A sip of summer flavours

2022-06-17T10:22:06+01:00Categories: Bakery, Beverage, Food Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

Say goodbye to the cold weather and welcome the summer! For a few months we have the chance to enjoy the great outdoors (fingers crossed!). This is a great opportunity for brands to launch seasonal flavours, taking advantage of changing consumer behaviour. The trend for bold flavours and multi-sensory experiences are taking the spotlight this

Fresh Out the Oven! Bakery Trends

2022-05-13T15:47:31+01:00Categories: Bakery, Food Trends|Tags: , , , , |

The bakery sector continues to grow and even with the growing demand for healthier products, indulgence continues to lead the trends in this category, of course with a healthier twist than we are used to seeing. Baking ingredient and mix manufacturers are driving innovation around vegan claims, partly in response to consumer interest in plant-based

Functional drinks are gaining popularity among consumers

2022-05-06T08:26:49+01:00Categories: Beverage, Food Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Wellness was already a priority among consumers but with the pandemic we saw certain ingredients associated with immunity increase, such as vitamin C, vitamin D, turmeric, ginseng, to name a few. Due to growing consumer demand for options that provide health benefits, functional drinks are driving innovation in the beverage industry, especially around mental focus,

5 trends for the soft drinks sector

2022-05-04T10:08:52+01:00Categories: Beverage, Food Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

With ever more health-conscious consumers taking control of their choices, the soft drinks industry has seen an increase in the launch of new products with functional benefits, low or zero sugar content, natural flavours and ingredients. Many consumers are now changing their consumption habits due to the rise of flexible working and spending more time

Innovations in Dairy and Dairy alternatives focus on health and immunity

2022-04-19T13:34:48+01:00Categories: Beverage, Food Trends, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

With health and immunity becoming such a focus for consumers, brands will need to keep abreast with the trends that are driving purchase in the dairy and dairy alternative market. Yoghurt Natural flavours and local ingredients are becoming more sought after by consumers, along with ingredients to protect gut health, according to GlobalData, Innovation Update

Hot on trend with Chilli

2022-04-12T16:59:36+01:00Categories: Food Trends, Herbs & Spices|

Spicy foods have always been popular with consumers and, according to our recent blog on multi-sensory opportunities, spicy flavours like chilli provide a great taste experience beyond the flavour. Chillies and other peppers are traditional ingredients in many cultures, most commonly found in Asian and Mexican cuisine. These spicy flavours have travelled the world and

Hard Seltzers are gaining worldwide traction

2022-04-08T15:03:56+01:00Categories: Beverage, Citrus, Food Trends, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hard seltzers have taken the US by storm but recent findings from Globaldata have shown that growth is slowing down from +385.6% year-on-year in 2017 to +8.0% by 2025.  However, IWSR informs us that the market is merely ‘evolving and maturing, with an increasing focus on value over volume growth’.  Almost 300 new hard

Opportunities around multi-sensory experiences for Food & Beverage

2022-03-30T10:54:12+01:00Categories: Beverage, Confectionery, Food Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

It is no surprise that consumers are tired of the uncertainty and distress that the pandemic brought. After suffering lockdowns and the confines of their homes, people want to explore new tastes and sensory experiences and are looking for products that can deliver this sense of adventure.  Brands are seeing this as an opportunity

3 opportunities for the beverage sector in Spring

2022-03-18T13:27:18+00:00Categories: Beverage, Flavourings, Food Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As we enter Spring we start to see the blossoming of drinks with more refreshing and bolder flavours. This year sees a big trend towards more functional drinks with natural flavours, in addition to the growing demand for Low/No alcohol drinks, as reported in our Food and Beverage Trends 2022 post. In this article we

Innovations on Easter eggs and hot cross buns

2022-03-08T09:32:59+00:00Categories: Beverage, Confectionery, Food Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Easter 2022 will be very different from last year, as the situation regarding the pandemic is normalising. While the classics eggs and hot cross buns still dominate, there's no shortage of innovation to catch consumers by surprise. Premium Retailers are seeing great opportunities to be more adventurous with products for Easter, trying new flavours