Trendspotting

ADM predicts ramped up colours and flavours for 2024. Pic: ADM

Defiant consumer choice drives flavour and colour trends in 2024

By Gill Hyslop

The flavours and colours that ADM forecasts to trend in 2024 break with tradition and represent the consumer resolve to boldly choose products that appeal to their personal values - with an unapologetic abandon for the flavours they deem tasty and the...

It’s high stakes for sugar and salt in 2023

It’s high stakes for sugar and salt in 2023

By Gill Hyslop

The Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute (KHNI) has identified 10 key trends set to shape the food industry in 2023, with women’s health, affordable nutrition and sugar and salt reduction among some of the top areas for innovation.

Although consumers have placed a greater emphasis on snacks that offer functional benefits, they still want a bit of indulgence. Pic: GettyImages/Prostock-Studio

FMCG Gurus’ snacking trends for 2023

By Gill Hyslop

It’s widely known that snacking habits have increased over the past several years, spiking during the darker days of the pandemic as consumers turned to comfort eating. While the snackification trend continues to dominate, what has changed is the way...

The pathway to health through food will take on a different narrative in 2023. Pic: SVZ

Hottest snack trends for 2023

The new snacking landscape: 3 alternative routes to guilt-free indulgence in 2023

By Gill Hyslop

For producers of traditionally indulgent snacks, New Year’s Resolutions raise the perennial challenge – how to keep health-conscious consumers engaged when they are at their most vigilant and discerning. Fortunately, the narratives around ‘guilt’, ‘indulgence’...

What consumers are seeking from their snacks. Pic: Polyudova_Yulia

How snacking habits have shaped up in 2022

By Gill Hyslop

Data from FMCG Gurus confirms what we all know – that consumer snacking has seen an increase over the past two years, especially as many turned toward food as a means of comfort during the dark days of the pandemic.

Brands that resonate happiness will win with today's consumers. Pic: GettyImages/fizkes

What makes consumers happy?

By Gill Hyslop

In a world gone mad, it’s more imperative than ever for brands to preserve the values and needs that are important to consumers.

The snack segment will gain $16bn in the next few years, as consumers keep snacking at all times of day. Pic: ©GettyImages/Rimma_Bondarenko

Snacks category outpaces F&B ‘yet again’: IRI

By Kristine Sherred

The ‘snack evolution’ will continue for the foreseeable future as half of consumers are snacking at least three times a day, according to IRI’s Sally Lyons Wyatt.

Taste remains the major driver behind snack selection. Pic: ©GettyImages/pixelfit

The future of salty snacks 2019: Mintel

By Gill Hyslop

As the popularity of snacking continues, consumers are balancing their desires for health and indulgence. Marcia Mogelonsky, director of Insight, Food and Drink, Mintel, shares with BakeryandSnacks her annual review of the salty snack industry.

Bread is so much more than just the staff of life. Pic: ©GettyImages/Lo-verm/Robin Olimb

Trendspotting: Bread is back, yeah, baby, yeah!

By Gill Hyslop

Facebook IQ’s 2019 Topics & Trends Report confirmed what BakeryandSnacks had picked up on long ago: bread’s renaissance is a rising, hot topic on social media.