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.

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  • TicTac Mixers Coconut To Pineapple Flavored Drops (UK)
    Coconut to pineapple flavored mints in an 18g plastic container. Consume for a flavor changing experience.
     

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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.