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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

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Overview

    • The Big Stories

          • Figure 1: The proportion of consumers who have never heard of prebiotic fibres, key European countries, 2016
        • Consumers look to ‘heal’ themselves through their diet
          • Figure 2: Ways to manage body shape, China, June 2016
        • Scope for relaxation and sleep innovations in today’s hyperactive world
          • Figure 3: Barriers to achieving a healthy lifestyle, China, January 2016
          • Figure 4: Reasons for snacking, UK, December 2015
      • Notable Products

          • FODMAP’s signal a warning for fibres
            • FODMAP friendly products
              • Interest in the relationship between mood and food grows
                • Mood foods
                  • HAZDA snack-bar supports the growth of gut microbes
                  • Looking to the Future

                      • Personalised Nutrition could revolutionise the market for sliming
                        • Figure 5: Consumers who consider select diet plans to be effective, US, June 2016
                        • Figure 6: Motivations for using functional food and drink, Germany, 2016
                        • Figure 7: Barriers to using self-diagnostics, US, February 2016
                      • Demand for natural nutrition threatens consumer acceptance of fortification
                        • Figure 8: Consumers who agree that the health-promoting benefits of natural foods (eg fruit and vegetables) are preferable to the added benefits of functional foods, selected European countries, 2015
                        • Figure 9: Vitamin/mineral fortified claims, select categories, global, 2011 to 2016
                        • Figure 10: Consumers who would be interested in trying meat/poultry from animals fed a special diet that enchanced the nutritional content of the meat (eg a higher omega-3), UK, August 2016
                      • Consumers continue to push the boundaries for clean label
                        • Figure 11: ‘Less processed’ is an important quality when buying milk and milk drinks, select European countries, 2016
                        • Figure 12: Consumers who agree “the ingredients added to high-protein cereals/porridge to make it high in protein worry me”, UK, June 2016
                        • Figure 13: Preferred protein sources when choosing a nutrition and performance drink or bar, US, February 2015
                        • Figure 14: Consumers who trust that the food industry would only use low-calorie sweeteners if they were safe, France, 2016
                    • 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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