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Mintel talks trends in sugar and sweeteners

Mintel talks trends in sugar and sweeteners at IFT 2017

Sugar reduction is a trend among most consumers (84%), with millennials leading the charge citing more reasons than older consumers for following the health trend, according Mintel.

Published: 12-Jul-2017

Agropur reshapes US ingredients business to streamline customer experience

Agropur reshapes US business to streamline customer experience

Agropur Ingredients has streamlined its US business by dividing it into three sectors: nutrition solutions, dairy solutions, and custom solutions to better serve their customers’ needs.

Published: 10-Jul-2017

Kerry innovation chief talks investment, R&D and working with start-ups

Kerry innovation chief talks investment, R&D and working with start-ups

Following Kerry Group's $220 million (€193m) investment into research and development (R&D) last year, what's next for ingredient innovation at the Irish company? We caught up with the firm's Chief Innovation Officer.

Published: 10-Jul-2017

‘Consumers will not compromise on taste,’ says FlavorHealth

‘Consumers will not compromise on taste,’ says FlavorHealth VP at IFT

FlavorHealth has found that most consumers will pick an indulgent beverage over a better-for-you option when given the choice, even when they say trends like sugar reduction are among their top health concerns. 

Published: 10-Jul-2017

DuPont launches stabilizer for plant-based beverages

DuPont launches stabilizer for plant-based beverages

DuPont Nutrition & Health (DuPont) has launched a new ingredient in its Danisco range for manufacturers to produce stable clean-label soy, almond and other plant-based drinks.

Published: 21-Jun-2017

Treofan turns to phthalate-free packaging films and mineral oil barriers

Treofanphthalate-free packaging and mineral oil barriers

Jürgen Schischko

Technical service director - Treofan

Treofan has started to offer its customers phthalate-free packaging films on request using phthalate-free base polymers in the extrusion process.

Published: 11-May-2017

‘Cows head’ sliced cheese packs, small pouch formats and paper packaging take centre stage at Mondi

paper packaging Mondi Interpack

Bettina Haidvogl

marketing specialist, - Mondi

Mondi has expanded its packaging portfolio based on current trends, differentiating its products at the point of sale.

Published: 10-May-2017

Braskem packaging changes color if a product is unfit for consumption

Braskem packaging changes color if a product is unfit for consumption

Marcia Pires

polymer science researcher - Braskem

Thermoplastic resin producer Braskem has partnered with Clemson University in the US and Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS) in Brazil to create intelligent packaging which can change color if a product is unfit for consumption.

Published: 09-May-2017

Mettler-Toledo Safeline debuts four enhancements on its metal detection systems

Mettler-Toledo Safeline metal detection systems

Mettler-Toledo introduced four enhancements on its Safeline metal detection systems at Interpack.

Published: 09-May-2017

From marketing to taste: How virtual reality will change the food industry

From marketing to taste: How virtual reality will change the food industry

Virtual reality has arrived and is set to change the way the food industry engages with consumers and even the way consumers taste food by creating multisensory experiences, according to one digital marketing expert.

Published: 07-Mar-2017

Cola-flavored biscuits: Döhler borrows from beverages for bakery concepts

Cola-flavored biscuits: Döhler borrows from beverages for bakery

Döhler showcased an array of concepts for the bakery industry inspired by drinks at ProSweets.

Published: 08-Feb-2017

Döhler Cactus Pear-Kiwi functional gummie equivalent to one-and-a-half cups of espresso

Döhler Cactus Pear-Kiwi functional gummies

Antonia Kauter

product manager - Döhler

Döhler has launched a range of gummies and jellies based on 100% ingredients from fruit such as pectin from apple, juice concentrate, and fruit sugars instead of sucrose or glucose syrup.

Published: 06-Feb-2017

Innovation spotlight: How wine entrepreneurs are embracing both tradition and technology

Wine entrepreneurs embrace tradition & technology

With mobile apps, software, online marketplaces and more, a group of wine start-ups are proving that the wine industry is far from being stuck in its traditional ways. 

