The Plant-Based Phenomenon Is Growing

The Plant-Based Phenomenon Is Growing A large number of consumers are modifying their diets, eating less meat and dairy and more fruits and vegetables. Some make the switch to an entirely vegan or plant-based lifestyle, but still more are flexible about what they can or cannot eat. “A third of the population considers themselves to Read more about The Plant-Based Phenomenon Is Growing[…]

Functional and personal: NZMP highlights top trends shaping dairy food and beverage manufacturing

Functional and personal: NZMP highlights top trends shaping dairy food and beverage manufacturing NZMP, Fonterra’s global dairy ingredients B2B brand, has released its insights into business-shaping forces in the dairy industry, ranking naturally functional food ingredients and personalization as the top global consumer food and beverage trends.  “NZMP teams in over 130 markets are seeing Read more about Functional and personal: NZMP highlights top trends shaping dairy food and beverage manufacturing[…]

Australian Dairy Farms plans organic infant formula

Australian Dairy Farms plans organic infant formula Shares in Australian Dairy Farms have soared after the dairy farm operator said it is planning to produce organic infant formula for Australian and overseas markets. Australian Dairy Farms intends to convert its six Victorian dairy farms to organic production in the first step of the plan, which Read more about Australian Dairy Farms plans organic infant formula[…]

Sugar concerns dilute Australia’s carbonated soft drink sales: Volume sales forecast to see a decline of 2.3% in 2017

The carbonated soft drink (CSD) sector in Australia is facing continued pressure amid consumer concerns about sugar. New research from global market intelligence agency Mintel reveals that total volume sales of Australia’s CSD category are expected to see a 2.3% decline in 2017. In fact, CSD sales dipped 4.7% in 2016 since 2014. Mintel research Read more about Sugar concerns dilute Australia’s carbonated soft drink sales: Volume sales forecast to see a decline of 2.3% in 2017[…]

Convenience in Asia: Indonesia and India among the world’s fastest growing processed food retail markets

Global innovation within the processed meat, poultry and fish categories has increased over the years and many markets with the highest growth potential are from the Asia Pacific region. New research from global market intelligence agency Mintel reveals that Asia is home to the world’s fastest growing retail markets for processed meat, poultry and fish, Read more about Convenience in Asia: Indonesia and India among the world’s fastest growing processed food retail markets[…]

IFT Top 10 Food Trends

Elizabeth Sloan has just published Top 10 trends shaping food and beverage marketplace. The trends are Prep It Semi-prepared foods now dominate home dinner preparation. In 2016, 53% of shoppers used some partially prepared items versus 35% who cooked mostly from scratch. Lifestyle Foods With Americans eating alone on U.S. households now comprised of an Read more about IFT Top 10 Food Trends[…]

BiPro Introduces Whey protein-based Berry Burst Protein Water

Source: PR Newswire BiPro has introduced Berry Burst as the newest flavor of BiPro Protein Water. Berry Burst is naturally flavored, offers fresh, smooth taste and still packs 20 grams of lean, clean protein per bottle. It’s a refreshing burst of berry, naturally. The new flavor stays true to BiPro’s clean label promise. Berry Burst Read more about BiPro Introduces Whey protein-based Berry Burst Protein Water[…]

Canadian giant meat company to expand into plant protein products – acquires Lightlife Foods for $145 million

Maple Leaf Foods has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Brynwood Partners VI L.P. to acquire Lightlife Foods, Inc., a leading manufacturer and brand of refrigerated plant-based protein foods in the United States, for US$140 million, and related costs. The transaction will be financed from cash on hand. Based on current operating Read more about Canadian giant meat company to expand into plant protein products – acquires Lightlife Foods for $145 million[…]