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Food & Beverages Market Research Reports


 

Published Date: 2014-04-16

Increasing obesity rate, rising aging population and changing consumer preferences are the major growth drivers for the global flavored and functional water market. Growing health concerns are restraining the masses from consuming carbonated or artificial flavored drinks and compelling them to opt for flavored and functional water. 

Published Date: 2014-04-09

Baking powder is a dry chemical leavening baking ingredient which comprises of sodium bi carbonate (baking soda), weak acid(s) and inert fillers (potato starch, corn starch, rice starch). The global market for baking powder was worth USD 2.35 billion in 2012. Manufacturers need to have certifications under the PFO Act and BIS Act in order to ensure that the baking powder is of specific quality. Rising competition has pushed companies to use new methods such as sale through online portals (Amazon.com).

Published Date: 2014-04-03

Increasing population, coupled with the poor cold chain infrastructure in the developing countries is driving the global UHT milk market. European countries have been among the largest UHT milk markets due to their less frequent shopping habits where UHT milk gives them access to storage for longer periods.

Published Date: 2014-04-01

Industrially manufactured foods which contain several vital ingredients administered to various aquatic species externally in the form of pellets are classified as aqua feed. Aqua feed is made for a wide variety of aquatic species such as fish, crustaceans and mollusks. 

Published Date: 2014-03-21

Increasing income levels resulting in increasing expenditure on food products, changing food habits of Asian consumers and changing demographics are the major growth drivers for the global seasonings and spices market. The seasonings and spices market is considered to be one of the most recession-proof markets since during uncertain economic conditions, consumers prefer in-house preparation and consumption rather than opting for the expensive choice of eating out or having ready-meals. 

Published Date: 2014-02-24

Increasing health awareness and changing consumer groups are the major growth drivers for the global Sports Nutrition market. Traditionally, bodybuilders and athletes were the only consumers for sports nutrition products. In recent years, new user groups (recreational and lifestyle users) have increased their market share. 

Published Date: 2014-02-21

Feed acids are used by the processed meat and poultry industry to increase the shelf life of the products and to stimulate feed consumption. One major driver for growth of feed acid market is increased meat consumption.The global meat consumption worldwide is expected to grow from USD 39.7 trillion in 2012 to USD 43.2 trillion in 2018.

Published Date: 2014-02-14

Fast growth in the Asia-Pacific countries and growing number of convenience stores, which is increasing brand visibility, are the major factors contributing to the growth of global breakfast cereals market. Increasing per capita income in developing countries is also supporting the market growth. 

Published Date: 2013-12-30

Baby Food & Pediatric Nutrition Market: Global Analysis and Forecast (2007 - 2017) - Custom

Published Date: 2013-11-19

The main objective of canning is to preserve food in a stable form so that it can be stored and shipped to distant markets throughout the year. The study provides in-depth analysis of the global canned fruits market in terms of revenue USD million from 2012 to 2019. A top-down approach was used to estimate the market by geography.

Published Date: 2013-10-24

Aquaculture involves the farming of fish and other aquatic species. It deals with cultivating marine water, brackish water and freshwater populations such as carps, mollusks, crustaceans and salmon under controlled climatic conditions. 

Published Date: 2013-10-22

Organic foods are produced using animal and environment friendly farming methods. Globally, organic farming is practiced in 162 countries. In 2011, there were 37.2 million hectares of organically managed farmland and organic farming accounted for 0.86% share of the agricultural land. 

Published Date: 2013-09-10

Frozen food is an alternative to fresh, canned and cooked foods. It is one of the most dynamic and largest sectors of the food industry. The major factor driving the growth of the frozen food market is convenience. Frozen food are kept below -9.5°C to prevent the growth of microorganisms, which helps to slow down the process of decomposition and which in turn helps to keep the food for longer time period. 

Published Date: 2013-07-11

The commercial seeds market can be segmented based on ownership into proprietary seeds and non-proprietary seeds. Proprietary seeds are seeds owned and marketed exclusively by a company and accounted for over 85% of the market in 2011. Non proprietary seeds are seeds which are bought and sold by plant breeders and local farmers. 

Published Date: 2013-07-01

Polyphenols are secondary metabolites with super antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties hence they are widely used in the treatment of lifestyle related diseases. Increasing aging population in Japan and Europe, growing consumer health awareness and shift towards herbal products over synthetic drugs in the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and others are key growth factors expected to drive the polyphenols market over the next five years.

Published Date: 2013-05-22

Feed antioxidants are primarily used to increase the shelf life of the feed by protecting it from oxidation, thus ensuring feed quality and safety. The market is witnessing growth due to rise in global meat consumption and increasing concerns regarding the health of the animals.

Published Date: 2013-05-21

The fish oil market includes fish oil obtained from fishing as well as aquaculture. In terms of application, this report analysis the primary uses of fish oil such as aquaculture, direct human consumption (DHC) and industrial. Peru, Chile and Denmark were the leading producers of fish oil and account for over 50% of production. In terms of consumption, the European region was the largest consumer primarily due to the farming of salmons and trout.

Published Date: 2013-03-26

The global market for food additives is expected to grow steadily over the next five years, owing to the expected growth in the food and beverage industry and increasing awareness and demand of functional food additives. This study provides a strategic analysis of the global food additives market in terms of revenue. The global market for food additives has been segmented on the basis of various products as well as regions, with estimates and forecast provided up to 2018.

Published Date: 2013-02-06

Some of the major factors driving this market are increasing consumer awareness towards health, nutrition and their amplified focus on need for essential ingredients in the diet. Developed economies like the U.S. and Europe are the biggest contributors to the growth of this industry. European and American market for Prebiotics is forecasted to reach the value of $1.17 billion and $225.31 million respectively by the year 2015. This growth is expected to be hugely impacted by the introduction of Prebiotics ingredient manufacturers into new categories such as meat and snack products.Increasing demand for functional food, especially Prebiotics segment is encouraging the emergence of new market players in this industry thus increasing competition and driving the market growth.

Published Date: 2013-01-09

This report provides in-depth segmentation, analysis, estimates and forecasts for the probiotics market on a global level. The study identifies and discusses market drivers, restraints, challenges and opportunities in the global market and renders a holistic perspective of the industry, current market trends and segmentation for a better understanding of the structure of the market. The global probiotics market has been segmented on the basis of bacteria (Lactobacillus, Streptococcus, Bifidobacterium), applications (functional foods, dietary supplements and animal feed).

Published Date: 2012-10-30

This report is designed to indentify the performance of the soy and milk protein ingredients market. The report is segmented by soy protein and milk protein ingredients. The market of soy protein is segmented by application and type. This report provides complete estimation and forecast by application and type in terms of volumes and revenues from 2010 to 2018.

Published Date: 2012-10-29

This report is designed to indentify the performance of the omega 3 ingredients market. The report segments the ingredients into two different types - DHA and EPA, providing information in terms of volumes and revenues from 2010 to 2018 along with their market attractiveness, defined by low, medium and high parameters. This research report provides in depth analysis of the omega 3 ingredients market by geography covering North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and rest of the world.

Published Date: 2012-10-16

Outbreaks of food borne illnesses and growing food safety concerns are fueling demands for food safety products, thereby resulting in the growth of this market. Prevention, identification, and traceability of food contaminants are some of the major challenges faced by the food industry today. Major reason for the growth of food safety products industry is implication of more stringent food safety regulations owing to recent high profile cases of food contamination.

