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Broadening Our Taste Buds, One Ingredient at a Time

Broadening Our Taste Buds, One Ingredient at a Time

5 Nov 2013

Our taste buds are programmed to favour and reject certain tastes almost instinctively. Sweet tastes are well-accepted, as traditionally they indicate a natural and safe source of energy – whereas bitter tastes tend to warn against toxic foods, a...

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Trends in The Beverage Market

Trends in The Beverage Market

29 Oct 2013

Long gone are the days when beverages simply provided hydration. Beverage manufacturers are now jostling for a market edge in a crowded and vibrant market-place, which includes cold drinks, hot drinks, carbonated drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, f...

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Dairy: Protein, Flavour and Blurring Category Lines

Dairy: Protein, Flavour and Blurring Category Lines

29 Oct 2013

The pace of change and real innovation in dairy keeps us on our toes here at FoodBev Media and makes for interesting reading on FoodBev.com and in Dairy Innovation magazine. Protein has stolen many of the headlines in the past year and while much atten...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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