APFI spoke with Frank van Riel, sales manager at dutch Tanis Food Tec (TFT), who shared his insight on the current trends of the confectionery industry and what to expect in the near future.

Consumers globally are increasingly health conscious—they want healthier ingredients in food and drinks, with lesser sugar content. Transparency in where ingredients are sourced is also key in gaining consumer trust and loyalty, as sustainability in the products they purchase are important to them. Tom Vierhile, director of innovation insights at GlobalData, shares his views on how the health & wellness trend and changing consumer tastes are driving the confectionery and snacks market.

Manufacturers need to consider the wellbeing impact of their products to target sensory-seeking yet health-conscious consumers, according to market research agency GlobalData.

Gluten-free products, previously positioned only for gluten-intolerant consumers, are often perceived as less tasteful. However, with new production processes, companies are now enlarging the spectrum of gluten-free products with those that taste similar to traditional plain flour products. By Pascal Philibert, managing director, Philibert Savours

With the improving economic conditions in the emerging countries, Asia Pacific’s chocolate market is set to grow two percent faster than Europe and North America up to 2019, says Transparency Market Research (TMR).

Consumers are increasingly expecting baking mixes that can fulfil any requirements in terms of taste and texture, and the current baking innovations may just provide them with that. By Tadanobu Nishikawa, regional technical food marketing, and Goh Lay Kwan, regional marketing, BASF Human Nutrition (Asia Pacific)

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