Published Date: 2012-10-01

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the Brazilian animal feed additives market and sub-markets in the next six years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure. The report has segregated the animal feed additives industry in terms of product types and livestock. 

Published Date: 2012-09-19

Sample of baby food market

Published Date: 2012-08-29

Issues with the use of synthetic food colors and the growing interest in natural products are some of the major factors driving the food colors market and their usage across the world. Food and drink manufacturers are focusing on the use of natural food colors for inclusion in their products. Food industry accounts for more than one third of the world market for food colors, ahead of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages market.

Published Date: 2012-08-10

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the pet food market and sub-markets in the next few years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of market structure.

Published Date: 2012-08-07

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the animal feed and feed additives market and sub-markets in the next few years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure. The report has segregated the animal feed additives industry in terms of products, livestock and geography. 

Published Date: 2012-06-26

Due to the introduction of different organic dairy products and organic drinks in the market in recent years, this industry is experiencing significant growth and the trend is expected to continue in the coming years. Organic dairy foods and drinks market is expected to grow due to scientific research into health benefits of organic milk and related products.

Published Date: 2012-03-21

The global market of nutraceutical is a growing on account of growth in dietary supplement segment. North America has the highest market share for nutraceutical product market.

Published Date: 2012-02-21

Functional beverages are the largest segment of Western Europe nutraceuticals market accounting for about 44.5% market revenue in 2011. Functional beverages were the fastest growing market of Western Europe nutraceuticals market during 2007 – 2011 with a CAGR of 6.6%.

Published Date: 2012-02-20

 Russia is the largest consumer of nutraceuticals in the region. The growth in nutraceutical products taking place due to increasing made age population in the region.

Published Date: 2012-02-20

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) Nutraceutical product market had the highest growth rate during the evaluation period (2007 – 2011). The market grew with a CAGR of 8.7% during 2007 – 2011 to attain a market size of USD 2.5 billion in 2011. 

Published Date: 2012-02-20

Brazil has highest market share of nutraceuticals product in Latin American region. The Latin America nutraceuticals market reached USD 7.8 billion in 2011 from USD 6.6 billion in 2007 with CAGR of 4.2% during 2007 – 2011.

Published Date: 2012-02-20

The North America Nutraceutical product market is relatively matured market. The U.S. the largest consumers of nutraceuticals product as people are more conscious about their health, physical fitness and mental well-being.

Published Date: 2012-02-16

The Asia Pacific nutraceuticals product market is growing on account of the growth in dietary supplements and functional food segments. Asia – Pacific nutraceuticals dietary supplement market will have high growth rate during the forecast period (from 2012 to 2017).

Published Date: 2012-01-31

The compound feed industry plays a major part in food chain which provides sustainable and nutritious food. The major forces driving the compound feed market are increase in the use of animal derived products in direct human consumption due to growing population and rising disposable income in developing countries. 

Published Date: 2012-01-01

The market grew with a CAGR of 26.44% during the review period to reach market value of USD 170.0 million in 2011 form USD 66.5 million in 2007.

Published Date: 2012-01-01

Dual packaging trend was observed in the Brazilian baby food & pediatric nutrition market as products were sold in single serving packs as well as family packs of 800g to 900g. This helped both, consumers as they get convenience and lucrative pricing and producers get value gain and higher volume boost. This strategy eventually helped the market to grow strongly during the review period. The market attained 1 billion value mark in 2010 with sharp growth rate of 16.95 over 2009 market value of USD 870.8 million.

Published Date: 2012-01-01

The market grew with a CAGR of 5.33% during the review period to reach market value of USD 77.1 million in 2011 form USD 62.7 million in 2007.

Published Date: 2012-01-01

The market grew with a CAGR of 5.15% during the review period to reach market value of USD 203.8 million in 2011 form USD 166.8 million in 2007.

Published Date: 2012-01-01

The market grew with a CAGR of 6.26% during the review period to reach market value of USD 43.0 million in 2011 form USD 33.7 million in 2007.

Published Date: 2012-01-01

Baby food and pediatric nutrition market in France faced negative growth during 2009 and 2010 primarily due to sudden decline in birth and recessive economy. However, the market showed marginal recovery in 2011 with a positive growth of 0.6%. Moreover, a positive and enhanced growth is expected during the forecast period with a compounded annualized growth rate of 2.96%. The support for growth is expected to come from milk formula segment.

Published Date: 2012-01-01

As the overall consumption value increase with the increase in the age, players in German baby food and pediatric nutrition market are primarily targeting the upper age group babies (toddlers & pre-school). There has been a trend that parent use to switch over to regular or homemade food as soon as the child attains 2 – 3 years of age. To keep parents interested, market players have launched range of baby food products for this high age child group. This has helped the market to attain faster growth in 2011 as compared to previous years within the review period

Published Date: 2012-01-01

The market grew with a CAGR of 3.79% during the review period to reach market value of USD 144.3 million in 2011 form USD 124.3 million in 2007.

Published Date: 2012-01-01

Negative growth rate was observed in Italy baby food & pediatric nutrition market during the review period due decline in birth rate and increasing trend in breastfeeding and homemade baby food products. This led the market to decline with a CAGR of 2.04% during 2007 – 2011. Other baby food segment was hit the most as the segment declined by 3.49% during the review period. However, we expect the market to revive over the forecast period and growth signs can be observed by mid-2012.

Published Date: 2012-01-01

The market grew with a CAGR of 4.38% during the review period to reach market value of USD 92.7 million in 2011 form USD 78.1 million in 2007.

Published Date: 2012-01-01

The market grew with a CAGR of 21.9% during the review period to reach market value of USD 749.2 million in 2011 form USD 339.3 million in 2007.

Published Date: 2012-01-01

The market grew with a CAGR of 13.78% during the review period to reach market value of USD 365.0 million in 2011 form USD 217.8 million in 2007.

Published Date: 2012-01-01

The market grew with a CAGR of 0.2% during the review period to reach market value of USD 808.4 million in 2011 form USD 801.9 million in 2007.

Published Date: 2012-01-01

The market grew with a CAGR of 6.59% during the review period to reach market value of USD 354.5 million in 2011 form USD 274.7 million in 2007.

Published Date: 2012-01-01

Constant new product introduction was the key to the growth of the UK baby food & pediatric nutrition market during the review period. The UK market attained a market value of USD 925 million in 2011, resultant of strong growth in the milk formula segment. Moreover, innovative new products with enhanced taste and improved nutrition were producers’ trend in UK baby food market during this period.

Published Date: 2012-01-01

With government directives in place, domestic players have enhanced market participation in Venezuela baby food market. Moreover, price regulation has helped domestic players to compete efficiently with multi-nationals. Players are concentrating on getting endorsements and recommendations from doctors and medical professional as this highly impacts the decisions of parents and baby handlers.

Published Date: 2011-12-23

In 2011, Australia baby food and pediatric nutrition market register a growth of 6.25% over 2010 market value of USD 285.5 million. However, the volume growth stood at 1.89% during 2010 – 2011. The growth of the market is primarily supported by the demand of premium organic baby foods. With growing median age of parents in Australia, it is likely that baby food spending will increase as high aged parents will be financially sounder.

