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Sweet-toothed Chinese consumers turn to chocolate

23 October, 2013

Chocolate is set to be the next big thing in China, according to Canadean. The market research firm says that, although sugar confectionery remains the largest category in the Chinese market, chocolate is set to be the fastest growing.

Savoury or sweet? Surprising growth in biscuit sector

17 October, 2013

While the savoury biscuit market is much smaller than that for sweet biscuits and cookies - and levels of new product activity are generally much lower - the savoury sector has been showing a stronger growth rate in many countries.

Consumers going gluten free to lose weight

16 October, 2013

Recent Mintel research has shown that 65% of consumers who purchase gluten-free products think they are healthier than their gluten-containing counterparts, and just over a quarter believe they aid weight loss.

Chinese bakery and cereals sector set to boom

11 October, 2013

The bakery and cereal sector in China is expected to grow by nearly US$15 billion between 2012 and 2017, according to new research from Canadean.

Medical nutrition market to hit $40bn by 2018

09 October, 2013

The global medical nutrition market is projected to reach US$40.1 billion by 2018, with huge growth forecast in India in particular. The Indian market itself is expected to reach approximately US$4.2 billion by 2017.

Australians embrace flexitarianism

01 October, 2013

According to new research from Lonergan Research, almost half of Australian adults surveyed have actively tried to reduce their meat consumption, with around one in 10 calling themselves 'flexitarians'.

Glass packaging market to hit $60bn by 2019

26 September, 2013

The global glass packaging market will reach almost US$60 billion by 2019, according to a new report published by Transparency Market Research.

Beer growth favourable in emerging markets

18 September, 2013

While the beer industry is struggling - like most others - in a financially challenging market, some beer brands are demonstrating excellent growth. According to Canadean, the key to this growth lies in the market.

Australia's love affair with beer waning

18 September, 2013

Despite stereotypes, Australian tastes are swinging away from beer towards wine, figures from the ABS show. Further busting the myth of Australians as a nation of drinkers are figures showing that alcohol consumption overall is declining.

Still wine market to lead wine growth in India

10 September, 2013

The still wine market in India looks set to outstrip the spirits market, with Canadean predicting it will lead growth in the Indian wine industry at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.2% by value up to 2017.

Drink up - global forecast for beverage consumption is looking good

06 September, 2013

Not only are beverage consumers looking for new experiences, taste sensations and health promotion from their soft drinks and juices, on a global scale they are also simply wanting more.

It's the giveaways, not the food

03 September, 2013

Advertising and fast foods is always a controversial topic. Now new research is showing how companies target their juvenile audience in a completely different way to their adult audience and that for children it has little to do with the food.

Sparkling wine category to pop in 2017

26 August, 2013

The Australian sparkling wine category is projected to see the most growth in the wine category to 2017, according to Canadean. The sparkling wine category’s growth rates are set to more than double the sector average over the period.

China to overtake US as biggest packaged water consumer

19 August, 2013

China looks set to become the world’s biggest consumer of packaged water and is predicted to overtake the US in terms of water consumption by the end of the year, according to a new report by Canadean.

Australians willing to pay extra for Australian made products

19 August, 2013

Consumers prefer to buy local, even if it costs more, and buying Australian made matters more to consumers now than it did 12 months ago, according to new research from Roy Morgan, commissioned by the Australian Made Campaign.

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