Christopher Shanahan - Analyst Profile
Christopher Shanahan is the Global Program Manager--Food and Feed Ingredients Practice at Frost & Sullivan.
His expertise includes the monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies and market dynamics in the Food Ingredient industries. His projects have included in-depth analysis and pricing trend tracking of the green chemical markets, fatty acids market, preservatives and other food additive markets, organic food markets, commodity markets and polymers in personal care products market, among others.
His everyday work entails the analysis of production and consumption behavior within food ingredient markets as well as specialty chemical and personal care industry supply chains using mathematical programming, statistical benefit-cost analysis, and other strategic models for use in syndicated research and customized business consulting projects.
Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, he was a Research Associate and Graduate Fellow at The Ohio State University. He has direct experience in econometric-based market analysis; the analysis of production and consumption behavior, mathematical programming; and statistical benefit-cost analysis.
He has also done research using hedonic pricing models, product innovation adoption analysis, and the application of statistical decision models that explore product adoption and usage, business strategy adoption, and production process adoption.
Notable research has been focused on the following markets:
Food ingredient processing (specifically Omega-3 PUFAs, Amino Acids, Probiotics & Prebiotics)
Agricultural commodities (specifcally oilseeds and maize and oilseed and maize products)
Commodity and Specialty Minerals
Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and Elastomers
Plastics and Polymers
Personal Care Product Ingredients
Automatic Identification and Data Capture
Specialties:- Food Supply Safety and Traceability
- Nutrition and Nutritional Ingredients
- Specialty/Niche Food Markets (such as Organic, Local, Functional Foods, etc.)
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Firm Management and Strategy
- Applied Business Statistics, Econometrics and Data Analysis
- Benefit-Cost Analysis
- Production and Consumption Analysis
- Operation/Mathematical Programming
- Supply Chain/Logistics/Quality Control
Recent items from Christopher Shanahan
Global Analysis of the Marine and Algae Omega-3 Ingredients Market
This study covers the state of the global marine and algae oil EPA/DHA Omega-3 ingredient market, examining drivers and restraints for growth, pricing, distribution, technology, legislation, demand and geographical trends. Following from these, market growth for market segments are forecasted. In addition, an in-depth analysis of the competitive situation including omega-3 ingredient manufacturer market shares is performed. The base year is 2009 with forecasts running through 2015. This study is further divided into product type and species-specific omega-3 ingredient market analyses.
|Published: Jun 10 2011||Market Research|
The global demand for Food & Beverage products reached $US 11.6 Trillion in 2009 and is likely to reach $US 15 Trillion by 2014. Accounting for significant share of the global economy, the Food & Beverage industry’s health is critical and intricately tied to the health of the entire economy as a whole. Within the Food & Beverage industry, companies...
|16 Aug 2010||Blog post|
Well, it may be back on. Bunge Ltd. stated on January 27, 2010 that the company is interested in reviving its bid for Corn Products International (CPI) as indicated by its CEO during its quarterly earnings call. As I had stated in June of 2008, Bunge, the world's third largest agribusiness with total sales of nearly $53.0 billion in 2008, announced...
|28 Jan 2010||Blog post|
Last week, Martek Biosciences Corp, the world's largest algae-based Omega-3 DHA ingredients supplier with total sales of nearly $330 million in 2009, announced that it had acquired Amerifit Brands, a Connecticut-based company that develops and distributes dietary supplements, for roughly $200 million, in order to forward-integrate into the dietary...
|27 Jan 2010||Blog post|
In 2009, Frost & Sullivan turned its attention to the dynamic global weight management ingredients market. This research was presented at the 13th annual Supply Side West and market growth, product and application trends by region was discusses and included the following markets segments: Appetite suppressant and satiety ingredients Fat burnin...
|08 Jan 2010||Blog post|
Sustainability: Key Challenges Facing Food and Beverage Ingredient Markets and Implementing Best Practices
Increasing media attention on changing climate fears, product recalls, and the volatile cost of energy has had an irreversible affect on consumer awareness of health, safety, and energy conservation issues as it related to the food and beverage products they buy. This in turn is affecting purchasing behavior and the rapid growth of food products th...
|08 Jan 2010||Blog post|