Desserts have long since left the boundaries of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry and cake, pie, or ice cream. Modern desserts include such ingredients as florals, figs, vinegars, alcohol reductions, and even normally savory or pungent elements like tahini and lemongrass. Among the top food trends recently noted by research group Mintel are “less sweet” desserts featuring ingredients such as olive… Read more »
China’s health and wellness market: Combining modernity and tradition Many Chinese consumers are returning to their roots after two decades of intense western influence in the nation’s food and drink culture, while others are looking to modern solutions for modern health issues. What trends are emerging in China’s health and natural ingredients market? Due to growing disposable incomes and increased… Read more »
Many Chinese consumers are returning to their roots after two decades of intense western influence in the nation’s food and drink culture, while others are looking to modern solutions for modern health issues. What trends are emerging in China’s health and natural ingredients market? Due to growing disposable incomes and increased urbanisation, many Chinese consumers have become increasingly health conscious,… Read more »
According to the National Retail Federation, consumers will spend an average of $1,007.24 during the holiday season this year, up 4.1 percent from the $967.13 they said they would spend last year. A recent survey of consumers, paired with NRF’s annual holiday spending forecast, shows that holiday retail sales in November and December will rise. Holiday shoppers are expected to… Read more »
Consumers are turning to functional foods to support their health and wellness, and digestive and immune health support are among the top fortified benefits they seek. For example, global food and beverage launches with digestive health-related claims grew 25% annually between 2012 and 2016, according to Innova Market Insights. Research by Global Data in 2015 also shows that improving immune… Read more »
Comax Flavors has released new primary research on consumers’ preferences towards bread products. Slightly less than half the respondents preferred whole wheat as the number one flavour consumed by all generations. Second favourite was white bread, with multi-grain only cited as a favourite by a third of the respondents, by 22 per cent. 85 per cent of 1000 U.S. respondents… Read more »
New research from Mintel reveals that seasonal launches accounted for one quarter of chocolate new product launches in 2016, the biggest area of chocolate new product development. “Our research shows that seasonal chocolate tops all chocolate new product development, a testament to the popularity of seasonal treats among consumers across the globe. This reflects the fact that these products are… Read more »
American consumers spent $21.5B on candy in the 52 weeks ending April 30, 2016.
FONA’s Trends Team releases its chocolate confectionery report based on data gathered between Jan. 2012 and Dec. 2015.
Britons’ consumption of bread, milk, tea and coffee all declined significantly during the last 40 years, according to new data from the UK government.