Food prices for all commodities globally except cereals rose in the past month, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Food Price Index.

Nine natural food trends expected to make an impact in packaged foods and foodservice menus have been selected by Sterling-Rice Group.

With the new year ahead, which sectors of the food and beverage industry are likely to drive growth? What can manufacturers expect to see in 2016? BY Arunas Umbrasas, Industry analyst at Euromonitor International

The outlook is a common feature at the start of the year, but what exactly do the industry leaders have to say of 2016? Apfi offers a comprehensive outlook by leaders from the different sectors of the industry on the upcoming trends and challenges, and the buzz words for the year seem to be “food safety”, “traceability”, “sustainability”, “healthy”, and “natural”. By Michelle Cheong

In a survey by Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian, nutrient-dense and protein-packed seeds will gain traction, say registered dietitian nutritionists.

Apart from clean and clear labelling and ‘free from’ foods that gained traction in 2015, the emerging trends for 2016 include the rise of ‘flexitarians’, natural or back-to-the-past food processing methods, permissible indulgence foods, and ‘real’ food.

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