Top ten trends: 2017 NPD highlights

Dec 2017

2017 was a year full of innovative product launches. Category blurring boundaries lead to hybrid innovation like snacks with alcoholic flavors, sauces with malt and beer with vegetables. Plain sophistication inspired craft products and creative flavor blends. Ethnic flavor traveled around the globe. Free from and other health claims gauged more shelf space pushed by conscious consumers. In conclusion, it was a rich year for flavor adventurers. Innova Market Insights looks at 10 on-trend new product highlights.

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  • Creative Cook Sumac And Pomegranate Molasses Paste (UK): A Turkish inspired blend of pomegranate molasses, fire roasted tomatoes and sumac. Comes in a glass jar. Suitable for vegetarians. Recyclable packaging.

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Transparency: Sourcing claims

Apr 2018

Ethical claims are an important feature of food and beverage, household items and personal care product marketing. Consumers are increasingly concerned by how their products are produced, where the ingredients come from, if they are sustainably sourced, who the producers are and if they are fairly paid. Sourcing claims are likely to become the new industry standard in new food and beverage products and companies need to be more transparent than ever about their product sources in order to gain consumer’s trust.


Good start: Breakfast options

Apr 2018

Breakfast is the meal that provides the energy and nutrition required to start a new day. Choices can range from the traditional cereals to local, crafted foods. Breakfasts can vary considerably according to region and are the result of culinary, ethnic and cultural influences. With today’s consumers traveling more and demanding increasingly exciting food experiences, manufacturers are being challenged to maintain an interesting and desirable breakfast selection in their portfolios.


Bottoms up: Beverage trends

Mar 2018

Today’s consumers want more from their beverages. They cannot simply hydrate and quench thirst. Though these attributes remain as motivations for consumption, nutrition and health benefits are increasingly key considerations. Furthermore, authenticity is key to stand out from the crowd. New textures, exotic ingredients, unusual flavor combinations and creative packaging are all necessary to catch the eye of the consumer.