Baby Nutrition Insights – Issue 32

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"Baby Nutrition Insights – Issue 32", is an analytical report by GlobalData which provides extensive and highly detailed information on the key markets in the Baby Food industry.

This quarterly issue provides a review of news and analysis for the infant nutrition industry, covering the April-June 2017 period. Market News includes: the Brazilian food safety authorities have cracked down on local baby food suppliers; Ecuador is considering the restriction of infant formula to prescription only; in the US, Abbott has entered the baby meals sector with Similac Go & Grow; Australia’s baby food market has shrunk by 15%; the impending registration deadline for infant formula in China is disrupting normal patterns of development, with many small local companies close to collapse, while some top-end domestic brands are booming; Singapore’s infant formula sector faces a shake-up with the launch of low-priced Nature One and plans for the introduction of own-label products; in France, organic baby food is bucking the stagnant trend; in Germany Hipp is targeting toddlers with its Hippis pouch range; Hero has extended its organic Solo range in Portugal and Spain; the Kendamil brand has achieved nationwide listings in Morrisons stores in the UK; Pharmalys has launched Primalac CMA formula for babies with cow’s milk allergy. In Company News, this issue provides first quarter financial results for multinational and local players, reports on production expansion in the infant formula sector, and an insight into new joint ventures and partnerships, as well as merger and acquisition activity – including the flurry of activity between Chinese and Australian companies.

What else does this report offer?
– Market profile based upon a unique combination of industry research, fieldwork, market sizing and our in-house expertise to offer extensive data about the trends and dynamics affecting the Baby Food industry globally.
– Detailed company profiles, highlighting key focus product sectors with the key features & developments, segmentation, per capita trends and the various manufacturers & brands.


– Canada: Love Child (Brands) has launched organic infant cereal in two variants: oats chia, and buckwheat chia, under the Love Child Organics brand. The chia seeds are a good source of omega-3, and the product also contains iron and B vitamins, with no added sugar, salt, or artificial colors and flavors.

– China: Foreign brands continue to account for around two-thirds of the infant formula market. They are particularly popular in the large conurbations, while local brands perform best in rural areas and smaller urban centers. Chinese brands are more popular among mothers with more than one child, at 44%, compared with 33% for all mothers.

– In the three months to April 2, 2017, grocery sales of baby food and infant formula underwent decline of

– 14.8%. The fall was particularly pronounced in the baby milks sector. Changes in shopping habits by Chinese consumers have been the main impetus behind the decline, with a shift towards direct purchases in China rather than indirect supplies via daigou.

– United Arab Emirates: UK-based For Aisha, a maker of halal baby meals, is looking to establish a distribution agreement.

– Nestlé is investing in its Spanish plant at Sebares, Asturias. The investment will see the modernization of a liquid infant formula production line and the expansion of a quality control laboratory.

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– Evaluate important changes in consumer behavior to identify profitable markets and areas for product innovation.

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– Detailed understanding of consumption by individual product categories to align your sales and marketing efforts with the latest trends in the market.

The a2 Milk Company
Abbott Laboratories
Arla Foods amba
Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited
Ausnutria Holding Co Limited
Australian Dairy Park Pty Ltd
Bega Cheese Limited
Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co
OAO Bellakt
Bellamy’s Organic
Biostime International Holdings Limited
Bright Food (Group) Co Ltd
Brilite Nutritionals (Shanghai) Co Limited
Bubs Australia Limited
Campbell Soup Company
Camperdown Dairy International Pty Limited
China Huishan Dairy Holding
China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation (Sinopharm)
DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH
Koninklijke DSM NV
Da Hortinha Alimentação Infantil Ltda
Dairy Crest Group plc
Detskiy Mir
Evolve BioSystems Inc
Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited
For Aisha
Freedom Foods Group Limited
Royal FrieslandCampina NV
Gourmetzinho Alimentos para Bebês Eireli
Hain Celestial Group Inc
Health and Happiness (H&H) International Holdings Limited
Hero Group
Hochdorf Holding Limited
Hochwald Foods GmbH
Kalbe Farma Tbk PT
Kraft Heinz
Groupe Lactalis
Little Dish
Mamma m’Ama Srl
Mead Johnson Nutrition Company
Meiji Holdings Co Limited
China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited
Morinaga Milk Industry Co Limited
Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Limited
Nature One Dairy Pty Limited
Nestlé SA
The New Zealand Dairy Company
OMIRA Oberland-Milchverwertung GmbH
Laboratorios Ordesa
Perrigo Company plc
Pigeon Corporation
Podravka dd
Pra-Pa-Pa Alimentos Ltda
Riverbend Foods LLC
Semente do Bem Alimentação Infantil Ltda
Silvia Henrique da Silva dos Santos
Synutra International Inc
Tiger Brands
TreeHouse Foods Inc

