Baby Nutrition Insights: Issue 38

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"Baby Nutrition Insights: Issue 38", 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 October- December 2018 period. Market News includes: in Canada, Love Child Organics has brought out organic meals comprised of fruit and vegetable purees with quinoa and acerola; in the USA Nestlé is testing a range of fresh organic baby meals in an exclusive deal with Walmart; in Australia the market leaders in the baby food sector are facing growing competition; the Chinese infant formula category is continuing to move upmarket; in Indonesia Kalbe Farma has moved into the meals category ; Aldi’s Austrian Hofer subsidiary has introduced Zurück zum Ursprung (Back to the Source) name, emphasizing organic ingredients, and local and transparent sourcing; Lactalis has re-entered the French market; in Ireland the leading manufacturers are facing increased competition from smaller players; Nestle has relaunched its cereals range in Norway; Russia’s Progress Foods has launched cream soups; in Spain Danone has added new milks and cereals; In the UK For Aisha is launching a range of vegan halal meals. In Company News, this issue provides information on the latest merger and acquisition activity, as well as providing financial results for multinational and local players, reporting on production expansion in the infant formula sector, and providing an insight into new joint ventures and partnerships.

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.


– Australia: Nestlé has now launched its own A2 protein infant formula, Nan A2, which will initially be sold via Coles and online outlets. The product is sold in first, second and third stage variants.

– Serbia: The government is promoting slogans to encourage families to have more children. A wave of emigration and a total fertility rate of just 1.5 have seen the number of births and the total population decline.

– United Kingdom: Arla has launched its Baby & Me organic range onto the UK market via a direct-to-consumer business model, which will allow parents to purchase the products directly from the Arla website or via Amazon.

– Synlait’s second stage Munchkin Grass Fed formula is now on the US market. The company has resubmitted its application for the first stage formula to the FDA with additional supporting evidence.

– Spring Sheep Milk has signed a memorandum of understanding with Korean company Lotte Pasteur, part of which will see the launch of a sheep’s milk growing-up formula on the South Korean market.

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
Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited
AuMake International Limited
Ausnutria Holding Co Limited
Baby Food Factory
Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co
Bubs Australia Limited
China Animal Husbandry Group
Chonqing Taicheng Holdings
DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH
Koninklijke DSM NV
DANA Dairy Group
Feihe International Inc
Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited
Goodforgrowth GmbH
Good Goût
Hain Celestial Group Inc
Health & Happiness (H&H) International Holdings Limited
Kalbe Farma Tbk PT
Kendal Nutricare
Kraft Heinz
Groupe Lactalis
Laïta PGC
Little Dish Co Ltd
Little Freddie
Little Spoon
Meiji Holdings Co Ltd
China Mengniu Dairy
Company Limited
Mexico Bien Alimentado
Nesvizh Baby Food Plant
Nestlé SA
New Zealand
New Milk
Once Upon a Farm LLC
Pigeon Corporation
Podravka dd
AO Progress
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc
Shanghai Baby-friendly Business Services Co Ltd
Spring Sheep Milk Co
Synutra International Inc
Tiger Brands
Westland Milk Products
Yamo AG

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Market News



1.2.1 Canada

1.2.2 Mexico

1.2.3 USA


1.3.1 Australia

1.3.2 China

1.3.3 Hong Kong

1.3.4 India

1.3.5 Indonesia

1.3.6 Japan

1.3.7 New Zealand

1.3.8 South Korea

1.3.9 Taiwan

1.3.10 Vietnam


1.4.1 Austria

1.4.2 Belgium

1.4.3 France

1.4.4 Germany

1.4.5 Ireland

1.4.6 Italy

1.4.7 Netherlands

1.4.8 Poland

1.4.9 Portugal

1.4.10 Russia

1.4.11 Serbia

1.4.12 Spain

1.4.13 Sweden

1.4.14 Switzerland

1.4.15 United Kingdom


1.5.1 Africa

1.5.2 Kenya

1.5.3 South Africa

1.5.4 Syria

2. Company News

2.1 The a2 Milk Company

2.2 Abbott Laboratories

2.3 Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited

2.4 AuMake International Limited

2.5 Ausnutria Holding Co Limited

2.6 Baby Food Factory

2.7 Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co

2.9 Bubs Australia Limited

2.10 China Animal Husbandry Group

2.11 Chonqing Taicheng Holdings

2.12 DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH

2.13 Koninklijke DSM NV

2.14 DANA Dairy Group

2.15 Danone

2.16 Feihe International Inc

2.17 Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited

2.18 Goodforgrowth GmbH

2.19 Good Goût

2.20 Hain Celestial Group Inc

2.21 Health & Happiness (H&H) International Holdings Limited

2.25 Kalbe Farma Tbk PT

2.26 Kendal Nutricare

2.27 Kraft Heinz

2.28 Groupe Lactalis

2.29 Laïta PGC

2.30 Little Dish Co Ltd

2.31 Little Freddie

2.32 Little Spoon

2.33 Meiji Holdings Co Ltd

2.34 China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited

2.35 Mexico Bien Alimentado, SAPI de CV

2.36 Nesvizh Baby Food Plant

2.37 Nestlé SA

2.38 New Zealand New Milk

2.39 Once Upon a Farm LLC

2.41 Pigeon Corporation

2.42 Podravka dd

2.43 AO Progress

2.44 Reckitt Benckiser Group plc

2.45 Shanghai Baby-friendly Business Services Co Ltd


2.47 Spring Sheep Milk Co

2.48 Synlait

2.49 Synutra International Inc

2.50 Tiger Brands

2.51 Westland Milk Products

2.52 Yamo AG

3. Appendix

3.1 About GlobalData

3.2 Disclaimer


List of Tables

Table 1: China: Prices of Leading Brands in Lower Tier Cities, 2018

Table 2: China: Infant Formula Brands approved by the SAMR, October-December, 2018

Table 3: China: Special Formula Brands approved by the SAMR, October-December, 2018

Table 4: South Korea: Specifications for Additive Levels in Infant Formula and Other Baby Food, 2018

Table 5: Germany: Baby Food Market Development, 2017-2018

Table 6: Abbott Laboratories: Financial Highlights, Third Quarter 2017 & 2018

Table 7: Danone: Financial Highlights, First Three Quarters 2017 & 2018

Table 8: Nestlé: Financial Highlights, First Three Quarters 2017 & 2018


List of Figures

Figure 1: Knowledge of Infant Formula Ingredients in Seven Key Markets, 2018

Figure 2: Purchasing Criteria for Infant Formula in Seven Key Markets, 2018

Figure 3: Global Purchasing Criteria for Growing-up Milks, 2018

Figure 4: USA: Infant Formula Trends, 2018

Figure 5: Australia: Baby Food Sales by Category, 2017 & 2018

Figure 6: Australia: Leading Manufacturers of Baby Food, 2018

Figure 7: Australia: Finger Food Sales by Segment, 2017 & 2018

Figure 8: China: Infant Formula Sales by Price Segment %, 2016-2018

Figure 9: China: Purchasing Criteria for Infant Formula, 2018

Figure 10: New Zealand: Adherence to Nutritional Guidelines among Infants Aged 0-12 Months

Figure 11: UK: Infant Formula Brand Shares, % Value 2017 & 2018

Figure 12: UK: Trends in Sales of Baby Meals & Cereals, 2017 & 2018

Figure 13: UK: Leading Brands of Finger Food, 2017 & 2018

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