Diet Foods: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 6, 2010
Diet foods are generally consumed for the purpose of altering body fat composition and losing weight. These foods are sold under various names, which essentially signify the underlying characteristics, such as sugar-free, low-fat, low-calorie, zero-calorie, no-sugar, or no fat.
Currently, there are about 1.6 billion people worldwide who weigh more than their ideal weight. Overweight and obesity issues are not just restricted to the affluent western world but are also increasingly seeping into the developing countries, as these countries witness rapid economic development and urbanization. Moreover, consumers across almost all the regions worldwide, including Europeans, Americas and Asians, are increasingly becoming health conscious. In the wake of growing concern about health and food safety, consumers have started to evaluate their dietary options, and have become particularly conscious about the foods that make up their diet.
Europe dominates the world diet foods market as stated by the new market research report on diet foods market. One of the largest European markets for diet foods is the UK, where distinction between mainstream food products and diet foods is fast disappearing, as consumers increasingly purchase low-fat and low-calorie benefit products as normal products. An ageing population is one of the key factors driving this trend, as people aged over 50 years are most likely to prefer healthy food products.
Asia-Pacific represents the fastest growing market for diet foods. Obesity is emerging as a major concern in several countries in the Asia-Pacific region, especially those that have been witnessing significant economic growth in recent years. With incidence of stroke, heart diseases and diabetes on a rise in several Asian countries, partly due to unhealthy diets and a more westernized lifestyle, more and more Asians are turning to low-fat, low-sugar, or no-fat, no-sugar products. This trend favors the region's diet foods market, which outpaces growth in all other geographic markets.
Key players profiled in the report include Alpro (UK) Ltd., Arla Foods, ASDA Group, Ltd., Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., Dairy Crest Group, Plc, H.J. Heinz Company, J Sainsbury PLC, Kraft Foods, Inc., Müller Dairy (UK) Limited, Nestlé USA, Inc., PepsiCo Inc., Premier Foods Plc, Quaker Oats, Ltd., R&R Ice Cream Ltd., Streamline Foods Limited, The Hain Celestial Group, The J.M. Smucker Company, Unilever PLC, United Biscuits (UK) Limited, and Weight Watchers International, Inc. among others.
The report titled "Diet Foods: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, technological overview, product launches, and recent industry activity. The study analyzes market data and analytics in terms of value for regions including The United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World.
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