Fresh Food Market Research: Japan, Mexico and India Reports now offers "Fresh Food in Japan", "Fresh Food in India" and "Fresh Food in Mexico" market research reports in its store.

DALLAS, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With the Japanese population likely to continue to decline over the medium term, sales of fresh food will continue to decline. Add to this the greater reliance on processed foods for both elderly and younger consumer groups and the Japanese fresh food industry is in line for a period of continued change. In Mexico, fresh food is expected to recover during the forecast period as production bounces back from the 2011 drought and prices stabilize. Growth will be faster than that seen in the review period, with fruits and vegetables seeing the strongest increases. In India, with growing economic prosperity, along with the urban population enjoying increased disposable incomes, greater availability and access, demand for exotic fruits and vegetables is on the rise.


The reports "Fresh Food in Japan" (, "Fresh Food in Mexico" ( and "Fresh Food in India" ( individually offer Product coverage for : Eggs, Fish and Seafood, Fruits, Meat, Nuts, Pulses, Starchy Roots, Sugar and Sweeteners and Vegetables whereas Data coverage includes  Market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data.

In part linked to health and wellness, Japanese consumers continue to have heightened sensitivity to health concerns revolving around fresh food. Most notably the Fukushima nuclear incident continues to have an influence on consumers' confidence over a range of fresh food products, so too have protracted issues with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE or "mad cow disease") in the national cattle herds as well as salmonella in eggs and poultry. Whilst the risk in many cases might be considered low, any health threat has a tendency to be covered somewhat sensationally in the national press and television, which tends to have a deep and long-lasting effect on consumption. Buy a copy of the report Fresh Food in Japan @

Mexicans still consume the majority of fresh food in the home, which is less expensive than eating out at restaurants. As such, the distribution of fresh food is led by retail sales over foodservice and industrial sales. Within retail sales, open markets, classified as other grocery retailers, lead retail fresh food distribution in Mexico because many Mexican consumers believe that open markets offer fresher foods than other types of retailers. Additionally, shopping in open markets remains a strong cultural tradition for many Mexicans. Order a copy of the report Fresh Food in Mexico @

In India, modern retail continued to develop significantly towards the end of the review period. Many big players such as Big Bazaar, Star Bazaar, Reliance Fresh, Food World, Food Bazaar, Spencer's and Auchan are already present across India's major and second-tier cities. After a great deal of debate, the government of India finally made a move to open up the market further to foreign players by permitting 51% foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and 100% FDI in single-brand retail in 2012, thus providing greater opportunities for modern retail to grow. These large modern retail stores, such as supermarkets and hypermarkets, are slowly eating into the share of traditional distribution channels due to the combined effects of ongoing urbanisation, retailer upgrades, lifestyle changes and better household refrigeration facilities. The bigger players are setting up warehouses and cold storage chains in order to better procure and store fresh food products and reduce wastage. Indian consumers are getting used to doing their grocery shopping once a week, with hypermarkets proving to be the ideal one-stop shopping solution. Urban Indian consumers are moving towards big distributors like hypermarkets and supermarkets where they expect better-quality food and a better service, albeit with higher prices. This is only likely to increase further over the coming years as more hypermarkets and supermarkets open and better cold storage facilities allow these players to reduce wastage and increase the quality of fresh food available to Indian consumers. Get your copy of this report @

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