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Dublin, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Gluten-free Products Market by Type, Distribution Channel, Form and Geography - Global Forecast to 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Gluten-free Products Market is expected to grow at the rate of 8.2% CAGR by 2026. The growing frequency of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and celiac diseases is anticipated to drive the demand for gluten-free products across advanced as well as developing countries. A person's grief from the syndrome is sensitive to gluten and consumption of gluten aggravates the complications produced by the syndrome. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder wherein the indigestion of gluten damages the small intestine. The increasing occurrence of these diseases in developed countries from North America and Europe including the U.S., Canada, Germany, and France is expected to determine the product demand. A gluten-free diet is important for people with gluten allergies and celiac disease, a condition which sources inflammation in the small intestines. Gluten-free food improves digestive systems, cholesterol levels, and increases energy levels. Thus, most of the gluten-free foods available are healthy and support weight loss with the right combinations and proportions of other foods. The rise in the number of celiac disease patients and gluten intolerance is anticipated to fuel the market development in the coming years. The rush in the number of working women has improved consumers' dependency on gluten-free ready meals and convenience free food. This in turn has controlled to rise in demand for shelf-stable and convenience food, fueling the development of the gluten-free products market. Moreover, the rapid surge in the number of large retail formats internationally, with growing specialty stores, convenience stores, along with drugstores & pharmacies, will fuel the demand for gluten-free products.The competitive landscape in the gluten-free products market has been dynamic. The Kraft Heinz Company, one of the industry's major players, has declared that they entered into a definitive agreement to sell their nuts business to Hormel Foods Corporation in a cash transaction for $3.35 billion. The proposed transaction is anticipated to be completed in the first half of 2021, subject to regulatory review and approval.Gluten-free Products Market by Type: Bakery productsSnacks & RTE productsCondiments & dressingsPizzas & PastasOther types Gluten-free Products Market by Distribution Channel: Conventional storesGrocery storesMass merchandizersWarehouse clubsOnline retailersSpecialty storesBakery storesConfectionery storesGourmet storesDrugstores & pharmacies Gluten-free Products Market by Form: SolidLiquid Gluten-free Products Market by Geography: North AmericaEuropeAsia PacificRest of the World The gluten-free products market is firstly based on type. Among all types, the bakery food segment is estimated to acquire the maximum share in the market. This is due to the increasing demand for gluten-free bakery products in North America and European countries, where food including buns, bread, cakes, cookies, and other baking food is a staple food. Increasing awareness about celiac and other digestive problems is resulting in increasing demand for gluten-free products in the aforementioned regions.In the distribution channel segmentation, the conventional stores are the major distribution channels that acquire a maximum share in the market. Conventional stores are most commonly preferred for purchasing gluten-free products. Ease to access, availability of several products, and regular purchasing destination are few benefits associated with conventional stores.As per the form of the products, the solid form of gluten-free products is most commonly available in this market. This is due to the large-scale production of the solid form of gluten-free products by manufacturers. Products such as buns, rolls, cookies, crackers, wafers, snack bars, and other various baked products are mostly consumed. Moreover, the large-scale production is attributed to the high demand, increased shelf life, convenience in manufacturing, and less cost of production for the solid form of products.North America is witnessing the highest market share in the gluten-free market. This is ascribed to the rapidly increasing incidence of celiac diseases, high preference for gluten-free products, and increasing awareness about the diseases caused by gluten-contained products.Advantageous regulatory framework and initiatives to encourage a gluten-free