Sustainability: It’s The Outside That Counts

In recent decades, packaging technologies continuously improve to combine optimum product protection with highly efficient processes. One factor has gained importance within the last few years: the environmental impact of packaging. An interview with Ilona Junker, Project Manager Sustainable Solutions at Syntegon Technology. Manufacturers are seeking new approaches to use…

Indulgent Chocolate Sensations Fill A Gap In Uncertain Times

Super compound delivers all the appeal of chocolate and gives outstanding opportunities for product improvement. From Chocolate & Confectionery segment, AAK.  It is hard to predict exactly how the global economy will fare over the next year or so. The same goes for the chocolate market. But, as consumers adapt…

COVID-19 Intensifies Consumers’ Interest In Health & Eco-Friendly Products

“The results of our latest consumer survey clearly show that beneficial ingredients and label transparency are now more important than ever before to consumers across the globe, as a result of the pandemic.”—Extracted from research by Beneo.   Healthy ingredients and label transparency are more important to consumers than ever…

Top Five Global Trends That Will Shape The Food Industry In 2021

ADM, a global leader in nutrition and partner to the world’s leading consumer brands, has released its view on the five food and beverage trends that will impact the way consumers eat and drink in the new year. Based on in-depth research from ADM’s proprietary OutsideVoiceSM consumer insights platform, the report…

An Overview Of The Top 5 Technology Trends For 2021

The pandemic has pushed consumers to not only expect better-tasting and healthier food but also consider a brand’s sustainability efforts towards a greener planet. The novel coronavirus has changed how we shop, where we shop, and what we consume. Consumers have adapted to a new normal, creating and shifting trends…

Is New Food Really Safe?

The world's population is growing, and is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. Correspondingly, the demand for food, particularly for meat, is also likely to increase rapidly.1 It is predicted that both meat and seafood consumption in an increasingly urbanised Asia will increase by another 78 percent between 2017…

Toward Sustainable Packaging: Addressing Solid & Food Waste Management Issues

Aspiring towards a circular economy, product innovations and a surge in demand will be expected for different sustainable packaging solutions such as plant-based polymer packaging. Contributed by Diego Shimizu, Chemicals, Materials & Food at Frost & Sullivan. The world generates more than 200 million tonnes of plastic waste annually. The…

Examining The Shift Away From Plastics

Faced with shortages of suitable recycled material, growing consumer backlash and a hostile regulatory environment, some companies are deciding to shift away from plastics. Contributed by Mark Victory, Senior Editor, ICIS. Over the past couple of years plastics have become the public face of the waste pollution crisis, prompting an…

Organic Foods Get A Coronavirus Boost

Ecovia Intelligence expects demand for organic & sustainable foods to remain strong after consumer fears subside in the future. The coronavirus pandemic is leading to a surge in demand for organic and sustainable foods. Retailers across the globe are experiencing hefty sales increases for organic products. Ecovia Intelligence expects the…
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