Dairy diversification

Nov 2017

Dairy is one of the most active categories in the global food and beverages industry. Dairy products are naturally fortified with protein, which is highly valued by consumers. Through continuous innovation, the industry provides diversified choices to fulfill consumers’ specific demands. Many highlights have been observed within the new product development of dairy. Driven by Greek yogurt’s huge success, high-protein products featuring Skyr are set to surge outside of its hometown of Iceland and spread to the rest of the world. In addition to almond milk and soy milk, alternative dairy drinks with different plant bases are appearing in the market. More premium products are offering consumers with enhanced indulgent experience.

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  • Trader Joe's Greek Whole Milk Yogurt: Avocado Citrus (US). Avocados are turning up in all kinds of unexpected places these days. Greek yogurt, best known for its tart flavor and thick texture, becomes all the more velvety when made with whole milk and then even more velvety when mixed with buttery-soft avocados. (No chunks here!). Brightened with real blood orange concentrate and sweetened with cane sugar, Avocado Citrus Greek Whole Milk Yogurt is a creamy, tangy, live-and-active-cultures-lover’s dream come true. The fact that it's high in protein and a good source of calcium doesn't hurt, either.   


What goes around, comes around: Circular economy and waste reduction

Feb 2018

Contributing to a circular economy and waste reduction is both a challenge and an opportunity for food and beverage businesses. From startups to multinationals, environment positioning is paramount. This can be achieved by reducing resource input, waste and emissions, adopting sustainable practices and also through impact compensation programs. How to preserve the value of resources with as little impact on the environment as possible while capitalizing on disruptions within the industry is the key to a sustainable yet profitable business. 

Spicing it up: Hotter flavors

Feb 2018

Hotter flavors are on the rise. New food and beverage products featuring spicy flavors increased with a CAGR of 14.2 percent (Global, 2013-2017). However, simply adding peppers to a product is not enough, as consumers are seeking intense experiences with flavor combinations that challenge the norm and offer them more refined palates in terms of spiciness. Creativity is key to keeping consumers engaged in NPD with hotter flavors.