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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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Understanding Product Availability, Ratings and Pricing Trends: Health Claims in Japan

Jared Conway

Jared Conway

2 Nov 21

Japan’s confectionery market sees a lot of innovation and new product launches thanks to Japanese consumers’ interest in new flavours and benefits.  But which health benefits are gaining ground, delighting more online shoppers, and enjoying higher margins? 

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Impact of HFSS Legislation on Food and Drink in the United Kingdom

Natalia Theofilopoulou

Natalia Theofilopoulou

28 Oct 21

The British Government’s anti-obesity regulation on products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) is likely to impact packaged food and soft drinks, both in terms of brands and consumers. Although the new legislation might come as a hindrance for some categories, it might also offer an opportunity for others.

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The Evolution of Eating Occasions

Emil Fazira

Emil Fazira

22 Oct 21

Eating occasions have evolved significantly. Changes in consumer habits - and the concept of the home as a hub - will have a key influence in shaping eating habits over the next few years. Meanwhile, experiential dining out and food discovery at specialist retailers have been under threat, leading to a surge in experimentation at home. Value for money positioning is more important than ever as consumers seek novel experiences despite tightened budgets. Here we examine the drivers and innovation examples that businesses can benefit from in line with these evolving eating occasions.

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Permanent Work Shift Moves Lunch Occasions to The Home

David Ingemar Hedin

David Ingemar Hedin

26 Sep 21

Working-from-home is likely to remain a lasting trend, which companies need to address. For food, this primarily means that more lunches are being eaten at home. Consumers will have less need for lunch restaurants and more need for ready meals, time-saving cooking solutions, home delivery of meals and retail food for cooking.

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Positioning Snacks for Success in a Post-Pandemic World

Jared Koerten

Jared Koerten

10 Sep 21

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has transformed snacking. Portability, on-the-go and social occasions were disrupted by quarantine orders and distancing efforts. Sales in emerging markets – which are uniquely dependent on out-of-home occasions – and in categories like snack bars, mints and gum, all struggled with these shifts. At the same time, categories like savoury snacks, cookies or ice cream saw sales surge as stuck-at-home consumers turned to snacks for comfort and indulgence or for family movie nights.

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Plant-Based Producers Have Demographics On Their Side

Tom Rees

Tom Rees

19 Aug 21

Consumers are seeking more sustainable and ethical meat and animal products, and alternatives have sprung up to meet demand. Health concerns are also driving growth in plant-based substitutes, whilst developments in lab-grown food have the potential to fundamentally reshape how food is produced.

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From Farm to Fork: Food Tech, Origins and Security

Maria Mascaraque

Maria Mascaraque

11 Aug 21

As food origins and food security trends converge with unprecedented investment in food tech, e-commerce and delivery, transparency is growing across the “farm to fork” journey. This will disrupt food supply chains, consumers’ path to purchase and…

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The Rising Tide of Non-Animal Proteins

Tom Rees

Tom Rees

10 Aug 21

A version of this article originally appeared in Food and Beverage Insider’s digital magazine. Sales of plant-based alternatives were growing strongly worldwide pre-pandemic. Meat substitutes, milk alternatives and free-from dairy yoghurt generated…