt Food and Drink Report Q1 2014
Despite the relative near-term weakness of its food and drink market on account of the wider political and economic situation, Egypt's core demographics continue to offer encouraging prospects for the world's major fast-moving consumer goods companies. Egypt is also arguably the cultural hub of the Arab world and doubles up as an excellent gateway to the wider North African and Sub-Saharan African regions.

Global Trends and Developments in Enzymes
Enzymes are used across a wide range of consumer products, and, as companies invest in R&D, more uses are being found. Helping manufacturers to cut costs and using enzymes to reduce a product’s environmental impact are two of the main areas for development. These issues and others shaping the enzyme industry are discussed in this report, together with analysis of the main consumer product categories in which enzymes are used, regional analysis and opportunities for future growth of enzymes.

Heinz Co, HJ in Packaged Food (World)
Heinz was acquired in 2013 by 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway in a US$28bn deal. The new owners have indicated Heinz will look to expand its presence in emerging markets. Its most recent acquisitions have been in Brazil and China and emerging market growth has for a number of years offset lacklustre performance in Western Europe and North America. Euromonitor seeks to provide strategic analysis of Heinz's business, examining its performance in the packaged food market.


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