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Baby Food in Israel - New Report Available

Recently published research from Euromonitor International, "Baby Food in Israel", is now available at Fast Market Research


Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/08/2014 -- In April 2013 the Ministry of Health held a tender for supplying milk formulas in governmental hospitals. In each hospital, two milk formulas were selected. By the end of the tender, Promedico Ltd with Similac won in hospitals corresponding to 78% of child births, Osem Food Industries Ltd with Materna won in hospitals corresponding to 69% of births, and finally Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd with Nutrilon reached 52% of births. The purpose of the tender is to allow fair competition among formula suppliers, with the perception that the formula given in hospitals to new-born babies will later be used in the follow-up stages.

Competitive Landscape

Osem Food Industries dominates the category, holding a value share of 54%. Its most senior brand is Materna, most associated with milk formulas. The Materna brand is used for a large variety of products. Osem uses the slogan "All the professionalism of Materna, all the experience of Gerber" in an attempt to increase its value share, relying on the Materna brand name. In 2013 Materna invested in maintaining its share by launching campaigns and changing packaging. Furthermore, in May 2013 Materna was ordered by a court to donate thousands of units to charity.

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Industry Prospects

Euromonitor International expects the milk formula supplying issue to stand in the future legislative agenda. Hospitals are expected to encourage more breast feeding in future law, while currently hospitals tend to encourage formulas first. Later on the competition is expected to stand on fairer ground, because tenders will take place on an annual basis. In addition, supervision regarding products' nutritional values is expected to remain strict, following the past scandal of Remedia, which in 2003 resulted in babies' deaths due to a lack of key ingredients, and the formula had to be withdrawn.

Report Overview

Discover the latest market trends and uncover sources of future market growth for the Baby Food industry in Israel with research from Euromonitor's team of in-country analysts.

Find hidden opportunities in the most current research data available, understand competitive threats with our detailed market analysis, and plan your corporate strategy with our expert qualitative analysis and growth projections.

If you're in the Baby Food industry in Israel, our research will save you time and money while empowering you to make informed, profitable decisions.

The Baby Food in Israel market research report includes:

- Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
- Detailed segmentation of international and local products
- Historic volumes and values, company and brand market shares
- Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
- Robust and transparent market research methodology, conducted in-country

Our market research reports answer questions such as:

- What is the market size of Baby Food in Israel?
- What are the major brands in Israel?
- How are latest breastfeeding rates impacting retail performance?
- Are government initiatives to promote breastfeeding constraining market performance?
- What are market opportunities for higher priced functional, organic and ethically sourced baby food?

Reasons to Get this Report

- Gain competitive intelligence about market leaders
- Track key industry trends, opportunities and threats
- Inform your marketing, brand, strategy and market development, sales and supply functions

Product coverage: Dried Baby Food, Milk Formula, Other Baby Food, Prepared Baby Food.

Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

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