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.

Reformulating Taste – the Critical Factor Driving Product Demand

Food and Nutrition

Have we ever heard a person saying the product had a bad taste or off-taste but will try it again and you try it too? Never right! We are witnessing the evolution of the food and nutrition industry with the emergence of new ingredients and sources to explore...

Mood Modulation in Beverages

Food and Nutrition

Today, stress is the new pandemic. Holistic foods that support mental well-being are gaining popularity among consumers. The food & nutrition industry is seeking newer methods to boost mental and physical health without having a negative impact on the body. It is...

Sugar Gummies – Reinventing as Healthy Sweets

Food and Nutrition

Sugar-reduced gummies especially vitamin and mineral supplement gummies are becoming increasingly popular across the globe. One reason is the increased diabetic population while another strongest driver behind the growth is the increased demand for a convenient and...
chocolate cake

Next Gen Chocolates – Consumer Driven Innovation

Food and Nutrition

Indulgent snacks, chocolates, and related confectionery items have been popular among consumers across nations. Yet, the need for newer experiences is seen to be driving future innovations in the space. Chocolate manufacturers are facing the need to innovate and bring...

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 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...