Baby Nutrition Insights: Issue 36

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"Baby Nutrition Insights: Issue 36", 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 2018 period. Market News includes: in Brazil, Nestlé is struggling due to adverse market conditions; Casa Luker is a new competitor in the Colombian meals category; baby milks manufacturers report positive growth in China; the Japanese authorities have established standards for liquid infant formulae as a precursor to permitting them to be marketed in the country; in South Korea The a2 Milk Company is to begin distributing its A2 Platinum infant formula via Yuhan Corporation; in France, organic products are buoyant in a stagnant overall market; in Italy, Danone’s Mellin subsidiary has launched a raft of new products; Portuguese parents are buying baby food more frequently; in Russia the market has begun to pick up; Nestlé has introduced an organic infant milk in the UK; Hochdorf is targeting a number of markets in the Middle East and Africa with products from its Pharmalys subsidiary. In Company News, this issue provides part year financial results for multinational and local players, reports on production expansion in the infant formula sector, and provides an insight into new joint ventures and partnerships, as well as merger and acquisition activity.

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.


– Danone’s turnover in the first quarter of 2018 rose by 10.8% to €6.09 billion (US$7.43 billion). Like-for-like sales (excluding exchange rate variations and changes of scope such as the WhiteWave acquisition) were up by just 4.9%.

– In the baby & toddler baby food division, Hero company reports a strong performance for Organix in the UK and Beech-Nut in the US, and for both Semper and Organix in Nordic countries. Growth in the baby & toddler milks business was largely attributable to a recovery of its sales in China.

– Spanish organic baby meals supplier Smileat has recently entered the Hong Kong market; its meals in jars are sold via the City Super chain.

– Australian Consolidated Milk has made a deal with Bellamy’s. Under the agreement, Bellamy’s will source organic milk from Australian Consolidated Milk, which has been developing its own organic milk pool since 2016.

Reasons to Buy

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

– Analyse the current and forecast market position of the brands to identify the best opportunities to exploit.

– 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
Adecoagro SA
Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited
Ausnutria Holding Co Limited
Australian Consolidated Milk Pty Ltd
BKW Unternehmungsbeteiligungsgesellschaft
Bega Cheese Limited
Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co
Bellamy’s Organic
Bodco Limited
Brands & Vision
Bubs Australia Limited
Campbell Soup Company
Chubby Cheeks Organics
Koninklijke DSM NV
Detskiy Mir
Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited
Royal FrieslandCampina NV
GreenSpace Brands Inc
Hain Celestial Group Inc
Happy Valley Milk
Harbin Prince Dairy Products Industry Co Ltd
Health & Happiness (H&H) International Holdings Limited
Hochdorf Holding Limited
Industrias Lacteas Asturianas S.A
Isigny Sainte Mère
Jatenergy Ltd
Kalbe Farma Tbk PT
Kendal Nutricare
The Kids Food Co
Kraft Heinz
Groupe Lactalis
Lakeland Dairies
Little Freddie Co Ltd
Maloritskiy Konservniy Kombinat
Meilu Dairy
China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited
Mother Hen
Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Limited
Nestlé SA
Niche Dairy
Olymel SEC/LP
Organic Dairy Farmers of Australia
Pigeon Corporation
Pip & Pear
Podravka dd
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc
Saputo Inc
Shaanxi Hengsheng Dairy Co. Ltd.
Shanxi Ya Shili Dairy Industry Co. Ltd.
Smileat SL
Synutra International Inc
Thai Union
Tiger Brands
Wattle Health Australia Limited
Wissun International Nutrition Group Co Ltd
Yamo AG

