Big data ‘the trend to watch’, says IGD

Walton told a panel discussion at the City Food Lecture that adapting to big data was the most urgent change food manufactures need to make to adapt to the future for online retail, and he highlighted the need to leverage big data, predictive analysis and artificial intelligence in the FMCG space.“Finally, we have the means…Continue Reading

NPD trend tracker: From chilli Marmite to ‘stripy’ Kit Kat bars

Resources Carbohydrates and fibres (sugar, starches) Processing and Packaging Cereals and bakery preparations Chocolate and confectionery ingredients Cultures, enzymes, yeast Dairy-based ingredients Emulsifiers, stabilisers, hydrocolloids Fats & oils Flavours and colours Food labelling Fruit, vegetable, nut ingredients Health and nutritional ingredients Meat, fish and savoury ingredients Preservatives and acidulants Proteins Sweeteners (intense, bulk, polyols) Food…Continue Reading

Chilling trend: A longer, deadlier pandemic

Mutated versions of the coronavirus threaten to prolong the pandemic, perhaps for years — killing more people and deepening the global economic crisis in the process.The big picture: The U.S. and the world are in a race to control the virus before these variants can gain a bigger foothold. But many experts say they already…Continue Reading

NPD Trend Tracker: From organic Cheerios to new Häagen-Dazs

19 Jan 2021 Tuesday Three Steps to Making Plant-Based Proteins Taste Great Webinar In its webinar, flavoring experts at Symrise reveal consumer insights, protein challenges and taste opportunities that drive culinary preference in plant-based… Register for free Plant-based innovation with oats Lantmännen Functional Foods | 08-Dec-2020 | Technical / White Paper Plant-based foods, meat analogues,…Continue Reading

NPD Trend Tracker: From Christmas Pudding chocolate to plant-based Veggie Bites

This week’s New Product Development round-up suggests that brands are already looking ahead, beyond the 25th of December, to another big event on the food calendar: Veganuary. Kerry-owned Fridge Raiders is getting ready for 1 January with a brand-new line of Veggie Bites, while Meatless Farm is rolling out new packaging that highlights its plant-based…Continue Reading