Published Date: 2011-12-23

In 2011, New Zealand baby food and pediatric nutrition market register a growth of 1.9% over 2010 market value of USD 54.6 million. However, the volume growth was negative and stood at -0.89% during 2010 – 2011. The value growth was primarily driven by the unit price rise in all the major segments. Lowered production of animal milk during 2009 – 2010 eventually affected the price rise of milk formula products in 2011.

Published Date: 2011-12-21

Improving demographic trends such as rise in birth rate during 2007 – 2011, growing number of aged women (30 and above) who give birth (highest than any other age group) and increased number of newborns has bolstered the growth of the baby food and pediatric nutrition market in Canada. The market reached to a sales value of USD 488.3 million in 2011 with CAGR of 1.95% during 2007 – 2011.

Published Date: 2011-12-21

Recovering from 2009 harsh economic situation & declined birth rates and increased child mortality rate in 2010, Mexico’s birth rate and number of newborn’s increased in 2011. Apart from this, increased average household income has played instrumental role in the growth of baby food and pediatric nutrition market in Mexico. The market value increased by 20.9% between 2007 and 2011 to reach USD 1,562.4 million 2011.

Published Date: 2011-12-21


The young generation of urban women in India prefers packaged baby food which resulted in the development of various flavor variants and new products. Earlier the focus was mainly on milk formula and dried baby food but recently several prepared baby food products appeared on store shelves. Big Bazaar launched Gerber in their metro outlets, Glaxo SmithKline launched Junior Horlicks, Consumer Healthcare Ltd launched Animal Shaped Biscuits and Cadbury India Ltd launched Bournvita Lil Champs. Flavor variants was launched such as ‘Mixed Vegetables’ and ‘Mixed Fruit’ within dried baby food segment as they were considered highly nutritious by mothers. These trends has led the growth of the Baby food market in India and the market grew by 52.5% during 2007 – 2011 to reach USD 380.1 million in 2011.

Nestle India Ltd held the maximum value share 2011. Its brand “Cerelac” is almost synonymous to baby food products and holds the considerable share. 

This report provides a holistic view to the overall India Baby Food and Pediatric Nutrition market with over view of Asia - Pacific Market and 11 year market data & forecast based on following segmentation:

By Product
  • Bottled baby food
  • Baby cereals
  • Baby snacks
  • Baby soups
  • Canned & Frozen baby foods
By Type
  • Dried Baby Food
  • Milk Formula
  • Prepared Baby Food
  • Other Baby Food
Country Covered
  • India

Published Date: 2011-12-21

Due to high demand of baby food products in China, the country has become a hot spot for baby food manufacturers and agri-food developers. This is evident in as the more than 175 new baby food products has been launched in Chinese market over the last 12 months. Moreover, Agri-food imports in China has also increased considerably, from USD 51.5 billion in 2009 to USD 73.3 billion in 2010 (an 42% increase).

Published Date: 2011-12-21

Continued positive economic growth in 2010 and 2011 has helped baby food industry growth in Indonesia. With overall growth of 76.1% during 2007 – 2011, the baby food market in Indonesia reached USD 2,091.9 million in 2011. The lowered birth is one of the concerns for the marketers. Nestlé’s market lead position is virtually unchallenged and enjoys more than 1/4th of the market share in Indonesia.

Published Date: 2011-12-21

There has been constant decrease in demand of baby food over fast few years due to falling birth rate in Japan. However, growth in demand of toddler baby food, especially single serving products has compensated the volume decline to some extent. The overall value decline was limited to USD 20 million in 2011 over 2007.

Published Date: 2011-12-21

The Taiwan baby food and pediatric nutrition sales value increased with a CAGR of 4.62% during 2007 – 2011 to reach USD 371.4 million 2011. The increasing trend of fewer youngsters getting married in Taiwan has resulted into declining birth rates. However, improved disposable income is of Taiwanese is expected to have positive impact on the overall market. The Taiwan baby food & pediatric nutrition market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 3.4% during 2012 – 2017.

Published Date: 2011-12-21

The growing socio-economic scenario and growth in standard of living in Vietnam has helped the incremental growth of baby food market in Vietnam. Parents are more concerned about their baby’s growth and nutrition than anything else and don’t hesitate in spending over necessity products for their babies. Brand, product quality and packaging (safety) are given priority over the price. Thus there is a dominance of imported baby food products in the Vietnamese market over locally manufactured products.

Published Date: 2011-12-21

Filipino parents look to constantly provide better nutrition to their babies hence constantly demand for improved baby food products. This explains the trends among manufactures that focus on adding nutrients to their products. Fortification has become the means of brand differentiator among them. Read baby meal (prepared baby foo) is demanded the most in the country. Mead Jonson is continuously consolidating its market lead position with over 45% market share of Philippines baby food & pediatric nutrition market in 2011.

Published Date: 2011-12-21

Despite continuous decline in child birth rate, the South Korean baby food & pediatric nutrition market managed a positive growth rate during 2007 – 2011. The overall baby food and pediatric nutrition market in South Korea grew by 4.8% during 2007 – 2011. The market is further expected to grow with a CAGR of 1.56% during 2012 – 2017 to reach USD 553.3 million in 2017 from USD 512.2 million in 2012.

Published Date: 2011-12-21

With a large number of Thai youth denying marriage and preferring to have 1-2 children, the birth rate has declined considerably in Thailand over the last few years. This has considerably slowed the volume growth rate in Thailand; however, growth in price due to demand in specialty baby food products, balanced the market in revenue terms. The Thai baby food and pediatric nutrition market grew with a CAGR of 6.99% during 2007 – 2011 to reach USD 692.1 million in 2011.

Published Date: 2011-12-21

With high disposable income and small family size, parents in Singapore are willing to spend extra on quality baby food products. Moreover, recovering from economic down turn more and people have started their family, which has raised the demand of baby food in the country. The Singapore baby food and pediatric nutrition sales value increased with a CAGR of 2.13% during 2007 – 2011 to reach USD 59.6 million in 2011 and it is further expected to grow with a CAGR of 2.13% during 2012 – 2017 to be worth USD 68.4 million in 2017.

Published Date: 2011-12-21

Parent’s desire to give the best to their babies and rising income levels has helped the strong growth in the Malaysian baby food & pediatric nutrition market, despite the declining birth rates. The rising awareness about the baby food benefits and parents’ concern over their child’s growth will drive the growth of Malaysia baby food & pediatric nutrition market over the forecasted period. The Malaysia baby food and pediatric nutrition sales value expected to grow with a CAGR of 6.58% during 2012 – 2017 to be worth USD 577.8 million in 2017.

Published Date: 2011-12-21

While overall packaged food market in Russia grown with a CAGR of 9.2% during 2007 – 2011, baby food and pediatric nutrition segment registered strong growth rate of 24.02% during the same period. Moreover, Russia alone accounts for 63.5% & 5.3% of the overall Eastern Europe global baby food revenues respectively.

Published Date: 2011-12-21

 The Hungary baby food and pediatric nutrition market register a CAGR of 4.56% during 2007 – 2011 to reach USD 78.5 million 2011.

Published Date: 2011-12-21

Czech Republic baby food market experienced strong growth of 9.05% during the review period (2007 – 2011). Moreover, parents seem to less experimenting less with regards to their baby’s food products once they are satisfied with the product quality and nutritional benefits. This resulted into low market share shifts among major players with Nutrica controlling over 1/3rd of the market revenue.

