A study by GNT Group concludes that 84 percent of consumers in Asia take a critical look at the product before placing it in their shopping cart, evaluating both the front and back of the package.
This quarter, Mintel looks at the latest areas of growth and development in the South-East Asian bakery market. Mintel’s research finds that despite low existing per capita consumption levels for bakery in the region, the market will see continued strong growth in coming years as consumers seek out better-quality products.
Koelnmesse is set to hold its 33rd Anuga trade fair this year in Cologne.
More than half of U.S. consumers say they are concerned about bioengineered ingredients or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), but many are unable to define them, according to The NPD Group. The research firm asked shoppers to describe GMOs in their own words, and the answers varied from “genetically altered” to “not natural,” with many respondents indicating “don’t know.”
Canadean expects the confectionery market in India to grow by 71% in the next four years, as the growing Indian middle-class consumes more gums and jellies and chocolate continues to be high in demand among children.
Sales of bread are falling faster than those of any other supermarket product, as more and more shoppers move towards low-carbohydrate diets. Supermarket bread sales fell by 8.9 per cent on last year, with the traditional staple food increasingly being seen as fuelling weight gain. Yesterday the Mail reported that this same trend for high-protein, low-carb diets has triggered a fall… Read more »
The growing use of stand-up pouches, demand for portion control and the growing popularity of shareable packages drive growth in the candy and confections category.
Consumers look to healthier, better-for-you, fun snacks, while also watching prices, and grabbing more mid-day meals.
The market for sweets and snacks in the MENA region is continuing to grow – Sweets & Snacks Middle East is the gateway to clients from the Middle East as well as North Africa. Figures for the Sweets & Snacks Middle East trade fair are once again indicating outstanding registration rates. A few months before the event – which takes… Read more »
Bee-free honey, algae milk and African superfoods are among top natural and organic food trends compiled by Sterling-Rice Group, a Boulder-based consulting firm.
“Certainly as you would expect in this space, health is a driver for almost every one of these,” said Christie Wood, culinary strategist for the firm. “Sourcing also is very important.”