diet by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and allowances are projected to boost the global market for gluten-free products in the countries of North America. Additionally, an increase in the population suffering from gluten allergies and celiac disease is likely to positively influence the gluten-free products market growth.The major vendors of the gluten-free products market include The Kraft Heinz Company, The Hain Celestial Group Inc, Barilla G.E.R Fratelli S.P.A, Freedom Foods Group Limited, Koninklijke Wessanen N.V, General Mills, Kellogg's Company, ConAgra Brands Inc, Hero AG, Quinoa Corporation, Raisio PLC, Dr Schar AG/SPA, Enjoy Life Foods and Farmo S.P.A.Therefore, gluten-free food is beneficial for many health issues. Change in the lifestyle is giving a wide scope for gluten-free readymade food due to the busy schedule and less time. The gluten-free products are available in the market without any effort which is inclining consumers towards the gluten-free products. Key Topics Covered: 1. Executive Summary2. Industry Outlook2.1. Industry Overview2.2. Industry Trends3. Market Snapshot3.1. Market Definition3.2. Market Outlook3.2.1. Porter Five Forces3.3. Related Markets4. Market characteristics4.1. Market Overview4.2. Market Segmentation4.3. Market Dynamics4.3.1. Drivers4.3.2. Restraints4.3.3. Opportunities4.4. DRO - Impact Analysis5. Type: Market Size & Analysis5.1. Overview5.2. Bakery products5.3. Snacks & RTE products5.4. Condiments & dressings5.5. Pizzas & Pastas5.6. Other types6. Distribution Channel: Market Size & Analysis6.1. Overview6.2. Conventional stores6.2.1. Grocery stores6.2.2. Mass merchandizers6.2.3. Warehouse clubs6.2.4. Online retailers6.3. Specialty stores6.3.1. Bakery stores6.3.2. Confectionery stores6.3.3. Gourmet stores6.4. Drugstores & pharmacies7. Form: Market Size & Analysis7.1. Overview7.2. Solid7.3. Liquid8. Geography: Market Size & Analysis8.1. Overview8.2. North America8.3. Europe8.4. Asia Pacific8.5. Rest of the World9. Competitive Landscape9.1. Competitor Comparison Analysis9.2. Market Developments9.2.1. Mergers and Acquisitions, Legal, Awards, Partnerships9.2.2. Product Launches and execution10. Vendor Profiles10.1. The Kraft Heinz Company10.1.1. Overview10.1.2. Financial Overview10.1.3. Product Offerings10.1.4. Developments10.1.5. Business Strategy10.2. The Hain Celestial Group Inc10.2.1. Overview10.2.2. Financial Overview10.2.3. Product Offerings10.2.4. Developments10.2.5. Business Strategy10.3. Barilla G.E.R Fratelli S.P.A10.3.1. Overview10.3.2. Financial Overview10.3.3. Product Offerings10.3.4. Developments10.3.5. Business Strategy10.4. Freedom Foods Group Limited10.4.1. Overview10.4.2. Financial Overview10.4.3. Product Offerings10.4.4. Developments10.4.5. Business Strategy10.5. Koninklijke Wessanen N.V10.5.1. Overview10.5.2. Financial Overview10.5.3. Product Offerings10.5.4. Developments10.5.5. Business Strategy10.6. General Mills10.6.1. Overview10.6.2. Financial Overview10.6.3. Product Offerings10.6.4. Developments10.6.5. Business Strategy10.7. Kellogg's Company10.7.1. Overview10.7.2. Financial Overview10.7.3. Product Offerings10.7.4. Developments10.7.5. Business Strategy10.8. ConAgra Brands Inc10.8.1. Overview10.8.2. Financial Overview10.8.3. Product Offerings10.8.4. Developments10.8.5. Business Strategy10.9. Hero AG10.9.1. Overview10.9.2. Financial Overview10.9.3. Product Offerings10.9.4. Developments10.9.5. Business Strategy10.10. Quinoa Corporation10.10.1. Overview10.10.2. Financial Overview10.10.3. Product Offerings10.10.4. Developments10.10.5. Business Strategy11. Companies to Watch11.1. Raisio PLC11.1.1. Overview11.1.2. Products & Services11.1.3. Business Strategy11.2. Dr Schar AG/SPA11.2.1. Overview11.2.2. Products & Services11.2.3. Business Strategy11.3. Enjoy Life Foods11.3.1. Overview11.3.2. Products & Services11.3.3. Business Strategy11.4. Farmo S.P.A.11.4.1. Overview11.4.2. Products & Services11.4.3. Business Strategy12. Analyst Opinion13. Annexure13.1. Report Scope13.2. Market Definitions13.3. Research Methodology13.3.1. Data Collation and In-house Estimation13.3.2. Market Triangulation13.3.3. 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Sweden's Skanska is gearing up for its biggest commercial property development project to date, an office building near Seattle in the United States. The Nordic region's biggest builder, and one of the biggest in the United States, said on Wednesday it would invest $476 million in the project in the tech-company heavy Bellevue area east of Seattle. "This is the biggest commercial development project in terms of invested capital," Claes Larsson, head of Skanska's property development operations, told Reuters.