A leading dietician has rubbished claims backing consumers ditching meat from their diets for health and environmental reasons and becoming flexitarians.
What is the growth potential for stevia in snacks?
Attracted by its natural, low calorie profile, food manufacturers across the industry are turning to stevia but it is the market for snacks and non-alcoholic drinks that is leading the way.
Could charcoal cheesecake catch on in the EU?
Charcoal-topped cheesecake or ice cream with chunks of cheese anyone? Strange they may seem - even stomach churning - but these real products, lauched in Asia this month, could hail a new era of counter-intuitive taste combos, according to Datamonitor.
Special edition: Meat substitutes
Many consumers around the globe are turning away from meat as health, price and ethical concerns grow. But the latest market research indicates that meat substitutes are failing to pick up the slack.
Brits neglect heart health (and don’t believe the hype)
Only one third of Brits pay attention to their heart health, and 45 per cent said heart health claims were untrustworthy, according to Datamonitor research.
Consumers demand guilt-free indulgence
There is increasing scope for healthy yet indulgent products as
consumers refuse to sacrifice taste for nutrition, according to a
new Datamonitor study.
Nostalgia competes with novelty in flavour trends, says Datamonitor
Consumer tastes are polarised along two trends: exotic flavours,
and retro flavours that conjure up memories of the good old days,
according to a new report from Datamonitor.
Fresh, super and organic top trends for 2008
The top 10 trends to watch for next year include fresh and organic,
superfruits, bold flavors, and probiotics beyond yogurts, according
to Datamonitor's Productscan database.
Datamonitor: The potential and dangers of superfoods
Special Edition: Opportunities in food
Superfoods have taken the market by storm in recent years, but
food manufacturers need to take a step back and use the ingredients
with caution if they are to continue reaping the benefits, says
Datamonitor in a FoodNavigator-USA.com...
Manufacturers urged to target on-the-go consumer
Manufacturers are being urged to focus product development
strategies towards the on-the-go food market as consumers
increasingly choose convenience to keep up with increasingly hectic
Keep up with healthy convenience, says Datamonitor
Healthy foods in convenient packaging is a consumer need that is
growing in momentum, according to Datamonitor, with 59 per cent of
European and US consumers seeking a combination of the two selling
Probiotics lead functional category, Datamonitor
All categories of functional food and drink are on the upswing
according to a new report from Datamonitor, but probiotic drinks
and yogurts are leading this category.
British kids are highest spenders on confectionery, sodas
Children in the UK spend more on confectionery and fizzy drinks
than any of their European counterparts, according to the latest
report by market researcher Datamonitor.
Fun fruit tops 2006 innovation list
Innovation in fruit products has topped Datamonitor's list of most
original new product introductions last year, revealing an emerging
attempt to promote fruit consumption through fun.
UK organic food boom driven by health, says report
The UK organic food market is continuing to escalate as consumers
embrace what they consider to be healthier eating habits, according
to a new report.