2019 Trending Flavors

Reading Time: 2 minutes Discover the most trending flavor profiles for 2019 that are likely to see a high demand this year by consumer brands and F&B companies in our blog.

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Customer-centric Innovation: The Key to Brands’ Success

As stated by Paul Polman, ex-CEO, Unilever, “Marketing and innovation have and will continue to be two of the strongest drivers of margin and revenue growth. The concept of customer value is central to both of them”. It will be apt to state that co-creation  is getting equally central to customer value creation. Co-creation is the phenomenon…

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Say Hello to Loop – The New Zero Waste Platform!

Presenting, the new zero-waste system, Loop – a one-of-its-kind shopping platformoffering home delivery of F&B products in reusable packaging, from the house of Global Recycling leader, TerraCycle. Together with some of the biggest international consumer product companies, TerraCycle has unveiled this unique shopping system designed to reduce reliance on single use packaging to secure environmental benefits, while offering a convenient…

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The Japanese Confectionery Market: Growth Prospects

We bet you’ll be surprised to know that Japan is the 6th largest confectionary market in the world. That’s right. While on the one hand Japanese diet is regarded as one of the healthiest in the world, it is equally true that the country has a serious sweet tooth! According to a report by Fitch…

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The Rise of Non-Dairy Milk

  In recent years, plant-based milk has seen a rather dramatic growth, with global sales booming like never before. As per a Neilson Scan data from 2018, dairy-free milk has seen a record growth of more than 150% over 5 years and the upward trend is likely to continue. If current research reports are to be believed,…

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Technology and its Impact on Food

  The advent of technology has long been taking the world by a storm, one innovation at a time. However, off late, technology has begun to infiltrate the kitchen and culinary world as well. Be it the invention of the microwave or the emergence of frozen foods, there are new kitchen innovations by consumer product…

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Pepsi’s Journey from Fun Foods to Better Foods

Pepsi is one food manufacturer that keeps getting bigger and better. It has kept itself relevant in the face of the changing food landscape over the years by consistently evolving as per the ever-changing consumer needs. It was in the early 2000s that there was an onset of increased nutrition awareness accompanied with the emergence…

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Why Brands are Adopting Black Packaging

Have you noticed how off-late the color Black has made its way into the packaging designs of a varied range of brands? From the looks of it, the shift is finally happening - Black is back! Think about it. Whether it is grocery shelves, skincare products, beverages or even pet foods, Black is everywhere. It…

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Meat-free food options are taking off

The world is shifting towards plant-based eating. Until recently, diets excluding meats were viewed as more of a fad; meat-free food options were neither readily available nor very appetizing. It is all changing now though, with plant-based foods occupying a place in the food industry. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Plant-based is…

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Welcome to the new healthy lifestyle

The concept of Healthy Snacking started off as a trend but has become more of a global lifestyle mandate today. As per industry insights by Grand View Research, in 2016 the global Healthy Snacks market was valued at a whopping 21.1 Billion USD. We can only begin to estimate the spike in these numbers in…

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Millennial Mothers and What Food Brands Need to Know About Them

Who are the millennials? According to The Wall Street Journal, they are “a group of people who are building major companies, altering the way we work and live and challenging long-held notions of family and society.” To define them in a more simplistically, they are people born anytime between 1981 and 1997. Today, millennials are…

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Forget Millennial Pink, Hello Gen Z Yellow!

Till very recently, millennial pink was ‘the colour of the year’. For months, perhaps years now, the millennial favourite ‘Pink’ could be seen everywhere, in everything. Be it fashion brands, consumer goods, technology or home décor, everything was engulfed in bright, rose-hued pinks. However, it seems the millennial pink fatigue has finally caught on. The…

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