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    Future Directions for the Global Functional Foods Market

    Author: Leatherhead Food Research Published: October 2014

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    Growth within the global functional foods market has been hampered in recent years by the economic recession, which has caused many consumers to switch to cheaper groceries. The situation in Europe has not been helped by changes to the regulatory framework regarding health claims, which has increased the onus on manufacturers to provide more robust scientific research backing up the benefits offered by their products. Nevertheless, the global market continues to grow, with sales having increased in the US in particular of late. Much of this has been driven by more people seeking out functional foods to address nutritional deficiencies, in place of dietary supplements.

    Future Directions for the Global Functional Foods Market updates Leatherhead’s ongoing research of the functional foods market. The report reviews sales of functional foods in the world’s key markets in areas such as anti-ageing and digestive, heart and bone health, as well as discussing consumer attitudes towards functional foods in the UK. The report also discusses recent regulatory developments, industry structure and trends in new product activity.


    • Overview of the global functional foods market
    • Analysis of changing consumer attitudes towards functional foods and beverages
    • Analysis of the industry’s major players and their brands
    • Review of recent new product activity
    • Discussion of future strategic directions

    Helping you to

    • Analyse the dynamics of the global functional foods industry
    • Assess consumer perceptions of functional foods
    • Understand trends in new product activity
    • Gain insights into future industry directions


    Leatherhead Food Research


    Contains 190 pages and over 50 tables and figures.  

    The report contains an overview of the global functional foods market, with information presented for the following major countries:

    • UK
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • US
    • Japan
    • Australia

    The report focuses upon a number of different product sectors, major examples of which include bakery goods, dairy products, confectionery, cereal products, snacks, fats and oils, soya products and soft drinks. The report then analyses the global market broken down by the following health outcomes:
    • Anti-ageing
    • Bone health
    • Energy/mood enhancing
    • Gut health
    • Heart/cardiovascular health
    • Immune function
    • Weight management

    Also included in the report is a discussion of global health and socio-demographic patterns, as well as an analysis of the major industry suppliers and recent new product activity, an update of latest regulatory developments and the results of a UK survey into consumer attitudes exclusive to Leatherhead Food Research.

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