When it comes to packaging, brands have an ocean of choices: color, texture, shape, material, size, etc. And we all know how packaging is a key part of the customer experience and how it is determinant for them in the making a purchase decision process.Read More
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Thinking about counterfeit goods, clothing and accessories are usually the first things that come to mind. However, the food and beverage industry is also concerned and fake food scandals have drawn attention to this problem. Those recent scandals are not limited to one region; in fact counterfeiting is a global issue:Read More
What are the 5 biggest global trends in the food and drink industry for 2018? Based on an exclusive consumers’ research and experts’ analysis, Mintel has recently launched its 2018 trends study around the food and drink industry.
Review the full report here.Read More
Packaging has become, throughout the years, a significant component for manufacturers when it comes to new product development or renewal. It has evolved in several ways; manufacturers uses it as a way to create consumers’ demand and make a product more appealing. Consumers sees it as a way to get more information or quickly define product quality.
Packaging global market keep increasing as specialists expect a growth of 32% until 2021. With an expansion market, consumer changes and new regulations, here are some trends to keep an eye on in 2018.
Within the last few years, the “without” phenomenon in cosmetics has expanded significantly. Many brands of cosmetics have started openly displaying on the packaging of their products the following claims; without silicones, sulphates, endocrine disruptors, etc. So the question stands, Is this a marketing stunt for brands or is there a real security and benefit for consumers?
The cost of raw materials remains the top overall concern for food industries and manufacturers. Regarding extreme price volatility of raw materials it becomes a real challenge for food companies to remain competitive and assure sustainable margins. Crops, dairy products, oils, chemicals have high influence on companies' bottom line results.
California is an important food-producing region. Continued strong global demand and prices for many of its fruits, nuts and vegetables has helped sustain the farm economy. But the 4 year drought has had a severe impact on agriculture in California. It has already squeezed about 30% of the workers and cropland out of production in 2015 compared to 2014.
In 2015, the state’s agricultural economy will lose about $1.84 billion and 10,100 seasonal jobs because of the drought, with the Central Valley hardest hit.Read More
While insects are a source of dietary protein for roughly 30% of the population worldwide, insects have a far smaller household penetration in the US and Europe.
Scandals about traditional protein sources (meat replacement, eggs issues, recalls etc.), population growth and food shortages ask the question of introducing a cheaper and more sustainable protein source in our meals such as insects. Over 1,000 species of edible insects currently exist. The most common ones include water beetles, wasps and larvae. Ana Christina Day, Founder & CEO of 4ento said, “It only takes 1 litre of water to produce 1 kilo of crickets, in comparison to 22,000 litres of water to produce 1 kilo of beef”.
Nutri-cosmetics are supplement products that are meant to assist maintaining healthy skin, hair or nails. Nutri-cosmetics contain active ingredient that supports physiological functions to achieve the intended result of a healthier and more youthful appearance over time.
Vitamin A, vitamin D, lycopene and omega 3 fatty acids, resveratrol, red ginseng root or green tea are common ingredients quoted in nutri-cosmtics.