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Daily Analysis

We monitor developments across the food & drink industry as they happen, including company news, product developments, and data releases, explaining their implications on our forecasts.

Quarterly Reports

Regular market overviews for 90 countries with forecasts, data, and analysis of food & drink spending, consumption and grocery retail trends, industry developments, and competitive landscape.

Data and Forecasts

Up to 30-year historic data and 5-year forecasts for meat, dairy, baked goods, fruit, vegetables, seafood, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, hot drinks and more, in over 100 markets.

Risk/Reward Indices

Quantify, compare, and prioritize global market opportunities for beverages using Fitch Solutions proprietary Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic Drinks Risk/Reward Indices.

Competitor Analysis

Assess the competitive landscape with company profiles, corporate strategies, product developments, and financials for key players including Nestlé, Walmart, AB InBev, Danone, and Diageo.

Consumer Trend Analysis

Deep-dive into the impact of changing consumer preferences and behavior with analysis of key trends including premiumization, healthification, convenience, and the experience-economy.

Robust data and expert research

Food & Drink Key Themes 2022

In 2022, consumers will seek greater insight into their food and drink purchases, not just the nutritional information but increasingly, into how environmentally friendly products are. We believe 2022 will mark the beginning of Carbon Labelling being actioned.

Drinks Risk/Reward Indices

Discover our proprietary models that allow you to Instantly compare the attractiveness of different countries for drinks manufacturing investment or sales potential.

Latest Food & Drink Indicators

From Australia to Zimbabwe, our global Food & Drink dataset provides 150,000+ lines of data for key indicators across meat, dairy, baked goods, fruit, vegetables, seafood, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Connect with our thinking

We integrate political, macroeconomic, and cross-industry expertise into our food and drink industry analysis, allowing our customers to benefit from understanding how each factor impacts on the other in their chosen markets.

Michelle Berman

Head of Consumer Research

Michelle is responsible for bringing together the Food and Drink and Retail teams to produce holistic sector, country, and global level outlooks. Prior to her current role, Michelle launched and managed our Operational Risk product. Based in London, Michelle joined Fitch Solutions in 2007. She holds a BA from University College London and also studied at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).

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Long Reads

Global Industries Outlook 2022 - Mid-Year Update

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has permeated across many of our global themes. The high inflation environment and subsequent cost of living crisis and rising interest rate environment in many markets has had knock-on-effects for other trends we expected to see play out. In general, while we have seen a waning economic impact from Covid-19, the Russia-Ukraine crisis has prevented full economic normalisation globally, impacting growth across several industries.

Committing to Measurable ESG Initiatives in The Food & Beverage Sector

Only 30% of food and beverage companies think they track ESG very well, with the single biggest challenge being the lack of an ESG framework to enable them to track performance.

Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Global Ramifications For Industries

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused major disruption for industries on a global scale, through both direct and indirect means. We expect this disruption to last throughout 2022 regardless of the outcome of the conflict, owing to the scale of physical damage and the displacement of people.

Emerging Europe Food & Drink Insight (July 2021)

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in increased health consciousness and this is driving innovations such as adoption of vertical farming to increase vegetable production and the launch of fortified immune boosting food and non-alcoholic drink products. July 2021 Edition.

Asia Pacific Food & Dink Insight (July 2021)

Spending growth on food and grocery delivery services to continue over the medium term, growth levels will likely taper down to a sustainable level upon the completion of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in South Korea. July 2021 Edition.

Middle East & Africa Food & Drink Insight (July 2021)

UAE Alcoholic drinks outlook brightens following legal loosening of alcohol restrictions. July 2021 Edition.

Americas Food & Drink Insight (July 2021)

While consumers have been returning to restaurants over H121, online delivery remains a preferred option. Companies are retreating from unprofitable regions while consolidating their operations in more profitable countries. July 2021 Edition.

Americas Food & Drink Insight

A round-up of key analysis of the food, drink and mass grocery retail industries across the Americas region, including regulatory changes and company intelligence. March 2021 Edition

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