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.”
Packaging companies play a more important role in helping food manufacturers provide the right quality than many realise.
The record level of online sales over the holiday season has highlighted the fact that many consumers prefer to order their sweets, snacks and various other Christmas goodies online, rather than in-store.
Retailers that have invested in their websites and improved their delivery times have been the most popular among customers. According to retail guru and mobile payment entrepreneur Dan Wagner, main street retailers need to leverage online-style technologies in a converged multichannel model to survive.
Barry Callebaut has identified six consumer trends in an ever-changing chocolate market.
The top cocoa consumer regions in the world have disclosed their figures of cocoa grinding for the first quarter of the year. The amount of cocoa beans grinded is usually taken as an indication of the evolution of the consumption of this product, given the difficulty of making more accurate estimates as the cocoa is an ingredient involved in several products -not only in chocolate-, and always in very different proportions (biscuits, breakfast, cereals, yogurts, ice creams, etc).
Global consumers are guided by product packaging in their buying behavior, not least in India. We reject products in plastic packaging and feel guilty when we throw away plastic water bottles. We worry about the amount of packaging consumed by society, and when shopping online we might consider having goods delivered in simple standard packaging instead of the original packaging if it makes them cheaper. These are the results of an international study by Innventia, Packaging 2020, carried out in association with Kairos Future.
During a customer event in Chicago at the end of last week, Puratos has released the results of a large-scale in-depth survey into consumer attitudes and choices related to bakery, pastry, patisserie and chocolate. Both the survey and the event are part of Taste Tomorrow, an initiative started earlier this year by Puratos Group to offer its customers insights into consumer behaviour and to inspire them to innovate their businesses. The results of the survey include ten major trends with global reference and uncover clear differences between emerging and established markets.
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Research and Markets has announced the addition of Canadean Ltd’s new report “Consumer Trends in the Bakery & Cereals Market in France, 2011” to their offering.
This report provides the results for the Bakery & Cereals market in France from Canadean’s unique, highly detailed and proprietary study of consumers’ Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) consumption habits, and forms part of an overall series covering all CPG product markets.