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  • Malt beverage on the rise in MENA and Africa; slowing sales in Latin America

    18 February 2015

    According to a new Canadean report, the global malt beverage industry expanded by 42% over the past five years, with the Middle East and Africa recording particularly strong growth. While clear malt is the drink of choice in the MENA region and Africa, dark malt is preferred in Latin America where sales have been slowing.

  • India’s growing taste for gums and jellies

    11 February 2015

    Canadean expects the confectionery market in India to grow by 71% in the next four years, as the growing Indian middle-class consumes more gums and jellies and chocolate continues to be high in demand among children.

  • Trust is key in growing US meat market

    04 February 2015

    The huge meat market in the US is projected to grow steadily over the next years, driven by the increasing popularity of private label and frozen meat products. However, new brands must establish themselves as being trustworthy and reliable, finds new report by Canadean.

  • Pushing the boundaries of taste with food fusions

    03 February 2015

    Food fusion products that mix different tastes and culinary traditions are on the rise, as adventurous consumers are looking for indulgent and exciting new taste experiences.

  • Brands are playing matchmaker with alcohol and food

    30 January 2015

    Alcoholic drinks brands are looking for new ways for consumers to enjoy their products, in a bid to encourage consumers to trade up in an already saturated market.

  • New ingredients shape future of ready meals market

    29 January 2015

    More consumers are feeling time-scarce and view cooking as a chore, turning to convenient ready meals to free up more time for themselves. But to survive in an increasingly health-conscious society, ready meal manufacturers must innovate with new ingredients and premium products.

  • Russian government proposed to add cider and medovukha to list of agricultural products

    23 January 2015

    The Russian government proposed to add cider and medovukha on the list of agricultural products, meaning the industry will enjoy such benefits as TV advertising, tax benefits, and opportunities to capitalise on premiumisation.

  • Less is more when it comes to packaging

    22 January 2015

    The recent economic instability resulted in FMCG manufacturers re-evaluating their packaging strategies in order to appeal to the cash-strapped consumer. This encouraged some to go for the “less is more” philosophy to target those who still look to treat themselves.

  • UK consumers hesitant to try new alcoholic drinks

    21 January 2015

    A new Canadean report finds that eight out of ten consumers who drink alcohol out of their homes rarely or never try new alcoholic drinks. This is concerning as substantial investment is made in developing and marketing new products. However, exciting flavours and seasonal offerings will keep the market from stagnating.

  • Protein: Turning from a fad to a trend

    19 January 2015

    A new Canadean report finds that half of UK consumers are now aware of the health benefits of protein, presenting an expanding opportunity for protein enriched food and drinks.