Latest News in the food Industry

Blogs

The Next Generation of Sodium and Calorie Reduction Innovations

The Next Generation of Sodium and Calorie Reduction Innovations

29 Oct 2013

There is no doubt that health and wellness has been a macro trend of the last 10 years, if not longer, and it is now routine activity for a product developer to consider. In 2012, Leatherhead Food Research undertook an industry survey as part of our on...

Read more 
Better-For-You Food and Drink – Where is it All Going?

Better-For-You Food and Drink – Where is it All Going?

22 Oct 2013

Far from being a tired concept of yesteryear, better-for-you (BFY) foods and beverages are maintaining a steady growth trajectory. Euromonitor International’s latest data show that BFY products are heading for global value sales of almost US$161 billio...

Read more 
Spotlight on Salt, Fat and Sugar Reduction

Spotlight on Salt, Fat and Sugar Reduction

22 Oct 2013

Watching the obesity rate tick slowly upward year by year, it becomes apparent that consumers struggle with controlling their weight. The health consequences of obesity, and the direct impact it has on health care costs, has seen government and health ...

Read more 
Sweetness From Nature – Megatrend Versus Mainstream Business

Sweetness From Nature – Megatrend Versus Mainstream Business

22 Oct 2013

“All natural” is a megatrend in the ingredient industry these days. Many new innovations are taking place throughout the whole ingredient value chain – from farming and manufacturing through to the product formulators and the FMCG marketers. The trend ...

Read more 
Protein Fever Continues to Spread

Protein Fever Continues to Spread

15 Oct 2013

Protein appears to be well established in the US and is very much poised for global growth as manufacturers educate consumers on the many nutritional benefits this macronutrient has to offer. Protein is increasingly sought out by American consumers as ...

Read more 
Why the Dairy Protein Boom is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Why the Dairy Protein Boom is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

15 Oct 2013

Demand for high quality dairy proteins is rising dramatically. Manufacturers and consumers are beginning to realise their full potential and, as a result, the appeal of protein as an ingredient has broadened significantly. Once the domain of hardcore s...

Read more 
Performance Positioning for Dairy Drinks Develops

Performance Positioning for Dairy Drinks Develops

15 Oct 2013

A key trend in the food and drinks market in recent years has been the rising interest in high-protein lines, despite the fact that most European and North American consumers already get enough protein in their diets.  This has been driven by increasin...

Read more 
Dairy Investing in Derivatives

Dairy Investing in Derivatives

11 Oct 2013

No longer is it enough to just produce dairy products – it turns out that the whey offshoots are as valuable as the original milk itself, and with processing, can turn into a new revenue stream. The industry has changed dramatically over the last sever...

Read more 
The World Demands More Yoghurt

The World Demands More Yoghurt

8 Oct 2013

A recent report (World Yoghurt Market 2000-2020) from PM Food & Dairy Consulting analyses the development of the global market for yoghurt and fermented dairy products from 2000 to 2011 and assesses the global opportunities from 2012 to 2020. The w...

Read more 
Bakers Under Fire Once More in Wholegrain Controversy

Bakers Under Fire Once More in Wholegrain Controversy

1 Oct 2013

Two publications have been causing a stir this year in the bakery world for suggesting – and by no means for the first time – that manufacturers are misusing “wholegrain” and similar descriptions on products which often contain a pitifully small quanti...

Read more 
Health and Clean Label are Driving the Bakery Market

Health and Clean Label are Driving the Bakery Market

25 Sep 2013

The bakery market is considered as the core of pleasure and foodiness, the kingdom of indulgent products, but as consumers are looking for healthier alternatives and natural products, the market is changing. Add health and nature with ancient and whole...

Read more 
Clean Label? Old Hat. Enhanced Natural is the Way to Go

Clean Label? Old Hat. Enhanced Natural is the Way to Go

24 Sep 2013

There once was a tussle between clean label and functionality, but no more. Today’s consumer expects the whole package – a natural product with functional properties which is also low in sugar and/or fat. And, if at all possible, it should also b...

Read more