From a functional, on-the-go apple cider vinegar juice, to a two-ingredient vegan butter, and gluten-free Japanese rice flour for French bakers. FoodNavigator looks at what is trending in Europe's new product development space.
Ethnic flavour profiles from Africa and the Caribbean, eastern flavours and citrus varieties will attract increased interest in food and beverage R&D this year, predicts ingredients supplier and consumer foods business Kerry Group.
‘Shrinkflation’ – cutting the size of a product without changing its price – was again in the news this week, following a report from the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) highlighting the phenomenon.
The fast and furious dismissal of straws by food service and consumers in 2018 was only the beginning of the end for single-use plastic packaging, which analysts with Euromonitor International predict will accelerate in 2019.