Headline Industry Data (local currency)
- 2014 per capita food consumption growth: +2.69%; forecast compound annual growth rate (CAGR) 2013 to 2018 = +3.75%.
- 2014 alcoholic drink value sales growth: +1.32%; forecast CAGR 2013 to 2018 = +1.39%.
- 2014 soft drink value sales growth: +1.64%; forecast CAGR 2013 to 2018 = +2.89%.
- 2014 mass grocery retail sales growth: +4.07%; forecast CAGR 2013 to 2018= +4.53%.
Key Company Trends
Unilever Focuses on Differentiated Innovation : In summer 2014 when reporting on first half results, Unilever CEO Paul Polman stressed that sales trends in North America and Europe were 'improving'. The company hopes to accelerate this process by repositioning its brands towards the growing segments in its categories. To this end, the company is rolling out 'differentiated innovations' to 'build a presence in categories that are better positioned to take advantage of emerging consumer trends.'
Ahold Faces Tough Domestic Market: In summer 2014 Ahold CEO Dick Boer said that the retailer is facing a tough market in the Netherlands and it is too early to see a bottoming out of the market. In the Netherlands, where Ahold's Albert Heijn chain is the market leader, like-for-like sales fell 1.7% in the three months ending June 30 th
, an acceleration on the 1.4% fall seen in the first quarter. According to Boer: 'I think it's too early to...
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
CoverageBMI Industry View
- 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.
Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, and views, covering food and drink manufacturing and consumption and the retail market.Business Environment Rankings
BMI's Food & Drink Business Environment Rankings provide a country-comparative Risk-Reward Rankings index aimed at investors, food and drink manufacturers and mass grocery retailers.
The rankings 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.
The improvement in the recent headline GDP data for the Netherlands has been driven by household expenditure and net trade dynamics. Household consumption expanded by 0.2% q-o-q in the second quarter, having contracted by 0.7% in Q114. In terms of our core forecasts, we believe that the Dutch economy will expand by a modest 0.4% in 2014 given the sharp contraction during the first quarter of the year. 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.