According to “2019 Trends and Advances in Food Packaging and Processing,” a report by PMMI Business Intelligence, candy and confectionery holds a 5.1% share of the nine food categories, with the number of establishments decreasing to 1,942 between 2014 to 2017 (a CAGR of -0.2%), though the number of employees increased to 83,927 in the same period, at a CAGR… Read more »
Consumer interest in multicultural cuisines and authentic and unconventional taste experiences are driving flavor innovation. “We cater to each season,” says Nick Sakkos, one of the owners of Bravo Bakery in Prospect Heights, Illinois. “We do strawberry, pineapple, peach. We sell slices of cakes that turn into full cake sales.” Catering to the convenience trend, small serve is a great… Read more »
Summer is a time where consumers desire healthy, refreshing and fun food and beverage options to enjoy with their friends and families. Here’s a perspective on satisfying summer flavour trends: Lemon and blueberries: Many beverage companies are latching on to blueberries and lemon for the summer by creating alcoholic lemonade with gin in refreshing flavours, such as blueberry. The tart… Read more »
Suppliers from all over the world are exhibiting at ISM, the world’s largest trade fair for sweets and snacks, again this year. Almost 1,660 exhibitors from 73 countries are bringing along numerous new products and ideas and they intend to impress the experts at ISM with them. As always, there will be delicious chocolate and beautiful filled chocolates at ISM…. Read more »
Packaging will play a pivotal role in reducing global food and product waste worldwide in 2018, new research suggests, as the throwaway culture of today will evolve. According to Mintel, packaged planet is among the major trends set to influence the global packaging industry over the company year. Consumers have long considered packaging as often unnecessary, and ultimately as just… Read more »
Young people worldwide are developing a taste for dairy-free ice cream which they see as a “healthier” alternative, involving almonds and coconut. New launches of dairy-free varieties now make up 4% of all new ice cream launches, according to market research firm Mintel. And major brands, including Haagen Dazs and Ben and Jerry’s have launched dairy-free varieties. But they don’t… Read more »
Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business has released its comprehensive report highlighting key trends in chocolate. Based on insight gained from interactions with customers across numerous application categories, and on information gathered from projects with customers through Cargill’s application centres, the report highlights trends across four key themes: indulgent; premium; healthy; and sustainable and clean. Cargill’s four trending areas Indulgent Today’s consumer is looking for… Read more »
The UK-based The Independent recently made a prediction that will surely have dessert enthusiasts in a good mood; chocolate cake will be a hot trend for breakfast next year.
Manufacturers are increasingly positive as 2014 comes to a close, with 83 percent expecting revenue growth next year.
Every day Europeans eat more than 80,000 tons of bread. But what do we know about consumers’ attitudes and buying habits when it comes to bread? New European survey provides interesting insights. For instance consumers show strong interest in wholegrain and nutritional quality.