13 Dec 2019 --- As the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) draws to a close today in Madrid, Spain, the urgent need to re-evaluate profit-driven food systems has been markedly underscored by businesses, world leaders and action groups alike. How to feed the world’s ballooning population, plant-based meat alternatives and dietary shifts toward reduced meat consumption have all been central...
10 Dec 2019 --- The rise of social media and consumers’ increasing interest for clean label products have created the perfect storm for the proliferation of the natural colors trend. Platforms such as Instagram have given the appearance – specifically color – of food extra gravity and industry is making strides to optimize their offerings targeting planet-aware consumers living...
“Keeping ingredients as close to nature as possible”: SVZ Director highlights authenticity, traceability and...
06 Dec 2019 --- Producer of liquid fruit and vegetable ingredients SVZ International presented its latest innovations at Fi Europe 2019, which was held from December 3 to 5 in Paris. The company offers ingredients that are minimally processed, traceable, authentic and true to nature. Johan Cerstiaens, Commercial Director SVZ, highlighted the company’s newest concepts, including a chunky...
Crowning Innova Market Insights’ Top Trends for 2020 list is “Storytelling: Winning with Words,” which underscores a growing consumer affinity for products backed by a compelling narrative. Other key trends identified for 2020 are “The Plant-Based Revolution,” “The Sustain Domain,” “The Right Bite” and “Tapping into Texture.”
Taura JusFruit Fibre+ is shortlisted for a FIE Innovation Award: these fruit ingredients with added fibre can bring real value into healthy snacks, increasing fibre content by 60% and even up to 300% as a stand-alone fruit snack.
The aging population is the fastest growing segment of society. Increasingly longer lifespans mean many of us will be elderly for longer than being middle-aged or a child. As longer life brings great opportunities, it also brings great challenges. The aging process is different for everyone, while nutrition and exercise are key factors that can impact the quality of aging. During the Kerry Health...
As travel becomes more accessible than ever, consumers have increasingly high expectations for the quality of international food at home. This led Alessandro Celano to found Kookaloney, a Middle Eastern-themed meal kit start-up, which was presenting at Anuga 2019. However, a primary difficulty was accessing genuine recipes due to the tradition of passing on food know-how down within a family. The...
Now in its 33rd year, Fi Europe & Ni has become one of the key ingredient shows for the industry – welcoming over 27,000 attendees, 1,700 exhibitors and 15,000 ingredients. Key themes at the show this year included a drive for clean label solutions couched within naturality, as well as sugar reduction and...03 Dec 2019 - 05 Dec 2019 Paris, France
13 Dec 2019 --- Naturex, part of Givaudan, launched a range of concentrated botanical infusions at Fi Europe 2019 in Paris, France. Tapping into consumer demand for tradition and wellness, the range can be labeled as “concentrated... Read More
Weekly Roundup: Azelis reinforces Asia Pacific presence, Agribusiness trade modernization initiative advances
13 Dec 2019 --- In business news this week, Azelis expanded its partnership with Roquette to distribute its food ingredients in Indonesia and Vietnam. Meanwhile, founding members of the industry-wide initiative to modernize global trade operations... Read More
13 Dec 2019 --- BASF Venture Capital is the lead investor in a funding round for Israeli AgTech start-up Equinom, experts in plant genomics and breeding. Equinom’s computerized breeding technology provides optimized seeds for the food industry... Read More
Cocoa and Chocolate: Caldic and Cargill conclude exclusive distribution partnership for Germany and Austria
13 Dec 2019 --- Caldic Ingredients Deutschland GmbH will be the exclusive distribution partner for Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate for the German and Austrian food industry. This expansion comes on the heels of the recently announced partnership... Read More
Ingredient Focus : Plant proteins on the rise
Proteins derived from plants are seeing a surge in popularity, with an average rise in new launches of 9 percent between 2018 and 2014. However, the rate of growth is starting to slow down in regions including North America.
Analysis Feature Natural flavors innovation
The use of natural flavors in food & beverage launches is increasing globally, featuring a +9% year-over-year growth when comparing 2018 and 2017 launches. In 2018, the top categories of global product launches tracked with natural flavors were Bakery (15%), Soft Drinks (12%) and Dairy (10%), with milk chocolate being the leading ingredient among the natural flavors tracked. The top positionings...View Analysis