Skin health drives NPD
The last three years have seen a notable growth in food, beverage and supplement launches featuring skin health claims. This rise is particularly notable in Europe, North America and Australasia, which have all seen skin health claims at least double from 2015 to 2019. Supplements continue to reign, making up the vast majority of products with skin health claims in 2019, as well as being the fastest growing category.
While the popularity of collagen is set to keep growing, consumers will demand more enticing and innovative product formats to incorporate the ingredient into their daily diets. This comes as there is growing support around collagen’s potential in healthy aging and maintaining mobility.
While differing generations have unique nutritional priorities, they share a desire to live healthy and less stressed lives. This has led many to turn to supplements as an easy way to increase nutrient intake. Mobility is a key concern, with the collagen market quickly expanding to address this demand and... Read More
New launches featuring a heart health claim have stabilized in recent years, although the active categories have seen a major shift. Sports Nutrition has leapt from having heart health claims on 3 percent of launches in 2015, to a whopping 19 percent in 2019. This makes it the leading market category,... Read More
Launches featuring collagen are on the rise, which has seen average annual growth of 27 percent since 2015. Supplements continue to be the top market category, with a whopping 35 percent of 2019 launches featuring collagen. Sports Nutrition is also on the rise, while Meat, Fish & Eggs has seen a drop.... Read More
Digestive health claims continue to drive innovation, with Australasia leading the way with 6.9 percent of food and beverage launches featuring a digestive health claim in 2019. Since 2015, supplements have also overtaken dairy as the market category with the highest proportion of digestive health claims on... Read More
Food and beverage launches with a clean label claim are on the rise, as a focus on organic and understandable ingredients takes over. Australasia in particular is leading in new clean label product launches, seeing growth of 45 percent.
The sports nutrition category continues to move into the mainstream with strong growth occurring in food and beverages featuring a sports & recovery claim. Other fast growing markets for this claim include soft drinks and dairy. Additionally, sports & recovery products often also feature protein and energy... Read More
The low-alcohol space has continued to bloom around the world, although Asia had the highest share in 2018. Although beer is leading, wine is rapidly gaining ground, representing 21 percent of tracked launches in 2018. Additionally, more low-alcohol beverages are featuring an indulgent and premium claim.
Clean label remains king in the supplement space, as consumers who are wary of ingredient traceability and safety are drawn to shorter label lists. Concerns from consumers and lobby groups alike have led to a proliferation of supplements being manufactured without titanium dioxide. In Western Europe, there... Read More
Gut health continues to be a category demanding ample attention. Although probiotic ingredients are trending globally, the data show that they are particularly increasing in Asia and North America. Unsurprisingly, almost all probiotic supplements feature a digestive/gut health claim, but we also see a rise... Read More
The energizing aspect of food is increasingly important to consumers as they seek foods that not only nourish but also deliver functional benefits – such as increased concentration. While coffee remains the go-to energy source, other ingredients are gaining a foothold. These include matcha, B vitamins and... Read More
Food and beverage launches featuring skin claims are growing in the West. This follows in the footsteps of Asia, where they have long been commonplace. Although Soft Drinks is the leading category for such claims, the Sports Nutrition category is also growing fast. Top ingredients to watch out for are... Read More
Protein is enjoying vast innovation in sports, as well as medical nutrition. A key ingredient in this space is whey protein, which has seen an average of 39 percent average annual growth between 2014 and 2018. Application possibilities are wide, ranging from power bars to infant formula. The ingredient is... Read More
The keto diet is based on the premise of the body entering ketosis. The body reaches a ketogenic state when carbohydrate intake is so low that the body shifts to producing ketones to help fuel organs. The growing popularity of this diet has bolstered a string of keto-centric launches, with NPD in the sports... Read More
Infant nutrition is hugely important in the first 1,000 days of life. Within the space, baby formula/milk remains the top subcategory, but snacks are on the rise. Meanwhile, Latin America leads in regional infant nutrition launch numbers.
FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols) are short-chain carbohydrates found in many fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy foods and sweeteners. In some cases, these are poorly absorbed, attracting excess water and fermentable bacteria that cause the symptoms of... Read More
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.