Stevia market registering robust growth, says report

Future Market Insights’ (FMI’s) recent report Global Stevia Market – Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2014 – 2020 focuses on emerging regions and delivers insights into the global stevia market. According to the report, the global stevia market is projected to grow at a single digit CAGR during the forecast period, accounting for $565.2 million by 2020. Shifting […]



Here is your weekly round-up of Ingredients news. If you have a news item you would like to submit for next week’s round-up, please contact Carly Wood at [email protected] Tapping into consumers’ desire for ‘good’ carbs and healthier snacks, the use of sprouted grains is a small but fast growing niche. Ingredion’s new natural foaming […]

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Popcorn collaborations

In addition to its low calorie, own label brand Love Popcorn, the Consett Popcorn Company also produces popcorn for a number of retailers. The company recently worked with snack and hot sauce producer Psycho Juice to create the hottest popcorn in the UK – Dr Burnörium’s Psycho Corn – for its Psycho Snacks range. The […]

New trend: sprouted grains

Tapping into consumers’ desire for ‘good’ carbs and healthier snacks, the use of sprouted grains is a small but fast growing niche. “By taking grains and sprouting them before using them in snacks and other foods, they’re delivering ‘good’ grains that are naturally gluten-free for people who want to avoid ‘bad’ carbs and snack more […]

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Ingredients for 2015 success

Low FODMAP diets, increasingly spicy foods and super healthy ‘convenience’ ingredients are set for a surge in popularity in 2015, according to EHL Ingredients. The importer, blender and packer of global food ingredients predicts that manufacturers will look to cater to developing consumer tastes for hotter and spicier ingredients, as well as to health conscious […]

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Ready meals market benefits from new ingredients

According to a new Canadean report, consumers seek products that suit their hectic lifestyles, influencing $314 billion of food and beverage consumption in 2013. Parents, those with busy jobs and young urbanites without traditional cooking skills are most likely to look for fast and convenient food preparation. Urban males between the age of 16 and […]

December/January 2015

Product Focus: Snacks and ready meals Ingredients: Stabilisers and preservatives, Clean label ingredients Packaging: Conveying Processing: Process control and automation Supplier Profiles

‘Spirit of Innovation’

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Kolak Snack Foods achieved a turnover of £101 million and created an additional 150 jobs in 2014. Here, managing director Rikin Lakhani says innovation will see the food and drink industry remain the UK’s largest manufacturing sector for years to come.

Healthy eating tops the resolution list

Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed the festive season. The arrival of each New Year brings with it the usual ‘new year, new me’ claims as consumers make their New Year’s resolutions – often including something along the lines of eating less ‘naughty’ foods and/or eating more ‘healthy’ foods. Indeed, new research from […]

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Low calorie popcorn range

From the founder of the Consett Popcorn Company comes Love Popcorn, a range of handmade, gluten-free popcorn products in five low calorie flavours: Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper, Fiery Salsa (made with real tomato, chilli and cumin), Cocoa Crisp, Salty Sweet and Sweet Vanilla. The products are made from wholegrain corn, which is low […]


Canadean’s trends for 2015

As the end of 2014 draws near, Canadean has forecasted the top trends which it believes will influence consumer behaviour in 2015, along with an insight into how manufacturers and marketers can target these evolving consumer needs to drive sales over the next year. They are: From mass produced to personalised – Canadean predicts that the […]

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