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Accession to boost eastern European juice market

Per capita consumption of juice in eastern Europe is a healthy 13 litres, well ahead of that in other emerging markets, but there is still some way to go before...

Marie Brizard faces uphill struggle

French drinks maker Marie Brizard is hoping to tap into growing consumer demand for cocktails with an agreement which will target supermarkets and off-licences in the UK. But are British...

British water market to feel the Dasani effect?

British consumers are now drinking more bottled water than ever before, attracted by the healthy image of the product. And it is this image which is likely to protect natural...

Added value driving global dairy growth

Milk and cheese remain staples of diet in most parts of the world, but yoghurt continues to be the main engine for growth in the global market, not least because...

Competition breeds sales for fast food industry?

Location, location, location : the three most important factors when opening up a fast food business. And one to learn from competitors. With the fast food industry a major client...

Carbonates losing their fizz?

Bottled water, new age beverages and energy drinks are driving growth in the global soft drinks market, but carbonates are losing their appeal, according to a new report from market...

Diet foods unlikely to tempt Germans

Almost one in four (23 per cent) German adults admits to often skipping meals to keep their weight down - a massive 17.5 million people. But according to a new...

Retailers do their bit on salt reduction

Food retailers in the UK this week committed to a programme aimed at reducing salt levels in their own label processed foods such as soups, pizzas and ready meals.

Competition, coolers drive east European water sales

Eastern Europe's thirst for bottled water shows no signs of being quenched, with all of the 15 biggest countries in the region showing volume growth over the five years, according...

New formats, flavours to drive ice cream growth

Ice cream manufacturers are capitalising upon a growing consumer desire for high quality, indulgent foods, which has helped to fuel increasing sales.   For details of how to order your copy of...

Plenty of juice left in global market

Global consumption of juice and nectars has risen steadily in recent years, fuelled by a healthy image. And producers have no intention of taking their foot off the gas, it...

US fuels growth in sports drinks

Global sports and energy drinks showed continued growth in 2003, far outpacing soft drinks in general with a 7 per cent increase, according to new data from beverage industry analysts Canadean.

Soft drinks: retail sales growth is in the can

Supermarkets that stock soft drinks in cans have a greater chance of increasing overall beverage sales than those which do not, according to a recent survey carried out in France.

Brits moving rapidly up the gourmet rankings

Britain might not have the best reputation when it comes to upmarket cuisine, but a new report from market analysts Datamonitor shows that UK consumers are becoming increasingly more sophisticated...

Chill chain: French stores, consumers could do better

The majority of chilled food products sold in the French supermarket sector are kept at the optimal temperature, but there is still plenty of room for improvement compared to the...

Eastern promise for sauce makers

The market for sauces in Eastern Europe is worth in excess of €2 billion, and is likely to grow further once many of the countries there join teh EU later...

East Europeans spoilt for soft drink choice

East European consumers are enjoying an ever wider choice of soft drinks as markets open up and purchasing power increases. And growth in the market shows no sign of slowing,...

Functional bakery growth hampered by image

The market for functional food products has grown steadily for several years now, focusing primarily on the dairy sector. But other sectors of the food industry, such as bakery and...

Food retailers slammed for trading practices

Tesco, the UK's leading food retail group, is one of a number of leading companies in the food industry criticised this week for "driving down employment conditions for millions of...

Swiss chocolate makers saved by exports

Last summer's weather was not the most conducive to increased sales of chocolate, as producers in Switzerland revealed this week.

Health factor driving water sales worldwide

Increasing concerns about the healthiness of soft drinks may have done little to dent sales of colas and other sugar-laden fizzy drinks (not least because of the proliferation 'low and...

Differing dynamics driving carbonate growth

Carbonates may well dominate soft drink sales the world over, but even in neighbouring regions and countries there are vastly differing market dynamics, giving substantial possibilities for growth.

WHEAT FOCUS: The heat on wheat

There was a time when a widespread wheat shortage spelt inflation, and a global shortage meant global inflation. This year, with stocks at a 30-year low and wheat prices soaring,...

Diversifying food tastes prompt Nestlé to invest in research

Each country has its own distinct culinary taste, and this has proved to be both a help and a hindrance to the world's major food groups. The British, for example,...

Time-starved Brits eat on their feet

Britain may not be the biggest country in Europe, but this does not stop its denizens from being among the most mobile. UK commuters spend more time travelling than all...

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