Ingredients

Functional and Active. Natural. Clean Label.

The shift in demand for higher nutritious, healthy, and better-for-you products, and organic products are expected to drive the industry. As the industry is growing, food & nutrition producers are seeking solutions that can be adapted to grow in the sector. This move has led to an explosion of specialized and active ingredients scanning, driven by global innovations in biotics, natural extracts, fermentation technologies, and other functional ingredients.

At FutureBridge, we deliver insights to our clients across the entire spectrum of the food & nutrition industry using techno-commercial lenses.

Emerging Technologies of Sugar Reduction: Searching for a Sweet Success

Food and NutritionNutrition and Wellness

As food makers look to develop better-for-you options that are lower in sugar they are seeking out innovative approaches to the formulation The majority of food & beverage companies are now placing sugar reduction at the forefront of product innovation. This is...

Alternative Proteins Post-COVID: Investing in a Meatless Future

Food and NutritionNutrition and Wellness

In the first quarter of 2020, plant-based protein companies in the US raised a total of $741 million in investment – nearly matching a record $747 million raised in the whole of 2019. Experts predict that there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future...

Taste Modification Technologies

Food and NutritionReduction and Reformulation

The client wanted to assess the opportunities for solutions for taste solutions using modification technologies including the possibility of co-development.

Cultured Meat

Food and NutritionReduction and Reformulation

Basic overview of Cultured Meat Cultured meat is produced without pain by harvesting muscle cells from a living cow. Manufacturers then feed the cells with culture media so that they can multiply to produce muscle tissue, which is the important component of meat that...

Strategic Growth Fields

A convergence of industry transformations and exponential technologies creates a pool of opportunities

Reduction & Reformulation

  • Sugar, salt & fat reduction
  • Clean label
  • Functional healthy ingredients
  • Alternative proteins

Nutrition & Wellness

  • Pro/Pre/Syn-biotics
  • Specialized nutrition
  • Changing diet preferences
  • Personalization

Packaging & Delivery Innovation

  • Convenient & interactive packaging
  • New business models & demand moments
  • Connected packaging & traceability
  • Waste reduction & valorization

Sustainable Value Networks

  • Sustainable sourcing
  • Process innovation & digitalization
  • Advanced sustainable agriculture
  • Industrial manufacturing innovations
Exponential Digital Technologies
  • Sustainability 85% 85%
  • Digitalization 94% 94%
  • Business Model Innovation 87% 87%
  • Synthetic Biology 92% 92%
  • Big Data & Clinical Algorithms 85% 85%

Business Objectives

Some examples of diverse business objectives we have worked with our clients

Strategy & Futures

  • How should we change our formulation strategy to make science-based claims for reduced fats, salt, and sugar on our dairy and bakery portfolio?
  • How do we innovate in the light of sugar taxes and consumer demand for reduced calories beverages?
  • What roadmap should we set for healthy snacking over the next five years?
  • Which new and emerging demographic cohorts can we target with our existing nutritional ingredient competencies?

Research Development & Innovations

  • What multi-sensorial approaches utilize ingredients, technologies, and or product formats to bring differentiated experiences to consumers?
  • How is the food & nutrition industry addressing the challenges associated with sensory and aesthetic features of alternatives? Who are our “best-fit” collaborators for the co-development of low-calorie products?
  • What are the approaches for reformulating waste from oil, sugar, and related industries in the food & nutrition industry?
  • What are the approaches for positioning and distribution of our novel nutritional supplement products?

Growth & Market Development

  • What are the scientifically-backed ingredients for imparting immune health in adults?
  • What should be our innovation & Go-to-Market strategy for fermented beverages beyond South-East Asia, especially in western Europe?
  • What HCP & consumer communication approaches are our competitors using for infant nutrition products?

Client's Success Stories

Food and Nutrition

Innovative Snacks Concepts

Quick overview With the rising demand for healthy and innovative snacks, our client wanted to identify new concepts for differentiated snacks using unique ingredient, packaging, and processing technologies. Our client also wanted to identify businesses and innovative...

Food and NutritionReduction and Reformulation

Functional Beverages Technology Landscape

Quick overview With the rise of the millennial population, there is growing consumer demand for functional and healthy food & beverage products. To meet the requirements, manufacturers invest in research and launch unique functional beverages with engaging...
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