Innova Market Insights
22 Sep 2023 --- The EU is combating greenwashing and setting higher standards for companies that make vague, partial or false claims about their environmental impact. The new directive,... Read More
FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS
21 Sep 2023 --- The global trade fair will highlight food innovations and industry’s intrinsic link to the environment and climate through the theme “Sustainable Growth” which... Read More
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
14 Sep 2023 --- Alzchem is set to capitalize on the German government’s recent approval of creatine monohydrate as a dietary supplement ingredient for food. The decision, made by the... Read More
FOOD INGREDIENTS NEWS
08 Sep 2023 --- In the plant-based market, negative sensory experiences have left some consumers disappointed, according to Roquette, a family-owned France-based business. According to an... Read More
07 Sep 2023 --- Nestlé plans to acquire a majority stake in Grupo CRM, a premium chocolate maker in Brazil. The deal, expected to close in 2024, will give Nestlé access to more than... Read More
01 Nov 2022 --- Hila Bentman talks about functional beverages and how they are gaining in the alcoholic drinks space. Non-alcohol and low-alcohol alternatives are trending as health-prone consumers search for the highs of alcohol but without unwanted side effects. According to Innova Market Insights, 65% of millennials already consume sports and functional drinks at least once a week.
07 Jul 2021 --- Innova Market Insights’ latest survey of 10,000 consumers across ten countries evidences the mainstay demand for F&B products with immunity claims. Lu Ann Williams, global insights director, details the regional variances of the trend while highlighting popular formats for wellness-promoting ingredients.
19 Nov 2020 --- Chang Liu, market analyst at Innova Market Insights, discusses “Tailored to Fit,” one of the market researcher’s Top Trends for 2021. Liu explains how personalization comes into play for NPD and how technology is impacting the space. Moreover, she elaborates on how different consumer generations are perceiving the personalization trend.
28 Oct 2020 --- “Transparency Triumphs” leads Innova Market Insights’ newly unveiled Top Ten Trends for 2021. Lu Ann Williams, global insights director, shares a deep dive into these themes’ evolution in successful product trends. In other spotlighted F&B product themes, the sustained plant-based revolution is branching out into more sophisticated alternatives. At the same time, COVID-19’s influence over omnichannel eating has bolstered interest in immunity-elevating offerings.
19 Oct 2020 --- Agrana Fruit has published its latest trend blog entitled “Act for Future,” which focuses on developing future-proof sustainability solutions. In 2019, 87 percent of consumers expected companies to invest in sustainability – 22 percent more than in the previous year, according to data from Innova Market Insights. This year, global consumers have become even more concerned about environmental issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Melanie Sturm, Agrana Fruit's global market & consumer insights manager, shares insights on the issues surrounding sustainability.
02 Jun 2020 --- As consumers become increasingly adventurous with their food choices, snack products have evolved to include new hybrids and unusual combinations. Learn why hybrids were identified as one of the 2020 top ten food trends by Innova Market Insights and discover new global product examples utilizing California almonds a key ingredient.
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... Read More
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... Read More
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... 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... 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... Read More
14 Oct 2022 --- This week’s NewsBite episode, Innova Market Insights tipped “Redefining Value” as a pivotal theme for F&B businesses in its unveiling of the Top Ten Trends for 2023 as consumers adapt their purchasing behaviors amid economic and political volatility. In trade developments, the European market as a frontrunner in sustainable palm oil imports is now trending downward in its demand for this commodity. Meanwhile, Colombia launched an appeal arbitration in a dispute with the EU over frozen French fries tariffs. Rice is seeing renewed demand and applicability amid skyrocketing wheat prices, while British lamb was exported to the US for the first time in over 20 years this week.
19 Jul 2021 --- Demand for functional food continues to grow with more and more consumers looking for foods with a specific health benefit. Join Swati Kalgaonkar, Associate Director, Nutrition Research Programme at the Almond Board of California and Lu Ann Williams, Global Insights Director at Innova Market Insights as they highlight this growing trend, exploring demand for food with skin health credentials, and how developers can respond using California almonds.
