The global functional food market is forecast to reach $54bn (€43bn), an increase of 25% compared to the last available data from 2013, says Leatherhead Food Research.
Companies cannot expect consumers to pay for sustainable food supply chains, a report has found.
Is pill fatigue just a marketing ploy? No, say many experts in the field. It’s a real phenomenon and it’s driving both dosage form innovation and the movement of bioactives...
With sales of $176.7 billion this year functional foods are a hot growth sector. But which ingredients, sectors and countries are the best bets for product launches?
To understand Functional Foods you must see it as a strategy to add value to processed foods, says the president and founder of the HealthyMarketingTeam, Peter Wennstrom, in this guest article....
Faced with mounting difficulties in their drug businesses, many pharmaceutical manufacturers are looking at getting into functional foods and beverages, notes food marketing expert, Julian Mellentin in this guest article.
An indigenous Australian tree plant, used for tens of thousands of years by Aborigines before being forgotten after the arrival of Europeans Down Under, has the Sydney Olympics to thank...
Clear labelling and convenience are two of the top five trends that will dominate the food and drink industry in 2015, Innova Market Insights has predicted.
Perforating potato cells can soften the raw material, reducing fry times, lowering fat uptake and creating a more uniform end chip product, says the CEO of a firm specialized in...
Drinks boating polyphenols and other ingredients that boost brain health are winning over more adult consumers, according to market analyst, Canadean.
Insects are unlikely to become a viable solution to feeding the increasing global population if western attitudes towards them remain negative, according to a leading analyst.
The demand for multi-page labelling on nutraceuticals is growing as consumers become more concerned about the content and origins of the products, according to a labelling firm.
Only 10% of consumers aged 55+ are likely to actively try to include more protein in their diet, according to a recent report from Canadean.
Seniors are determined to stay active and healthy as the global population ages, according to Canadean and Mintel analysts.
From an €80 million market for anti-ageing placenta supplements to the world’s most innovative (and fad-driven) functional foods and drinks market, Japan’s healthy ageing market is unique and instructive.
Helene Möller, product manager for ingredients at WILD Flavors, tells BeverageDaily.com that energy drinks is the category with the most possibilities for innovation.
Next Tuesday NutraIngredients is proud to host our first healthy ageing forum, an hour long online discussion about a booming sector with leading experts.
Irish dairy and ingredients group Kerry sees a lot of potential in an Indonesian market where sophisticated nutritionals are gaining ground with a young demographic. It is upping investment in...
Indonesia's food industry will continue to grow in importance as its population of around 300 million gains wealth, according to some voices in the halls of the Jakarta International Expo...
From tea yoghurt to coffee fruit energy, portable water enhancement to Milo’s brand expansions, Mintel shared category-busting innovation at Food Ingredients-Asia in Jakarta, Indonesia, this week.
As healthcare industry faces increasing expenditure, the emphasis shifts from treatment to prevention thorough use of nutraceuticals and better nutrition, say Frost & Sullivan analysts.
Japan has always led the world in functional food experimentation even if the results of most of that have remained within the confines of the 127.3m-strong nation with the world's...
UK consumers distrust products offering 'magic bullet' health solutions and prefer fruits and vegetables, according to a report from Canadean.
Zenith International includes cocktail flavors and cognitive enhancement within a list of 13 top trends it says have driven innovation in energy drinks on the basis of post-2012 product launches.
Ongoing bullish emerging markets and a strong infant formula sector have helped drive the global health wellness sector to $774bn (€614bn) this year, according to Euromonitor International.