BMI View: Slow recovery in the economic outlook for Italy over the next two years will also dampen the
country's consumer outlook over the near term. Despite weaker economic growth, Italy's food and drink
industry benefits from a high food spending culture. Premiumisa ..."
Soft drinks declined with all major categories suffering losses as a result of the wet, unsettled weather conditions particularly in June which depressed consumer demand. PL products outperformed the market during the quarter while total so ..."
All-time record heat in Italy has boosted the beer market, particularly the outdoor consumption. The innovation with the local ingredients also helped in the increase of beer market. The specialty and craft beers are more preferred which is ben ..."
BMI View: Italy's food and drink industry will gradually improve over 2016 and 2017, with growth
stemming from a continued economic recovery, low inflation and high levels of consumer confidence. The
country's large ageing population will increase demand for tradition ..."
Sales of soft drinks declined very marginally, with losses across most major categories again off-set by gains in packaged water, driven in particular by the strong performance of still variants in modern retail. In Q1-16 alcoholic drinks d ..."
BMI View: Italy's consumer outlook will gradually improve over 2016 and 2017, with growth stemming
from the recovery of economic conditions. The country's large ageing population will drive demand for
traditional foods, while the growth convenience, such as frozen foo ..."
In Q4-15, sales of soft drinks overall grew compared to a year ago with packaged water playing a key role, however a number of categories registered a decline. Wines benefited from increased consumer spending during the Christmas period. Increa ..."
BMI View: Our consumer outlook for Italy will continue to brighten over the next quarters, with household
spending supported by low inflation levels and employment growth. As a result, sales of food and drink will
return to positive territory. Nonetheless, we caution ..."
Some of the key trends noted across Italy include: consumers starting to watch their sugar intake especially in western markets where low calorie variants are taking share, or consumers moving towards packaged water and flavoured waters; fruit ..."
SummaryThe Italian economy continues its fragile recovery. GDP growth was mainly driven by increased consumer spending, above all in the durable goods sector. Unemployment rose but is showing the first signs of improvement. Consumer prices declined slightly on ..."