Baby food is booming, a new report from Euromonitor International shows. While baby food achieved 9% value growth in 2013, this was confined largely to the milk formula sector, which experienced a 12% value increase.
While sales of soft drinks like colas and lemonades have taken a nose dive in the last five years, another type of soft drink has quietly been gaining ground, new research from Roy Morgan shows.
Bosch Packaging Technology has announced it broke the €1 billion sales mark for the first time. The company increased its sales in fiscal 2013 from €914 million to €1.1 billion, a rise of 22%.
Deloitte has identified value-added food processing as one of the 25 growth hotspots to watch in the next 20 years. The firm says food processing offers huge potential for the economy.
Nuts and seeds accounted for more than 37% of snack food launches in 2013, with savoury or salty snacks taking the remainder, new data from Innova Market Insights shows. However, the popularity of nuts varies markedly from country to country.
Thai consumers are embracing processed foods, with consumption of prepared meals expected to increase at a CAGR of 9.8%. Packaging manufacturers can take advantage of this by producing light, easy-to-use, convenient packaging.
Could vegetable juice be the next big thing in Asia? The Asian region accounts for 55% of the total vegetable juice market, with the segment expected to grow further as Asian consumers become increasingly health conscious.
Australia's ageing population is driving demand for lightweight, easy-to-open packaging with clear labelling. A new report from Canadean predicts that the Australian packaging market will grow at a CAGR of 2.21% up to 2017.
Speakers at ABARES 2014's global focus session spoke around the theme of improving the competitiveness of domestic agriculture sectors through reduced regulatory burdens and better supply chain infrastructure.
The plastic packaging industry in Japan is growing rapidly, with flexible and rigid plastic packaging demand set to increase by 6.9 billion packs between 2012 and 2017.
It's what we've all been fearing: the hipster vegetable revolution is upon us. According to market research from AUSVEG, consumers are increasingly favouring obscure vegetables to spice up their midweek dinners.
Japan, home of canned bread, square watermelons and jellyfish ice-cream, recently went one step further to create - wait for it - healthy cola.
The predicted global coffee shortage has sparked panic buying, after fund buying led to the equivalent of the total global annual coffee production being traded in a five-day period last week.
While the labelling of genetically modified GM foods is a hot topic, recent research from The NPD Group shows that 67% of all primary grocery shoppers in the US will not pay extra for non-GM foods.
The Soft Drinks Review 2013 - Country Reports Series from Canadean includes reports for more than 80 different countries. The reports cover consumption volumes for all key soft drinks categories with historic, current and forecast data to 2016.