FOOD AND NUTRITION
Research & Advisory
Increasing populations and diverse consumer demands are the key factors influencing the Food and Beverage sector. The industry has witnessed growth for healthy convenience products that are available via online retail platforms.
Generations X, Y and Z are exploring healthy lifestyles through functional and nutritional foods. They demand nutrition-rich, natural, artificial-free and allergen-free ingredients that do not compromise existing product taste. This is one of the critical challenges facing the industry. These new generations are also demanding ingredient transparency for packaged and processed foods, in sustainable and aesthetically-appealing packaging with simple labeling and easy traceability. Such changing consumer demand dynamics for new, innovative and healthy foods provide rich research opportunities for F&B manufacturers and supporting industries.
Major trends impacting the Food and Beverage industry include:
- Increased consumer awareness about healthy plant-based foods
- Free-from products
- Smart packaging
- Simple and clean labeling
- E-commerce friendly packaging
- Easy to carry & single-serve packaging
- Ethnicity-based positioning of products
- Advanced near to city farming practices
- Policies on sustainability all across value chain
- Investment inflow from established players to startups
- Integration of blockchain technology with supply chain
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Personalized nutrition, wellness
Technology advancements, information accessibility and the increase in consumer interest towards nutrition and wellness have led to a new category of products and services in the form of “Personalized Nutrition”. Brands are investing capital and resources to develop innovative solutions to remain relevant and consistent in the ever-changing market. This paper examines some of the solution formats in personalized nutrition, and potential approaches that food & nutrition players can take to move in this direction.Read more
Transparency of the ingredients, packaged food product, labeling
The demand for clean labels has grown due to a rise in consumers’ demand for transparency of the ingredients present in a packaged food product. This paper investigates claims and definitions associated with clean-labeled products which include minimally processed products, no artificial ingredients, non-GMO, fair trade/ethically sourced, and no chemical sounding names.Read more