Hi & Fi Asia – China took place in Shanghai, China, from June 19 to 21. The exhibitors have showcased their latest innovations in functional ingredients or solutions with focuses on gut health, naturalness, womens health, healthy aging, plant-based food, mental health, etc.
At IFT FIRST, which took place July 17 to 19 in Chicago, US, alt-dairy and meat innovations took prevalence on the show floor, with trends in protein and fiber fortification, gluten-free, nostalgic flavors and better-for-you decadence garnering attention. Innovations in sugar reduction were abundant, with allulose and soluble corn fiber coming up as star ingredients. Taste...View More
Private-label brands are responding to the consumer demand for trending categories such as better-for-you, plant-based and sustainability. This was evident at the PLMA 2023 trade show hosted in Amsterdam recently. The show floor was thriving with health-conscious categories, such as meat alternatives and functional drinks.
ISM and ProSweets took place in Cologne, Germany, from April 23 to 25, covering the complete value chain for the global sweets and snacks market. The co-located trade show highlighted sustainable innovations from vegan confectionery and traceable ingredients to eco-friendly packaging. Healthier indulgent products were also showcased with lower sugar formulations and...View More
Functional, nutritional and sophisticated food technology made a mark recently during the International Food and Drink (IFE) Manufacturing event in London. Developments in plant-based solutions proliferated the show floor, as did innovations in chocolate, bakery and healthy beverages. Moreover, sustainable, clean label, reduced sugar and allergen-free were also starring topics...View More