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Protein Power Packs a Punch

Protein Power Packs a Punch

17 Nov 2014

Interest in protein content and high protein products is continuing to grow across the food and drinks market, despite the fact that most North American and European consumers already have more than enough protein in their diets.  This has been driven ...

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Sowing the Seeds of Change in Bread

Sowing the Seeds of Change in Bread

11 Nov 2014

Bread has an image problem. Across Europe, a significant proportion of consumers (as high as 48% in the UK and Italy) state that bread is not an option for those trying to lose weight and even more (54% in Italy and 48% in the UK and Spain) believe sli...

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Natural Functioning Ingredients – They Should Come With a Health Warning

Natural Functioning Ingredients – They Should Come With a Health Warning

4 Nov 2014

Over the last 25 years, food stuffs that provide health benefits – nutraceuticals – have gone from relatively unknown research breakthroughs, wrapped in legislative restrictions and controversy, to become a regular part of the weekly shopping bas...

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Health and Wellness: Trends in 2014 [VIDEO]

Health and Wellness: Trends in 2014 [VIDEO]

29 Oct 2014

Euromonitor International’s latest health and wellness data shows that globally, the health and wellness industry saw 6.5% growth between 2013-2014, reaching US$773 billion in total sales.  Important differences in consumer demand remain between emergi...

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Technology Meets Tradition

Technology Meets Tradition

28 Oct 2014

The bakery and confectionery sector is going through some interesting times. Many of the products in the sector are particularly indulgent, and the good news in this regard is that consumers now seem to be – in general – better off and are ...

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Reformulating with Protein

Reformulating with Protein

28 Oct 2014

At Food ingredients Europe (FiE) 2013 in Frankfurt, one of the big trends predicted for 2014 was protein. That was until, of course, sugar hit the headlines in January! However, these two aspects of formulation can, in fact, go hand-in-hand. There are ...

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Milking Added Value Options for Beverages

Milking Added Value Options for Beverages

28 Oct 2014

Many sources have highlighted dairy beverages as a key growth market for the future and certainly the soft drinks industry seems to think so, with Coca-Cola recently identifying value-added dairy as a top target for still beverage retail growth to 2020...

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Edible Insects: The Protein of the Poor?

Edible Insects: The Protein of the Poor?

22 Oct 2014

While three quarters of the food industry and NGOs claim to be looking for solutions to solve the challenge of feeding the world’s growing population, two vital questions still go unanswered: How will corporate responsibility initiatives lead to ...

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The Rise of the Dairy Protein

The Rise of the Dairy Protein

17 Oct 2014

The next time you shop in a supermarket, take a peek at the ingredients panel on the cereal bars you may be purchasing. Or, the sports drink you may be guzzling down after a workout. Or perhaps, the powder mixed in any number of products, ranging from ...

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The Changing Face of Dairy Products

The Changing Face of Dairy Products

17 Oct 2014

With a whole glut of new products and with more emphasis on unique and specialist items, dairy as a whole has been an interesting ride for many over the past few years. Food & Drink International has been witness to many of these changes, but perha...

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The Food Industry’s Little Helper

The Food Industry’s Little Helper

14 Oct 2014

Enzymes are little helpers that make the food world go around. Chemically speaking, of course, they are complex biological catalysts that promote various kinds of biochemical reactions, mostly by lowering the activation energies of specific substrates....

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Health and Wellness Global Performance 2014

Health and Wellness Global Performance 2014

10 Oct 2014

2014 is a year of revived growth for the health and wellness (HW) industry, and attest to personal health and wellness goals being amongst the first to be met after a period of economic uncertainty. Global HW sales saw 6.5% growth over 2013-2014 to rea...

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