Children’s NPD: healthier but fun

Dec 2017

With the rise of smaller families, parents tend to invest more in better foods for their children. New products have grater chances of success when they satisfy the needs of both the parent and the child. Parents pay more attention to healthier claims such as reduced sugar, no additives or preservatives, baked instead of fried, “made with real fruits and vegetables” and organic. Kids, on the other hand, are looking for tasty and fun options, whereas character licensing of their favorite cartoons plays an important role in new product launches. A look at ten innovators that meet both of these demands.

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  • Erdbar 100% Apple, Orange And Papaya Squeeze (Germany): Cheeky fruit squish for children in certified organic quality. The cheeky squeeze consists of 100% apple, orange and papaya. Otherwise, nothing gets in the squeeze bag: Erdbar squeeze contains only fruit-own sugar and no other additives. The company want to promote an early friendship with fruit and vegetables. Erdbar squeeze bags are the perfect snack for kids on-the-go.

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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.