Protein Powered Solutions for Beverage Innovations

When it comes to developing successful beverages, quenching consumers’ thirsts is just the start. The pandemic has contributed to a shift in consumer behaviour, increasing focus on health and nutrition while also reinforcing a desire for enjoyable, comforting options.  Martin Teo, Technical Director—Food Applications at the U.S. Dairy Export Council…

More Than A Gut Feeling: The Microbiome As A Gateway To Wellness

As consumers become increasingly informed and holistic in their approach to overall health and wellness, brands should reflect this in their product development. Contributed by ADM.  It’s no secret that COVID-19 has changed consumers’ perspectives on their health and wellness. Many are now taking a more holistic approach that considers…

Gut Health &The Immune System

The pandemic has accelerated interest in healthy nutrition in general, with particular interest in products relating to gut health and immune defence. This trend looks set to continue post-pandemic. Interview with Annelore De Boe, Product Manager Functional Fibres, BENEO.   How do you envisage the development of the immune health…

Sustainable Proteins & Plant-Based Market Set To Expand In Asia

Plant-based solutions that offer taste, health and nutrition, clean-label, and a strong sustainability message have the potential to win over consumers in Asia. By Juan Aguiriano, Group Head of Sustainability, Kerry Group. As consumers become more aware of health, environmental, and ethical concerns, they are increasingly seeking out plant-based alternatives.…

Health-Promoting Ingredients Thrive In The Pandemic

An interview with Jutta Schock, Head of Marketing, GoodMills Innovation GmbH: “I see great potential for the food industry because the moment a topic becomes uppermost in people’s minds, they start to look for a holistic solution—and that begins with nutrition.” The immune health market has clearly been a winner…

Botanicals Show Natural Immune Support Potential

Olive leaf, aged black garlic bridge science and traditional medical for proactive immunity. Contributed by to Julia Diaz, Head of Marketing at Pharmactive. One-third of global consumers admit their concerns about immune health have increased in 2020 over 2019, according to new data by Innova Markets Insights. The market researcher…

How Is The Pandemic Affecting Consumers’ Tastes & Consumption Patterns?

Avinash Lal, Market Research and Consumer Insights Director, Kerry Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, highlights three notable ways in which the pandemic has affected consumer interests.    Turning To Original Food Consumers are seeking original foods more than before through an increased preference for traditional, local and familiar flavour profiles.…

An Overview Of The Top 5 Technology Trends For 2021

The pandemic has pushed consumers to not only expect better-tasting and healthier food but also consider a brand’s sustainability efforts towards a greener planet. The novel coronavirus has changed how we shop, where we shop, and what we consume. Consumers have adapted to a new normal, creating and shifting trends…

New On The Market: Meioligo

People are attracted to sweet food, often to the detriment of their own health*. However, with the proper ingredient, food that tastes sweet could also have health benefits.  In this article, we discuss the benefits of Meioligo, a prebiotic which has a sweet and pleasant taste that would appeal to…

Understanding Shifts In Consumer Behaviour

ADM has identified six emerging behavioural changes that will power innovation and growth in the months ahead.  Recent ADM OutsideVoice research shows that 77 percent of consumers intend to make more attempts to stay healthy in the future. Food and beverage manufacturers who successfully balance consumer health concerns with affordability…
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