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Mintel: What will we be eating and drinking in 2023 and beyond?

Mintel: What will we be eating and drinking in 2023 and beyond?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Nearing 2023, consumers are increasingly demanding more from food and beverages, seeking out products that provide a personal functional health benefit and added value, according to Mintel's 2023 Global Food & Drink Trends report.

Younger consumers less engaged with condiments category, says Mintel

Younger consumers less engaged with condiments category, says Mintel

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The popularity of condiments soared during the pandemic as consumers used the products as an easy way to elevate an otherwise bland meal made at home, notes Mintel, which says that condiment brands must engage with younger consumers to ensure future long-term...

Mintel: What meat alternative attributes matter most to consumers?

Mintel: What meat alternative attributes matter most to consumers?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Demand for meat alternatives continues to be on the rise with a third of US consumers planning to buy more vegetarian/plant-based food products in the next year, according to Mintel's Better-For-You Eating Trends survey from August 2018, polling...

Between 2011 and 2015, there was a 202% increase in the number of new food and drink product launches featuring the terms ‘superfood’, ‘superfruit’ or ‘supergrain’. © iStock.com / baibaz

Super growth for superfoods, but is the halo starting to slip?

By Lynda Searby

Rates of ‘superfood’ new product development have tripled in the past five years, according to Mintel, but a nutrition expert warns that with no clear definition in existence, the allure of the ‘superfoods’ sell is starting to fade. 

Soups and cereals offer a white space for raw product launches in Germany. © Mintel

Raw foods on the rise as clean-label consumers crave more

By Niamh Michail

From snack bars to spreads, chocolate to cheese, the trend for raw ingredients in processed foods is spreading across Europe, says Mintel, as consumer attention goes beyond the ingredient list to look at clean-label processing methods.

Stevia’s star keeps rising: Mintel

By Rachel Arthur

The use of stevia in non-alcoholic beverage launches increased 487% between 2011 and 2015, according to figures from Mintel, with carbonates and RTD iced tea in particular turning to the natural sweetener. 

FiE attendees have been tweeting about the latest trends and innovations

FiE reports

Top trends tweeted from FiE

By Laurence Gibbons

More than 1,400 international food and drink exhibitors descended on Paris for the Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) show this week, with many tweeting the latest trends and innovations.

“Too many claims and the consumer is overwhelmed, but miss some out and you could be excluding a powerful motivator for purchase,” says Mintel analyst

Can too many simple ideas on pack get confusing?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Putting more than one ‘clean’ label on pack treads a fine line between informing and overwhelming consumers, one analyst warns as the Commission issues controversial advice on egg labelling.

Rising allergen-free demand spurs free-from food launches

Rising allergen-free demand spurs free-from food launches

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Demand for allergen-free foods is on the rise – a trend witnessed by ingredient supplier EHL Ingredients, which says sales of its allergen-free spices have climbed sharply in the past 12 months.

Stevia has seen a rapid rise in its market share

Sugar concerns spark market gains for sweeteners

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The market for high intensity sweeteners is growing rapidly, with plant-derived stevia providing the fastest growth, according to a new report from Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research.

Discover the latest trends in tablet confectionery

Mint confectionery oral care claims rising, says Mintel

By Oliver Nieburg

Around a quarter of recent product launches in the tablet confectionery category have made claims for breath freshening or oral care. Mintel explores the latest flavor trends and health claims in the most common sub-group: Mints.

Claim free a possible emerging trend says Mintel's David Jago

Dispatches from IFT Las Vegas

‘Claim free’ trend may lie around the corner

By Rod Ady

A ‘claim free’ trend may be set to emerge, with consumers becoming blind to complicated labels and pack assertions they may clamour for simple, natural ingredients they can understand without explanation.

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