Blending convenience, flavor, and health benefits, the functional drinks have emerged as a key area of growth for the US beverage industry, as consumers continue to demand more out of their products than ever before, a panel of industry experts shared...
Savory snacks in Western Europe posted a total retail value of around $26bn in 2016, but the category has only grown grew by 1.8% since 2011, falling behind the global average, a new report from Euromonitor shows.
Adding an exotic ‘superfood’ ingredient gives fresh appeal to a well-established product – and manufacturers don’t have to look far for the latest one as analysts say that post-recession consumers want local, simple ingredients.
A large number of global breakfast cereal manufacturers are failing
to take advantage of the potential for their products in markets
such as Eastern Europe and Asia, according to consumer analyst
Innovation pushed from flavour firms operating in this competitive
sector brings food developers new opportunities to improve the
final product as ICI flavour subsidiary Quest International,
streamlined in May this year through the...
Consumers and producers are united in their desire for lighter,
functional packaging on the Russian food market, driving the
development of plastics and paper in the dairy, bakery and
confectionery sectors and sending traditional...
Thin, flexible and easy to handle - that is the major food
packaging trend emerging on the Polish market, helped along by
rising sales of dairy products and new hygiene laws on baked goods
in shops, writes Chris Mercer.
The consumption of baking mixes in the Asia Pacific region may be
low, but a rash of new launches on the market suggests that all
that might be set to change, as time-starved households move
towards quicker, easier alternatives.
Although the market for bakery mixes in Central and Eastern Europe
remains small, it is growing as consumers strive to bake at home
and save time. The latest look at the launches for this category
shows that variety is the driving...
Looking at the range of processed meat products being launched onto
the Eastern European market at the present time bears witness to
the increasingly ambitious recipes that the region's food producers
are now trying to entice...
Growing income levels and less time for eating are contributing to
the growth of the snacking industry in central and eastern Europe.
And savoury snacks have played a major part of this growth, as the
latest product launches from...
The market for functional food products has grown steadily for
several years now, focusing primarily on the dairy sector. But
other sectors of the food industry, such as bakery and snacks, are
beginning to see more functional products...