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Ifac Launches Irish Food & AgriBusiness Report 2019

    Ifac Launches Irish Food & AgriBusiness Report 2019

Ifac, which provides specialist advisory services for the Irish farming, food and agri-business sectors, has launched its 2019 Food & AgriBusiness Report. Overall, the findings point to a less than positive outlook across Ireland compared to last year, including a 20% decrease in optimism and a 100% increase in concern over Brexit. Less than one in five […]

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Bakery Processing Equipment Market to be Worth Over $11 billion by 2025

    Bakery Processing Equipment Market to be Worth Over $11 billion by 2025

Bakery Processing Equipment Market size is set to exceed US$11 billion by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. The global shipments are anticipated to grow at over 6% CAGR from 2019 to 2025.
The growing consumption of specialized and innovative bakery products, such as pies, crackers, and cookies, across the globe […]

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Zero Alcohol Drinks Growing 10% a Year in Europe

    Zero Alcohol Drinks Growing 10% a Year in Europe

A new report from Zenith Global on European Zero Alcohol Drinks forecasts sales growth of almost 10% a year over the next five years. Zenith Global estimates the European market at €5.9 billion in 2018. This would take 2023 value to €9.3 billion.
“The United Kingdom is expected to achieve the highest growth rate at 30% […]

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UK Restaurant Numbers Drop Again as Consumer Tastes Shift

    UK Restaurant Numbers Drop Again as Consumer Tastes Shift

Britain’s restaurant numbers have fallen for the sixth quarter in a row, the new edition of the Market Growth Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners reveals. Independent operators have borne the brunt of the closures with group-owned restaurants proving more resilient despite some major brand failures.
The quarterly survey of the country’s supply of licensed premises reports a 3.4% drop in […]

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Stirring Times For US Yogurt – Innovation is Vital in a Changing Consumer Environment

    Stirring Times For US Yogurt – Innovation is Vital in a Changing Consumer Environment

Over half of all U.S. consumers now buy yogurt as part of their typical grocery basket, according to a new report from Innova Market Insights, but their habits appear to be evolving. Convenience themes are becoming increasingly important, for example, with 17% of consumers naming this as a significant choice factor in 2018, which is […]

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RSPH and Slimming World Call For UK Supermarkets to do More to Tackle Obesity

    RSPH and Slimming World Call For UK Supermarkets to do More to Tackle Obesity

A new report, Health on the Shelf published by RSPH (Royal Society For Public Health) and Slimming World, exposes the marketing tactics used to drive sales of unhealthy products and reveals that supermarket layout, pricing strategies and shopping environment is fuelling the obesity epidemic. The report is published in advance of the Government’s expected response […]

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New Report Reveals Which Food Giants are ‘Seizing the Moment’, as Alternative Proteins Boom

    New Report Reveals Which Food Giants are ‘Seizing the Moment’, as Alternative Proteins Boom

A three-year shareholder engagement with 25 giant food retailers and manufacturers has found that some leaders are beginning to capitalise on the rising demand for alternative proteins, while others are falling behind the curve of a booming growth industry. The alternative protein sector, which includes plant-based substitutes for traditional animal‐based foods such as ‘Beyond Meat’ […]

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UK On-trade Gin Sales Soar as Pink Gin Drinkers Double in the Past Year

    UK On-trade Gin Sales Soar as Pink Gin Drinkers Double in the Past Year

UK gin sales have rocketed 56% by value in a year, new research from CGA reveals, and the number of people drinking pink gin has more than doubled. A report into major current gin trends based on CGA’s drinks data and insights, highlights the stellar growth of the gin category for suppliers, bars, pubs and […]

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Baby Food Industry Needs Better Products and Clearer Labelling

    Baby Food Industry Needs Better Products and Clearer Labelling

Public Health England (PHE) has published an evidence review of commercially available baby foods and drinks aimed at children up to 36 months. The main findings of the report Foods and drinks aimed at infants and young children: evidence and opportunities for action show clear inconsistencies between national infant feeding advice and how some commercial […]

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Latest Short-term Outlook For Main EU Agricultural Sectors

    Latest Short-term Outlook For Main EU Agricultural Sectors

The latest agricultural short-term outlook report published by the European Commission shows in its main findings that EU exports of pork, beef, olive oil and dairy products are expected to continue increasing in 2019 with overall EU agricultural production also on the rise. The dairy sector sees sustained demand for EU dairy products and favourable weather conditions. In addition, global demand for […]

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Brits Get a Taste For Cocktails

