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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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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How to Incorporate Sustainability in Your Detergent Packaging Design

In line with the aim to reduce its environment footprint, German Consumer Goods Company Henkel is shifting focus towards the production of more concentrated detergents and redesigning its packaging to better fit concentrated detergents. This move comes at a time when there is a push from Europe’s International Association for Soaps, Detergents, and Maintenance Products to manufacture…

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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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The Newest Comfort Food of Indians – Pasta!

To say that Indians love carbohydrates is a bit of an understatement! From Roti, Naan, Paratha and Puri (Indian breads made with wheat or flour) to Dosa, Idli, Appam (rice based fluffy pancakes and more), they have a pretty strong affinity towards all things carbs. Is it any surprise then that foreign carbs such as…

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The Rise of Gender Neutral Packaging

As times are changing, gender neutrality is rapidly gaining traction and not surprisingly, the new generation has a big role to play there. The traditional portrayal of femininity and masculinity has taken a backseat and gender neutrality has become a norm rather than an exception. There’s no doubt that this cultural shift that the world…

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Glocalization Rules the World, Yes!

Today, a global design and packaging plan requires a Glocal mind-set that carefully takes local customization into consideration and acknowledges the local markets and consumer needs. There are a few key points to consider for coming up with an effective Glocal packaging and design strategy. The foremost point for a design and packaging project to…

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Superfoods, the new supertrend in FMCG

A quick Google search for ‘superfoods’ comes up with 10.000.000 results. Intake of these ingredients has grown a whopping 200% in only 4 years and, unsurprisingly, the US has increased their production by almost 40% during the last year. It is a non-stoppable trend in the food market, same as ‘clear labels’, healthy snacks or…

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