Globally, consumers are broadening their dairy and lactose-free food and beverage choices by incorporating plant-based products into their diets. However, it is also important to offer healthy products that are indulgent. In this way, consumers can continue to satisfy their cravings for flavor in lactose and dairy-free products.
Mainstream food and beverage manufacturers have responded to the growing aging population with formulation changes and health claims targeting different needs at different life stages. Healthy aging increasingly features in the context of lifestyle trends, with healthy nutrition being positioned as the tool to prevent, or at least postpone, the first signs of aging. For all consumers, young and old, staying independent and fit is a pressing concern.