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Industry Perspectives

Gut health: A market on the rise

By Stephen Daniells

The global gut health is variously estimated at around €15-30 billion and predicted to grow by around 8% annually at least to the end of the decade, but what are the opportunities and hurdles for companies wanting to win in it?

NutriLeads key ingredient BeniCaros is upcycled from carrot pomace, a waste product from the manufacture of carrot juice.   Image © Martina Rigoli / Getty Images

NutriLeads appoints new CEO for new growth phase

By Stephen Daniells

Netherlands-based NutriLeads BV has announced the appointment of Joana Carneiro as its new Chief Executive Officer to lead the next stage in the company’s growth.

Is digestive health ‘sexy’? It could be argued that food supporting gut bacteria and healthy bowels are not as easily marketable as other nutrient claims on-pack. GettyImages/tbralnina

How can food and beverage brands make fibre sexy?

By Flora Southey

Supporting gut bacteria and bowel health may not be the most appealing claims to market on-pack, but ingredients experts say consumer perceptions can be changed – if they haven't already.

Polyana and Marcela Tupinamba

Mother and daughter's dream teas pandemic success

By Liza Laws

This is a lockdown success story about a mother and daughter from Brazil who moved to Sussex and wanted to create functional teas that not only did what they said on the tin but tasted good too.

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