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Top Flavors for 2021 for Those Seeking Premium Indulgences

While consumers increasingly want healthy, natural foods, that doesn’t mean they’re shunning all indulgences. Nor does it mean that indulgences have to be overly decadent. Instead,...  more »

02/22/2021

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Tags: Dairy, Market TrendsSource: Berry On Dairy

Dairy Foods 2021: It’s Time to File Away the Strict Definition of Dairy Products

Congratulations to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) for hosting the best virtual conference I have attended during the pandemic. (The bar has been set high.) The...  more »

Dairy Foods Innovation: Formulating Experiences

Consumer packaged goods marketers are now going to great lengths to provide experiential moments. Here’s my favorite so far. For Valentine’s Day, Kraft Mac & Cheese launched a...  more »

02/15/2021

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Tags: Dairy, Market Trends, InnovationSource: Food Dive

Study: Higher Plant-Based Milk Prices Are Justified, But Dairy Milk is Too Cheap

While plant-based milk's retail prices can be twice that of dairy milk, the premium is justifiable because of its more expensive blending and bottling procedures and packaging...  more »

Confectionery Sales Remain Resilient as Industry Prepares for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day chocolate and candy lighten the mood during during uncertain times, according to NCA. [continue...] more »

The New Norm for Direct to Consumer Channels

Trend Perspectives by Cynthia Maxwell When you think about some of the positive shopping aspects that resulted from the challenges of 2020 & 2021, curbside delivery and grocery...  more »

Ticking the plant-based box: Vegan-friendly confectionery gathers pace, says Innova Market Insights

In the confectionery market, increasingly milk-free and gelatin-free products are hitting the shelves, answering the demands of health-conscious consumers who still want to indulge...  more »

01/21/2021

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Tags: Chocolate, Flavor, Market TrendsSource: Symrise

The Great Dark vs. Milk Chocolate Debate

Bitter or sweet, chocolate is a universally loved treat that evolves with the times to be both comforting and indulgent. As consumers move towards having healthier eating habits,...  more »

A Look Back at How the Candy Industry Coped With COVID-19 in 2020

Event cancellations, economic impacts, and the general uncertainty of the last year left its mark on candy companies all over the world. [more...] more »

12/03/2020

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Tags: Dairy, Innovation, Market TrendsSource: Food Dive

4 Reasons Plant-based Milk Will Keep Growing After the Pandemic

Dairy alternatives have gone from trendy to on fire in 2020, and analysts weigh in on what will keep the segment booming in the upcoming years. [more...] more »

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