24 Apr 2019 --- Personalized, diabetes-focused medical nutrition therapy is imperative in treating adults with diabetes or prediabetes. This is according to a recent American Diabetes Association (ADA) consensus statement. The ADA supports that a personalized approach in nutrition should be a lifelong commitment, to limit the adverse health outcomes of the condition. The report stresses that...
18 Apr 2019 --- Growth and innovation are pivotal for industry and an efficient way to achieve both is to invest in promising start-up companies. Small players can bring innovative ideas and a fresh view of the market that established companies value. The dynamic food business arena is ever-changing and keeping up with consumer demands requires staying on top of trends that smaller players may...
Boosted cognitive performance, without the crash? Mushroom-infused coffee start-up gains Food-X backing
17 Apr 2019 --- Former professional basketball player Stipe Rezic has in mind a plan to fully assimilate the mind and body-enhancing potential of fungi into everyday routine, with his original brand of mushroom-infused coffee – MushroomCups. NutritionInsight speaks to Rezic on the emergent hype surrounding mushroom-infused coffee and his budding startup’s success.
Functional probiotic products are in demand, as consumers are increasingly becoming aware of the health benefits associated with a balanced gut microbiome. Novel combinations of probiotic ingredients commonly used in dairy products are emerging across market categories such as soft drinks, confectionery, bakery and desserts. Food and beverage launches with probiotic ingredients are on the rise,...
The use of energy ingredients in food & beverage launches has increased globally, featuring a +57% year-over-year growth when comparing 2018 and 2017 launches. In 2018, the top category of global product launches tracked with energy ingredients was soft drinks (48%), with caffeine being the leading ingredient among the ingredients tracked. The top health positionings of global product launches...
There can often be a disconnect between what consumers perceive as healthy in a food or beverage, what science shows is healthy, and what claims can be made. How can you deliver on-trend foods with a strong health halo, while ensuring consumers get the health benefit they expect from a product? Watch the Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute ‘Proactive Health’ webinar, where we share...
At In-cosmetics Global 2019, Mibelle Group was highlighting the beauty-from-within space, noting sachets, gummies and topical products as key delivery methods. Convenient products are also increasingly prominent on the market as consumers seek ease of application due to busy lifestyles. The group is expanding into the US market with its food ingredients, but also plans to put more...
Millennials present a significant supplementation opportunity, but convenient delivery forms must be considered. While Millennials’ nutritional wishes/demands can sometimes to be the polar opposite to those of the older demographic, their attitudes towards issues such as cognitive health – traditionally associated with the aging – present a huge opportunity. For Jeff Hilton,...
Unilever banks on health and wellness trend as it acquires functional food and supplement business OLLY
24 Apr 2019 --- British-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever has recently acquired OLLY Nutrition, strengthening both its Beauty & Personal Care and its Foods & Refreshment businesses. The move indicates that the transnational company is... Read More
24 Apr 2019 --- Curcumin, the yellow powder derivative of the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa) that is widely used as a food colorant and flavoring, may also have therapeutic properties in helping prevent and combat stomach cancer. This is according to... Read More
Sparkling protein water: Arla launches “game-changing” whey protein ingredient for RTD sports beverages
24 Apr 2019 --- Arla Foods Ingredients has released a 100 percent whey protein hydrolysate solution specifically developed for sparkling protein water formulations. The debut comes as the functional beverages space is rapidly growing and major... Read More
24 Apr 2019 --- Canada’s first nationwide cannabis packaging recycling program is being rolled out by recycling experts TerraCycle and cannabis brand Tweed. Last year, Canada became the second country after Uruguay to legalize recreational... Read More
Nutrition Focus : Brain health on top of consumers' minds
Brain health is a growing category for product launches, and within this space, certain botanicals are gaining recognition for their ability to provide a mental boost. Baby & toddlers remains the leading market category for brain health claims.
Analysis Feature Energy ingredients innovation
The use of energy ingredients in food & beverage launches has increased globally, featuring a +57% year-over-year growth when comparing 2018 and 2017 launches. In 2018, the top category of global product launches tracked with energy ingredients was soft drinks (48%), with caffeine being the leading ingredient among the ingredients tracked. The top health positionings of global product launches...View Analysis