    Brits Get a Taste For Cocktails

Nine million consumers are enjoying cocktails when they go out, making this one of Britain’s fastest growing drinks categories within spirits, according to exclusive new research by out of home food and drink expert CGA. The popularity of cocktails, and the fact they are more widely available, has helped boost sales through Britain’s pubs, bars […]

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Zero Alcohol Drinks Growing 10% a Year in Europe

    Zero Alcohol Drinks Growing 10% a Year in Europe

A new report from Zenith Global on European Zero Alcohol Drinks forecasts sales growth of almost 10% a year over the next five years. Zenith Global estimates the European market at €5.9 billion in 2018. This would take 2023 value to €9.3 billion.
“The United Kingdom is expected to achieve the highest growth rate at 30% […]

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Scotch Whisky Contributes £5.5 Billion Annually to the UK Economy

    Scotch Whisky Contributes £5.5 Billion Annually to the UK Economy

The contribution of the Scotch whisky industry to the UK economy has grown by 10% since 2016 to £5.5 billion. A new report by the Scotch Whisky Association, building on research carried out by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR), also reveals Scotland’s national drink generates two-thirds of all spirits Gross Value Added […]

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Merger Between Sainsbury’s and Asda Blocked

    Merger Between Sainsbury’s and Asda Blocked

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has blocked the £7.3 billion proposed Sainsbury’s-Asda merger after finding it would lead to increased prices in stores, online and at many petrol stations across the UK. In its final report, the CMA found that UK shoppers and motorists would be worse off if Sainsbury’s and Asda – two […]

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Asian Grocery Market to be Worth US$4264 Billion by 2023

    Asian Grocery Market to be Worth US$4264 Billion by 2023

Asia will generate US$4264 billion of grocery sales by 2023 – almost the same as Europe and North America combined – according to new market forecasts from IGD Asia, the food and consumer goods research organisation.
Findings include:

Asia, the largest regional grocery market in the world, is expected to grow by a CAGR of 6% between 2018 and 2023
The grocery […]

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UK Food and Drink Exports Growth Slows to a Crawl in 2018

    UK Food and Drink Exports Growth Slows to a Crawl in 2018

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published analysis showing that food and drink exports have increased by only 2.5% to £22.6 billion from January–December 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, down from 9.7% growth in the previous year. This slower growth was seen in both exports to EU markets, up 4.3% in […]

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UK Bottled Water Sales Top 4 Billion Litres For First Time

    UK Bottled Water Sales Top 4 Billion Litres For First Time

Last year’s hot summer boosted UK water drinks consumption by more than 7% to 4,267 million litres, according to a new report from food and drink experts Zenith Global. This was worth an estimated £3.330 billion at retail prices. Sales of plain bottled water in retail packs increased by 7.9% to 3.4 billion litres, whilst […]

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Global Cocoa Production to Hit a Record 4.85 Million Tonnes in 2019

    Global Cocoa Production to Hit a Record 4.85 Million Tonnes in 2019

Informa’s Agribusiness Intelligence, the leading provider of news, data, analysis and forecasts across the agricultural and commodities value chain, has revealed cocoa production will hit a record high of 4.85 million tonnes in 2019. Despite uncertain times for the cocoa market, an increase in global cocoa production is almost certain this year with West African […]

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US Cannabis-based Drinks Market to Pass $1 Billion in 2022

    US Cannabis-based Drinks Market to Pass $1 Billion in 2022

US sales of cannabis-based drinks jumped to $86 million in 2018, according to the new 2019 US CBD Drinks Report from food and drink experts Zenith Global and US industry newsletter Beverage Digest. The market is expected to rapidly achieve mass market appeal, surging to over $1.4 billion in 2023, even with some regulatory restrictions […]

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Fast-growing Asia Maternal Nutrition Market to Boost Demand For Dairy ingredients and Formula

    Fast-growing Asia Maternal Nutrition Market to Boost Demand For Dairy ingredients and Formula

Maternal nutrition is a hot new opportunity in emerging markets, according to the latest report from food and drink experts, Zenith Global. In many parts of Asia, the concept of optimal nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a baby’s life (from conception to two years old) is capturing the attention of mothers and their […]

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Mixed Progress by Food Industry to Reduce Salt

    Mixed Progress by Food Industry to Reduce Salt

Public Health England (PHE) has published the first assessment of the food industry’s progress towards meeting the government’s salt reduction targets, showing a mixed picture overall. Set by the government in 2014, the most recent targets cover 28 food categories for the food industry to achieve by 2017. This applies to retailers, manufacturers and the […]

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Changing Consumer Habits to Shape EU Agricultural Markets by 2030

