New Product Trends

Culinary Sweetener Strategies

Culinary Sweetener Strategies

THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS chefs use sweeteners, but how do we perceive sweetness? Sweetness is one of the main taste components of flavor, balancing out with salty, sour, bitter and umami. Understanding sweetness perception is especially important to building balanced...

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...

2018 Innovative New Sweetener Products

2018 Innovative New Sweetener Products

Consumers, nutritional researchers and regulators are paying increased attention to how products are made sweeter. In response, the industry is introducing interesting and new innovative foods, beverages and supplements  in 2018 formulated with new innovative...

Consumers’ Sweetener Attitudes

Consumers’ Sweetener Attitudes

Tom Vierhile, MBA, Innovation Insights Director with the UK-based data anagement company GlobalData, gave a thoughtful discussion on consumers' sweetener attitudes that ended with a summary of unique future developments in sugar reduction. He began his presentation,...

Consumer Reaction to Sweetened New Products

Consumer Reaction to Sweetened New Products

September 7, 2017 - Understanding consumer reaction to sweetened new products isn't always easy. The way consumers perceive sweetness can be said to be a “good news, bad news” type of situation. The bad news: Rising obesity has placed a spotlight on sweeteners, and...

Sweeteners to Kale NPEW Trends

Sweeteners to Kale NPEW Trends

First day of 2012 Natural Products Expo West was, as usual, packed solid by attendees. NPEW, itself, provided hints on upcoming mainstream trends. As one attendee said “It’s where you go to see what will be popular in big consumer markets in three or four years and to...