July 18, 2006 at 12:00 PM EDT
Use the Latest Retail Sales to Identify the Sectors Driving Growth in The US Pasta Industry

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c39601) has announced the addition of Pasta in the United States to their offering.

Our Pasta in the United States report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data (2000-2005), allowing you to identify the factors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market - be they new product developments, distribution or pricing issues. Forecasts to 2010 illustrate how the market is set to change.

Product coverage: canned/preserved pasta, chilled/fresh pasta, dried pasta

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

Why buy this report?

-- Get a detailed picture of the pasta industry

-- Pinpoint trends and identify factors driving change

-- Understand the competitive environment, the market's major players and leading brands

-- Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop

With a network of over 600 analysts worldwide, we have a unique capability to develop reliable information resources to help drive informed strategic planning.

Topics Covered:

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2. MARKET BACKGROUND
- 2.1 Food Consumption
- 2.2 Foodservice Trends
- 2.3 Health and Wellness

3. PACKAGED FOOD RETAIL SALES
- 3.1 Market Performance
- 3.2 Key Trends and Developments
- 3.3 Competitive Environment
- 3.4 Leading Company Profile - Campbell Soup Company
- 3.5 Leading Company Profile - ConAgra Foods Inc
- 3.6 Leading Company Profile - Dean Foods Company
- 3.7 Leading Company Profile - General Mills Inc
- 3.8 Leading Company Profile - The Hershey Company
- 3.9 Leading Company Profile - Kellogg Co
- 3.10 Leading Company Profile - Kraft Foods Inc
- 3.11 Leading Company Profile - Mars Inc
- 3.12 Leading Company Profile - PepsiCo Inc
- 3.13 Leading Company Profile - Sara Lee Corp
- 3.14 Foodservice Companies/Divisions
- 3.15 Retail Distribution
- 3.16 Retailer Activity and Private Label Trends
- 3.17 Forecast Market Performance

4. PASTA
- 4.1 Sector Performance
- 4.2 New Product Developments

5. DEFINITIONS

Summary

Year 2005 sales

The US packaged food market is projected to grow in current value terms in 2005. Products offering convenience, such as snack bars, meal replacement products and chilled processed food, are expected to drive growth. Health claims are predicted to boost sales of olive oil and yoghurt. Despite high fuel prices and an environment of modest economic growth, consumers are continuing to purchase packaged foods that offer added convenience, even if they cost more.

Companies Mentioned Include:

- Kraft Foods Inc - PepsiCo Inc - Nestle SA - ConAgra Foods Inc - General Mills Inc - Unilever Group - Kellogg Co - Dean Foods Co - Hershey Co, The - Mars Inc - Campbell Soup Co - Sara Lee Corp - Hormel Foods Corp - Interstate Bakeries Corp - Del Monte Foods Co - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co - George Weston Ltd - Heinz Co, HJ - Abbott Laboratories Inc - JM Smucker Co, The - Wrigley Jr Co, William - Danone, Groupe - Cadbury Schweppes Plc - Dole Food Co Inc - Pinnacle Foods Corp - Sodiaal SA (Societe de Diffusion Internationale Agroalimentaire) - Schwan Food Co, The - Novartis AG - Performance Food Group - Land O' Lakes Inc - McCormick & Co Inc - McKee Foods Corp - Procter & Gamble Co, The - Smithfields Foods Inc - Tyson Foods Inc - National Dairy Holdings - Flowers Foods Inc - Bimbo SA de CV, Grupo - Sargento Foods Inc - Weight Watchers International Inc - Link Snacks Inc - Birds Eye Foods Inc - Oberto Sausage Co, The - HP Hood Inc - Toyo Suisan Kaisha Ltd - Bar-S Foods - Johnson & Johnson Inc - Parmalat Group - Marie Callender Pie Shops Inc - Connors Bros Ltd - Lactalis, Groupe - Russell Stover Candies - Grupo Ebro Puleva - Kikkoman Corp - Barilla Holding SpA - New World Pasta - Tootsie Roll Industries Inc - Goya Foods Inc - Blue Bell Creameries Inc - Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp - Hain Celestial Group Inc, The - Wells' Dairy Inc - Tillamook County Creamery Association - Gruma SA de CV - Barry Callebaut Group - Atkins Nutritionals Inc - Dairy Farmers of America Inc - Bush Bros Inc - Tri-Union Seafoods - Luigino's Inc - Snyder's of Hanover - Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprungli AG - Nissin Food Products Co Ltd - Malt-O-Meal Co - Clorox Co, The - The Hershey Company - EAS Inc - Farley's & Sathers Candy Co Inc - Barilla Alimentare SpA - Pfizer Inc - Schwan's Sales Enterprises Inc - Aurora Foods Inc - American Italian Pasta Co - World Finer Foods - Quaker Oats Co, The - Monterey Pasta Co - Monterey Gourmet Foods Inc - Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Holdings Inc - Pro Fac Cooperative Inc - Chef America Inc - Riviana Foods Inc - Brach's Confections Inc - International Multifoods Co - Bumble Bee Seafoods LLC - Private label - Artisanal

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