Consumers’ concerns over “green” issues also rose sharply. Upcycling, organics, sustainability, corporate responsibility, and living wages reached enough of a tipping point in the consumer zeitgeist where the Hartman Group termed sustainability and company responsibility a “business imperative.”
Dairy-free, nut-free and 100% vegan chocolately spread is made for chocolate lovers
June 11, 2021
Violife, a maker of 100% vegan cheeses, introduced Cocospread, a creamy, smooth and 100% vegan chocolatey spread for chocolate lovers to spread, spoon or scoop. Violife Cocospread is dairy-free as well as free from soy, gluten, lactose, nuts, preservatives, and GMOs and with no cholesterol per serving.
The 26th annual report addresses unprecedented impact from the pandemic on new product strategy
June 9, 2021
Despite significant hurdles created by the COVID-19 pandemic, many new products managed to beat the odds and emerge as winners, making their way into shoppers' carts during unprecedented times and resulting in multiple $100 million launches. More than a quarter of the New Product Pacesetters launched in the fourth quarter of 2019 or January 2020 saw big performances, accounting for 51 of 200 Pacesetter products, with 27 in the food and beverage sector.
Consumers are studying nutrition and ingredient labels more than ever before. While more than half look for calories, many are specifically zeroing in on added sugars, total sugars, and total carbohydrates.
New ice cream is a mixture of chocolate and vanilla ice cream that prominently features two unbaked components
May 4, 2021
Totally Unbaked, Ben & Jerry's first Limited Batch flavor of 2021, is a mixture of chocolate and vanilla ice cream that prominently features two unbaked components: chocolate chip cookie dough and brownie batter swirls.
Consumers are turning more to nostalgic foods since the pandemic, and relate fruity cereal with childhood memories
February 24, 2021
ONE Bar, a protein bar company known for their guilt-free, indulgent flavors, introduced limited edition ONE Fruity Cereal bars. The bars are now available at Trader Joe’s nationwide and c-stores, and rolling out further nationwide – including Amazon – in March.
Flavorman suggests flavors that tingle, comfort, and function will dominate the New Year
December 16, 2020
Experts at the Louisville-based beverage development company, Flavorman, identified drink flavor trends to watch for in 2021. Driven by the long-term effects of an on-going pandemic, this year’s forecast is shaping up to be focused on flavors that drive experience in a socially distant landscape.
FrieslandCampina Ingredients identifies “Conscious Indulgence” as main global trend in Food & Beverages 2021 Trend Report
November 20, 2020
FrieslandCampina Ingredients Food & Beverages identifies “Conscious Indulgence” as the key global market trend in its 2020-2021 Trend Report. Now that the dust is settling from the first wave of the global pandemic and the contours of a new world are starting to take shape, the company shares its vision on where the industry is heading in a new normal.