On the Street - Tate & Lyle Predicts Seven Consumer Trends

Dubbed the "Year of Change," 2009 is ushering in increased consumer attraction to foods and beverages with multiple health benefits. Tate & Lyle compiled a list of seven food trends that U.S. consumers are eating up this year. They include: reduced calories; health and wellness; budget management; functional ingredients; comfort foods; simple ingredients, clean labels; and healthy indulgence. With the heightened consumer interest in eating healthy, Tate & Lyle's PROMITOR(tm) Dietary Fiber can easily be incorporated into a large range of food and beverage applications, without compromising great taste and texture. In addition, their SPLENDA(r) Sucralose is a great choice to help manufacturersseize the market opportunity for tastier low-calorie products. Tate & Lyle, 217-421-2397, www.tateandlyle.com

From the March 30, 2009, Prepared Foods E-dition