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Rockets streamed out of Gaza and Israel pounded the territory with airstrikes early Wednesday as the most severe outbreak of violence since the 2014 war took on many hallmarks of that devastating 50-day conflict, with no endgame in sight. Gaza's Hamas rulers and other militant groups have fired barrages of hundreds of rockets that at times have overwhelmed Israel's missile defenses, causing air raid sirens and explosions to echo across Tel Aviv, Israel's biggest metropolitan area, and other cities. Israeli airstrikes have leveled two apartment towers in the Gaza Strip, where 2 million Palestinians have lived under a crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockade since Hamas took power in 2007. Warning shots have allowed civilians to evacuate the buildings, but the material losses will be immense. Israel faced heavy criticism over the tactic during the 2014 war. Just after daybreak Wednesday, Israel unleashed dozens of airstrikes in the course of a few minutes, targeting police and security installations, witnesses said. A wall of dark gray smoke rose over Gaza City. The Hamas-run Interior Ministry said airstrikes destroyed the central police headquarters in Gaza City, a compound with several buildings. The death toll in Gaza rose to 43 Palestinians, including 13 children and three women, according to the Health Ministry. Nearly 300 people have been wounded. Five Israelis, including three women and a child, were killed by rocket fire Tuesday and early Wednesday, and dozens of people were wounded. On Wednesday, Gaza militants fired an anti-tank missile across the border, killing an Israeli and wounding two others, who were evacuated under fire, according to Eli Bein, head of the Magen David Adom emergency service. It was not immediately clear if they were soldiers or civilians. The Israeli military said militants have fired more 1,050 rockets since the conflict began, with 200 of them falling short and landing inside Gaza. The military said it also shot down a drone that entered Israel from Gaza. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, said two infantry brigades were sent to the area, indicating preparations for a possible ground invasion. Samah Haboub, a mother of four in Gaza, said she was thrown across her bedroom in a “moment of horror” by an airstrike on an apartment tower next door. She and her children, aged 3 to 14, ran down the stairway of their apartment block along with other residents, many of them screaming and crying. “There is almost no safe place in Gaza," she said. The destruction of apartment towers was among several tactics used during the 2014 war that are now the subject of an investigation by the International Criminal Court into possible war crimes. Israel is not a member of the court and has rejected the probe. In a brief statement, ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said she had noted “with great concern” the escalation of violence in the region and “the possible commission of crimes under the Rome Statute” that established the court. Conricus said Israeli forces have strict rules of engagement and follow international laws on armed conflict. “We are definitely very mindful of civilian casualties in Gaza and we want to minimize them,” he said. "That’s the priority.” The latest eruption of violence began a month ago in Jerusalem, where heavy-handed police tactics during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the threatened eviction of dozens of Palestinian families by Jewish settlers ignited protests and clashes with police. A focal point was the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a site sacred to Jews and Muslims. Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since the Islamic militant group seized power in Gaza from rival Palestinian forces in 2007. The conflicts ended after regional and international powers convinced both sides to accept an informal truce. While the violence has been widely condemned, there is no sign that either side is willing to back down. