Bars are most popular format in chocolate confectionery, popularity of plant-based ingredients grows.

01 Feb 2023

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, CAGR Oct 2017- Sep 2018 vs. Oct 2021 - Sep 2022). Meanwhile, plant-based ingredients are driving growth, and cocoa butter is the leading ingredient in the space.

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15 Apr 2024 | Emmi Nutritional Solutions

Innova Market Insights data indicates a significant 12% year-over-year increase in food & beverage product launches featuring goat milk ingredients when comparing the years 2022 and 2023. Europe was the leading region with 53% share in NPD. Dairy dominated the launches, particularly in Soft & Semi-Soft... Read More

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01 Apr 2024 | GNT

Innova Market Insights data indicates that there was a 4% average annual growth for natural color use from 2019 to 2023. Europe (33%) was the leading region for natural color launches. Bakery was the leading category, but Meat Substitutes showed the fastest growth. Caramel color was the leading natural color... Read More

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15 Mar 2024 | Uelzena Ingredients

Innova Market Insights data indicates that the global confectionery launches had a 2% growth from 2019 to 2023. Chocolate blocks were the sub-category with the most launches in 2023. The plant-based claim remains the fastest-growing positioning in confectionery. Meanwhile, ethical claims are dominating the... Read More

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28 Feb 2024 | Cosun Protein

Innova Market Insights data indicates that dairy alternative launches are on a growth path, featuring an 11% average annual growth rate from 2019 to 2023. Europe accounts for more than half of launches. One of the two launches is dairy alternative drinks. Pea protein, fava bean protein and potato protein are... Read More

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15 Feb 2024 | Ingredion

Innova Market Insights data indicates that Europe is the frontrunner of the clean label launches globally with a 43% share from October 2022 to September 2023. Sauces and Seasonings were the leading category with clean label claims, but Meat Substitutes showed the fastest growth in five years. This... Read More

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01 Feb 2024 | Uelzena

Innova Market Insights data indicates that food & beverage launches with fats and oil ingredients had a 2% average annual growth from October 2018 to September 2023. Bakery was in the lead for these launches, while Meat Substitutes had the fastest growth. Vegetable oil was the leading ingredient with 28%... Read More

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01 Jan 2024 | Innova Market Insights

Innova Market Insights data indicates that food & beverage launches with plant-based claims had a 26% growth from October 2018 to September 2023. Europe was the leader in launches, with a 41% share. While Dairy was the leading category, plant-based Confectionery is gaining ground fast. Plant-based products... Read More

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01 Dec 2023 | Innova Market Insights

Innova Market Insights data suggests there is a rise in health-claimed launches within indulgent subcategories. From October 2022 to September 2023, Sweet Biscuits/Cookies led all subcategories. Top positionings included gluten-free, while prebiotics, probiotics, and no added sugar claims saw rapid growth.... Read More

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01 Nov 2023 | Innova Market Insights

Innova Market Insights data shows that alternative protein use in food & beverages has a 6% growth from Jul 2018 to Jun 2023. Bakery was the leading category for alternative protein launches, but the highest growth of alternative protein use was noticed in Meat Substitutes. Lentil protein surges as the... Read More

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01 Oct 2023 | Innova Market Insights

Innova Market Insights data suggests the use of fat & oil ingredients in food and beverages has increased by 3% in the past five years, from July 2018 to June 2023. Europe was the leading region for product launches with fat & oil ingredients, accounting for 39% of the global share. Bakery products were the... Read More

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11 Sep 2023 | Uelzena

Butter is not just a staple ingredient for cooking and baking, it is also a key component of many indulgent products such as cakes, chocolates and ice creams. Data from Innova Market Insights indicates that butter ingredient use is gaining ground for Bakery (5%), Confectionery (3%) and Ice Cream (3%)... Read More

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01 Sep 2023 | Corbion

Online tools can help consumers get inspired about food & beverage products, with social media playing a big part when it comes to plant-based innovation. There is a rise in food apps, with 47% of consumers saying they have used a scanning app on a plant-based product. This Ingredient Focus is brought to you... Read More

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01 Aug 2023 | Innova Market Insights

Asia is the leading region for new product launches in the snack category, accounting for 41% of the global share from July 2022 to June 2023. Snack Nuts & Seeds is the leading subcategory, with 21% of launches – 1% more than from July 2018 to June 2019. Meanwhile, plant-based snacks are also on the rise,... Read More

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01 Jul 2023 | Innova Market Insights

Dairy-based ice creams and desserts (46%) was the leading category for product launches in 2022, while there was a 33% growth in ice cream & dessert launches with a plant-based claim from 2018-2022. In terms of region, Europe leads on products launches.

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01 Jun 2023 | Kerry

Sunflower lecithin use grows in food & beverage launches, with confectionery and bakery product launches leading the charge. Half of the bakery launches with sunflower lecithin are sweet biscuits/ cookies, and gluten-free is the leading claim for bakery launches with sunflower lecithin. This Ingredient Focus... Read More

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15 May 2023 | Tirlán Ingredients

Consumers seek natural ingredients when purchasing plant-based beverages. Innovation has shifted from almond milk to an oat milk product base in the last five years, with oat becoming the leading ingredient for dairy alternative beverage formulations, showing the fastest growth path. This Ingredient Focus... Read More

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01 May 2023 | Kerry

With almost a fifth (19%) of consumers globally searching for indulgence claims when buying ice cream and desserts, locust bean gum is set to thrive as the go-to choice for ice cream innovation. There has been a 10% average annual growth (2018-2022) for indulgence claims in ice cream launches with locust... Read More

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