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Europe Food & Beverage Sectors : A Company and Industry Analysis (August 2008) Product Image

Europe Food & Beverage Sectors : A Company and Industry Analysis (August 2008)

  • Published: August 2008
  • Region: Europe
  • 36 pages
  • Mergent

This report updates the previous European food and beverage report, focusing on the markets in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom
Current Environment - Key Points
- In the first half of 2008, the sector experienced weaker sales and profit growth against a backdrop of sharp rises in commodity, oil and energy prices, as well as rising inflation and interest rates
- Food manufacturers in Europe faced significant headwinds from high raw material prices which squeezed margins
European food and beverage (F&B) companies reported slower sales and profitability growth in the first half of 2008, as demand eased slightly
- The F&B stock market was sluggish over the six months from January 3, to May 16, 2008, with investors bailing out of the market
- Most leading companies reported mixed financial results in the second half of 2007 and the first quarter of 2008
- Merger and acquisition activity in Europe maintained its momentum over the last six months, albeit slower, highlighting F&B companies- abilities to push ahead with plans to expand

Industry Profile - Key Points
- The value of EU F&B exports and imports rose in 2007 READ MORE >

Current Environment - Sector Overview - Sector Performance - Leading Companies - Merger and Acquisition Activity Industry Profile - Industry Size and Value - Industry Focus - Research and Development - Policy and Regulatory Environment Market Trends and Outlook - Health-oriented Sugar and Confectionery Gains Popularity - Food Costs Continue to Rise - Market Outlook Country Profiles - Denmark - France - Germany - Italy - Spain - United Kingdom Currency Conversion Table The Scope of This Report Key References Comparative Data Reports Coverage

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