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to expand the offensive, saying “this will take time." Still, diplomats are seeking to intervene, with Qatar, Egypt and the United Nations working to deliver a cease-fire. The U.N. Security Council also planned to hold its second closed emergency meeting in three days Wednesday on the escalating violence. Council diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity because discussions have been private, said the U.N.’s most powerful body did not issue a statement because of U.S. concerns that it could escalate tensions. The unrest in Jerusalem has spread across Israel itself, with an outbreak of communal violence in mixed Jewish-Arab communities, as Hamas has called for a full-scale Palestinian intifada, or uprising. The last such uprising also began with violence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in 2000, and lasted more than five years. In the Israeli city of Lod, a 52-year-old man and his 16-year-old daughter were killed early Wednesday when a rocket had landed in the courtyard of their one-story home. Their car parked outside was wrecked and the interior of the house was filled by debris. The deceased were reportedly Arab citizens of Israel. Lod also saw heavy clashes after thousands of mourners joined a funeral for an Arab man who was killed the previous night, the suspect a Jewish gunman. The crowd fought with police, and set a synagogue and some 30 vehicles, including a police car, on fire, Israeli media reported. Paramedics said a 56-year-old man was seriously hurt after his car was pelted with stones. “An intifada erupted in Lod, you have to bring in the army,” the city’s mayor, Yair Revivo, said. Authorities have declared a state of emergency and ordered the redeployment of nine paramilitary border police companies from the occupied West Bank as reinforcements. In neighboring Ramle, ultra-nationalist Jewish demonstrators were filmed attacking cars belonging to Arabs. In the northern port town of Acre, protesters torched a Jewish-owned restaurant and hotel. Police said they arrested more than 150 people involved in “disturbances and riots” overnight in northern and central Israel. Confrontations erupted last weekend at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, which is the third-holiest site in Islam and the holiest site in Judaism. Over four days, Israeli police fired tear gas and stun grenades at Palestinians in the compound who hurled stones and chairs at the forces. At times, police fired stun grenades into the carpeted mosque. On Monday evening, Hamas began firing rockets from Gaza. From there on, the escalation was rapid. In a televised address, Hamas’ exiled leader, Ismail Haniyeh, said Israel bore responsibility. “It’s the Israeli occupation that set Jerusalem on fire, and the flames reached Gaza,” he said. Hamas has not commented on Israel's claims that it has killed a number of senior militants. Militant group Islamic Jihad confirmed that three senior commanders were killed in a strike on their hideout in a Gaza City apartment building. The Israeli military on Wednesday released footage of an airstrike on what it said was the house of Salih Dahman, a “high-ranking operative" in Hamas, where weapons were stored. Earlier, the military said it struck a building where Hassan Qahwaji and Wael Issa, two senior members of Hamas' military intelligence wing, were present. Hamas activists tweeted that the two were killed in the strike in Gaza City, along with a woman and her son. Netanyahu said Israel had attacked hundreds of targets. The fiercest attack was a set of airstrikes that brought down an entire 12-story building. The building housed important Hamas offices, as well as a gym and some start-up businesses. Israel fired a series of warning shots before demolishing the building, allowing people to flee and there were no casualties. Israeli aircraft heavily damaged another Gaza City building early Wednesday. The nine-story structure housed residential apartments, medical companies and a dental clinic. A drone fired five warning rockets before the bombing. Israel said the building housed Hamas intelligence offices and the group’s command responsible for planning attacks on Israeli targets in the occupied West Bank. Fighter jets struck the building again after journalists and rescuers had gathered around. There was no immediate word on casualties. The high-rise stood 200 meters (650 feet) away from the Associated Press bureau in Gaza City, and smoke and debris reached the office. Soon after the bombing, Hamas announced that it would resume its attacks, and fired 100 rockets at the Israeli desert town of Beersheba. Hamas said the renewed barrage was in response to the strike on the building. ___ Krauss reported from Jerusalem. Associated Press writer Karin Laub in the West Bank contributed. Fares Akram And Joseph Krauss, The Associated Press
