Consumer Food Trends

Consumers & Sweeteners: A Complicated Love Affair

Consumers & Sweeteners: A Complicated Love Affair

A COMPREHENSIVE MARKET and consumer trends assessment entitled “Retooling for the New Sweetener Influencers” was provided by Elizabeth Sloan, Ph.D., of Sloan Trends, Inc. for the 2020 Sweetener Systems Conference. Sloan's presentation focused particularly on consumers...

2021 Top Food Trends Lists

2021 Top Food Trends Lists

Global Food Forums and its related websites (Clean Label, Protein Trends & Technologies and Sweetener Systems) again provide an annual list of "top food trends lists" with a 2021 Top Food Trends addition. Here we offer a look at various predictions for 2021 and...

2020 Sweetener Systems Conference

2020 Sweetener Systems Conference

Although the in-person 2020 Sweetener Systems Conference was cancelled due to Covid-19, Global Food Forums provided registered attendees access to video recordings of speaker presentations. Most PowerPoint presentations as well as the 2020 Sweetener Systems...

Studies Show Reduced Sugar Doesn’t Mean Reduced Weight

Studies Show Reduced Sugar Doesn’t Mean Reduced Weight

AT THE OUTSET OF HIS TALK, “Reducing Added Sugars: Will It Reverse the Trend Toward Overweight & Obesity,” John White, Ph.D., President and Founder, White Technical Research, asked how many in the audience believed that sugar consumption was correlated with...

Uncertainty Leaves Consumers in a Sweetener Paradox

Uncertainty Leaves Consumers in a Sweetener Paradox

“SUGAR REDUCTION may be the top-cited dietary priority globally, but consumers aren’t quite willing to give up sweeteners completely,” said Julie Johnson, General Manager, HealthFocus International. She also noted that consumer perceptions of sweeteners are...

2018 Sweeteners Systems Conference

2018 Sweeteners Systems Conference

Global Food Forums' 2018 Sweeteners Systems Conference was held at the Hyatt Lodge, McDonald’s Campus, Oak Brook, Ill. USA. Properties and interactions of a range of ingredients that impact the sweetness perception and performance of finished products were covered....

What Are Consumers’ Attitudes Toward Sweeteners

What Are Consumers’ Attitudes Toward Sweeteners

Tom Vierhile, MBA, Innovation Insights Director with the UK-based data management company GlobalData, gave a thoughtful discussion on consumer feelings about sweeteners that ended with a summary of unique future developments in sugar reduction. He began his...

Understanding Consumer Reaction to Sweetened New Products

Understanding Consumer Reaction to Sweetened New Products

September 7, 2017--The following presentation is from the "2016 Sweetener Systems Conference Summary," sponsored by Orochem. All presentations and/or adapted versions made available by the speakers are posted on Global Food Forums Inc.'s store page. Please consider...

How Do Consumers Really Feel about Sweeteners

How Do Consumers Really Feel about Sweeteners

Humans are hard-wired to prefer sweet-tasting foods. But this tendency has become worrisome given the global rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes. Cries to extend behavior-influencing sugar taxes from soft drinks to other foods like confectionery products ensure that...

2017 Sweetener Systems Conference

2017 Sweetener Systems Conference

The 2017 Sweetener Systems Conference was held November 7, 2017 in Lombard, IL, USA. It is the industry’s only conferences dedicated to information in the hot topic of sweeteners. Presentations provided impartial, “how-to” formulation advice; and updates on consumer...