In this episode, Euromonitor International’s Nutrition Research Analyst Ekaterina Tretyakova discusses the key trends - health and wellness, sustainability, and the impact of technology – which are driving consumer demand for ready meals.
Japan’s confectionery market sees a lot of innovation and new product launches thanks to Japanese consumers’ interest in new flavours and benefits. But which health benefits are gaining ground, delighting more online shoppers, and enjoying higher margins?
Food sales through e-commerce saw dramatic growth in 2020, unsurprising given the impact of home seclusion and lockdown measures across the world. Coronavirus (COVID-19) was an unexpected spur to growth, but its impact on retailing will remain and intensify beyond the recovery. Food companies and retailers need to prioritise online strategies in order to succeed in an increasingly digital world.