Agribusiness Insight

Agribusiness Insight brings you analysis of regional trends, regulatory changes, projects and investments plus competitive intelligence on the growth strategies of leading companies in the sector

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Industry Trend Analysis - M&A Needed To Consolidate Struggling Confectionery Market - AUG 2016

Americas July 2016 / United States / Industry

The US confectionery market will witness an increase in M&A activity over our forecast period as producers seek to consolidate growth prospects within a crowded market. Sales of sugary products will stagnate up until 2020, leading companies to increasingly focus investment on healthier sub-categories.


Industry Trend Analysis - ASEAN Palm Oil Companies: Four Key Trends - AUG 2016

Asia Pacific July 2016 / Asia / Industry

The palm oil sector is on track to record a small improvement in performance in 2016, helped by higher palm oil prices. However, challenges will return in 2017, as prices will head lower. Amid this lacklustre environment, companies are focusing on efficiency gains, and the largest players are moving up the value chain towards the oleochemical segment, which will improve the outlook for the sector in the longer term.


Commodity Strategy - Sterling Weakness To Support London Cocoa In H216 - AUG 2016

Europe July 2016 / Egypt / Industry

LIFFE cocoa futures will remain above the GBP2,000/tonne mark over H216 as extended GBP weakness in the aftermath of the June 23 Brexit vote will provide a lasting support to prices while the market transitions to the 2016/17 season at the start of Q416.


Industry Trend Analysis - East Africa: Convenience Products To Cater To Lower Income Consumers - AUG 2016

Middle East & Africa July 2016 / Africa / Industry

The milk and fruit juices sectors in East Africa offer significant growth prospects, as the demand for packaged goods is expanding beyond the affluent consumer. Essential food products will benefit from convenient and longer-lasting packaging to better suit the lower-end consumer market.