The Current State and Forecast for the Development of Baby Food Production
The need to improve the production of baby food, improve its quality, ensure the volume of production and assortment adequate to demand is not only a Russian, but also a worldwide problem. The aim of the study was to assess the current state of the baby food industry and determine the prospects for its development. To achieve this goal, the following tasks were required: analysis of the dynamics of the production of baby food; market appraisal; research of the demand for these products; identification of factors affecting its consumption; identification of gaps that impede the development of the industry prediction calculation. Such a study, in our opinion, will improve the provision of children with these types of food. However, the lack of information prevents the determination of reliable demand and the sustainable development of the domestic baby food industry. In the official statistical materials, data are presented only for the main product groups, without taking into account specific features and influence factors, which does not allow to reliably determine the demand for these products and calculate its forecast for the medium term. In this regard, in order to form an objective picture of the prospects for the development of the food market for children, including from the moment of birth, the following scientific methods were used in the research process: abstraction, analysis and synthesis, questioning, interviewing, extrapolation, modeling, etc. The results of the study summarized in the final section of the article.
The purpose of the study is to assess the current state of the baby food industry and to identify trends in its development in the medium and long term. The lack of a unified approach to the classification of these products, as well as a lack of official statistics, hinder the determination of the reliable value of demand for baby food products. In this regard, in order to form an objective picture of the prospects for the development of this market and the production of food for children, the following scientific methods were used in the research: abstraction, analysis and synthesis, questioning, modeling, etc.
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