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Beef-loving Argentina is turning to vegetarianism

The spread of the health and wellness trend and the current state of rising inflation have transformed the Argentine food landscape. Traditionally a beef-loving nation, Argentina is starting to turn to the so-called "better-for-you" lifestyle known as vegetarianism.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Dec 2014
CommentWire
CommentWire

Bighams: full steam ahead

Bighams, the ready-to-cook specialist, has clearly recognized that consumers are increasingly unwilling to trade quality for convenience. Consumers' prepared meal requirements are now more sophisticated and providers must offer more than ease and speed of preparation.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jun 2004
Expert View
Expert View

Bolder is better: food makers bring on the flavor

Bolder is better. That's the word on the flavor front as food manufacturers strive to create new food products that American consumers will flock to. From Buffalo-flavored French fries, snack dip and shrimp to chipotle-flavored black bean soup and dark chocolate sauce, food makers are adding spice and flavor to a wide range of foods.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jul 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

BP forecourt concepts: food and drinks go healthy

UK oil major BP has re-launched its Wild Bean Cafe food and drink range. BP's move is in response to the evolving trends of consumers, who increasingly do not want to sacrifice health for convenience and indulgence. BP is attempting to adapt to these trends and, given the extent to which consumer tastes are changing, it is likely that more oil companies will follow suit.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jul 2007
Expert View
Expert View

Brits step out of the kitchen

Britons are continuing to abandon traditional sit down family meals in favor of snacks. Rigid and structured mealtimes have become more informal, fragmented and less important than ever. However, even though consumers are increasing their snack consumption, choosing 'pit-stop' dining and eating on-the-go, health concerns are still weighing on their minds.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Compass Group: in search of a new direction

In a recent trading update, Compass Group identified its UK state education division as its most challenging area of business. Like other school catering suppliers, the company has struggled to cope with the media-propelled outcry over the state of school meals. However, the group is reacting positively to the situation, and its sheer size should serve to protect against any lasting damage.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Apr 2006
Expert View
Expert View

Consumer goods in Japan: hit products in 2008

Japanese magazine Nikkei Trendy has announced what it considers to be the top 30 'hit' products in Japan in 2008. Given the gloomy economic outlook, products emphasizing value-for-money are undoubtedly getting attention, while other products in the top 30 show that, as well as satisfying consumers' needs, food and drink manufacturers must also cater for product trends such as health and fusion.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Dec 2008
Expert View
Expert View

Continental counterparts catching up with Britain's love of ethnic food

The traditionally British love affair with ethnic food is now spreading across Europe. Sales of packaged ethnic foods are predicted to hit E7 billion in Europe by 2009. In Spain, where gastronomic variety is a source of national pride, the value of packaged ethnic foods is expected to treble. This could mean that curry-loving Britain may soon be knocked off the top spot in the ethnic food stakes.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Convenience foods: older consumers drive Europe's ready meal market

New research by Datamonitor has revealed that older consumers are driving the prepared meal market in Europe, consuming almost E3 million worth of ready meals, or over a quarter of the market. Furthermore, although frozen meals dominate many European ready meal markets, chilled meals are expected to grow in popularity.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Diet foods: may lack long-term appeal

A new study from Bristol University has found one reason why diet meals may not work, with results suggesting that consumers go off the taste of them over time. The findings highlight a need for producers of low-calorie foods to make their products as tasty and enjoyable as possible.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Apr 2010

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