Published Date: 2011-12-21

Primarily driven with aforesaid factors the Poland baby food and pediatric nutrition market shown strong growth during 2007 – 2011 to reach USD 385.1 million in 2011 with a CAGR of 7.38%. 

Published Date: 2011-12-21

The adoption baby food products in Ukraine is at the lower levels as only 1/3rd of the women prefer to feed their child specialty or prepared or packaged baby food. A strong 19.43% growth rate of the Ukraine baby food & pediatric nutrition market during 2007 – 2011 and the market reached USD 207.7 million in 2011.

Published Date: 2011-12-21

 The Bulgaria baby food and pediatric nutrition market register a CAGR of 4% during 2007 – 2011 to reach USD 29.5 million 2011. The Bulgaria baby food and pediatric nutrition market is led by Nestle Bulgaria; commanding over 1/4th of the market in 2011.

Published Date: 2011-12-21

 The Romania baby food and pediatric nutrition market register a CAGR of 4.56% during 2007 – 2011 to reach USD 78.5 million 2011.

Published Date: 2011-12-21

One of the oldest population countries in the world during nineties, Serbia is now rapidly turning towards youngest population country. This is primarily due to improved economic condition that stopped migration of younger population and given rise to higher birth rates. The Serbia baby food and pediatric nutrition market register a CAGR of 8.63% during 2007 – 2011 to reach USD 23.9 million 2011. The Serbia baby food and pediatric nutrition market is led by SwisslionTakovo; commanding around 1/4th of the market in 2011.

Published Date: 2011-12-21

Fortified, natural and organic baby food product market is gaining traction in the Slovakia baby food and pediatric nutrition market following to the increased awareness of parents about health and wellness of their child. The Slovakia baby food and pediatric nutrition market register a CAGR of 2.2% during 2007 – 2011 to reach USD 39.8 million 2011. The Slovakia baby food and pediatric nutrition market is led by OvitaNutricia; commanding over 1/3rd of the market in 2011.

Published Date: 2011-12-14

In the U.S. the sales volume of baby food declined by around 1.8% in 2011. Much of this attributed to the decline in demand of milk based baby food products which declined by 5.4% in 2011. Increasing trend of breastfeeding and lowered birth rate were the major contributors towards the decline in baby milk product sales in the U.S.

Published Date: 2011-12-06

Strong sales growth in the Bottled baby food and baby snacks products categories has supported the Asia – Pacific (Australasia not included) baby food and pediatric nutrition market growth during 2007 – 2011. The market grew from USD 8.7 billion in 2007 to reach USD 14.7 billion in 2011 with a CAGR of 14.1% during 2007 – 2011.The Chinese and Indonesian markets grew with CAGRs of 22.1% and 15.2% respectively during the same period and generated revenues of USD 7.1 billion and USD 2.1 billion respectively in 2011.

Published Date: 2011-12-06

The overall Eastern Europe baby food and pediatric nutrition market showed a steady growth during 2007 – 2011. The market grew from USD 1.7 billion in 2007 to reach USD 3.2 billion in 2011 with a CAGR of 17.3% during 2007 – 2011.Russia & Ukraine accounted for the fasted growth in the region at 24.02% and 19.43% respectively during the same period and generated respective revenue of USD 2, 015.6 million and USD 207.7 million in 2011.

Published Date: 2011-12-06

Middle East & Africa (MEA) is among one of the regions with highest percentage change in female labor participation rate at 27% during 1980 – 2010. Baby population aged 0-4 year in Middle East & Africa also reached 180.3 million in 2010 from 163.9 million in 2005. These two factors primarily hold the key for the strong growth of the overall Middle East & Africa baby food and pediatric nutrition market during 2007 – 2011.

Published Date: 2011-12-06

Baby population aged 0-4 year in Latin America reached 52.7 million in 2010 that resulted in robust growth of the overall Latin America baby food and pediatric nutrition market during 2007 – 2011. The market grew with a CAGR of 17.3% during 2007 – 2011 to reach USD 2.1 billion in 2011from USD 1.3 billion in 2007.

Published Date: 2011-12-06

In 2011, parents in North America spent about USD 309 per child (aged 0 – 4) which is highest among all the regions. Pediatric nutrition products consumed per birth is also highest in the region at 46.5 Kg. However, lower birth rate (12.87 birth/1000 population) has restricted the baby food and pediatric nutrition market growth during 2007 – 2011. The market grew with a CAGR of 0.65% during 2007 – 2011 to reach USD 7.9 billion in 2011from USD 7.7 billion in 2007. 

Published Date: 2011-12-06

The Western Europe Baby Food & Pediatric Nutrition Market grew with a CAGR of 1.54% during 2007 – 2011 to reach USD 7.6 billion in 2011 from USD 7.1 billion in 2007. France accounted for the largest share – i.e. 23.92% of Western Europe Baby Food & Pediatric Nutrition Market at USD 1,709.9 million in 2007. The segment reached USD1,685.7 million in 2011 with a negative CAGR of 0.36% during 2007 – 2011

Published Date: 2011-12-05

Globally as parents are increasingly becoming aware the nutritional requirement in their baby’s food, they are rapidly turning towards more products that enhances the development of their babies throughout the early development stage. Parents with time constraints & concerned about their babies adequate nutrition and all round development are more demanding and also seek clear and timely communication about baby food products.

Upcoming Market Research Reports in Food & Beverages

 

Natural antioxidants are mostly found in fresh food. They have the ability to remove harmful/toxic substances from body. They are chemically free radicals and stable in their own way and hence do not give away electrons. Antioxidants convert harmful toxins into harmless products which are excreted from body as waste products. 

 

Food Flavors is a substance that is used to give food flavors thus altering the characteristics of the solute. It gives food sweet, tangy, sour, bitter, salty or pungent taste. Flavorings  (also called as Flavorants) is usually used to give flavor to natural food products such as vegetables or meat. It also creates flavor for food that do not possess desired flavors or has undesirable taste such as snacks and candies. 

 

In sweets, chocolates are considered to be the most favorite treat for everyone. Chocolate can be defined as a processed sweetened food, having a major content of cocoa. It includes various types; such as with maximum cocoa content, is the dark chocolate, milk chocolates has the major content of milk and other different flavor. 

 

Chocolates are the processed sweetened food consumed worldwide. It includes various types, such as dark chocolate, milk chocolates among others according the usage of different ingredients in different quantities. In Asia Pacific, the demand for chocolate is projected to increase significantly with the increase in disposable income and increasing population. 

 

Low or Zero-Calorie Food is the major growing segment in the global health food market. The growing health concern and changing consumer’s lifestyle, which is moving them away from consuming high-calorie foods, acts as major driving factor for the industry. Other major factors contributing to market growth are increasing diabetes concerns and rising obesity levels. 

 

Sparkling water, also known as carbonated Water, is plain water into which carbon dioxide gas has been dissolved. The process of dissolving carbon dioxide gas is called carbonation. Carbonated Water is prepared by passing pressurized carbon dioxide through water. The pressure increases the solubility and allows more carbon dioxide to dissolve than would be possible under standard atmospheric pressure. 

 

A closed system of farming wherein a farmer or a farm technician attempts to achieve farm production under regulated conditions which have been created artificially is known as plant factory. Plant factories are generally used for the purpose of growing organic vegetables. This needs artificial control of temperature, light, carbon dioxide and moisture. 

