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Why Consumers Are Crazy for Keto

Published on Feb 11, 2019 By: George Glass

Did you know the keto diet was the most frequently googled diet of 2018?1 Due to promises of weight loss, improved energy, and the elimination of carb cravings, the keto diet has gained a devoted following. But due to its strict fat to carb ratio, consumers are turning to manufactured keto foods, beverages, and supplements to make it easier. Learn what keto followers are looking for and what you can do to tap into this growing market.

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Top 5 Factors Behind the Rising Demand for Food Fortification

Published on Feb 4, 2019 By: George Glass

The global food premix market is forecast to grow at an impressive CAGR of 6.5% between 2018 and 2023, reaching $1.9 billion in 2023.1While vitamins make up the largest share of nutrient premixes, other fortifications in demand include minerals, fiber, amino acids, and nucleotides. Here, we’ll examine the top reasons that demand for fortified foods and beverages is on the rise, with a look at demographics, regions, and popular products for fortification.

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The Top 5 Functional Beverage Flavor Trends for 2019

Published on Feb 1, 2019 By: George Glass

Functional beverages have become a vital part of the ready-to-drink landscape as consumers shift to better-for-you options. But providing health and wellness benefits like improved energy, sleep, immunity, or weight loss brings unique formulation challenges. Functional beverages require special attention to flavor to cover the bitter and off flavors often associated with functional ingredients. Learn how to flavor with fortifications in mind plus this year’s top flavor trends for functional beverages.

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Digestive Health in 2019: It's Time to Go with the Gut

Published on Jan 30, 2019 By: George Glass

One in four U.S. consumers seeks food and beverage products with probiotics or prebiotics, according to market research firm Packaged Facts.1 Consumer interest in improved digestive health, immune function, and increasingly, mental health is driving this trend to new heights and propelling innovation. Learn about ingredients and products that support digestive health and why Kroger picked “gut healthy foods” as a top trend for 2019.

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How Millennial Consumers are Shaping the Food and Beverage Industries

Published on Jan 28, 2019 By: George Glass

The 80-million-strong millennial generation is like a perfect storm hitting the food industry. They hold huge buying power in today's market, and are expected to spend approximately $600 billion1 in 2017.  And they have strong ideas about what they want (or don’t want) in their food. Their tastes are having a quick and dramatic effect on the industry. 

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What Are Some of 2019's Superfoods?

Published on Jan 7, 2019 By: George Glass

Acai, kale, turmeric, quinoa, coconut oil, kombucha—nothing generates buzz like a superfood. With health and wellness top of mind, Americans continue to use food as medicine. This year’s trending superfoods include an ancient grain, a fruit oil, and a nut that’s actually not a nut at all.

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Meal Kit Companies Seek Opportunity in the Grocery Store

Published on Nov 14, 2018 By: George Glass

With more than 150 meal kit brands on the market and meal kit spending growing three times faster than other channels, it’s clear that meal kits are a hit with consumers.1 But with Blue Apron and HelloFresh still failing to turn a profit and analysts calling the model unsustainable, meal kit companies are switching gears—and moving into grocery stores. 

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Top 6 Trends Impacting Prepared Meals in 2019

Published on Nov 12, 2018 By: George Glass

Consumers can now access convenient, high-quality prepared foods through a variety of channels beyond traditional grocery stores and restaurants—including mini grocery stores, Amazon food lockers, home delivery, food trucks, next-generation vending machines, and grocerants like Eataly. Though the channels may vary, what consumers look for in prepared meals is surprisingly consistent. Looking ahead, trends in 2019 include global flavors, fresh ingredients, protein, and more.

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What is Trending in the Dairy Industry?

Published on Nov 1, 2018 By: George Glass

While milk producers face economic headwinds and demand for fluid milk slows, dairy processors continue to prove that innovation is key to holding consumers’ attention. Trends like protein-fortified ice cream, a cultured competition to become the next Greek yogurt, and the expansion of bold flavors across fluid milk, yogurt, and ice cream are keeping dairy fresh and exciting for 2018.

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The Essential Guide for Selecting a Custom Nutrient Premix Supplier

Published on Jul 18, 2018 By: George Glass

Functional foods and beverages—those that provide benefits beyond basic nutrition—are big business these days as consumers increasingly expect their food to “do more” for them. According to the International Food Information Council (IFIC)1, the category includes dietary supplements and vitamins, energy and sports drinks, and foods fortified with nutrients and probiotics—and it is growing rapidly. In fact, the category generated worldwide sales of $258.8 billion in 2014 and is expected to top $377 billion by 2020.2 

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