Savoury Snacks On Fire: Spice & Chili Flavours Take The Lead

Kerry predicts the spice and chili trend in savoury snacks to take on three directions in 2021.   Heat has always been a key taste profile driving flavour innovation for savoury snacks. The difference now is that changing consumer snacking patterns and behaviours have refocused heat towards intensity and specific…

How Is The Pandemic Affecting Consumers’ Tastes & Consumption Patterns?

Avinash Lal, Market Research and Consumer Insights Director, Kerry Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, highlights three notable ways in which the pandemic has affected consumer interests.    Turning To Original Food Consumers are seeking original foods more than before through an increased preference for traditional, local and familiar flavour profiles.…

Serving Up Culinary Flavours In Snacks

Depending on where you are in the world, mala, kimchi, gyoza, barbecue, cheese and red chilli are foods or ingredients you would expect to find in a meal. These days however, split open a bag of potato chips or puff snack and you’ll be served up a buffet of tastes…

Optimising Packaging Designs For QSR Delivery

With packaging becoming a key factor contributing to both safety and in-dining experiences demanded by the consumer, there needs to be an end-to-end holistic approach that links food and beverage products’ performance to packaging solutions. By Josh Strong, Senior Marketing Manager, Foodservice—SEA, Kerry. What are the challenges in the food…

Savoury Snacks: Less Sodium, More Deliciousness

Salt, a common flavour enhancer, particularly in savoury snacks, contains the nutrient sodium. While sodium is important for good health, consuming too much of it has been linked to conditions such as cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. Studies indicate that about 2.5 million deaths globally could be prevented each…

The Future Of Taste In APAC

The APFI team speaks to Avinash Lal, Market Research & Consumer Insights Director APMEA from Kerry, on the company's innovative and insightful new tool: Taste Charts.   A Brief Introduction To Taste Charts The Asia Pacific Kerry Taste Charts 2020 are a future-focused collaborative effort. Our predictions date back a…

Reducing Sugar, Redefining Sweetness

The sugar reduction movement has gained mometum across the globe, with most of the impact hitting the beverage industry. Sugar is the latest dietary enemy and in particular, sugar-sweetened beverages are being blamed for the obesity and diabetes epidemic that have emerged in recent years. By Dr. Aoife Marie Murphy,…

Drinks For A Healthy Gut: Probiotic Solutions For Asia’s Beverage Markets

With demand for functional beverages growing across Asia-Pacific, John Quilter, VP and General Manager, ProActive Health at Kerry discusses the ever increasing opportunities offered by fortification with spore-forming probiotics   Asia’s growing probiotics market The global probiotics market is expanding – it is estimated to be worth $69 billion by…

Creating ‘Better-For-You’ Beverages

Brands can conquer the ‘better-for-you’ market by reformulating beverages to be healthier while maintaining a consistent mouthfeel. By Dr Jodell Jiang, Technical Business Development Manager APMEA at Kerry.    Consumer demand for ‘better-for-you’ beverages is on the rise. According to Innova Market Insights, consumption of functional beverages rose from 12.6 percent to 27.2…
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