Taste Is The Top Reason Consumers Eat Plant-Based Proteins

Over half (52 percent) of consumers in the US say that taste is the main reason they eat plant-based proteins, according to research by market intelligence agency Mintel. Whether flexitarian, vegetarian, vegan or simply eating healthy, plant-based foods are making inroads with consumers. In a survey of 1,876 US internet…

Could 2018 Be The Year Of The Concord Grape?

Welch’s Global Ingredients Group has welcomed the news that ‘mindful choices’ is set to be 2018’s top food and beverage trend, and says it believes this could be the Year of the Concord Grape as a result. Research company Innova Market Insights has picked mindful choices as its #1 trend…

How Important Is Food ‘Naturalness’?

Food naturalness is important for consumers, even if the term ‘natural’ is perceived differently around the world. A team of researchers from Switzerland-based university, ETH Zurich, have conducted a systematic review of 72 studies from 32 countries which involved a total of 85,348 consumers. The researchers used four factors to…

Global Ready Meals Market To Hit US$146 Billion by 2023

To leverage on the ready meals market, manufacturers should focus on the packaging factor as it plays a significant role in retaining product quality, texture, shelf life, colour, and taste of the ready meals. According to market intelligence agency Allied Market Research, the ready meals market was valued at US$72…
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