The recently released Harvard study on the health benefits of eating nuts just confirmed what health conscious-consumers already tell us, that nuts are good for you, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company.
Food Trends 2013
In with the old and out with the new — the top brand trends of 2014 may surprise you. Social media becomes "old school" and the commitment to "second life" packaging intensifies. These are just some of the coming year’s predictions released by Landor Associates, the global strategic brand consulting and design firm. [Rather American in focus, but valid globally, too. Ed]
Dairy innovation is taking a new direction. The last two decades have seen product developers focus on low/no-fat and on attempting to shoehorn into dairy products ingredients such as plant sterols, omega-3s and others, in order to offer medicalised benefits. But this period is over. The new direction is what some companies are calling “Dairy 2.0”, says New Nutrition Business.
The latest trends impacting the food industry include moves to reduce the huge amount of food waste, as consumers simultaneously adapt their habits in times of continuing austerity. These trends come as the industry focuses on regaining consumer trust, following a year of negative headlines, says Innova in launching its annual list of top food-bev trends for the year ahead.
A new report, Future Food and Drink Trends 2014, compiled by trend experts at RTS Resource, identifies five key trends that will drive the global food and drink industry in 2014: “natural highs”, one-step convenience, “foraged ingredients”, “flavour-full benefits”, and “next generation” protein.
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