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Weight Management Market: US-China Trade War to Impact Trade and Pricing Scenario

July 10, 2019 by Steve Blade  

The report titled “Weight Management Packaged Food Market Forecast, Trend Analysis and Competition Tracking – Global Market Insights, 2018-2028” is an analytical market study offering compilation of actionable intelligence on weight management food products. Various factors influencing the weight management packaged food market are included in the report. The 400+ page report on offers information on demand and sales of weight management food across various regions worldwide. Analysis on weight management food sales in the past, current demand for weight management food and projections on volume and value is covered in the report.

Growing consumer inclination toward healthy diet continues to remain instrumental in driving sales of weight management products and services. The demand for packaged food in weight management is largely influenced by increasing obesity levels coupled with preference for sustainable lifestyle. Fact.MR foresees that the demand for packaged food in weight management is projected to expand at a significant pace in the forthcoming years. Volume of packaged food in weight management is expected to cross 118,195,000 tons in 2018, reflecting a rate of over 3.4% in 2018.

Consumer shift toward healthy lifestyle has translated into a growing inclination of consumers for packaged food that offer significant health benefits with low added calories, and weight management foods are no exception. Additionally, increasing participation of individuals in fitness activities has further pushed the demand for low carb, high protein diet. Against this backdrop, demand for weight management products is likely to witness an increase in the near future.

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The weight management packaged food market is segmented in detail to cover every angle of the marketplace. The weight management packaged food market is segmented on the basis of product type, by source, by processing type, by form, by nature, by distribution channel and by region.

Analysis on various weight management food products such as grains and flours, beans and legumes, nuts, seeds, bakery & confectionaries, snacks & savory, dairy products, frozen meals, sauces, dressings & condiments, and soups. In processing category, weight management is classified into minimally processed weight management food, ultra-processed weight food and processed culinary products. Various sources such as plant based, chicken based, beef based, and sea-food based are discussed. Ready-to-eat and frozen forms of weight management food are covered in segmentation. By nature, analysis on organic and standard weight management food is covered and by distribution channel, HoReCa, modern trade, specialty stores, convenience stores and online retailers are covered.

Assessment of weight management food market across North America, Latin America CIS & Russia, Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) and Middle East and Africa (MEA) is included.

“The weight management market growth is also complemented by the content display on the front or back of the packaging. Food labeling provides nutritional information regarding ingredients and products along with calorie intake. This has enhanced consumer convenience in keeping track of calories they consume as part of their daily diet pre and post workout. This aspect has significantly fuelled the sales of packaged food in weight management” – Subject Matter Expert, Food and Beverages Domain, Fact.MR          

Obesity and Overweight Continue to Raise Concerns, Triggering Weight Management Packaged Food Demand

Co-existing with malnutrition, the obesity epidemic has not left any region untouched. Obesity can cause mental and physical diseases impacting overall lifestyle of individual. According to World Health Organization (WHO), obesity level worldwide tripled since 1975. In 2016, over 2 million adults in the age group of 18 years and more were classified as overweight with 650 million being obese. WHO revealed that mortality due to overweight and obesity are more as compared to mortalities by underweight. Associated with various cardiovascular disorders, obesity concerns have triggered the consumption of functional foods such as weight management products. This aspect continues to influence the sales of these products, complementing the market’s growth.

 Competitive Landscape

The report on weight management packaged food market includes detailed competitive assessment covering profiles of major companies involved in production. Various facets of competition including SWOT analysis, weight management portfolio analysis, new developments, mergers and acquisitions, and key strategies are covered. The report on weight management packaged food market has profiled companies such as Danone S.A., Nestle S.A., General Mills Inc., and Marc Incorporated.

Companies in the weight management packaged food market are venturing into collaborations to expand their reach in international markets to offer new products. For instance, a 50:50 joint venture between Danone S.A and Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd., was initiated in 2018, to from Danone Yakult, in a bid to market probiotics as a part of balanced diet.

New product launch to enhance revenue generation has been an integral strategy of weight management food companies. In June 2018, General Mills Inc., introduced high protein and low sugar yogurt – a new addition in its dairy based weight management packaged food. In 2018, Nestle S.A introduced new desserts with different flavors – the KITKAT Mini Moments – in Middle East. In 2018, Pepsi Co, Inc., re-launched Quaker Cereals in United Kingdom with less sugar content.

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US-China Trade War to Impact Weight Management Food Trade and Pricing Scenario

On-going US-China trade has disrupted the international trade scenario. Both major world economies have been imposing tariffs on various consumer goods, which is likely to have an indirect impact on the import-export scenario of weight management food such as nuts and various types of seeds. Attempting to challenge Washington DC, China (Beijing) is planning on imposing a 25 percent tariff on around US$ 50 billion agricultural products.

Additional Questions Answered

Apart from above mentioned insights, the report on weight management packaged food answers additional questions including:

  • Which is the most attractive region for weight management market?
  • What are the sales of weight management food across European and APEJ countries in 2018?
  • Which form of weight management food is the most sold?
  • What are the sales of plant-based weight management food?
  • Which is the most lucrative distribution channel for sales of weight management food?
  • Organic weight management packaged food vs. frozen weight management packaged food – which is the most attractive nature of weight management food worth investing in?

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