19 Jul 2019 --- Operating in Zurich, Switzerland, iSense is a solutions innovator addressing an overt lack of uniformity in flavor mapping with its standardized method of “digitizing” taste profiles of flavors in tasting solutions. The company’s services integrate standardized sensory data generated through panel assessments, which offer innovators a simplified approach to...
17 Jul 2019 --- The use of sweeteners is barreling towards the mainstream. Major industry players are gravitating toward sweetener reformulations and inspiring innovation to respond to the growing need for sugar reduction. From tapping into the plant-based trend to sugar reduction and its linked health benefits, sweeteners are a promising space with the potential to revolutionize the...
Start-up engagement with innovation is a key investment driver, says Venture Capital Firm Managing Partner
26 Jun 2019 --- The role of start-ups in shaping the future of the food and beverage industry is significant. A shifting consumer landscape that thrives off active social media interaction and the e-commerce model means that there has never been an easier time to start a food business. This is according to Dayton Miller, Co-Managing Partner of Boulder Food Group, who spoke to...
Common picnic items such as sandwiches and salads are no longer the only choices for outdoor meals. Technological advances have been driving on-the-go product innovation across market categories. Consumers can now enjoy individually wrapped pancakes, egg scramble bowls, self-heating ready-to-eat noodles and more.
The use of starches in food & beverage launches is increasing globally, featuring a +8% year-over-year growth when comparing 2018 and 2017 launches. In 2018, the top categories of global product launches tracked with starches were Bakery (27%), Ready Meals & Side Dishes (13%) and Snacks (11%), with corn starch being the leading ingredient among the ingredients tracked. The top positionings of...
Consumers are moving out of their comfort zones to explore bolder flavors and multisensory food experiences. Brands are responding by creating more engaging experiences, drawing on aspects like sensory delivery, storytelling and tastes from other cultures.
Tapping into the demand for sugar-free indulgence and cleaner labels, Belgian-based start-up The Ice Crime Factory was exhibiting its range of sugar-free ice creams at the PLMA show in Amsterdam. Available in vanilla, salted caramel and chocolate, the ice creams are naturally flavored with stevia but still offer an indulgent texture and taste. The company is also set to launch a sugar-free vegan...
Clean label and plant-based proteins were key themes at the IFT Food Expo 2019 in New Orleans, where natural sweeteners for sugar reduction were particularly on theme. Recent innovation in the stevia space includes solutions from ASR (Sweet Essence M), ADM (SweetRight Edge) and SGF (SteviAroma). At the event, allulose was...03 Jun 2019 - 05 Jun 2019 New Orleans
19 Jul 2019 --- PepsiCo has entered into an agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of South African Pioneer Foods Group for R110.00 per share in cash (approximately US$1.7 bn), which represents a 56 percent premium to the 30-day volume... Read More
Weekly Roundup: KFC UK & Ireland is the first fast food chain committing to better chicken welfare, Fonterra shaves eleven...
19 Jul 2019 --- This week, KFC UK & Ireland has announced the bold move of becoming the first in its sector to sign up to the Better Chicken Commitment, also known as the European Chicken Commitment. Fonterra is shaving eleven years off its coal... Read More
19 Jul 2019 --- Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC), the edible oils business of Bunge Ltd, has officially opened a new state-of-the-art edible oils processing facility in Xiamen, China. The new facility expands BLC’s ability to deliver plant-based... Read More
Sugar and fat replacers: Brenntag gains strong foothold in South Africa with Sensus distribution deal
19 Jul 2019 --- The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit in South Africa, part of the Brenntag Group, has announced its exclusive agreement with Sensus for the distribution of its natural soluble dietary fibers sourced from chicory roots,... Read More
Ingredient Focus : Whey protein hydrolysates in sports and medical nutrition
Protein is enjoying vast innovation in sports, as well as medical nutrition. A key ingredient in this space is whey protein, which has seen an average of 39 percent average annual growth between 2014 and 2018. Application possibilities are wide, ranging from power bars to infant formula. The... More
Analysis Feature Starches innovation
The use of starches in food & beverage launches is increasing globally, featuring a +8% year-over-year growth when comparing 2018 and 2017 launches. In 2018, the top categories of global product launches tracked with starches were Bakery (27%), Ready Meals & Side Dishes (13%) and Snacks (11%), with corn starch being the leading ingredient among the ingredients tracked. The top positionings of...View Analysis