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From Energy Boosting to Full Relaxation: The Strengthening of Oppositional Behaviours and Needs

Lucas Pinto

Lucas Pinto

7 Jan 22

The pandemic has aroused a range of different feelings, leading some to increased anxiety and stress, and others to a higher proactivity and “can-do” attitude. Products to enhance focus and attention are becoming more popular at the same time as products intending to increase relaxation and calmness. Pandemic-related needs have brought this polarised trend into beverages, consumer health and cannabis, but where will it go from here?

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植物性ミルク:注目すべきトレンドとは

Maria Mascaraque

Maria Mascaraque

5 Jan 22

植物由来の代替食品は食品業界に革命をもたらし、ここ数年で消費者のニーズが急増している。事実、世界の消費者の42%が動物性食品の摂取を制限していると回答しており、メーカーは新製品の開発や製品ラインアップの拡充などでこのニーズの増加に対応しようとしている。特に、植物由来の乳代替品業界は最も変化が大きい分野のひとつであり、2021年には世界の小売売上高が200億米ドルを超え、そのうち180億米ドル近くが植物性ミルクによるものである。

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Trends to Watch in Plant-Based Milk

Maria Mascaraque

Maria Mascaraque

17 Dec 21

Plant-based alternatives have revolutionised the food industry, and consumer demand has skyrocketed in the last few years. In fact, 42% of global consumers say that they are restricting their animal-based consumption, so manufacturers have risen to the challenge by developing new products and extending ranges across the board. The plant-based dairy industry in particular is one of the largest and most dynamic spaces, with global retail value sales of over USD20 bn in 2021, of which almost USD18 bn comes from plant-based milk.

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Exploring Opportunities for Food in the Mental Wellbeing Space

Katharina Bagul

Katharina Bagul

7 Dec 21

Consumers increasingly seek functional benefits beyond the nutritional component of food. This article analyses consumer health concerns and explores opportunities in the mental wellbeing space, taking a deeper dive into brain/memory health, cognitive performance, and stress management.

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Plant-Based Alternatives: Health Boost vs Ultra-Processing

Simona Bernatonyte

Simona Bernatonyte

3 Dec 21

During the pandemic conventional dietary habits were challenged, and daily use products were reconsidered. Consumers’ expectations of gaining some health-boosting benefits from food increased, as it appeared that immunity, obesity and other underlying health factors could be key when faced with COVID-19.

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Reconstructing a Secure Food Ecosystem

Emil Fazira

Emil Fazira

26 Nov 21

While food security has been a long-standing pressure globally, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has thrown existing issues into stark focus. Many countries and consumers now consider food security an imperative consideration and priority.

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