Published: 02-Feb-2017

Could molecular hydrogen infused water carve a niche in the functional beverages category?

Hfactor taps into Japanese hydrogen-infused water craze

In regular water, hydrogen is bound to oxygen (H2O) making it "difficult for our bodies to enjoy the [antioxidant/anti-inflammatory] benefits of hydrogen," claims the company behind Hfactor, which contends that dissolving hydrogen gas into water via a patent-pending process enables Hfactor to deliver a variety of potential health benefits.

Published: 01-Feb-2017

Could energy drinks be cut out of the EU caffeine claim loop?

Could energy drinks be cut out of the EU caffeine claim loop?

Maria Thijssen

Regulatory affairs manager - Nutritional GSK

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) is lobbying for two different solutions to the EU caffeine claim hold up, one of which could see use of the claims limited to sports supplements only.  

Published: 20-Dec-2016

Mind, body and spirit: The holistic tea trend

Mind, body and spirit: The holistic tea trend

James Dawson

Founder - Tplus Drinks

Food Matters Live in London played host to a range of food and beverage makers all eager to show off the flavours and unique ingredients, which they think will continue to trend in 2017.

Published: 05-Dec-2016

Unilever extols the virtues of flavonoids in tea

Unilever extols the virtues of flavonoids in tea

Unilever spoke about flavonoids (dietary compounds) found in tea, wine, cocoa, fruits and vegetables at Journées Francophones de Nutrition (JFN) tradeshow in Montpellier, France, last week (November 30-December 2).

Published: 05-Dec-2016

‘9 Green Bottles’: Who will design Heineken’s next generation smart bottle?

Heineken’s next generation smart bottle

Nine companies battled it out for a place on Heineken’s Design & Packaging Team to design its next generation smart bottle, at the AIPIA Congress in Amsterdam.

Published: 01-Dec-2016

6 steps companies can take to “do good” and expand their appeal to modern consumers

6 steps to take to “do good” and expand appeal to modern consumers

Modern Americans expect much more from food companies today than they did in the past -- now not only do they want food that is better for them, but they want products that also are better for society and the planet.

Published: 29-Nov-2016

Smoothies turn to seeds to boost natural positioning

Döhler on seeds in smoothies

In an effort for products to appear as close to natural as possible, beverage producers are turning more and more to ingredients complete with skin, seeds and fruit flesh. 

Published: 28-Nov-2016

Cross-over innovation: What beverage packaging can learn from other industries

Ardagh on beverage packaging crossover innovation

What has chocolate got to do with glass? And what do cars have in common with bottles? The Ardagh Group has been investigating how technologies regularly used by other industries can be used in beverage packaging. 

Published: 25-Nov-2016

‘Battle of the Baristas’ UAE coffee consumption to reach $112m in 2017

UAE coffee consumption to reach $112m in 2017

 A total of eight of the Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) most talented baristas battled it out for the second edition of the MENA Cezve/Ibrik Championship at Gulfood Manufacturing this month (November 7-9).

Published: 22-Nov-2016

The factory of the future: ‘From mass production to mass customization’

Gebo Cermex agility 4.0 and the factory of the future

Today’s factories are focused on producing large quantities in bulk. Tomorrow’s factories will be smaller but far more agile, reflecting the overarching consumer trends of personalization and customization. 

Published: 22-Nov-2016

Five pillars for the 'Factory of the Future': Gebo Cermex

Factory of the future 5 pillars Gebo Cermex

Robots, smart technology, augmented reality… what technology is in store for the factory of the future?

Published: 22-Nov-2016

Beverage can design changes when beverage is chilled – and then again when drunk

Crown reveal thermochromic technology

Crown has launched two-step thermochromic cans: which change color when the beverage is chilled; but then also reveal another design once the drink has been consumed. 

Published: 21-Nov-2016

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