Functional F&B Products: Focus On Brain, Eye & Skin Health For Thais

Consumers' health status, personal interests and life priorities continuously change with age. Demanding lifestyles of Thai consumer combined with early signs of ageing often trigger middle-aged consumers to become more concerned about their health, nutrition and resulting in increased interest in using functional food/drinks. Latest research from Mintel, the world’s…

COVID-19’s Impact On Food & Drink Markets In Southeast Asia

New research from Mintel reveals the changes in consumer sentiment and behaviour surrounding food and drink categories as a result of the spread of COVID-19 across Southeast Asia. Tan Heng Hong, APAC Food and Drink Analyst, Mintel said: “The global spread of COVID-19 is forcing Southeast Asian consumers to cope…

COVID-19’s Effect On Consumer Behaviour

19th-century diplomat Klemens von Metternich is credited with quipping: “When France sneezes, Europe catches a cold”. In the 20th century, this mutated into: “When America sneezes, the world catches a cold”. Scant surprise then that, in the wake of China’s meteoric economic rise in the 21st century, some economic journalists…

Mintel Announces Global Food & Drink Trends For 2030

Mintel, the experts in what consumers want and why, has announced three key trends that will shape the global food, drink, and foodservice industries over the next 10 years. Change, Incorporated: Successful companies will be those that improve the health of the planet and its population. Smart Diets: Technology will…

Aligning Butter With Trendy Diets

Naturally low in carbohydrates and high in fat, butter products can benefit from keto and paleo positioning. By Michelle Teodoro, Senior Food Science and Nutrition Analyst, Mintel Food and Drink.   The keto diet’s move to mainstream creates new opportunities for high-fat, low-carb products, like butter, to reinvent themselves as…

Mintel: Nutritional Innovations For Asia-Pacific’s Cerebral Age

In Mintel’s latest Big Conversation series, keynote speaker Matthew Crabbe, Regional Trends Director for Asia-Pacific, addressed a range of factors that ‘Power the Mind’, one of which is nutrition. Under the topic, ‘Innovations for Asia-Pacific’s Cerebral Age’, Crabbe highlighted a few interesting food products that are not only perceived as…

Oats: The Next Big Plant-Based Dairy Alternative

The popularity of oat milk is growing and its taste, health benefits, and superior sustainability positioning will see it become the next big plant-based alternative. By Samantha Moore, Global Food and Drink Analyst, Mintel.  Oat milk has recently replaced almond as the go-to non-dairy milk in coffee shops, especially in…

A New Level Of Convenience

In a meeting of on-the-go demands and premium preferences, a whole new generation of modern convenience food and drink is emerging. By SIG Combibloc Limited.   When it comes to food and beverage packaging, convenience is a given. Consumers expect the products they buy to be easy to handle, hold,…

Fibre Water Can Aid In Digestion And Weight Management

The fibre-infused water sector currently focuses quite heavily on digestive health, an apparent consumer concern in Asia Pacific. By Tan Heng Hong, APAC Food And Drink Analyst, Mintel. Fibre infused water, a relatively new concept both in Asia Pacific and globally, has started to emerge in the beverage marketplace, particularly…
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