 

A chocolate can be in form of paste or a solid block, and is made from roasted and ground cocoa seeds, lecithin, a product from soybean oil, and sweetened with flavors. The market for chocolates has shown substantial growth over the last decade, and is expected to grow faster in this decade.

 

Large diabetic population is a major driver for the global diabetic food market. In 2013, around 347 million people were diabetic worldwide. Other major factors contributing to market growth are increasing health awareness and rising obesity levels. The people who are not diabetic also consume diabetic products as precautionary measures of getting diabetic.

 

The All Natural Food and Drinks refer to foods and drinks which are minimally processed. The All-natural Food and Drinks market is an alternative to the organic foods or the products labelled as “free from”. The demand from the developed markets such as the U.S., the U.K., and Germany is expected to increase in the coming years.

 

Ultra High Temperature (UHT) milk is produced by heating raw milk at high temperature (135-145 degrees Celsius)for very short time (for 2-5 seconds). Heating at high temperature kills all microorganisms (both decomposers and pathogens) and spores. Short heating time prevents damage to the nutritional value of milk, and keeps the color, aroma, and taste relatively unchanged as fresh milk. 

 

Earlier medical nutrition solutions were meant for only to address malnutrition, but continued advancements in healthcare has led to the use of these medicated foods to complement drugs to treat various diseases such as diabetes, obesity, renal failure, pediatric malnutrition, sarcopenia and cancer.

 

Lime flavored soft drinks market mainly comprises of companies that produce carbonated lemon drinks. Traditionally, lemon drinks made at home are not carbonated. Rising health issues due to consumption of cola and other drinks has led consumers to opt for non carbonated drinks such as lime flavored soft drinks.

 


Food service equipments are useful in transporting and dispensing or serving prepared foods in restaurants. Food service equipments include all types of commercial equipments in kitchens used for preparation, refrigeration storage, and food holding & serving. The four basic categories into which food service equipments are classified are cleaning, cooking, food preparation and refrigeration.

 

The first evidence of baking dates back to the Babylonian era, and Man has come a long way since then. New products as well as techniques of baking have been developed. However, the main ingredients have remained more or less the same. Baking ingredients include baking powder, baking soda, flour, butter, eggs, yeasts, honey, fruits, nuts, and several flavor and color additives.

 

Ambient meat is processed meat that can be stored at normal temperatures for a relatively longer period of time without adversely affecting its taste or texture. The processing of meat is extremely important for it to prolong its shelf life. Usually the meat is dehydrated, acidity is regulated, and stored in air-tight containers so as to minimize the threat of bacteria. 

 

Malt industry includes establishments that produce malt, primarily for the manufacture of alcoholic beverages, such as beer and whisky. They are also used to make confections such as malted shakes, malt vinegar, flavored drinks such as Ovaltine, Horlicks, and Milo, and some baked goods, such as bagels, malt loaf, and rich tea.

 

Fast foods are food products that can be prepared and served within a short stipulated amount of time. It includes various types of edible snacks such as burgers, pizzas, fries and rolls among others. The raw materials needed for this market mainly constitute of flour, vegetables and meat.

 

Meals that are prepared outside the homes and catered to students, or the working masses is known as food service. Food service industry offers its services to schools, colleges, cafeterias, restaurants among others.  The four types of foodservice systems are conventional, centralized, ready prepared and assembly service.

 

A condiment is an edible substance that is added to some foods to inculcate particular flavor or in some cultures to compliment a dish. Sauce is a flavorful relish or seasoning served as an accompaniment to food. Some condiments are used during cooking to add texture to food or sometime added prior to serving as sauces in sandwiches.

 

Beverages are important part of balanced and healthy life. They provide energy, quench thirst, and provide hydration. The key ingredients in non-alcoholic beverages include high fructose corn syrup, caffeine and low calorie sweetener. Consumers beverage choice are no longer restricted to refreshment purpose, but rather are influenced by various factors. 

 

Soy is a nutritional food product, widely accepted by almost all cultures across the globe. Soy-milk has gained popularity among the lactose intolerant population. Due to the low amount of carbohydrates, fats and cholesterol in soy milk compared to dairy milk, it is a popular choice among the modern health conscious population.

 

Prebiotics are specific foods which increases the growth of bacteria and its activity in the digestive system. Prebiotics are defined as “A selectively fermented ingredient which allows specific changes, both in the composition and/or activity of the gastrointestinal microflora that confers benefits upon host well-being and health”.

 

Nuts and seeds are rich in nutritional value and contain essential nutrients like protein, folate, essential minerals, and fiber. Nuts are defined as dried hard shelled fruits with edible kernel, while seeds are embryonic plants enclosed in seed-coat. Edible seeds are derived from cereals, legumes, and nuts. Seeds and nuts cater to a variety of applications. 

 

The reason for the inception of gluten free products is the fact that gluten rich food is known to cause a disease known as celiac disease. It’s a condition wherein the patient’s immune system gets auto-triggered when they consume foods containing gluten. There is no medication available currently to cure this disease and the only way possible to avoid it is to switch to a gluten free diet. 

 

Sweets are a part and parcel of everybody’s life, and are universally regarded for giving a gratifying experience. Consumption of sweet-spread is historically rooted in the European and American culture. Sweet spreads consist of jams and jellies, honey, nut-based spreads, syrup based spreads, and chocolate spreads. 

 

Lyophilization is a process in which water is removed from a frozen product and placed in vacuum which allows the ice to directly convert into vapor. In this process ice is directly converted in vapor phase without undergoing liquid phase.  This process includes three phases namely freezing, sublimation and desorption. 

 

Yeasts are eukaryotic organisms whose cells contain complex structures enclosed within a membrane. Yeast microbes are one of the earliest domesticated organisms that have been used extensively for fermentation and baking throughout history. With development in biotechnology many extracts and useful strains of yeasts have been developed which are used as food additives, in flavoring or as nutrients for bacterial culture media. 

 

Hydrocolloids are those polymers that are readily soluble, dispersive and prone to swell in water and thus change the physical properties of the solution to form gels, or enable thickening, emulsification and/or stabilization. Xanthan, carrageenan, starches and other such naturally occurring substances are some common hydrocolloids used in the market today. Based on their application, hydrocolloids are used in food, oilfields,  pharmaceutical, paper and board, textiles and other industries.

 

Enzymes are proteins with highly selective catalysts and are responsible for digestion and for improving the quality of food. Enzymes are now used in various industrial applications which include the food and beverages industry.  In this industry, enzymes are used in the production of infant foods, chocolate syrups, cheese, milk, egg products, alcoholic beverages, and sweeteners.

 

Dairy products industry is one of the most dynamic markets globally. Growing health concerns due to consumption of non-vegetarian foods has prompted consumers to go for vegetarian foods and dairy products. Dairy products include a very broad range of products such as cheese, yoghurt, butter, buttermilk, ice cream, lactose free milk, cream and frozen desserts among others. 

 

Syrup is a thick mixture of water and sugar usually flavored or medicated, or the accumulated juice of a fruit or plant. Syrups are mainly used in the food and beverage industries, as well as pharmaceutical industry. Most common types of syrups are Beverages, corn, fruit, maple, table (or pancake), toppings, candy, medicines. Syrups are not only used for adding sweetness to food items but they also provide flavor, by allowing flavor to stay on tongue for longer period.

