Netherlands Food & Drink Report Q3 2014

Jun 25, 2014 - Business Monitor International - 113 pages
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The Dutch economy contracted by 1.4% quarter-on-quarter ( q-o-q ) du ring the first quarter of 2014, making it by far the biggest underperformer of the eurozone majors, throwing into doubt the durability of the bloc's recovery. We have revised down our 2014 real GDP growth forecast to reflect the poor Q114 print and still subdued leading indicator data, and warn that the risks are weighed to the downside at this poin t. Consequently, we do not expect much dynamism in the country's food and drink market in the short term, with discounted goods remaining popular amid high unemployment and rising inflation.

Headline Industry Data (local currency)
  • 2014 per capita food consumption growth: +2.69%; forecast compound annual growth rate (CAGR) 2014 to 2018 = +3.21%.
  • 2014 alcoholic drink value sales growth: +1.32%; forecast CAGR 2014 to 2018 = +1.13%.
  • 2014 soft drink value sales growth: +1.64%; forecast CAGR 2014 to 2018 = +2.56%.
  • 2014 mass grocery retail sales growth: +4.07%; forecast CAGR 2014 to 2018= +3.70%.
Key Company Trends

Unilever Divests North American Pasta Sauces Business : In May 2014 Unilever announced an agreement for the sale of its North American pasta sauces business under the Ragu and Bertolli brands to Japanese based Mizkan Group in a deal worth roughly USD2.15bn. The divestment represents another step in the company's push to decrease its exposure to slow-growing food categories. At the same time, the company outlined plans to make its personal care portfolio more premium in a drive to refocus efforts on products that achieve higher margins.

Hema Launches I nto UK : In spring 2014 Dutch discounter Hema announced the opening of its first stores in the UK over the summer. Hema will make its UK debut by opening three stores in the London area, as well as an online store. There are longer-term plans to open a total of 10 stores in the UK, with unconfirmed reports that the retailer is also considering entry onto the Spanish...

The Netherlands Food & Drink Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts for food and drink expenditure, consumption, sales, and imports/exports and forecasts for the mass grocery retail sector. The report also includes analyses of major regulatory developments, the background macroeconomic outlook and competitive landscape comparing national and multinational companies by leading products and services, sales, investments, partners and expansion strategies.

BMI's Netherlands Food & Drink Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the food and drink industry and the mass grocery retail market in Netherlands.

Key Benefits
  • Benchmark BMI's independent food and drink industry forecasts for Netherlands to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Dutch food and drink market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Netherlands through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.
  • Exploit latest competitive intelligence on your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity) and Competitive Landscape Tables.

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, and views, covering food and drink manufacturing and consumption and the retail market.

Business Environment Ratings

BMI's Food & Drink Business Environment Ratings provide a country-comparative Risk-Reward Ratings index aimed at investors, food and drink manufacturers and mass grocery retailers.

The ratings methodology makes sophisticated use of over 40 industry, economic and demographic data points.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the food, drink and mass grocery retail sectors, and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

Food Forecasts

BMI's food chapter is divided into sections such as Meat, Fish, Confectionary, Dairy and Canned Foods, and provides insight into a market's food industry, centred on a forecast to end-2018 for the sector. The chapter includes the following elements:

Industry Forecast Scenario - Historical data series and forecasts to end-2018 for growth of key indicators within a market's food industry. Including consumption, food consumption as % of GDP, canned food sales, confectionery sales and food and drink imports and exports, among others.

Industry Developments - A summary of corporate developments, including news on M&As, FDI, expansions, closures and financial results, in addition to analysis and explanation of the latest industry events and how these could influence further investment.

Market Overview - An overview of the structure of the market, introducing the key players and discussing underlying trends.

Drink Forecasts

Segmented the same way as BMI's food chapter, the drink section provides insight into the market's drink industry, centred on a forecast to end-2018 for the sector. Forecast indicators include alcoholic and soft drink sales by value, volume and sub-sector and tea and coffee sales, among others.

Mass Grocery Retail Forecasts

Segmented the same way as BMI's food and drink chapters, the mass grocery retail section provides insight into a market's grocery retail industry, centred on a forecast to end-201 for the sector. Forecast indicators include mass grocery retail sales by format (including supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience and discount stores) and a breakdown for the organised retail sector versus the traditional sector, among others.

Competitive Landscape & Profiles

Illustration of the industry via rankings tables comparing revenues, number of outlets and number of employees. BMI analyses each company's market position, business strategies and investment potential.

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