Consumers are showing a growing interest in hot and spicy foods, with new product launches increasing for nine years straight, according to a report by Kalsec.

Found in a survey by organisers of Vitafoods Europe 2017, these include things such as individualised dietary guidelines, wearable technology, and personalised nutrition based on genetic testing.

The report, published by the China Association for Quality (CAQ), revealed that the satisfaction of Chinese consumers is decreasing, compared to 2015 and demands for the quality of milk are changing. Suppliers have to be prepared for the changing needs of their Chinese customers.

As many as 73 percent of consumers are happy to pay a higher retail price for a food or drink product made with ingredients they recognise and trust, according to new research.

Not all consumers understand the term, and associate it more with the type and manner of production processes rather than compliance with specific thresholds, reports the testing, certification, inspection and training provider.

Asia continues to be a growing market for dairy products, and as consumers becoming increasingly health-conscious, they are demanding for more naturally coloured flavoured milks. By Christiane Lippert, head of Marketing (Food), Lycored

Nutritional fact panels are increasingly more detailed, but for consumers who do not know how to read, or are not bothered with these facts, front-of-pack claims are still the more effective factor in purchasing decisions, suggests an Italian study.

Consumers want to have more say in the products coming their way, but before that, manufacturers should understand how consumers think and make purchasing decisions. Priscillia Ooi, marketing director, Asia-Pacific, Puratos Malaysia, shares more with APFI on the findings of their recent global consumer survey.

According to a research by Ingredion, about a third of consumers actively look for clean label claims, and seven in ten consumers say these claims influence their purchasing decisions of dairy and bakery products.

‘Clean label’ continues to be the on-trend fast-moving consumer goods buzzword, according to market researcher Canadean, but a third of consumers are still unsure what ‘clean’ really means.

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