Sauces with an ingredient focus

May 2017
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  • Guinness Barbecue Sauce (U.K.). A carefully crafted thick smoky sauce made with Guinness beer. The addition of smoked paprika adds a deep smoky taste.

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Novel formats for fruit & vegetables

Jul 2017

Consumers are looking for new ways to boost their daily fruit and vegetable intake. A wide range of innovation is occurring with regards to fruit and vegetables, particularly in the snacks arena. Fruit and vegetables are being showcased in novel formats, in combination with new flavor and texture applications.


Vanilla is now not so vanilla

Jun 2017

The universally loved flavor of vanilla is increasingly being applied in new market territories. There is growing differentiation in the flavorings market, with recent examples including whipped vanilla, vanilla cheesecake and spiced vanilla. Vanilla is also being teamed with other ingredients, resulting in some new and interesting flavor combinations.


NPD delivers for diabetics

Jun 2017

Growth continues to be sporadic for new product launches tracked with a diabetic positioning, according to global product launch data tracked by Innova Market Insights. However, there was a +16% increase in product launch activity in 2016 from 2015. The leading market sub-categories with a diabetic positioning in 2016 were sugar & sweeteners, accounting for 13% of product launches tracked, followed by sports powders (8%) and sweet spreads (5%). Manufacturers often broaden product appeal to a wider range of consumers with general “blood sugar control” claims without reference to diabetics or the disease itself.