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Mintel’s Annual Overviews take a look back at 2016 and provide a detailed overview of the key issues faced by key categories through the year. Including; a full market overview, an in-depth review of the big stories from the year as well as our forecast for the future of these markets.

What's included

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Overview

        • Figure 1: Cereal, energy and snack bars, global market performance 2016
        • Figure 2: Snack bars, volume retail sales, top five markets, (000) tonnes, 2016
        • Figure 3: Leading snack bar claims, % of snack bar launches, by region, 2016
        • Figure 4: Top ten snack bar flavours, % of all launches and growth 2016 vs 2012, global
        • Figure 5: High growth snack bar flavours, % of all launches and growth 2016 vs 2012, global
        • Figure 6: Non-traditional snack bar formats/formulations, % of all snack bar launches, 2012-16
    • The Big Stories

        • Atkins sheds weight-loss with Lift
            • Figure 7: Total US retail sales and forecast of weight loss bars, at current prices, 2014-15
            • Figure 8: Bar purchase, by generation, US, February 2016
          • Protein source in the spotlight
              • Figure 9: Selected natural claims, % of all snack bar launches, global, 2014-16
              • Figure 10: Use of specific proteins in snack bars, % of all snack bar launches with a protein claim, global, 2013-16
            • Smooth-textured layers add healthy indulgence to snack bars
            • Notable Products

                • Snack bar truffles and truffle-like bites
                  • Snack bar truffles and truffle-like bites
                    • Addressing aesthetics
                      • Addressing aesthetics
                        • Grains continue to be side-lined in new snack bar innovation
                          • Grains side-lined
                            • Brands continue evolve as they respond to changing consumer health concerns
                              • Brands evolving: Abbott embraces ‘culinary medicine’ while Pulsin targets kids
                              • Looking to the Future

                                  • Can savoury snack bars find appeal amongst sweet-toothed Europeans?
                                      • Figure 11: Low/no/reduced sugar claims, % of all snack bar launches, by region, 2012-16
                                      • Figure 12: Ratio of retail sales of sweet to savoury biscuits, selected countries, 2015
                                      • Figure 13: Sweeteners used in snack bars, % of all launches, Europe, rolling 12 months November 2013 to October 2016
                                    • Snack bar brands can better embrace ‘healthy chocolate’
                                        • Figure 14: Fruit/nut/ancient grain chocolate confectionery, % of all chocolate launches, global, rolling 12 months, 2012-16
                                      • Meal replacement snack bars aren’t just for dieters
                                      • The Analyst’s View

                                        About the report

                                        This report will give you a complete 360-degree view of your market. Not only is it rooted in robust proprietary and high-quality third-party data, but our industry experts put that data into context and you’ll quickly understand:

                                        • The Consumer

                                          What They Want. Why They Want It.

                                        • The Competitors

                                          Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

                                        • The Market

                                          Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

                                        • The Innovations

                                          New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

                                        • The Opportunities

                                          Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

                                        • The Trends

                                          What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

                                        Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted.

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