Now Available: Slovenia Food & Drink Report Q4 2014

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Oct 24 2014

While macroeconomic data indicates that Slovenian economy is finally exiting recession, household consumption is expected to remain curtailed by elevated unemployment levels and slow wage growth. Benefit cuts will continue to weigh down discretionary spending, with prices of certain goods rising following the mid-2013 implementation of higher value-added tax rates. As a result, we forecast a very modest growth in Slovenian food and drink market to 2018.

Headline Industry Data

* Food consumption (local currency) growth (year-on-year, y-o-y) in 2014: +0.2%; compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to 2018: +1.0%
* Per capita food consumption (local currency) growth (y-o-y) in 2014: -0.0%; CAGR to 2018: +0.8%.
* Alcoholic drinks value (local currency) sales growth (y-o-y) in 2014: +1.2%; CAGR to 2018: +1.9%
* Soft drinks value (local currency) sales growth (y-o-y) in 2014: +1.8%; CAGR to 2018: +2.8%
* Total mass grocery retail value (local currency) sales growth (y-o-y) in 2014: +2.6%; CAGR to 2018: +4.2%

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Key Company Trends

In June 2014, Slovenia-based fruit and vegetable processor Rastoder entered a cooperation deal worth between EUR70mn (USD95mn) and EUR100mn (USD135mn) with Croatian retailer Agrokor. Under the terms of the agreement, Rastoder's high-quality products will be made available for the same or lesser price to Agrokor customers.

Agrokor Closing In On Mercator Purchase

Slovenia's food retailers have, by and large, not been able to avoid the severe challenges faced by so many food and drink companies operating in the Balkan region. Slovenia's leading food retailer Mercator, which has a strong presence in the Balkans, saw its share price decline by nearly 70% between late 2011 and late 2013. This was a company with seemingly exciting prospects in the region, as it expanded beyond its core domestic base into markets such as Croatia and Serbia. Organised retail here was still fairly underdeveloped, and the opportunities on offer, while exciting...

The Slovenia Food & Drink Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts for food and drink expenditure, consumption, sales, and imports/exports and forecasts for the mass grocery retail sector. The report also includes analyses of major regulatory developments, the background macroeconomic outlook and competitive landscape comparing national and multinational companies by leading products and services, sales, investments, partners and expansion strategies.

BMI's Slovenia Food & Drink Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the food and drink industry and the mass grocery retail market in Slovenia.

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