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Market News 6



1.2.1 Brazil 7

1.2.2 Canada 7

1.2.3 Chile 7

1.2.4 Colombia 7

1.2.5 Costa Rica 8

1.2.6 El Salvador 8

1.2.7 Guatemala 8

1.2.8 Honduras 8

1.2.9 Mexico 8

1.2.10 Nicaragua 8

1.2.11 Panama 9

1.2.12 USA 9


1.3.1 Australia 11

1.3.2 China 11

1.3.3 Hong Kong 13

1.3.4 India 13

1.3.5 Indonesia 13

1.3.6 Japan 13

1.3.7 Myanmar 14

1.3.8 New Zealand 14

1.3.9 Singapore 14

1.3.10 South Korea 14

1.3.11 Taiwan 14

1.3.12 Thailand 14

1.4 EUROPE 15

1.4.1 Austria 15

1.4.2 Belarus 15

1.4.3 Denmark 15

1.4.4 European Union 15

1.4.5 France 15

1.4.6 Germany 15

1.4.7 Ireland 17

1.4.8 Italy 17

1.4.9 Kazakhstan 18

1.4.10 Netherlands 18

1.4.11 Portugal 18

1.4.12 Romania 18

1.4.13 Russia 18

1.4.14 Spain 19

1.4.15 United Kingdom 20


1.5.1 Algeria 23

1.5.2 Angola 23

1.5.3 Bahrain 23

1.5.4 Cameroon 23

1.5.5 Dubai 23

1.5.6 Guinea-Bissau 23

1.5.7 Iraq 23

1.5.8 Lebanon 23

1.5.9 Mauritania 23

1.5.10 Mozambique 23

1.5.11 Nigeria 23

1.5.12 São Tomé e Principe 24

1.5.13 Saudi Arabia 24

1.5.14 South Africa 24

1.5.15 Syria 24

1.5.16 Turkey 24

1.5.17 West Africa 24

2. Company News 25

2.1 The a2 Milk Company 25

2.2 Abbott Laboratories 25

2.3 Adecoagro SA 26

2.4 Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited 26

2.5 Ausnutria Holding Co Limited 27

2.6 Australian Consolidated Milk Pty Ltd 27

2.7 BKW Unternehmungsbeteiligungsgesellschaft 27

2.8 Bega Cheese Limited 27

2.9 Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co 28

2.10 Bellamy’s Organic 28

2.11 Bimbosan 28

2.12 Bodco Limited 28

2.13 Brands & Vision 28

2.14 Bubs Australia Limited 29

2.15 Campbell Soup Company 29

2.16 Chubby Cheeks Organics 29

2.17 Koninklijke DSM NV 29

2.18 Danone 30

2.19 Detskiy Mir 31

2.20 Feihe 31

2.21 Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited 31

2.22 Royal FrieslandCampina NV 31

2.23 GreenSpace Brands Inc 32

2.24 Hain Celestial Group Inc 32

2.25 Happy Valley Milk 32

2.26 Harbin Prince Dairy Products Industry Co Ltd 32

2.27 Health & Happiness (H&H) International Holdings Limited 32

2.29 Hochdorf Holding Limited 33

2.30 Industrias Lacteas Asturianas, S.A 34

2.31 Isigny Sainte Mère 34

2.32 Jatenergy Ltd 34

2.33 Kalbe Farma Tbk PT 35

2.34 Kendal Nutricare 35

2.35 The Kids Food Co 35

2.36 Kraft Heinz 35

2.37 Groupe Lactalis 35

2.38 Lakeland Dairies 36

2.39 Little Freddie Co Ltd 36

2.40 Maloritskiy Konservniy Kombinat 36

2.41 Meilu Dairy 36

2.42 China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited 36

2.43 Mother Hen 37

2.44 Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Limited 37

2.45 Nestlé SA 37

2.46 Niche Dairy 38

2.47 Olymel SEC/LP 38

2.48 Organic Dairy Farmers of Australia 38

2.51 Pigeon Corporation 39

2.52 Pip & Pear 39

2.53 Podravka dd 39

2.54 Reckitt Benckiser Group plc 39

2.55 Saputo Inc 40

2.57 Shaanxi Hengsheng Dairy Co., Ltd. 40

2.58 Shanxi Ya Shili Dairy Industry Co., Ltd. 40

2.59 Smileat SL 41

2.60 SODIAAL 41

2.61 Synlait 41

2.62 Synutra International Inc 41

2.63 Thai Union 41

2.64 Tiger Brands 42

2.65 Wattle Health Australia Limited 42

2.66 Wissun International Nutrition Group Co Ltd 43

2.67 Yamo AG 43

2.68 Yumi 43

3. Appendix 44

3.1 About GlobalData 44

3.2 Disclaimer 44

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