2020 will no doubt be remembered as the year defined by COVID-19. The pandemic, which picked up steam just as people were settling into the new year, rendered vast swathes of society unrecognizable in a matter of weeks. Within the nutrition industry, it led to a major emphasis on immunity, presenting a major opportunity to the companies able to overcome the supply chain chaos of the spring. Additionally, 2020 saw a strong focus on gut health, with the personalized nutrition and collagen spaces also having significant moves. NutritionInsight reflects on the tumultuous year with the top 20 nutritional stories of 2020.
This year’s in-person iteration of Vitafoods Europe was held in Geneva, Switzerland, between October 5 and 7. Immunity was a key focus, although attention is increasingly shifting toward mood and mental health.
Nutraceuticals Europe, held in Madrid, Spain, March 4 to 5, is an international event for the industry of functional ingredients, novel foods and finished products. The show was filled with launches, presentations and new business developments. The visitors included manufacturers of nutraceutical, dietary, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products; distributors; wholesalers;...View More
2019 saw the conversation around cannabidiol (CBD) following the loosening of hemp’s regulatory constraints, with big and small players quickly showing interest in this burgeoning market. Gut health continued to be a primary industry focus, with numerous developments in the fiber and probiotic space. Environmental concerns became increasingly vocalized within the...View More
Now in its 33rd year, Fi Europe & Ni has become one of the key ingredient shows for the industry – welcoming over 27,000 attendees, 1,700 exhibitors and 15,000 ingredients. Key themes at the show this year included a drive for clean label solutions couched within naturality, as well as sugar reduction and nutritional ingredients for healthy aging. The show also...View More