    Changing Consumer Habits to Shape EU Agricultural Markets by 2030

The European Commission has published projections for the European agricultural markets to 2030 for a wide range of agri-food products, including meat, arable crops, milk and dairy products, and fruit and vegetables. The evolution of agricultural income and the environmental aspects of EU agriculture are also covered, as well as a special focus on the […]

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Exports Boost Europe’s Beer Production to Eight-year High

    Exports Boost Europe’s Beer Production to Eight-year High

Europe’s beer production rose to an eight-year high in 2017 bolstered by record exports, a rise in micro-breweries and increased low-alcohol products. According to The Brewers of Europe’s latest report on Europe’s beer sector, production increased by 2 million HL 39.6 billion litres, exports reached an all-time high, with one in five beers shipped abroad and […]

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Report Finds Growth Potential For EU Plant Proteins

    Report Finds Growth Potential For EU Plant Proteins

The European Commission has adopted its report on the development of plant proteins in the European Union. The report reviews the supply and demand situation for plant proteins (such as rapeseed, sunflower seeds or lentils) in the EU and explores ways in which to further develop their production in an economically and environmentally sound way.
Agriculture […]

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Sugar Reduction and Clean Labeling Significant But Not Predominant in Sugar Confectionery Choices

    Sugar Reduction and Clean Labeling Significant But Not Predominant in Sugar Confectionery Choices

Across the ten highest consuming nations for both sugar confectionery and gum, consumption is increasing, with CAGRs ranging from 0.5 percent to 3.0 percent over the 2010-2022 forecasted period. Global sales were worth US$85.8 billion in 2017 and expected to reach around US$100 billion by 2022 (Innova Market Insights, 2018).
“While concerns about the unhealthiness of […]

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Patent War Looms as Cannabis Legalisation Spreads

    Patent War Looms as Cannabis Legalisation Spreads

The recent legalisation of recreational marijuana use in Canada indicates a broader trend of a move towards legalisation, opening up a brand new multi-billion dollar market. Currently, 22 states in the USA have legalised marijuana for medicinal use, with nine states and the District of Columbia having legalised marijuana for both recreational and medicinal use. […]

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Mains Overtaking Bottled Water Coolers in West Europe

    Mains Overtaking Bottled Water Coolers in West Europe

102,500 more water coolers were installed across West Europe in 2017, marking a 3.4% increase and taking the total to 3.1 million, according to a new report from the sector’s leading specialist consultancy Zenith Global. The number of mains water, point of use coolers rose by 6.2% to reach 46.9% of the total, up from […]

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Brexit Driving Growth But Not Profit For UK’s Food and Drink Industry

    Brexit Driving Growth But Not Profit For UK’s Food and Drink Industry

Revenue growth for the UK’s top food and drink producers including Nestle UK and Arla Foods experienced a sharp turnaround in 2017, reaching 7.5% – the highest rate since 2009. Growth was driven by inflation and a weak pound triggered by the Brexit referendum.
The research finds that a weaker pound has also helped boost international […]

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UK Gin Breaks £2 Billion Mark – Doubling in Value in 5 Years

    UK Gin Breaks £2 Billion Mark – Doubling in Value in 5 Years

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s latest market report shows the summer of 2018 reached record highs for gin in the UK with sales, both home and abroad, peaking at £2.2 billion. The records show that combined yearly sales of gin in the UK and British gin overseas have doubled in the last five years. […]

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Global Aseptic Packaging to Grow 16% by 2022

    Global Aseptic Packaging to Grow 16% by 2022

The world market for aseptically packed products amounted to 152 billion litres in 347 billion packs during 2017, according to the new Global Aseptic Packaging report from leading food and drinks consultancy Zenith Global and packaging experts Warrick Research. Volumes have risen by 2.7% a year since 2012, with South East Asia achieving the fastest […]

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European Olive Oil Market Worth €3 Billion – Shoppers Focus More on Quality Than Price

    European Olive Oil Market Worth €3 Billion – Shoppers Focus More on Quality Than Price

Poor harvest conditions continue to provide a challenging backdrop to the Olive Oil market, according to the latest analysis of value and volume sales across Europe (UK, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands) by IRI, the big data and technology expert for consumer industries. While six of the seven countries analyzed post value sales growth close to 6% […]

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Nestlé and Coca-Cola Reign Supreme in Food and Drink Brand Rankings as China’s Yili Surges

    Nestlé and Coca-Cola Reign Supreme in Food and Drink Brand Rankings as China’s Yili Surges

