06 Feb 2023 --- Start-up GreenGo, a Ukrainian plant-based business, is expanding amid the ongoing war in the country to further develop its tofu-based cheese. The business is planning to build a new factory close to the Polish border in order to bring its product to EU nations and beyond.
Unwrapping chocolate trends: Healthy indulgence, sugar reduction and sustainability drive innovation
01 Feb 2023 --- Healthy indulgence is pushing the boundaries in chocolate innovation as consumer preferences for health and wellness reign supreme. Chocolate cravings remain as strong as ever, so balancing the sweet spot for offerings that hit sustainability credentials, satisfy on taste and demonstrate better-for-you characteristics is a top challenge facing the industry.However, chocolate and...
30 Jan 2023 --- The appetite for plant-based frozen desserts continues to grow, and this growth has seen an increase in the range of natural sources they can be derived from. The market has expanded rapidly beyond the traditional plant staple of soy into a plethora of other alternative protein sources – from oat, cashew and almond to coconut, pea and avocado – and progresses into the...
Plant-based remains one of the most exciting food & beverage trends, with confectionery standing out as a particularly fast growing category within this exciting arena. This insightful webinar offers a brief market overview of the “Plant Popularity” trend, and provide practical tips and tricks on how to position your plant-based chocolate products in 2023 and beyond. It features...
Mathias Toft, from Arla Foods Ingredients, discusses the recently developed hydration concept, demonstrating how whey protein can work with electrolytes. AFI uses its clear whey protein isolate and the right minerals to support rehydration for active people, whether those who work in the heat or the casual consumer looking for something hydrating on the go. Find out more from our interview during...
This week’s NewsBite episode details how flavor trends are highlighted by Kerry, alt-seafood products will soon hit the market and the debate on a range of eco labels rages this week. Meanwhile, cultivated meat and the alternative protein space are once again in the spotlight.
In this edition you will learn more about:
- Innova Market Insights’ Top Confectionery Trends, Vegan Innovation in the Sweet Category, Dairy Desserts with Premium Appeal
- Confectionery NPD, Healthy Snacking Trends, Titanium Dioxide Alternatives
- Premium Plant-Based Fats for Baking, Optimizing Dairy with Gelatin
- Righting Wrongs in Cocoa, New Formats in the Beauty-from-Within Market, Prebiotics
- View from the Top: Barry Callebaut, CEO, Peter Boone
As 2022 draws to a close, we reflect on the year’s biggest headlines, which offer indications of directions where the F&B sector will be heading toward next year. This year, plant-based diversification gained ground thanks to new ingredient discoveries like transforming sunflower kernels into a key...22 Dec 2022 - 27 Jan 2023 Global
07 Feb 2023 --- The US Soybean Export Council (USSEC) has released a study outlining recent trends in non-GMO soybean production. It demonstrates a decline in US non-GMO soyfood bean production due to farmers needing more financial incentives to grow... Read More
06 Feb 2023 --- Foodarom, a Canada-based flavor company, is elevating taste creation to a new universe with its latest flavor concepts, Electric Punch and Cyber Treat. The company, which is part of Glanbia, has unveiled its eighth annual edition of... Read More
06 Feb 2023 --- New School Foods is unveiling its proprietary and scalable technology, capable of producing whole-cut fish alternatives that “look and cook” like ordinary seafood, according to the business. The technology focuses on... Read More
03 Feb 2023 --- For the tenth month in a row, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food Price index – the benchmark index of food commodity prices – has dropped. The January decline was driven by drops in the price of vegetable... Read More
Ingredient Focus : Bars are most popular format in chocolate confectionery,...
Chocolate confectionery launches have seen steady growth, with one in two chocolate confectionery products being made in Europe. The fastest-growing subcategory for chocolate is chocolate bars, showing a 9% average annual growth in chocolate confectionery launches tracked with this claim (Global,... More
Analysis Feature Reduced sugar innovation
The use of reduced sugar claims in food & beverage launches is increasing globally, featuring a +13% year-over-year growth when comparing 2020 Q4 – 2021 Q3 vs. 2021 Q4 –2022 Q3 launches. In 2021 Q4 –2022 Q3 , the top category of global product launches tracked with reduced sugar claims is Soft Drinks (19%). In 2021 Q4 –2022 Q3 , Granulated Sugar (65%) is the leading ingredient among the reduced...View Analysis