Sauces with an ingredient focus

May 2017

Table sauces, dressings and other condiments are becoming increasingly gourmet via the incorporation of specific ingredients to convey a more premium style product. Ingredient provenance is also a popular claims angle. Consumers can only benefit from this trend, with every day sauces bringing greater depths of flavor.

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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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Top ten trends 2018: On trend product innovation

Jan 2018

The increasingly thoughtful and mindful consumer will continue to catalyze changes in the way that companies produce, package and label their products. “Mindful Choices” leads the list of Innova Market Insights’ Top Ten Trends for 2018, where the company continuously analyzes global developments in food and drinks launch activity and consumer research to highlight the trends most likely to impact the food and drinks industry over the coming year and beyond.


NPD in action: Confectionery 

Jan 2018

Indulgent, premium and better-for-you are the key themes in confectionery NPD. To stand out of the shelf, confectionery bets on unexpected flavor combinations and new textures. Ethics also plays a role in new product launches, which can be perceived by several fair-trade certifications and ingredient provenance on the label. Health claims are desired. However, products that balance health and indulgence claims offer the greatest potential for growth. Creativity and a holistic wellness approach are paramount to staying ahead of the competition and satisfying consumers’ demand for novelty.