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…

Combating The Curse Of Food Wastage With Digitisation

The F&B industry is in the throes of a ‘food-tech’ revolution, which is already posing some tough questions on business sustainability for many operators. Food presents one of the greatest ironies of our times. On one hand, humankind is faced with a grave threat of severe food shortage and hunger…

Sidel: Top 3 Packaging Trends For 2020

Sustainability Vincent Le Guen, Vice President Packaging at Sidel: From a global perspective, we are witnessing the implementation of an increasing number of measures towards a circular economy. For instance, the EU Single Use Packaging Directive—voted on in early 2019—sets ambitious goals towards the collection and recycling targets for all…
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