Dairy to be different: Plant-based dairy alternatives

Feb 2019

Plant-based dairy alternatives are thriving in the global market, as more consumers look for dairy alternatives due to allergies, lactose intolerance, or other dairy sensitivities. Moreover, there is a push towards a diversity of offerings, driven by consumers’ lifestyle choices and ethical concerns. While almond and coconut are still the leading product bases in dairy alternatives, other plant-based options are also increasingly becoming popular such as cashew, oat and rice milk.

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Healthy Indulgence: High protein, low sugar surge

Feb 2019

Food and beverage innovators are continuously finding ways to create versions of indulgent products that pack a healthier punch. This includes achieving a better carbohydrate profile, free from claims – such as gluten free – or a cleaner label – such as organic. In confectionery and desserts, high protein and low sugar options have spread across the market. Innova Market Insights data notes a high average annual growth of 33 percent and 28 percent globally between 2014 and 2018, respectively.

Look East: Middle Eastern and African flavors

Jan 2019

The “Adventurous Consumer” is pegged to be 2019’s biggest trend by Innova Market Insights, driving food operators and suppliers to launch new, exciting ethnic product varieties. African and Middle Eastern flavors are predicted to have a bright future as they offer fresh, wholesome and aromatic notes. Herbs & spices are the stars of the show from cumin to chili and sumac.