Frozen Foods innovation

Apr 2021
INNOVA MARKET INSIGHTS COMMENTARY
Frozen food launches are increasing globally, featuring a +20% year-over-year growth when comparing 2019 and 2020 launches. In 2020, the top category for global frozen food launches is Desserts & Ice Cream (27%). In 2020, Salt & Salt Substitutes (63%), Sugar, Syrup & Honey Products (62%), and... More rightarrow
TOP 3 SUB-CATEGORIES
  1. Dairy Based Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
  2. Fish & Seafood
  3. Finger Foods/Hors D'oeuvres
INGREDIENTS ANALYZED
Food & beverage launches only;
Salt & Salt Substitutes
KEY TAKEOUTS
GROWTH/DECLINE IN TRACKED PRODUCT LAUNCHES
+20% (2020 vs 2019)

TOP COMPANY
Unilever

TOP CATEGORY
Desserts & Ice Cream

TOP INGREDIENTS
Salt & Salt Substitutes

REGION ANALYZED
Global

DATE ANALYZED
2020 vs 2019

Source: Innova Market Insights

Previous Ingredient Analysis on FoodIngredientsFirst.com

The use of thickeners in food & beverage launches is increasing globally, featuring a +4% year-over-year growth when comparing 2020 and 2021 launches. In 2021, the top category of global product launches tracked with thickeners is Bakery (17%). In 2021, Maltodextrin (17%) & Cornstarch (17%) are the leading ingredients among the thickeners tracked, followed by Xanthan Gum (15%). The top positionings of global product launches tracked with thickeners in 2021 are No Additives/Preservatives  (16%), Gluten Free (15%), and High/Source of Protein (10%).
The use of fats & oils in food & beverage launches is increasing globally, featuring a +4% year-over-year growth when comparing 2020 and 2021 launches. In 2021, the top category of global product launches tracked with fats & oils is Bakery (23%). In 2021, sunflower is the leading fats & oils ingredient among global food and beverage launches tracked with fats & oils. The top positionings of global product launches tracked with fats & oils in 2021 are No Additives/Preservatives (38%), Gluten Free (29%), and High/Source of Protein (20%).
The use of emulsifiers in food & beverage launches is increasing globally, featuring a +2% year-over-year growth when comparing 2020 and 2021 launches. In 2021, the top category of global product launches tracked with emulsifiers is bakery (22%). In 2021, soy lecithin is the leading emulsifier ingredient among global food and beverage launches tracked with emulsifiers. The top positionings of global product launches tracked with emulsifiers in 2021 are no additives/preservatives (14%), gluten free (13%), and vegetarian (9%).
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