All news articles for February 2021

The pandemic’s impact on packaging and label trends

The pandemic’s impact on packaging and label trends

By Gill Hyslop

By now, the coronavirus’ impact on consumer needs is evident, with both consumers and retailers prioritising a safe and transparent food system. But how has the rush to meet the overwhelming shift to ecommerce and food delivery affected packaging demands...

How an eating occasion is labelled influences other food choices an individual makes on the same day and may even affect satiety after eating, but today, there still is no clear cut definition of what a snack is. Pic: GettyImages/Choreograph

Some of the science behind our snacking habit

By Gill Hyslop

The ‘snackification’ trend is at an all-time high with 25% of Americans confessing to snacking multiple times a day and 40% even admitting to replace a traditional sit-down meal with a snack.

FMCG Gurus says consumers will actively seek out snacks that cut back the sugar. Pic: GettyImages/adrian825

Consumers continue the war on sugar in 2021

By Gill Hyslop

The pandemic has brought the topic of health to the fore of consumer minds, prompting many to make changes to help boost their overall wellbeing. Will Cowling, marketing manager of FMCG Gurus examines what steps they will take to avoid sugar in 2021.

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