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Market News 7



1.2.1 Argentina 10

1.2.2 Brazil 10

1.2.3 Canada 11

1.2.4 Colombia 11

1.2.5 Cuba 11

1.2.6 Ecuador 11

1.2.7 Mexico 11

1.2.8 USA 12

1.2.9 Venezuela 13


1.3.1 Australia 14

1.3.2 China 15

1.3.3 Hong Kong 17

1.3.4 India 17

1.3.5 Indonesia 18

1.3.6 New Zealand 18

1.3.8 Philippines 18

1.3.9 Singapore 18

1.3.10 Thailand 19

1.3.11 Vietnam 20

1.4 EUROPE 21

1.4.1 Belarus 21

1.4.2 Czech Republic 21

1.4.3 France 21

1.4.4 Germany 22

1.4.5 Ireland 24

1.4.6 Italy 24

1.4.7 Netherlands 24

1.4.8 Norway 25

1.4.9 Portugal 25

1.4.10 Russia 25

1.4.11 Spain 26

1.4.12 United Kingdom 28


1.5.1 Egypt 30

1.5.2 Jordan 30

1.5.3 Lebanon 30

1.5.4 Tunisia 30

1.5.5 United Arab Emirates 30

2. Company News 31

2.1 The a2 Milk Company 31

2.2 Abbott Laboratories 31

2.3 Arla Foods amba 32

2.4 Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited 32

2.5 Ausnutria Holding Co Limited 33

2.6 Australian Dairy Park Pty Ltd 34

2.7 Bega Cheese Limited 34

2.8 Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co 34

2.9 OAO Bellakt 34

2.10 Bellamy’s Organic 35

2.11 Biostime International Holdings Limited 35

2.12 Bright Food (Group) Co Ltd 36

2.13 Brilite Nutritionals (Shanghai) Co Limited 36

2.14 Bubs Australia Limited 36

2.15 Campbell Soup Company 36

2.16 Camperdown Dairy International Pty Limited 37

2.17 China Huishan Dairy Holding 37

2.18 China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation (Sinopharm) 37

2.19 DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH 37

2.20 Koninklijke DSM NV 37

2.21 Da Hortinha Alimentação Infantil Ltda 37

2.22 Dairy Crest Group plc 37

2.23 Danone 37

2.24 Detskiy Mir 38

2.25 Evolve BioSystems Inc 38

2.26 Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited 39

2.27 For Aisha 39

2.28 Freedom Foods Group Limited 39

2.29 Royal FrieslandCampina NV 39

2.30 Gourmetzinho Alimentos para Bebês Eireli 40

2.31 Hain Celestial Group Inc 40

2.32 Health and Happiness (H&H) International Holdings Limited 41

2.33 Hero Group 41

2.34 Hochdorf Holding Limited 41

2.35 Hochwald Foods GmbH 42

2.36 Kalbe Farma Tbk PT 42

2.37 Kraft Heinz 42

2.38 Groupe Lactalis 42

2.39 Little Dish 42

2.40 Mamma m’Ama Srl 42

2.41 Mead Johnson Nutrition Company 42

2.42 Meiji Holdings Co Limited 44

2.43 China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited 44

2.44 Morinaga Milk Industry Co Limited 44

2.45 Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Limited 45

2.46 Nature One Dairy Pty Limited 45

2.47 Nestlé SA 45

2.48 The New Zealand Dairy Company 45

2.49 OMIRA Oberland-Milchverwertung GmbH 46

2.50 Laboratorios Ordesa 46

2.53 Perrigo Company plc 46

2.54 Piccolo 46

2.55 Pigeon Corporation 46

2.56 Podravka dd 47

2.57 Pra-Pa-Pa Alimentos Ltda 47

2.58 Riverbend Foods LLC 47

2.59 Semente do Bem Alimentação Infantil Ltda 47

2.60 Silvia Henrique da Silva dos Santos 47

2.61 Synutra International Inc 47

2.62 Tiger Brands 47

2.63 TreeHouse Foods Inc 48

2.64 48

3. Appendix 49

3.1 About GlobalData 49

3.2 Disclaimer 49

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