The intrinsically healthy image of fruit has helped to drive the market forward
January 16, 2017
One of the key growth areas in the snacks category in recent years has been fruit-based snacks. Their share of global tracked snack launch activity recorded by Innova Market Insights has more than doubled from less than 8% to nearly 18%, over the past five years. This makes it the number three snacks sub-category overall after savory/salty snacks and snack nuts/seeds.
The leading sub-categories in 2015 with a diabetic positioning were sugar & sweeteners, accounting for 15% of product launches
December 19, 2016
There has been increasing focus on new product development in the sugar free, no added sugar and low sugar space, in order to garner interest from the wider demographic of health conscious consumers—not just diabetics or the obese.
Bone and joint health product launch activity represented under 1% of all global food and beverage launches in 2014 and again in 2015
December 14, 2016
Bone and joint health still remains very niche, with product launch activity tracked by Innova Market Insights with either a bone health or joint health claim representing under 1% of all global food and beverage launches in 2014 and again in 2015.
Check out the April 2017 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on how technologists are addressing sugar reduction with an expanding menu of sweeteners, the use of salts and spices to modernize formulations, and much more!