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A Look at Current Ethnic Food Trends

August 19, 2019

From healthy and bright to exotic ingredients, which are finding application in Mediterranean, Pacific, and Asian cuisine influences, international and ethnic food products have proliferated to all parts of the world. International and specialty food stores have opened up in large numbers, as an increasing number of consumers, most of whom are Millennials are demanding […]

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Ingredients: The Dawn of a New Era

July 9, 2019

Producing ingredients for a constantly changing food industry requires insight, and with continuous development in the consumer landscape and the subsequent market changes taking place, a whole new atmosphere for the food ingredients industry is being created. By Rinkal Dawra, senior research analyst, Agriculture and Food & Beverage, MarketsandMarkets Increased consumer awareness regarding the ill-effects […]


Own Label Ingredient Trends

August 16, 2018

The growth of discount retailing in the last few years has been a key facilitator of ingredient growth in private label products. The discounters have expanded their store networks and shoppers are increasingly exposed to more private label options. In addition, the strength of private label products in discount stores coupled with their price, has […]


Ingredients: Traceability is Key

June 14, 2018

Traceability in ingredients has become very important, as consumers look to support local businesses. Some frozen food producers say that for many consumers, global food brands and chains have less of an appeal. They are conscious of food provenance and make an effort to buy items that have come from closer to home. By Dan […]


Ingredients Can Elevate Ready Meals

March 23, 2018

According to a study by Ingredion, 37% of consumers associate convenience food with being unhealthy, over-processed and containing undesirable ingredients, compared to one in five who took a neutral position on convenience food. “When it comes to foods that are quick and easy to prepare, manufacturers have got their work cut out to change consumer […]

Frozen Food Market as Seen by Cargill

November 2, 2017

In this interview with Cargill representatives, we wanted to find out what the most frequently used ingredients are for the category, as well as some of the dominant trends in the industry. How would you characterize the current ingredients market for frozen food products? The frozen food market in Western Europe continues to show stability […]


Cargill Introduces Ingredient Range for Frozen Foods

October 12, 2017

In response to growing consumer demand for simple, familiar ingredients, Cargill is launching a portfolio of functional native starches under the new SimPure brand. SimPure offers food and beverage manufacturers tailor-made, functional native starches that deliver the simple ingredient label consumers want, along with greater process tolerance, shelf life and storage stability. The product line […]


Ingredients: 2020 – 3 years to go and counting!

October 5, 2017

‘2020’ has long featured in research & development strategies as a key milestone date, but now with only 3 years to go, food and beverage companies must decide where to focus their efforts. In this article, Dr Pretima Titoria, senior consultant: Ingredients & Operations at Leatherhead Food Research, plots key industry trends against the new […]


Ingredients for Ready Meals – Premium Drives Growth

June 23, 2016

Higher quality ingredients mean that ready meals are better positioned to compete with home-cooked and foodservice dishes, reports Jonathan Thomas Ready meals are widely sold throughout Europe, in both western and eastern countries. Sales have traditionally been skewed towards northerly nations, such as the UK, Germany and the Benelux and Scandinavian regions – in contrast, […]

IFFA 2016 Expects 60,000 Visitors from 140 Countries

March 25, 2016

This year’s edition of IFFA, one of the most important trade events for the meat industry, will take place May 7-12 at Messe Frankfurt, Germany. The organizers expect over 60,000 visitors from 140 countries, who will be able to find the latest trends and innovations in the meat processing chain. “The signs are good for […]

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