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Plant-Based Proteins of the Past, Present and Future

Trend Perspectives by Cynthia Maxwell If you have been a vegetarian for more than a decade as I have, you are probably familiar with both historical and present-day trending plant...  more »

Back-to-School NPD: Innovation in Lunchbox Treats

With students around the world starting to trickle back to classes, industry is bursting with new product developments and initiatives. Brands are pulling out the stops to make...  more »

Nutrition Bars Category Not Running Out of Novelty

Sales of nutrition, energy and other snack bars in the U.S. reached approximately $7 billion in 2018, which represents 17% growth since 2013, according to the February Mintel Group...  more »

Slideshow: Spreads Innovation Accelerating

The Belgians take responsibility for cookie butter, a food paste made from speculoos cookie crumbs, fat, flour and sugar, while hazelnut chocolate spread started in Italy. Peanut...  more »

Product Roundup: The Booming Business of Repurposed Bakery and Snack Goods

 A raft of bakery and snack producers have figured out how to make new products from ingredients that used to end up in the trash, from nourishing flour made from the byproducts of...  more »

Symrise Global Study Reveals Consumer Demand for Natural Flavours and Ingredients

Global ingredients and flavourings group Symrise has completed a two-year study on the perception of naturalness covering Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Africa and Middle...  more »

Mike Lee on the Future Market of Seasonal LTOs

Mike Lee, founded The Future Market — a conceptual, pop-up grocery store in NYC — so that everyone could have an audacious voice in the future of food and challenge the boundaries...  more »

The future of snacking: Flavorful, functional and full of opportunity

Future snack trends may include lab-grown beef jerky, functional nighttime snacks and cannabis. Another possibility is conversational commerce, said Sally Lyons Wyatt, executive...  more »

Soup-To-Nuts Podcast: Symrise Shares 4 Ways That Plant Based Eating is Becoming more Sophisticated

While the rapid growth of the plant-based market in the US initially may have been fueled by demand for alternatives to animal-protein and -dairy, the trend is quickly evolving as...  more »

New Product Trends: Nut Butters Go Beyond the Jar

Nut butters, even less-popular varieties like almond and cashew, now reach a mass audience. Consumers spread them on toast, eat a spoonful right from the jar or snack on the...  more »

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