 

Nutraceuticals are products that give extra nutritional value to food, and help in prevention and treatment of diseases. The nutraceuticals market can be classified into functional foods, dietary supplements, medicinal foods, and farmaceuticals. The market can also be segmented by its usage in body building, diabetes control, pain relief, and weight control. 

 

Food enzymes act as catalyst in the breaking down of vitamins and nutrients in the metabolic reactions. Enzymes are consists of complex amino-acids and helps in digestion. They are primarily involved in interconversion of complex molecules to smaller molecules such as carbohydrate to carbohydrase, lipid to lipase and protein to protease. 

 


The activity of catching fishes including other seafood particularly for commercial profit is known as commercial fishing. Commercial fishing often requires rendering further into the ocean in difficult conditions.  Commercial fishing conducted on a large scale is known as industrial fishing. Tuna, Carp, Cord, Shrimp, Salmon, Calms, and Squids are harvested by commercial fishermen.

 

Cocoa is the dried and fermented fatty bean of Theobroma cocoa, from which cocoa butter, cocoa liquor, oil, powder and cocoa solids are extracted. It is the basic ingredient of chocolate. There are three types of cocoa plants, namely criollo, forastero and trinitario. Forastero is the most widely used of the three and it produces the best quality cocoa. 

 

Animal feed enzymes improve the nutritional value of feed and enhance the digestibility of the feed.  They are categorized according to the substrate that they act upon. Broadly they are classified as carbohydrases, proteases, and phytase.

 

In the early 1990’s, the metal can manufacturing industry experienced a huge leap in demand for its products due to three major reasons: rising costs of existing materials used in the packaging industry, major improvements in metal can manufacture along with slight cost reductions and the end of the cold war which opened up new and emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

Starch is a tasteless and odorless white powder made up of linear and helical molecules. All green plants store their energy in the form of carbohydrate with large glucose units. This stored energy in carbohydrate form is known as starch. The glucose units present in starch are joined together by glycosidic bonds. 

 

Food encapsulation is a method of stabilizing food ingredients to allow flavor retention, and remove bad taste. Food encapsulation involves techniques to immobilize cells for use within fermentation in food products such as beer, dairy, wine and meat. Consumer’s preference for healthy, tasty and convenient food products and these demands can be met by food encapsulation.

 

Drinks such as juices, sparkling ciders, sodas, soft drinks, tea, coffee are some of the non alcoholic drinks and beverages. They are termed as ‘Virgin Drink’ in the U.S, and in some cases do not contain more than 0.5% of alcohol such as non alcoholic wines and beers. Europe, North America are the regions which control the market. The global market of these beverages is growing at a steady pace.

 

Olive trees, from which olive oil is extracted, are generally found in the Mediterranean countries such as Spain, Italy and Greece. This oil is commercially manufactured by grinding olives and extracting the oil from the olives it by chemical or mechanical process. Common uses of olive oil are in making soaps, pharmaceuticals, cooking and cosmetics. 

 

Products which are obtained from different blends and components of eggs and are ready for human consumption are known as egg products. Egg products can partly be complemented by additives or some other food products. They can be found in different forms such as concentrated, crystallized, deep-frozen, liquid, solid, and frozen with a shelf life of three weeks. 

 

Emulsification is a process of mixing two or more immiscible liquids with the help of an emulsifier, which is also known as an emulsifying agent. Emulsifiers help to stabilize the mixture by reducing the surface tension of the emulsion. They have major applications in food, in making of many products like ice-creams, biscuits, cake, bread, caramel, and others. In addition to this, emulsifiers are also used in detergents, medicines, and fire extinguishers. Emulsifiers are commonly used in hair styling products and cosmetics.

 

Low fat cheese contains lesser amount of saturated fat and reduces the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol which is responsible for an increase in the risk of heart disease. Normal cheese has 30-40% saturated fat whereas low fat cheese, produced from skimmed milk contains 7-15% saturated fat. Commonly available cheeses such as cheddars, mozzarella, provolone and others, depending on the process and the country where they are produced, are easily available in the market today. 

 

Sugar confectioneries are food items that are rich in sugar or sweetener content. Confectioneries are food products that commonly include sugar syrup, honey, fruits, berries, butter, cocoa, milk, nuts and more. Confectionaries are known by different names like candies, sweets, toffees, lollies, and goodies in different regions. They include different food items like chocolates, marshmallows, caramels, fudge and more. 

 

Nutrigenomics is a complex class of scientific applications in the field of nutrition. Nutrigenomics plays a crucial role in extending the use of nutraceuticals in the field of personal nutrition. A huge pool of scientific information is available about nutrigenomics, especially in the field of nutrigenomic technology.

 

The market for biscuits is very promising, and expecting a higher growth in near future. Business market is all about effective decision making, and strategic planning as to how to sell, what kind packaging should be done, what will be the pricing strategy etc. Decisions affect the results, whether good or bad, and also affect the competition and the market as a whole. United States and Europe are dominating the world biscuits market. 

 

Dietary fiber is that portion of plant food which comprises of two major components, soluble and insoluble. The soluble components are easily transformed into gases and byproducts while insoluble components are fermented mainly in the large intestine as a prebiotic fiber and are usually transformed in bulking fiber. Bulking fibers are known for absorbing a good amount of water thereby easing defecation.

 

The growing awareness about following a healthy lifestyle is one of the major factors for the emergence of fortified foods and beverages. The fortified foods market consists of a wide range of product lines ranging from cereals to baby foods, making the market one of the most difficult ones to track and analyze with precision.

 

Yeast is one of the most commonly used microorganisms in the manufacturing of food and beverages. Yeast is used in the process of fermentation for its abilities in aiding carbon - release, imparting better aroma, taste, texture, and flavor to food. Yeast is considered as one of the most consistent fermenting agents in spite of various other chemical fermentation agents available in the market. 

 

Food Additives are non-nutritive substances added to food in small amounts to improve taste, flavor, texture or appearance and consistency in shelf life. There are different types of additives such as acidity regulators, antioxidants, artificial sweeteners, thickeners and vegetable gums. Food additives such as sugar and salt have been used since ancient times.

 

Milk powder is a perfect solution to those who lack immediate access to adequate refrigeration methods and dairy products. Milk powder results from extracting water content out of milk. The major purpose of converting milk into milk powder is because it can be preserved and has a longer shelf life. Powdered milk includes items such as dry whole milk, dry butter milk, dry whey products, dry dairy blends, and nonfat dry milk.

 

Green tea is prepared using the leaves of camellia sinensis undergoing minimum oxidation during its processing. Green tea is the fastest growing segment in the overall tea industry owing to its properties of providing health benefits to the consumers. In the overall market China is the biggest producer and exporter of green tea, whereas Asia Pacific as a whole represents the largest market for green tea.

 

The market of herbal supplements is witnessing a steady growth since the last decade mainly due to the growing awareness among the consumers of the effect of consuming synthetic supplements. Herbal supplements market was not even affected by the financial meltdown during 2009-10. Some of the major factors driving the market for global supplements market include the growing global ageing population and the growing concern among consumer to stay healthy and fit. 

 

Traceability, a concept which has been in existence for a long time, which was limited to secret services of areas involving high risks or net worth, has seen a rise in application in the food safety and quality industry. Every step of logistics, right from packaging to the end consumer, now uses different techniques of food traceability for varied reasons. However, the core driver of the market has been the growing importance of the ability to track any food item to its origin.