Nestlé and Coca-Cola have yet again dominated brand rankings in their respective industries, each keeping runners-up at a healthy distance of over US$10 billion, according to a new report by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy.
Valued at US$19.4 billion, Nestlé again claimed the title of the world’s most valuable food […]

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Craft Beer Revolution is Here to Stay

    Craft Beer Revolution is Here to Stay

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition, and materials, has published a new report in its Global Insights Series which indicates the consumer demand for craft beer is not likely to slow down anytime soon. The report, which surveyed 3,300 consumers in seven countries in the Europe and US, shows that 4 […]

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Dairy Processing Equipment Market Size to Hit $13 Billion by 2024

    Dairy Processing Equipment Market Size to Hit $13 Billion by 2024

Global Dairy Processing Equipment Market size is expected to exceed US$13 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. Growth in geriatric population accompanied by prevailing health conditions including joint issues, obesity, diabetes, calcium deficiency has increased milk & milk products consumption which is likely to drive dairy processing equipment […]

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Confidence Takes a Knock as Brexit Jitters Take Their Toll on UK Food and Drink Industry

    Confidence Takes a Knock as Brexit Jitters Take Their Toll on UK Food and Drink Industry

UK food and drink manufacturers are feeling the pinch of Brexit uncertainty but are striding ahead with investment plans to boost productivity, automation and new product development, according to new research published by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP. BDO’s Food and Drink Report 2018 found that 60% of manufacturers surveyed are generally positive […]

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Thriving UK Brands Make Lives Healthier, Happier & Easier

    Thriving UK Brands Make Lives Healthier, Happier & Easier

Kantar Worldpanel’s latest ranking of the UK’s most chosen brands finds half of the top 10 brands in growth. Warburtons remains the UK’s most chosen brand overall, chosen 544 million times at the supermarket shelves during the course of the year. Bought on average 23 times a year, Warburtons is the nation’s most frequently purchased […]

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New Report – Out-of-home, Out of Mind?

    New Report – Out-of-home, Out of Mind?

Kantar Worldpanel’s new report on out-of-home (OOH) reveals that OOH consumption makes up nearly half (41%) of global spend on snacking and non-alcoholic beverages. In some categories, such as coffee, purchases outside the home make up as much as 70% of total spend, exposing a significant opportunity for retailers and manufacturers not currently considering OOH […]

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“Radical Transparency Will Shape Future Food Agenda,” Says Cranswick Report

    “Radical Transparency Will Shape Future Food Agenda,” Says Cranswick Report

Growing consumer demand for new levels of transparency are set to disrupt the food industry in the wake of continued food scares, according to a Cranswick report, published in association with sustainability consultants Veris Strategies. Earlier this year, UK food regulators launched a nationwide review of the meat industry following a series of high profile food safety breaches […]

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Restaurants Hold Up on British High Streets

    Restaurants Hold Up on British High Streets

Many casual dining brands continued to expand on British high streets over the last year, despite the host of challenges facing the eating and drinking out sector – fuelling concerns about market saturation. That is among the key findings from the latest edition of the Market Growth Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners. It reveals that […]

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New Report – How Digital Tech Is Changing the Food & Beverage Industry

    New Report – How Digital Tech Is Changing the Food & Beverage Industry

For years, next generation technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things have been singled out as driving innovation in a number of industries. The food and beverage industry is embarking on its biggest transformation in decades, leveraging new technology to improve food quality, increase plant efficiency and boost productivity. While other industries have embraced digital technology, […]

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UK Water Drinks Approach 4,000 Million Litres

    UK Water Drinks Approach 4,000 Million Litres

UK consumption of water drinks rose 7% in 2017 to nearly 4,000 million litres, with a retail value of £3.1 billion, according to a new report from global food and drink experts Zenith. Sales of plain bottled water in retail packs increased by 8% to over 3,100 million litres, while volume through bottled water coolers […]

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1 in 5 Meals Eaten Out of Home as European Consumers Favour Service Over Home Cooking

    1 in 5 Meals Eaten Out of Home as European Consumers Favour Service Over Home Cooking

More flexible menus and an increase of meal occasions from breakfast and all day brunch through to dinner has led to a €4.1 billion increase in food service sales in 2017 to €335.9 billion according to a new report launched by IRI GIRA Foodservice. One in five meals (18% of all meals) are consumed outside the […]

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UK Small Local Abattoirs Sector is Near Collapse

A new report from the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) finds that the UK’s network of small local abattoirs is near collapse. Without urgent action there will be a huge loss of consumer choice because the marketing of locally-produced, traceable meat will no longer be possible in many parts of the country.
This is due to the […]

