Summary Consumer behaviour in South Korea has changed over the past two decades as the country's wealth and status has grown. The country is also becoming more middle class. As affluence has become more widespread, it has produced strong demand for sophisticated quality goods and imported foods, especially as domestic production has declined. This increase in the size of middle class is causing an expansion in the number of potential baby food consumers as products become more affordable to a larger group of people. Korean mothers have recently been keen to try and use imported brands such as Aptamil and Holle, which have a good reputation, although these brands are not available in the major retail outlets and have to be mostly purchased from abroad via the Internet.
Key Findings - The decline in the number of births in 2013 and 2014 brought about a corresponding drop in consumption. Overall consumption rose by only 1.4% between 2008 and 2014.
- Cereals and dry meals constitute the second largest category but volumes have declined in the face of growing competition from ready-to-eat baby meals.
- Multinational representation is very low in South Korea, due mainly to the supremacy of the two leading domestic suppliers, Maeil and Namyang.
- Small-scale outlets remain important but have been losing share to the hypermarket/supermarket and convenience store sector, which accounts for the majority of baby food sales.
Synopsis “Baby Food in South Korea” is an analytical report by Canadean which provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the South Korea market.
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- Consumption data based upon a unique combination of industry research, fieldwork, market sizing work and our in-house expertise to offer extensive data about the trends and dynamics affecting the industry.
- Detailed profile of the companies operating and new companies considering entry in the industry along with their key focus product sectors.
- Market profile of the various product sectors with the key features and developments, segmentation, per capita trends and the various manufacturers and brands.
- Overview of baby food retailing with a mention of the major retailers in the country along with the distribution channel.
- Future projections considering various trends which are likely to affect the industry.
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Baby Food in South Korea by Mintel Market Sizes provides you with annual year-end market size data, most recently updated in 2018. This comprises packaged dry and liquid products designed specifically for babies/infants. It includes: baby formula and growing up milk; other drinks, biscuits/rusks/snacks; cereals; fruit...
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• Aug 2017
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Summary The baby food market experienced negative growth in South Korea. The decline in number of births in 2013, 2014, and 2016 brought about a corresponding drop in baby food consumption. Overall consumption fell by 5.5% and retail sales increased by 13.6% in current price terms and 2.1% at constant prices between 2010 and 2016....
Summary Baby Food in South Korea industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2011-15, and forecast to 2020). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures...