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Nuts benefiting from interest in plant-based, diet trends

“Globally, products making a plant-based claim increased 62% from 2013-17, and plant-protein claims also showed significant growth, according to a report from Innova Market Insights,” said Jeff Smith, director of marketing for Blue Diamond Almonds’ global ingredients...

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Sprouting Reasons to Stock Plant-Based Foods & Beverages

NATIONAL REPORT — Plant protein isn’t just for vegetarians and vegans anymore. From plant-based meat and dairy alternatives, to energy bars and beverages boasting plant protein, the “plant power” trend is growing among consumers at-large, which means the trend is...

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‘Discovery’ claims rise in confectionery product launches

ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS — Data from Innova Market Insights show a 15% average annual growth in global confectionery product launches with a “discovery” claim from 2013-17. Consumers are discovering new products in the forms of unusual colors, popping candy, hot and...

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Quinoa may soon find new market in whiskey

A broader definition could change whiskey production, spurring more consumers to try new varieties and boost demand. Most whiskeys are currently made from barley, corn, rye and wheat. But some companies aren't waiting for the new definition. Corsair Distillery in...

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Yellow and orange colors will dominate in 2019, GNT says

Color is a key factor in attracting consumers to certain foods and beverages, so it's not surprising that optimism, positivity and bright colors are expected to appeal to Gen Z and other demographic groups this year. The "sunshine spectrum" from bright yellow to deep...

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Doughboy or Oboy: Esperanto’s quintessential Saratoga savory

Will Pouch, the owner of Esperanto restaurant in Saratoga Springs, becomes sentimental when talking about the Doughboy, the baked savory pastry that wraps chicken, cream cheese, cheddar and colby cheeses and spices with pizza dough. Within a month of opening Esperanto...

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Forecast 2019: Nine Ways to Be Trendy in 2019

NATIONAL REPORT — No outlook on the coming year can be complete without a rundown of the consumer trends that are expected to have the greatest impact on food and beverage retailing in 2019. Consumers these days are a demanding and discerning bunch, making it...

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Consumers bypass the cafe for caffeinated bars

Trading in a cup of joe for a snack bar might seem a bit unusual, but if the bar provides the same boost in energy — and doesn’t stain a shirt — many consumers are all for the idea. With the demand for tasty caffeinated bars on the rise, snack producers are drumming...

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2019 Food Trends

The New Year is just around the corner, and new exciting food trends are starting to rise for 2019. From new diets to new flavors to new stresses on food quality, here are some of the top 2019 food trends. Ethnic Flavors – According to Innova Market Insights, the...

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Aliments et boissons : Les tendances clés en 2019

Innova Market Insights analyse en permanence les développements mondiaux en matière d’activité de lancement de produits alimentaires et de boissons et d’études de consommation afin de mettre en évidence les tendances les plus susceptibles d’influencer le secteur au...

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How ketogenic is trending in foods and supplements

The ketogenic diet has come to considerable prominence in recent years, thanks in part to growing adoption among celebrities, media personalities, and professional athletes. Keto is currently the diet of choice of Katie Couric, Halle Berry, LeBron James, and Tim...

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Catering to “The Adventurous Consumer” in 2019

Targeting increasingly adventurous consumers, set on new discoveries and experiences, will be key to developments in the food and beverage industry in 2019. The connected world has led consumers of all ages to become more knowledgeable of other cultures, contributing...

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Study: Plant-based to be top trend for 2019

Eight in 10 U.S. consumers have changed their own or their family’s diets to try to be healthier, with over 39% of them increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables, according to the 2018 Consumer Lifestyles Survey, conducted by Innova Market Insights, The...

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USDA grants $600K to develop seaweed bread

Seaweed is set to become a major trend in Western markets. According to Innova Market Insights, sea vegetables such as seaweed, nori, kelp, and wakame saw 21% growth in new product launches from 2012 to 2016, and the commercial seaweed market is projected to reach...

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Top trends for food and beverage in 2019

Big health food and drink companies must go small with their marketing tactics as sceptical consumers are shunning established firms and demanding ultra-ethical brands, according to new research revealed at Health Ingredients Europe. Researchers from Innova Market...

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Veripan introduces all-purpose gluten-free flour mix

There have been problems formulating gluten-free flour without running into taste, texture and mouthfeel issues, so if this new product delivers as advertised, Veripan could find its new Panafree product in great demand. The company said the product — which is a...

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Carbery wheys in with new Bifipro fermented dairy ingredients

Leading global manufacturer of specialty and nutritional dairy ingredients, flavors and cheeses, launches WPI product for energy bars at Health Ingredients Europe. Specialty food ingredient supply, Carbery, launches a new ingredient range at Health Ingredients Europe...

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Satisfying the mindful consumer

Baking and snack products positioned as healthy and responsibly made will gain momentum as 2018 ends and 2019 begins. Although consumers still crave indulgence in various categories, they are increasingly aware of what they eat and how it is made, and they’re fixing...

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10 key snack trends to watch

There is no doubt that healthy snacking is trending, with emphasis on clean label, protein and veganism launches. According to Innova Market Insights, as snacks become healthier, more wholesome and satisfying, they are increasingly fulfilling the role of mini meals.

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Packing lollies for millennials and everyone else

Packaging generates brand identity and sets trends, and it is particularly significant in point-of-sale items like confectionery and snacks. Whether the relevant point is aesthetics, functionality, protection or sustainability, packaging that convinces through its...

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The Top 10 Food Trends For 2019, According To Whole Foods

Twenty-six subject experts from Whole Foods have been convening for four years to predict what’s coming next to their own shelves and to the food world as a whole. These experts range from a master sommelier and global beverage buyer to a senior R&D culinologist...

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Adventurous consumers tops food and drink trends for 2019

Increasingly adventurous consumers, hungry for new discoveries and experiences with their food, are influencing the future of the food and beverage industry. Indeed, ‘The Adventurous Consumer’ has topped Innova Market Insights’ Top Ten trends for 2019. This consumer...

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Research shows 2019 set for a year of adventurous consumers

Targeting increasingly adventurous consumers, set on new discoveries and experiences, will be key to developments within the food sector, including confectionery, during 2019, according to research group Innova Market Insights. The connected world has led consumers of...

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Essentia introduces new organic beef bone broth powder

Ingredients manufacturer Essentia Protein Solutions has added a new organic beef version to its bone broth powder range. Bone broths are recognised for a wide range of health boosting benefits, and Essentia’s new organic version, OmniBroth BBB Organic, aims to tap...

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Global confectionery market set for sustained growth pattern

Figures for confectionery and gum buying rates for the top 10 highest consuming countries in the world are set to increase at growth rates of between 0.5 percent to 3.0 percent until the year 2022, according to Innova Market Insights. The research group said global...

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What Does Sprouting Add to Grains?

Altered grains are “sprouting” up in unexpected places and in increasing numbers in the U.S. -- in baked goods, cereals and snacks, even in spreads, dips and gravies. According to Innova Market Insights (www.innovamarketinsights.com) for the period 2013 to 2017, U.S....

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Trending products in the probiotics space

Innova Market Insights reports that a quarter of U.S. consumers say they experience digestive health issues on an almost daily basis. As a result, gut health is top of mind for many consumers and, with probiotics widely known to offer benefits for digestion, huge...

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