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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Russia’s economic downturn leads to rise of group buying websites

    15 January 2015

    Russia’s economic instability leads to consumers being more careful about their expenses. However, they still want to treat themselves, pushing group buying sites such as Groupon or in the spotlight, argues Veronika Zhupanova, analyst at Canadean.

  • Craft and fusion are next steps for cider brands

    13 January 2015

    While the cider market has undergone a revolution over the last two decades, consumers still see cider as a beverage they only turn to occasionally. Manufacturers need to do more to enhance the appeal of cider in the UK – and craft production and sensory fusion is the way to success.

  • Adding value to sugar: Exciting flavours and product innovation

    09 January 2015

    When buying sugar the majority of hot drinks consumers are vastly motivated by price. To avoid a race to the bottom, manufacturers need to come up with new ways to add value, such as flavoured sugar and sugar on wands.

  • New Year resolution: Over a third of the UK want to eat more healthily

    05 January 2015

    New research from Canadean shows that over a third of consumers make resolutions to eat and drink more healthily in 2015. Healthy eating is the number one resolution for consumers in the UK, above saving money and cutting stress. Especially women and those aged 18 to 34 will fuel demand for healthy ingredients and lighter foods.