According to data from Innova Market Insights, plant-based food and beverage launches grew exponentially between 2017 and 2022. The launches were mainly present in Europe (41%) and North America (36%) with the Dairy and Meat substitutes categories leading in use. The top companies launching plant-based food and beverages are Alpro, MyProtein and Danone.
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
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
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
More than one in three consumers globally show interest in having protein as a functional ingredient in their food & beverages, while 43% indicate they use protein products (bar/powder) as sports nutrition. Meanwhile, NPD is also focused on protein-fortified, ready-to-drink beverages.
The food and beverage industry has seen a steady growth of 4% in the use of natural preservatives from 2018 to 2022, with Europe taking the lead in product launches formulated with natural preservatives (52% of the total). Sauces and seasonings have emerged as the top category for natural preservative... Read More
Bakery product launches are increasing globally, featuring a 4% average annual growth (CAGR 2018-2022). In 2022, one out of three bakery products were launched in Europe. Granulated sugar and wheat flour are the leading ingredients for bakery product launches. Meanwhile, oat flour and hazelnut are the... Read More
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... Read More
According to data from Innova Market Insights, growth in product launches with natural colors averaged a 2% rate between Jul 2017 and Jun 2022. The launches were mainly present in Europe (36%) and Asia (26%) with the Bakery and Confectionery categories leading in use. The most used natural color was caramel,... Read More
Clean label is growing 5% per year (2017-2022 CAGR) as 63% of consumers globally state a preference for clean labels over flexible ones. Seasonings dominate the clean label trend growing at more than double the pace of the general clean label market (11% CAGR 2017-2022). Following suit are bakery, snacks,... Read More
According to data from Innova Market Insights, cheese launches showed steady growth in the last few years, with an average annual growth rate of 4% between 2017 and 2021. Four of five Europeans consume dairy at least once a week, with 48% consuming animal-based traditional cheese. Emmental dominates cheese... Read More
According to data from Innova Market Insights, one out of two sustainable products are launched in Europe. Bakery is the top category for sustainability claims, and ethical claims are used the most in the bakery sector. Meat substitutes are the fastest growing category for sustainable product launches, and... Read More
Snacking is becoming a catalyst for increased protein intake, with product launches with increased protein gaining ground. Europe leads new product launches for protein-fortified snacks, while dairy dominates the product launches for protein-fortified snacking.This Ingredient Focus Presentation is from... Read More
There is a growing interest in plant-based dairy alternatives, with consumers wanting to see more milk, drinking yogurt and butter & margarine offerings in supermarkets. Meanwhile, there is an increasing appetite for oat-based dairy alternatives, with 60% of consumers globally being 'somewhat familiar' or... Read More
Product launches with fiber show steady annual growth. Bakery leads as the top category with fiber-rich products, while the Snacks category is gaining ground. Spreads are the fastest growing category in fiber-rich products, up 25% (Global, CAGR 2017-2021).
Plant-based eating is expanding its customer base – it’s not about cutting meat and dairy entirely. Plant-based innovation is diversifying beyond traditional categories, while there are many ways to approach nutrition in plant-based substitutes.
Globally, more consumers seek healthy and nutritious food and beverages following the COVID-19 pandemic with natural and high protein products in sharpened focus. In contrast, consumers are turning away from offerings high in sugar, fat and salt.This Ingredient Focus Presentation is from Tirlan Ingredients.
The fastest-growing categories of food and beverage launches tracked with flavor ingredients are meat substitutes +55%, spreads +15% and ready meals and side dishes with +11%. The top flavors in Europe, the US, Asia, Australasia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa are milk chocolate, strawberry and... Read More