Market Trends – Functional Ingredients

Introduction  Food and beverages fortified with functional ingredients are experiencing increased demand as consumers want products that target specific health needs. The current global pandemic has accelerated demand for such products. Functional Ingredients are ingredients that may provide health benefits outside of the basic nutrition inherent in the …

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Market Trends – Flavored Cheese Pt. 2, Flavor Trends

Introduction  With health being a top concern amongst Americans, cheese is presented with both an opportunity and challenge when it comes to sales. Cheese has historically been viewed as a high-fat/unhealthy food in the past. However, recent shifts in attitudes towards dieting such as low-carb and high-protein have …

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Market Trends – Flavored Cheese Pt. 1

Introduction  Like many categories in the Food and Beverage industry, capturing consumer interest and loyalty, in regards to taste, requires a tricky balance between time-honored classics and innovation. The cheese industry is no exception.  The current global pandemic has brought this conundrum, which has been in the background …

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Market Trends – Alternative Meats

Introduction  Veggie burgers are nothing new, so why is it that alternative meats are so popular now? Have consumer tastes changed? Not necessarily. While the percentage of those who identify as vegetarian/vegan is still quite low, the number of people who are more flexible with their diets, also known as “flexitarians” is on the …

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Market Trends – Clean Label

Introduction In the food and beverage industry, labeling claims like natural, fair trade, and even organic can be vague and at times, confusing. The understanding and expectations behind these labels can differ between producers and consumers. One claim that has gotten traction in recent times is “clean …

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Hard Seltzer

Market Trends – Hard Seltzer

Introduction – Will hard seltzer meet the same fate as wine coolers? In the world of fashion, it is understood and accepted that trends repeat and recycle. The cyclical nature of what’s “on trend” is not limited to just clothes. History repeats itself. In the food and beverage …

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