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet approved on Wednesday draft legislation for more ambitious CO2 reduction targets after a landmark ruling last month from the country's top court, a government source said. Under the new plans, which come as the environmentalist Greens top most polls before a federal election in September, Germany will cut its carbon emissions by 65% by 2030 from 1990 levels, up from a previous target of a 55% reduction. Europe's biggest economy will also aim for nearly net zero emissions by 2045, five years earlier than originally planned.
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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president on Wednesday sought to reassure the public that the government is capable of withstanding a further outbreak of COVID -19 after 16 local cases were detected. The exact origins of the cases have not yet been discovered. “The challenge at this moment is still severe. Please be alert and follow the guidelines," President Tsai Yin-wen said in televised remarks. She called on people not to panic. Tsai said medical supplies were sufficient and vaccines would continue to be distributed. Taiwan had virtually eradicated domestic transmission of the coronavirus through strict mask wearing, case tracing, travel restrictions and quarantine measures. It has counted 1,210 confirmed cases to date, with the vast majority imported. Announcing the increase in cases at the Legislature on Wednesday afternoon, Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung said the latest outbreak was "not a joke.” The island on Tuesday raised its emergency preparedness, banning indoor events with more than 100 people and outdoor events with more than 500 until early June. Stricter measures could be imposed if cases continued to rise and outlets found in violation would be fined, Chen said. Five of the cases were discovered in a gaming cafe in Yilan county on Taiwan’s eastern coast. Another was found in New Taipei City, just outside the capital. None of the cases had any history of international travel. Health authorities are doing contact tracing to determine the source of the infection. A seventh infected person was already in quarantine and had been in contact with a cluster discovered in recent weeks linked to pilots working for Taiwan’s China Airlines. Over 30 cases have been identified. The Associated Press
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The Cape Breton Regional Municipality is looking at replacing some of its diesel transit fleet with electric buses, despite concerns about the long-term cost, charging stations and maintenance. Mayor Amanda McDougall said the federal government will soon end subsidies for diesel transit vehicles and switching to electric buses will be mandatory, just like the adoption of new federal wastewater regulations a few years ago. "Municipalities, they might not be able to meet those standards immediately, but you don't have a choice in the matter," McDougall said. "The changes must be made." During budget talks last month, council was told CBRM is at the start of a two-year, $900,000 study on electrifying the transit system. The municipality's share is $240,000, with the provincial and federal governments kicking in the rest. 'Very significant' costs The study will look at the cost of building a new maintenance facility and transit hub. It will also consider which routes can easily be converted to electric buses. There has been no indication from the municipality of how much the conversion might cost. Public Works director Wayne MacDonald said the municipality is trying to position itself to ensure the changeover is feasible. "The costs are very significant," he said. "The initial plan is that we will spend some time evaluating technologies, evaluating options for the move forward." He said the provincial government is working with CBRM on a pilot project where the municipality would receive electric buses, but that won't happen until the study is complete. He also said there will likely be government subsidies for the buses. McDougall says the current study is necessary to nail down the costs.(Tom Ayers/CBC) McDougall said the municipality can approach other levels of government for financial assistance once the cost of introducing electric buses is known. "If this is what the goal is and we know that after 2023 there will not be any more funding for diesel-fuelled buses, we just have to have all of our ducks in a row," she said. Halifax Transit indicated earlier this year that it will move ahead with a conversion to electric buses. Last spring, HRM council unanimously endorsed two rapid transit projects, which would include making half of the Halifax Transit fleet electric, among other initiatives. The eight-year plan was estimated to cost $786 million, with the municipality contributing $210 million. MORE TOP STORIES