Packaged Food 2011 (Part 1): Global Market Performance and Prospects

November 2011

Times are getting bad, again. Persistent economic woes in the US and Western Europe are constraining the global economic recovery. Meanwhile, the spectre of food inflation has returned, notably in key emerging markets like China, Russia and Brazil. Nevertheless, the global packaged food market remains resilient. Part one of this three-part report on the state of the packaged food industry in 2011 examines global and regional retail sales performance, as well as retail prospects through to 2016.

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Objectives of three-part global briefing
Learn more about latest developments in the global food industry
Key findings

Packaged Food Market Performance

The state of the global packaged food market in 2011
Consistent retail value growth across global food industry
Packaged food retail volumes carry on growing in 2011
Modern retail formats in emerging markets drive retail volumes
Modern grocery formats drive overall grocery spending worldwide
Disregard traditional grocery retail formats at your peril
Contribution of modern retail formats to global retail value growth
Modern grocery drives Chinese food, but still limited impact in India
Retail volume vs modern retailer value growth in China and India

Performance by Major Geographies

Emerging markets drive global packaged food in 2011
Largest versus fastest growing markets by retail volume
Largest versus fastest growing markets by retail value
Population growth drives India and China packaged food volumes
Rising consumer spending power supports retail value gains
Food inflation driving up retail values in some, but not all, markets
Global packaged food retail growth increasingly reliant on China
China packaged food sees strong retail growth across the board
East and North/Northeast of China dominate packaged food sales
Indonesia: The dark horse of global packaged food?
Indonesia in context: Per capita consumption and macro drivers
And what of developed packaged food markets?
Chobani Greek yoghurt leverages natural appeal to drive US dairy
US vs China packaged food retail value and volume performance
Western Europe packaged food seeing mixed fortunes in 2011
Japan slowly bouncing back after devastating 2011 earthquake

Packaged Food Market Outlook

Global economic outlook continues to deteriorate, again
Anticipating the impact of austerity in Western Europe
Packaged food retail value prospects across Western Europe
Overheating economies and volatile food input prices…
…Still insufficient to upset emerging market retail volume growth
Continued population growth could offset economic constraints
Urbanisation strongly supports packaged food retail prospects
Continued spread of modern retail formats supports packaged food
Global packaged food retail volumes should continue to grow
Packaged food retail volume outlook: Asia Pacific consolidates lead
Packaged food retail value outlook: The East is in the black

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