Consumers are looking for nutritious and delicious products with enhanced protein that also taste good. They also seek non-GMO, gluten-free, vegetarian and sustainably sourced ingredients in the products they purchase.
Acosta’s Back to Our Roots: The Rise of the Organic Shopper report takes an in-depth look at shopper profiles
February 9, 2017
In recent years, the natural and organics category has seen significant growth, but the profiles and motives of today’s natural/organics shoppers are drastically different than they were less than a decade ago.
Kemin introduces BactoCEASE® NV OR Liquid as part of its buffered vinegar food safety solutions line
December 21, 2016
The Food Technologies division of Kemin, a leading provider of shelf life extension and food safety solutions for food and beverage industries, now offers BactoCEASE® NV OR Liquid as part of its buffered vinegar food safety solutions line.
ADM introduces fruit, vegetable functional extracts with antioxidant compounds
November 7, 2016
Archer Daniels Midland Company offers a new line of unique extracts that can deliver a concentrated dose of the powerful antioxidant compounds beta-carotene and anthocyanins in a variety of food, beverage and supplement applications.
Alland & Robert using HiE to showcase full gum Acacia fiber line, including organics
October 31, 2016
Alland & Robert, the international gum Acacia expert, will presents its full acacia fiber range at HI Europe, the world's leading health and natural food ingredients event organized in Frankfurt from November 29th to December 1st 2016.
Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients earns organic certification for all versions of its sweet potato ingredients, including juices and dehydrated products
August 31, 2016
The certification was provided by Oregon Tilth, a leading third-party nonprofit organization that certifies organic products and that also played an integral role in the formation of the USDA National Organic Program.
Sensus expands North American line to include organic inulin
June 20, 2016
Sensus entered into an agreement to market organic inulin, sourced from agave, under its Frutafit® line of products. Frutafit® OAI is certified USDA organic and will help meet demand in the growing organic market.
A variety of industry trends are responsible for an uptick in healthy snack options:
There is a growing preference amongst snackers for products that provide more healthful options than typical snacks.
"Free from" remains a top driving trend for healthy-ingredient snack sales, with allergen- and gluten-free claims the most popular.
Protein, bite-sized snacks, and innovative flavors are in high demand.
There has been an increase in the percentage of adults who believe they snack healthier, which has climbed to 30% in the last decade. Relatedly, younger Americans are more likely to believe they eat healthier than are older adults.
Finally, the term "natural" as a marketing tool may have to change if the US Food and Drug Administration adopts regulations concerning the term.