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Almond Board of California

1150 Ninth St., Suite 1500

Modesto

CA 95354

United States

 

www.almondboard.com

 

Trade@AlmondBoard.com

 

Tel. (209) 549-8262

Fax. (209) 549-8267

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Almond Board of California

When you use almonds in your formulations, you’re not only adding great taste and nutrients; you’re adding a versatile ingredient that consumers demand. Almonds bring the perfect balance to any product, and people are eating them right up. In fact, since 2006, almonds have been the number one nut used in global new product introductions.* So go ahead and serve up some extra appeal with your next product, just make sure almonds are in.
 

*Innova Market Insights, Global New Products Report, 2011.


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Food Ingredients News  18 September 2018

Snack attack: Better-for-you, healthy, spicy and savory NPD drivers

18 Sep 2018 --- More consumers frequently snack throughout the day. Salty snacks are competing not only with each other but also with a myriad of other categories as more food and drink products have become “snackable.” Also, busy lifestyles, concerns about long-term health and the desire to get health-boosting benefits from daily food and drinks have also affected the snack aisle.

From TWOFI  13 September 2018

NPD: Baked to perfection

Key suppliers offer their thoughts on trends impacting the bakery & snacking segments. What should we be looking out for in terms of flavor and texture trends?

Food Ingredients News  30 July 2018

Nuts for nuts: Almond NPD thrives, label-friendly claims & versatility boosts gains

30 Jul 2018 --- Almonds continue to lead new product introductions worldwide, according to new data from Innova Market Insights. The Global New Products Report from Innova Market Insights found that almond introductions grew in four out of the five key categories for almonds worldwide, including confectionery (22 percent), snacks (19 percent) and bakery (17 percent), as well as bars (16 percent) and cereal (8 percent). This growth helped almonds maintain their long-held position as the top nut in global new product introductions.

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30 July 2018

Almonds gain greater NPD traction

The Almond Board of California (ABC) presented snacking insights and samples at IFT, Chicago. With the latest research and live demonstrations, ABC’s industry and culinary experts were available to address questions about California almonds. Throughout IFT 2018, Chef Rob Corliss of All Things Epicurean was available for individual or small-group California Almond Solution Sessions, offering a deep-dive into the inspiration of this year’s IFT samples and assistance for other almond-related inquiries. The company presented new product data from Innova Market Insights, which highlighted the almond’s continued role as the leading nut in new product development. FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with Molly Spence on almonds gaining greater NPD traction. 


23 January 2018

The outlook for innovation with almonds

The Almond Board of California highlights the positives and the strategies that it is employing from a sustainability perspective. “We take a very holistic approach in terms of the research that we fund to support our growers and our crop,” says Karen Lapsley. “From that perspective, we have four research programs, and now we’ve just added on a whole biomass research program with the ultimate goal of working toward zero waste for our crop.” In terms of the hulls and shells from the almonds, the board is looking for different ways to process and utilize them, with potential examples being animal feed and insect farming.


28 August 2017

The Surge in Almond Applications

According to new data from Innova Market Insights, California almonds were the number one nut used in new products worldwide in 2016, the tenth year that almonds have held the lead position for nuts used in new product introductions. Almonds were featured in 38 percent of new food introductions featuring nuts in 2016, a five percent increase from the previous year. Key categories for worldwide almond product launches include confectionery (23 percent), bakery (20 percent) and snacks (18 percent), as well as bars (12 percent) and cereal (nine percent), which together account for 82 percent of almond product introductions.1 In more than 15 forms including almond milk, butter and flour, almonds are one of the most versatile nuts and the nut that is most top-of-mind for global consumers. Molly Spence of the Almond Board of California discusses the key trends.


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25 April 2018

Trending up: Applying the latest innovations to chocolate and nut confections

In this webinar, Lu Ann Williams of Innova Market Insights highlights the latest trends in chocolate products with almonds. Chocolatier Wendy Sherwood of the Culinary Institute of America shares recipes and her inspiration behind the development, with a look into how she works to align confectionary concepts with the latest consumer trends. 


05 April 2017

Future Forward: Top Consumer Trends Set to Impact the Chocolate Aisle

In this webinar, Lu Ann Williams of Innova Market Insights highlights the top trends that will most impact how consumers purchase chocolate products. And, based on his more than 20 years of experience crafting unique chocolate creations, Richard Cusick of Evolution Artisan Confections shares recipe inspiration that align with consumer trends.


17 March 2016

Trending Inclusions: Increasing Consumer Appeal of Chocolate Products with Ingredients like Almonds

Lu Ann Williams of Innova Market Insights provides a “state of the industry” overview of global chocolate products in this webinar. Using real-world product examples, David Bradley, the Curious Confectioner, shares four new recipes he developed with trending inclusions.