Convenience and health are two primary factors contributing to the continued growth in the snack and nutrition bar category. The versatility of the bar format has allowed product developers to tailor their new offerings to consumers seeking a snack, a meal, post-workout fuel or a general energy boost.
Here are a few examples of new bar introductions from the first half of 2017.
Posted: August 7, 2017
Innovation in the dairy category has flourished under pressure from the trend toward plant-based and dairy alternative food products.
Natural dietary benefits from healthy fats to gut health have positioned the dairy category to leverage basic, inherent health claims for future innovation.
Posted: July 5, 2017
Despite trends that show consumer eating behaviors gravitating toward snacks, meals and sides, especially ones that feature convenience, still appeal to consumers who prepare food at home.
A focus on clean label and simple ingredients has boosted the number of introductions in the category, and new technology in frozen foods has given processors an opportunity to capitalize on “fresh” claims that were previously unattainable.
Here, we’ve collected a smattering of new meals and sides products that run the gamut of organic rices to healthy pastas and meal kits that target specific day-parts.
Posted: March 10, 2017
For many consumers, choosing a meat and poultry dish revolves around authenticity. Consumers seek all-natural choices that reflect their desire to keep human intervention they perceive as negative out of the process. A recent Packaged Facts survey reveals that more than 6 in 10 restaurant meat and poultry eaters say that “all natural” is important to them when selecting meat/poultry dishes. Here is a look at a few new meat and poultry products.
Posted: December 5, 2016
Soup-makers are finding inspiration for new products by identifying trends in fresh, organic, vegan and chilled approaches to new product development.
Date: November 2, 2016
Complex flavors used in salad dressings have fanned out to showcase spicy ingredients like sriracha and habanero, as well as nuanced combinations such as tomato with kalamata and tamarin with dulse seaweed.
Date: September 23, 2016