 

Carotenoids are the organic pigments naturally occurring in plants and have been used for food colorings with beta- carotene for a long time. However, with continuous research and development, carotenoids have found relevance in feeds and food supplements. The market is expected to exhibit a marginal growth compared to previous years.

 

Green Tea Extract (EGCG) is a herbal derivative extracted from the green tea leaves. The antioxidative ingredient in green tea consist of four major epicatechin derivatives such as, epicatechin gallate (ECG) epicatechin (EC), epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), and epigallocatechin (EGC). EGCG is the most active and abundant catechin found in green tea. 

 

Yogurt is produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. During the fermentation process, the lactose present in the milk changes to lactic acid and is responsible for making the milk thick and sour. Yoghurt has been eaten for centuries and even today it is a popular food item. It is good for health since it is rich in calcium, protein, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and riboflavin. 

 

Fat replacers are used in the food and beverages industry. They are substances that are used as fat substitutes in food items. They are primarily used for reducing the calorie content in food and yet provide the same taste and texture. Some of the types of fat replacers are carbohydrate based fat replacers, fat based fat replacers and protein based fat replacers. 

 

Non sugar sweeteners are a form of additives which are added to provide the same effect as natural sugar in terms of taste. Most commercially available sweeteners are artificially synthesized, though they can also be manufactured using natural materials. These are normally used in low calorie diets and beverages. 

 

Palm oil is one of the most commonly consumed edible oils and is extracted from the fruit of the palm tree. It has comparatively low cost and does not have any trans fat, making it ideal for use in the food industry. India, Indonesia, and China are the major consumers of palm oil in the world and with the growth in emerging economies, the demand for this oil is expected to grow.

 

Lactitol is one of the artificial sugar alcohols which is used as an alternative sweetener in low-calorie foods. It is not available naturally and is derived from whey. It is 60% relatively less sweet than table sugar and comprises of two calories per gram. Lactitol is also utilized medically as a laxative. The glycemic index of lactitol is low and hence it is beneficial for diabetic patients. The two major manufacturers of lactitol are Pura Biochem and Danisco which is one of the subsidiaries of DuPont.

 

Still drinks refers to drinks that include ready-to-drink fruit or non-fruit that typically contains juice content of lower than 25 percent, and water is also included in this sweetened flavor. Generally, in most countries consumers don’t tend to distinguish between juices, nectars, and the still drinks. It’s mostly the price that determines the consumer buying rather than the juice content. Of all the categories under the soft drinks, the still drinks market has shown continual growth with volumes advancing by almost close to 7% which is highest after energy drinks and HOD water.

 

Ready to drink (RTD) tea and coffee is a substitute for carbonated drinks and is widely gaining popularity due to fast and busy lifestyles. RTD tea is especially preferred by consumers who are health conscious, while RTD coffee is perceived as an instant energy source. RTD tea and coffee are one of the most selling products worldwide. The RTD tea and coffee market has shown remarkable growth in recent years. Asia Pacific holds majority of the market share, closely followed by Europe.

 

Antioxidants are molecules that prevent other molecules from oxidizing. They act as free radicals in the human body and prevent the body from the chain of oxidation reaction by getting oxidized themselves or by eliminating radical intermediates. Different types of anti oxidants include vitamin E, Vitamin C, BHT, BHA and propyl gallate. Anti oxidants are used to safeguard the food from deterioration. The global market for antioxidants is growing at a considerable rate with rapid growth in the Asia-Pacific and North America market. Europe represents the largest regional market for antioxidants with strong growth in UK and Ireland. The global market for antioxidants is segmented into two major types, natural and synthetic.

 

Changing lifestyle is one of the major factors driving the ready meals market. Manufacturers are making it much more convenient for consumers to prepare homemade style foods with the use of fresh and local ingredients. Ready meals are completely pre-cooked meals readily available at retail outlets that are just need to be heated for consuming. Ready meals market is gaining popularity worldwide as it is most convenient and time saving method to have healthy food.

 

The organic beverages market is an upcoming sector as people are now beginning to focus their attention on organic beverages rather than carbonated functional drinks. Organic beverages offer a number of health benefits. Rising concerns of people over health issues is fuelling the growth of organic beverages. Rising interest in organic soda without artificial flavorings and preservatives is, no doubt, in demand today. People prefer organic beverages over drinks that are high in sugar, full of chemicals and lack nutritional value.

 

Being the largest economy in the world, the U.S. market provides sizeable opportunities for expansion of the organic food industry. Some of the major factors contributing towards the growth of this market are increased concerns of people towards health issues, environmental protection, food safety, animal welfare, and increasing use of natural and organic products.

 

The global food container market is expected to grow in the coming years as a result of increase in global food output and the increasing trend toward convenience-oriented food options because of the changing lifestyles. In addition, the rising trend of women in workforce, increasing urban population, and rise in single person households are fuelling the growth of food container industry.

 

The market is gaining momentum due to rise in demand for packaged food in developed economies. Another important factor responsible for growth of the packaged food industry is the rise in the commodity prices that results in increased cooking at home, in response to economic slowdown.

 

This industry remained unaffected during the economic recession as the products available are much cheaper than equivalent weight loss services and related methods. Despite increase in competition from weight loss services industry and recovery of world economy, revenue growth of the meal replacement market remains stable due to higher disposable incomes and rising health consciousness.

 

This industry is growing rapidly and undergoing many technological changes. Research and development for bio-processing of corn starch to produce ethanol and other fermentation products is the current trend. Growing environmental pressure on the use of petroleum products and rising petroleum costs will result in an increase in the production of ethanol from corn starch, thereby contributing to the growth of the corn starch industry.

 

The dried processed food market is growing in demand mainly because of the comparatively low prices, easy storage, and high nutritional values. Rice and dried pasta are the largest segments of the dried processed food industry, thereby having strong influence on the performance of the overall market.

 

The functional drinks market is gaining momentum with improvements in quality and introduction of new products in the market. Introduction of energy drinks and Nutraceutical drinks have added to the growth of this market. Sports drinks with new and innovative flavors are playing a vital role in the steady growth of the functional drinks industry. Increasing consumer awareness towards health concerns is driving the energy drinks segments of this market. Energy drinks supply extra energy in the form of glucose.

 

The food processing machinery market is witnessing tremendous growth with the increasing demand from food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, and personal care industries. With increasing competition in the food processing machinery industry, manufacturers are striving to offer broader range of products at lower costs along with value-added engineering, design, and other services.

 

Chilled processed food market is expanding rapidly with the changing lifestyle of people all over the world. In today’s fast-paced world, chilled processed food will help in reducing the time spent on cooking, which will result in greater demand for quick meals. With better processing techniques and better quality offered, the chilled processed food market is gaining popularity in most growing economies.

 

Changing lifestyle and consumer needs are some of the major factors driving chilled and deli food market. This market is gaining traction in developed economies as people are opting for prepared food over fresh foods because of their busy lifestyles. Prepared salads are the fastest growing segment of this industry and pre-packed sandwiches have the highest share in terms of value when compared to any other category in the chilled and deli foods market. Changes in market composition will further decide the overall growth rate of each market segment.

