Exploring Saudi Arabia
Is it the right climate for nutritional health products?
As a country with a ferociously hot climate, Saudi Arabia relies heavily on imports to maintain its food supplies. The country also faces a looming demographic imbalance, in which a top-heavy population can rely less and less on the resources and tax revenues of the young. Saudi now has to cope with a rapidly accumulating burden of disease related to population aging, westernised diets and more sedentary lifestyles. Sharp increases in cardiovascular disease, cancer, arthritis and other age-associated conditions, as well as surging levels of obesity and diabetes all give cause for alarm. Around 57% of men and 61% of women in Saudi are considered overweight or obese and around 3.8 million adults in the region are living with diabetes.
How Paediatricians and GPs revealed key insights to help develop a science story for a child nutritional supplement
Our client needed to develop a science story in order to increase uptake for their child nutritional supplement. Research was required in order to define the patient target, frame the challenge of growth delays to be an effective call to action, articulate objectives for the product and the best way to express its value proposition.
Webcast: Rich in potential - Exploring the opportunity for nutritionals in emerging markets
A shift to preventative health has seen nutritionals emerge as a rapidly developing area in recent years. But while growth begins to level off in more established territories, attention is turning to emerging markets. Join Research Partnership's emerging market experts Paul Reed and Kira Pillai for our upcoming live webinar ‘Rich in potential: Exploring the opportunity for nutritionals in emerging markets’ in which they will explore the challenges and opportunities for the nutritionals sector in some of the world’s fastest growing markets.
Nutrition Market in Brazil: Growth Against the Odds
Published in eyeforpharma June 2017 by Marc Yates
Until the recession of 2014, Brazil saw a sustained period of strong growth in the functional foods and nutritional supplements market, albeit from a low base. The wealth gap was closing and a burgeoning, better-educated middle class with a rising disposable income was increasingly interested in nutrition products, both as lifestyle accessory and aid to healthier, longer lives.
Making sense of Nutraceuticals in China
Published in eyeforpharma February 2017 by Marc Yates
The Chinese nutraceutical market is considered the third largest in the world after the US and Japan, or the fourth largest if Europe is counted as a single market. Despite strong fundamentals and high rates of annual growth, though, the Chinese market remains some way from realizing its true potential. Its evolution is muddied by ambiguities around what nutraceuticals actually are and how they should be managed. The result has been polarization between over-zealous regulation of so-called health foods, and a grey market where products have skirted approval procedures through questionable positioning or by exploiting alternative channels such as cross-border e-commerce.