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Cheese - Global Annual Review - 2017

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.

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Table of contents

  1. Overview

      • Figure 1: Cheese, volume sales (000 tonnes), top five markets, 2016*
      • Figure 2: Cheese, fastest/slowest growing markets, last five years
      • Figure 3: Cheese, new product launches, top five countries, 2016
      • Figure 4: Cheese, new product launches, top five claims, per region, 2016
      • Figure 5: Cheese, global market performance
  2. The Big Stories

      • The “craft movement” is slowly emerging in cheese
        • Flexitarian diets open up opportunities for cheese
          • Figure 6: “I eat cheese as an alternative to meat” (% agree), select European countries, 2016
        • Affordability or the risk of commoditisation*
          • Figure 7: Important qualities when buying cheese, select European countries, 2016
          • Figure 8: Cheese, new product launches, private label vs. brands, per region, 2016
      • Notable Products

          • Brands hope to encourage consumers to snack on cheese
            • Cheese designed for snacking occasions
              • Broadening choice of cheese as a cooking ingredient
                • Cheese designed for cooking
                  • Cheese dipping offers fun and taste
                    • Cheesy dips
                    • Looking to the Future

                        • Concerns around GMOs are to impact cheese
                          • Figure 9: Cheese, new product launches, ethical and environment claims, per region, 2016
                        • Consumers’ appetite for plant-based diets can fuel vegan cheese 
                          • Sweet is the future taste of cheese*
                              • Figure 10: Attitudes towards and knowledge of cheese, China, August 2016
                          • The Analyst’s View

                            Cheese - Global Annual Review - 2017

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