Strong growth and opportunities for sweetener use in food
formulations is assured with fresh figures from the UK finding
health concerns are driving nearly one in four consumers to use
sugar replacers, reports Lindsey Partos.
Opportunities for food manufacturers and ingredients firms are set
to burgeon in the UK functional food marketplace with new Mintel
research forecasting that the £835 million market will double in
the next five years to £1.7 billion....
Ready-to-go food products continue to meet the needs of the UK
consumer, say market analysts Mintel, reflecting current
growth trends in the food industry and confirming the future
direction for food manufacturers playing to the UK...
Proof that the UK consumer is still very partial to a snack or two
comes in the form of new research from market analysts Mintel. In
2002, the UK accounted for a whacking 51 per cent of total value
sales of savoury snacks, way ahead...
Innovation in the form of eye-catching design and unusual packaging
materials have produced a host of imaginative launches for the
global food and beverage industry recently, a sample of which are
included in this report from the...
Foods with 'positive nutrition' elements such as added calcium or
fibre continue to grow in popularity, according to the latest data
from Mintel, but those with substances removed (sugar, fat) are
becoming less popular.
The UK snacks sector is coming under increasing pressure from
competing markets with sugar and chocolate confectionery
particularly hard hit by the consumer desire for a healthier
lifestyle, according to a new report from market analysts...