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.

A significant rise in number of veggie and vegan foods available in Australia has been observed over the past few years, and Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) reports vegan food launches grew by 92 percent between 2014 and 2016.

Yoghurt is a common dairy product across all consumer age groups, but what factors play a part in purchasing decisions? Patrick Young, Insight Director, Kadence International, shares his opinion.

Identified by market intelligence agency Mintel, the 2017 global food and drink trends are grounded in current consumer demands for healthy, convenient and trustworthy food and drinks. By Jane Barnett, Insights Manager for the ANZ, SEA and India regions at Mintel

In their latest infographic, “What’s Next: Food and Beverage Trends Impact Industry Growth”, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) reported these as three areas manufacturers need adhere to.

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