Sweet foods are often perceived by the average consumer as something indulgent and unhealthy. Little do they know that now there are many more options for a sweet taste and little to no calories. By Maran G Krishnan, head of APAC Flavour Communications, Givaudan
The global dairy and soy food sector was valued at US$624 billion in 2016, according to market research agency Report Linker.
Soft drinks have always been a consumer favourite, but they need to adapt to changing consumer demands, and manufacturers would do well to innovate this category with healthy options. By Melanie Felgate, Senior Consumer Insight Analyst, GlobalData
A first in 10 years, the new concentrate plant will increase efficiency and support performance with purpose goals of the company.
With more consumers across the Asia Pacific region, opportunities are aplenty for manufacturers of the general functional foods and sports nutrition markets.
Ongoing consumer demand for ‘optimal nutrition’ and more personalisation is spurring new product innovations. Arwika Ussahatanon, food and communications specialist, explains.
Research survey has found distinct differences between Asian and Western consumers in attitudes towards nutrition and healthy eating.
Accommodating to consumer demands for ‘Free From’, manufacturers are finding vast opportunities for growth in even the ice cream and frozen dessert categories, according to market research firm Packaged Facts.
The health and wellness trend is still going strong globally. Scott Nykaza, president and chief operating officer, Kalsec, gives his opinion on what ingredients will be popular in 2017 and what manufacturers can expect this year.
Ralf Schäffer, executive director at Sollich, gives his opinion on which ingredients and consumer demands will continue to be popular this year.