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.
Blue Pacific Flavors opens Flavor Creation and Culinary Innovation Center
August 14, 2017
Organic flavor and ingredient manufacturer Blue Pacific Flavors, City of Industry, Calif., opened a new R&D laboratory called the “Flavor Creation and Culinary Innovation Center.” The lab handles all product development and flavor creation for the company's global operations in the US and Asia.
OTA opposes further delay of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule
May 12, 2017
The organic industry takes the Secretary at his word that USDA just needs a bit more time. But after more than a decade of work, now spanning three administrations, this delay will not reveal any new information.
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.