23 Oct 2020 --- NewsBite recaps some of the latest industry-related stories from the last few days. Highlights include how “Transparency Triumphs” leads Innova Market Insights’ Top Ten Trends for 2021. Cultivated meat pioneers Aleph Farms launched a “steaks in space” program and Barry Callebaut’s new brand Cabosse Naturals features a range of ingredients that showcase the zesty taste and natural richness of cacaofruit.
22 May 2020 --- This week, Innova Market Insights flagged how COVID-19 challenges behaviors when it comes to flavors, while Kerry’s acrylamide-reducing Acryleast yeast solution received “organic suitable” status in the EU. Meanwhile, DSM unveiled its new line of cheese cultures for boosting the yield and resource efficiency of mozzarella cheese production.
08 May 2020 --- In this week’s headlines, we took a look at divisive “milk-spraying” demonstrations taking place across Europe, new funding within the European insect-based sector, and the rise of blockchain as a valuable tool helping brands tap into Innova Market Insights’ Top Trend for 2020 – “Storytelling: Winning with Words.”Read more:Dairy crisis: “Milk-spraying” protests polarize sector as producers push for EU-wide production cutsBug-based ingredients: New European project to propel insect-derived productsFairfood’s blockchain traces food “back to its genesis” for effective brand storytelling
01 Aug 2023 --- Globally, 80% of consumers are taking action to live more healthily (Innova Market Insights). Capturing this demand while continuing to elevate taste is an ongoing industry challenge. Join us for an engaging webinar focused on enhancing nutrition in product development by leveraging examples from the growing healthy snacks category. Our panel, made up of experts in consumer research, strategic marketing, and sugar reduction innovation, will guide you through the latest insights and trends, as well as strategies for formulating consumer-preferred products. This webinar is tailored to provide valuable insights and practical knowledge.
03 Jul 2023 --- As international leaders, civil society groups and environmental campaigners continue to negotiate legislative solutions to the global plastics pollution crisis, we look at Innova Market Insights’ Top Trends 2023, with “Plastics Circularization” ranking top. In this exclusive webinar, we debate the viability of turning our linear economy into a loop, whether this is even possible, and how start-up and mainstream packaging innovators are rising to the challenge. We discuss how circularity efforts are impacting greenwashing litigation, boosting renewable material sourcing, and how connected technologies and reusable designs are aiding the industry’s transition toward a more sustainable future.
29 Mar 2023 --- As consumers look to maximize the value of purchases, manufacturers must consider the motivations that will solidify chocolate products as a permissible indulgence. From new taste and texture experiences to personal wellbeing and planetary health, confectionery product development can answer consumer needs. In this presentation, Lu Ann Williams of Innova Market Insights and Chocolatier Angela Borah discuss how to redefine the value of confectionery products using almond ingredients in innovative and appealing ways. Chocolate category and consumer data, inspirational recipe concepts, and informed tips on ingredient selection and application illustrate a future for chocolate products as consumers continue to navigate lifestyles in flux.
10 Nov 2022 --- Innova’s global insights director, Lu Ann Williams, presents the eagerly awaited Top Ten Trends for 2023. Discover the consumer and industry insights that will inspire successful innovation over the coming year. Covering the full spectrum of the food and beverage industry, Innova’s Top Ten Trends are the vital guide to future market opportunities.
12 Oct 2022 --- When it comes to plant-based meat alternatives, consumers today have two requests: deliver a better meat-like eating experience, and do it with simpler, more recognizable ingredients. Texture and taste are key. What options are available to product developers who want cleaner labels with ingredients that are ‘good for you’ and ‘good for the planet’? Join Innova Market Insights and CP Kelco for a lively webinar discussion on the latest plant-based meat alternatives market trends, global consumers’ needs and preferences, and an overview of nature-based ingredient solutions available to help you formulate for success.