 

Increasing concerns of pet owners about their pets' health, healthy pet food, and improved care are some of the major factors responsible for the growth of animal food market. Animal food market has developed rapidly in the past few years thus resulting in the introduction of a number of animal food manufacturing companies in this market. Changing demographics, new trends, and the increasing concerns about animals have led to the development of this market and rise in consumer expenditure on pets. The animal food market is changing dynamically and becoming vastly competitive as it constitutes a major portion of the pet care industry

 

Bottled water market is one of the rapidly growing and competitive markets worldwide. It plays a significant role in solving the water pollution problems by providing safe and purified drinking water to people. Growing concerns about personal health and increasing promotional activities are some of the major factors driving the market growth. Rise in water pollution level is encouraging the use of water filters or bottled water for daily for daily use, thus contributing to the market growth. Tremendous growth in population, increasing disposable income, poor quality tap water, rampant water pollution, panic water buying triggered by chemical spills, and impact of natural calamities on water resources are some other important factors boosting the growth of bottled water industry.

 

Omega 3 and omega 6 are the essential fatty acids which are not synthesized by the body but are important for its metabolism. Marine oils, one of the sources of omega 3, continue to dominate the omega 3 fatty acids market. Fish oil concentrates are expected to witness highest growth in terms of volume as well as value in upcoming years. The market for omega 3 and omega 6 is expected to witness considerable growth in the near future due to increasing market potential and growing preference from consumers. This market is expected to continue penetrating functional foods and dietary supplements arena.

 

Energy drinks boost up the energy levels and make you feel healthier. Worldwide energy drinks market is projected to grow at the compounded annual growth rate of more than 10% by the year 2016. Increasing health awareness among people is playing a significant role in the rising popularity of energy drinks. Most energy drink manufacturers are launching innovative products in the market to withstand the strong competition from emerging players. Industry is also continuously experimenting with products like light drinks or sugar free products to attract female consumers.

 

Beer, an alcoholic beverage, is made through the process of fermentation and brewing of starch from malted barley. This industry involves production, distribution and sale of beer in the market. The beer market consists of retail sales of bitters, ales and stouts. It is categorized into four categories - low/no alcohol beers, premium lager, specialty beers and standard lager. This market is valued according to the retail selling price of the products and also includes certain taxes. Three prominent brewers in this sector are South African breweries’ Miller, Anheuser-Busch and Molson Coors brewing company.

 

The microwaveable foods market had remained immune to the economic downturn and grew moderately in later years. This trend is expected to continue in future and this market is expected to witness a healthy growth in the coming years backed by factors like ease of preparation, convenience, and time constraints of a busy population. Increasing working women population, changing purchasing patterns and wide availability of microwaveable food products are some of the major factors contributing to the growth of the microwaveable food market. To satisfy the needs of a fast paced lifestyle, manufacturers are focusing on innovative microwaveable food products development.

 

Rising awareness among consumers towards health benefits of foods and their nutritional benefits for potential disease prevention and health enhancement is driving the global market for functional foods. Functional foods are the medicinal foods that provide health benefits beyond energy and essential nutrients. They have health promoting and disease preventing properties which are the major reasons for growing preference for functional foods. Growing interest of consumers and widespread understanding of how proper diet can improve immune power are some important factors driving the functional foods market.

 

Tomato ketchup is a high demanding condiment in the fast food industry. It is used as an accompaniment with various food items like french fries, burgers, chips, sandwiches, and also as a base for other sauces. Earlier, this ketchup was thin and watery; it is now available as a thicker sauce. The global ketchup market is growing rapidly. Tomato is a major ingredient for any ketchup or sauce because of its various health benefits. The global tomato ketchup market is gaining maximum share from the US and Europe and also growing in Asia Pacific and Middle East. This market is expected to reach USD 3.3 billion by 2015.

 

Prebiotics are non-digestible food substances that are responsible to stimulate the growth of the favorable species of bacteria in the gut and thus it benefits the host, whereas probiotics are known to be the live cultures of organisms that improve the microbial balance in the gut of an animal and thus it also benefits the host. These prebiotics are mainly supplemented in pig diets. Overall, prebiotics and probiotics are responsible to restore the balance of bacteria in the digestive tract of the body. The acceptance of phytogenics and prebiotics has increased due to the use of digestive ingredients productivity enhancers in animal husbandry systems. The acceptance of these new products is increasing the market share of mature ingredients such as probiotics and enzymes.

 

Changing the properties of starch is referred to as modified starch. It is prepared by modifying and adding other natural variants and chemicals to native starch. Modified starch is used in many applications such as in food as a thickening substance, as emulsifier in the pharmaceutical sector and as a binder in coated paper. North America is leading the modified starch market consumption with a maximum share in terms of volume followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. North America is expected to continue its dominance in the modified starch consumption market.

 

Over the years the global food allergy and intolerance products market has developed from nascent to mainstream. The global food allergy and intolerance products market has enormous growth prospects due to increasing number of people with allergies and sensitivity towards specific foods. Growth in the market of such foods is mainly due to more and more people embracing foods which are gluten-free and wheat-free. Moreover, people are shifting their food habits due to an individual choice towards leading a healthier lifestyle. Also rise in education and advancements in diagnostic technologies results in more diagnosed incidence of diseases.

 

Despite rising costs of raw materials and increasing unit prices of frozen processed food, the frozen processed food market is growing rapidly. New product launches, re-positioning of products, and perception of products amongst end users are some of the major reasons for the continuous growth of this market. Frozen processed food is easier to prepare than fresh food and can be stored in freezers for extended durations of time. Also, these foods maintain the same nutritional values as fresh food, which makes them more preferred than fresh food. The frozen processed food market is facing strong competition from chilled prepared foods that are offering better taste and quality.

 

This study reflects the global alcoholic beverages market dynamics and identifies the key growth factors by product category, geography, and consumer consumption trends. The report contains extensive analysis of the alcoholic beverages market of various regions including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, UK and the US.

 

Aseptic Packaging is mainly used in processed fruit and dairy products industry. This kind of packaging helps in preventing products from getting spoiled by enhancing their shelf life for up to 2 years. The duration varies as per the type of bag used to pack a particular product. During this packaging process, products are not exposed to external environment at any point of time. Some of the major factors driving the aseptic packaging market are easily disposable, cheap and transport efficient.

 

The market for pet care is witnessing a steady growth rate as the ownership of pets is rising among middle class population. Dog food and cat food are the major categories in the pet food industry. Spending on pet foods and related products is gaining pace in emerging countries like India, Brazil among others, leading to the overall growth of pet care market.

 

Natural colors are types of food additives which are extracted from natural sources and added in food to improve its taste and appearance. Colorants are used to enhance the color of a product, to restore the color lost during processes, to standardize the color and its appearance and to increase acceptability of food. Food is the largest application segment for natural colorants with over 32% market share, followed by soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. The colors market is estimated at $1.8 billion in 2010, and natural colors market is estimated at $.66 billion of that total.
 

Food & Beverages Research

The food and beverages industry is closely related to the life and health of individuals. This is an important sector for the economy to expand. It has grown manifold due to increase in the disposable income with the consumers in developing countries such as Asian nations and BRIC. The increase in demand in such countries provides the large multinational corporations and nationwide food chains to supply a wide variety of goods and to explore the untapped markets.

The major challenges for the manufacturers are low profit margin, high input cost, market saturation, threat of new substitutes, change in taste of consumers, country regulations, etc. On the other hand, the rise in demand for these products has led to food inflation over the years, which has become a huge global economic concern.

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