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India Vies With China For Title of World’s Biggest Packaged Tea Market

    India Vies With China For Title of World’s Biggest Packaged Tea Market

While the story of tea begins in China, India took the top spot as the global leader in volume sales of packaged tea last year, with the two countries regularly vying for the number one position, according to the latest Mintel research. In 2017*, India consumed a total retail volume of 678,200 tonnes worth of packaged […]

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1 in 4 Consumers Prepare and Consume Breakfast in Less than 5 Minutes per Day

    1 in 4 Consumers Prepare and Consume Breakfast in Less than 5 Minutes per Day

DSM, the global health, nutrition and materials company, has published the first part of a new report in its Global Insight Series, focused on breakfast habits and behavior in Europe and the US. The report, drawn from a survey conducted in seven countries, shows that breakfast is a meal under pressure. Around a quarter of […]

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UK Food and Grocery Convenience Market Will Grow by 22.0% by 2022

    UK Food and Grocery Convenience Market Will Grow by 22.0% by 2022

The UK food and grocery convenience market will grow 4.1% in 2018, outperforming the total UK food and grocery market by 0.9 percentage points (ppt), according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
The company’s latest report: ‘Convenience Retailing in the UK 2017’ states that the highest growth category in convenience retail* will be food, […]

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Salmonella Cases No Longer Falling in the EU

    Salmonella Cases No Longer Falling in the EU

The declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the EU has levelled off according to the annual report on zoonotic diseases published recently.
Cases of Salmonella Enteritidis acquired in the EU have increased in humans by 3% since 2014 says the report, which is compiled by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food […]

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‘Crisis’ – New Report Shows Brexit Impact on Europe’s Meat Industry

    ‘Crisis’ – New Report Shows Brexit Impact on Europe’s Meat Industry

A hard Brexit will have a ‘catastrophic impact’ on the European Meat Industry, according to a stark new report published tby Europe’s Meat Industry body, UECBV, as the UK and EU continue negotiations. ‘Crisis – The EU Meat Industry in a Hard Brexit scenario’ report was commissioned by UECBV and carried out by Red Flag […]

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Strong Growth For Stand-up Pouches

    Strong Growth For Stand-up Pouches

Stand-up pouches (SUPs) is now one of the fastest growing flexible packaging formats with global demand expected to pass 90 billion units in 2017, according to a newly published report from specialist industry consultants, AMI. The favourable development of the total supply chain cost of stand-up pouches and their stronger proposition to promote sustainability compared with […]

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Premium Beer Consumption in Vietnam More Than Doubled Between 2011 and 2016

    Premium Beer Consumption in Vietnam More Than Doubled Between 2011 and 2016

A storm is brewing for discount brands selling lower-quality products as Vietnamese beer drinkers are increasingly picking up premium and superpremium products from shelves, with premium beer consumption rocketing to 10 million hectoliters in 2016, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
GlobalData’s latest report ‘Vietnam Beer and Cider Market Insights 2017’ states that the […]

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Chocolate Versus Cheese Choice Grates on British Consumers

    Chocolate Versus Cheese Choice Grates on British Consumers

New research from Mintel reveals that when asked if they had to “choose between never being able to eat cheese again or never being able to eat chocolate again”, 50% of British consumers say they would never eat chocolate, compared to 47% who would give up on cheese. Meanwhile, a contrarian 3% say they don’t like […]

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It’s Time to End Food Waste – White Paper

    It’s Time to End Food Waste – White Paper

Among the most interesting topics in the publication ‘It’s time to end food waste’ is a closer look at the psychology of food waste by Nina Waldhauer at the University of Wageningen. Waldhauer explains how “(…) the food sector business can create opportunities for reducing consumer-related food waste. It can be done in ways that acknowledge consumer´s goal […]

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Irish Craft Beer Sustaining Growth

    Irish Craft Beer Sustaining Growth

A new Bord Bia report has revealed that Irish craft beer is performing well across all fronts, from the number of production facilities to production output, market share and exports. The number of craft breweries in Ireland has grown by more than 500% in the last 5 years, with 72 now in operation, up from […]

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Value of Irish Foodservice Market Rises to Reach Record €7.8 Billion in 2017

    Value of Irish Foodservice Market Rises to Reach Record €7.8 Billion in 2017

Bord Bia released the findings of its 2017 Irish Foodservice Channel Insights Report in advance of its annual foodservice seminar which took place in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. The report shows that Ireland’s foodservice market continues to grow and is now valued at a record €7.8 billion, comprising over 33,000 individual outlets. The foodservice market […]

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