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UPDATED Timeline: Impacts of COVID-19 on the global food industry

UPDATED Timeline: Impacts of COVID-19 on the global food industry

25 May 2020

The number of people affected by Covid-19 continues to climb, with confirmed cases surpassing 5.5 million and the number of deaths at nearly 347,000 worldwide as of May 25.

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Sustainable palm oil: Tackling the consumer awareness challenge

Sustainable palm oil: Tackling the consumer awareness challenge

24 May 2020

Palm oil has some major image problems, but its production is essential to the livelihoods of many smallholders and processors in Southeast Asia and elsewhere. How can western consumers be convinced that sustainably produced palm oil is an ingredient w...

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Upcycling opportunities in a post-pandemic world

Upcycling opportunities in a post-pandemic world

23 May 2020

The food industry has made strides in reducing food waste in recent years – and a growing number of consumers has embraced a ‘zero waste’ goal – but it has re-emerged as a major problem during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Exploring different approaches to lactose-free dairy

Exploring different approaches to lactose-free dairy

17 May 2020

Demand for lactose-free dairy is on the rise around the world, and manufacturers have several options available to them to tap into this growing trend.

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What’s the latest for insect protein?

What’s the latest for insect protein?

16 May 2020

Products developed with a range of novel and alternative proteins have been in the spotlight for several years now – and arguably none are as divisive as those made with protein derived from insects. Here we examine the latest developments in the insec...

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Relaxation ingredients provide energy-boosting promise

Relaxation ingredients provide energy-boosting promise

10 May 2020

Relaxation drinks have emerged as the antithesis of energy drinks – but their potential to improve sleep and reduce stress has provided them with a niche that complements the energy sector.

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Plant-based trend boosts demand for hydrocolloids

Plant-based trend boosts demand for hydrocolloids

9 May 2020

Alongside taste, texture is one of the most important attributes in new product development, and the growing market trend for plant-based foods and beverages has boosted demand for the texturizing properties of various hydrocolloids.

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Are chickpeas the next big thing in plant protein?

Are chickpeas the next big thing in plant protein?

3 May 2020

Chickpea protein looks set to take off, as plant protein specialists look beyond the most commonly used options for meat analogues and more.

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The shifting global market for digestive health

The shifting global market for digestive health

2 May 2020

Maintaining digestive health is a major focus for consumers, and related claims on foods, beverages and supplements continue to grow worldwide. What are the main areas of focus for global manufacturers?

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Collagen ingredients enter the mainstream

Collagen ingredients enter the mainstream

26 Apr 2020

Food, beverage and supplement manufacturers are bringing collagen into more mainstream products, with an increasing number featuring protein, skin and joint health claims. Are collagen-fortified products here to stay?

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Covid-19: International dairy sector under pressure

Covid-19: International dairy sector under pressure

25 Apr 2020

The novel coronavirus crisis has shaken the entire food and beverage industry, but the dairy sector has been particularly hard hit as demand for many dairy products has evaporated. What happens next for the dairy industry?

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Cocoa and chocolate companies brace for Covid-19 impact

Cocoa and chocolate companies brace for Covid-19 impact

19 Apr 2020

Chocolate is a source of indulgence for many consumers as they stay at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, which has helped to offset lower demand overall – but the cocoa and chocolate sector as a whole is preparing for wider disruption.

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