More consumers in China are now focusing on their health, creating new opportunities for healthy snacks, according to Mintel.

Almost half of Indian consumers aim to live a healthier lifestyle, and they are willing to pay more for healthier products, reports Mintel.

The primary health concern in India is presently tiredness and fatigue, according to a study by Mintel, a global market intelligence agency, which has increased consumer demand for products targeting this.

TÜV SÜD’s food experts explain why and how consumers have benefitted 10 years on from the European Health Claims Regulation that took effect on 1 July 2007.

Nutrition labels need to be effective in providing all consumers with the right information in the right way, so they can make informed decisions. With today’s packaging presentations, are consumers being confused instead? What can food manufacturers do to tackle this confusion? By Michelle Cheong

Market research and insight expert Kadence Singapore muses on what consumers are looking for in selecting chocolates and their likeability factors. By Elise Huang and Xiachun Xu, insight executives, Kadence International

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.

According to a Mintel report, there are more beverages today that combine two or more drink categories in order to better satisfy consumer demands, causing distinctions between beverage categories to blur.

Consumers today are demanding for cleaner labels, but what is meant by that, what do consumers expect, and how can manufacturers cater to this demand? By Donna Richardson, PR and public affairs manager, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (Contractor)

‘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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