Prepared Food > Trends

On trend: gourmet processed food

17 September, 2019

How can food manufacturers get on board with the consumer trend for gourmet versions of mass-produced products?


Nestlé grinds out plant-based frothy coffees

08 August, 2019

Nestlé has launched three plant-based vegan lattes across the UK and Ireland, in an effort to cater to growing consumer demands for non-dairy products.


Choice is key for chocolate consumers

17 May, 2019

Preferences for types of chocolate, cacao percentages and added flavours vary widely among consumers, meaning it is key to provide choice, a report has revealed.


Ice-cream flavour competition in the US

15 May, 2019

Chocolate mudslide and cinnamon bun were some of the latest ice-cream flavours competing at the Ice Cream Technology Conference in the US.


Future direction of the organic food market

02 April, 2019

A masterclass organised by Ecovia Intelligence will discuss the future of the organic food market, including standards and labels, marketing trends and packaging impacts.


Wine value to reach US$207 billion by 2022

18 March, 2019

Wine continues to be popular globally, but consumers prefer to drink good quality wine in small amounts, according to the IWSR Vinexpo report.


Are you doing enough to ensure food safety?

28 February, 2019

Only 1 in 10 food and beverage companies are currently using new technology to ensure food safety, despite the fact that many understand its importance.


Home-cooked meals trump convenience

21 February, 2019

Three-quarters of Australians have a home-cooked meal on any given day, highlighting the popularity of preparing fresh meals despite the rising demand for convenience.


Supermarkets are getting fresher

06 February, 2019

A report found supermarkets currently hold 71.4% of the fresh food market, while fresh food retailers account for only 28.6%, which is a major decline from the 31% 12 months ago.


Breakfast — another theory bites the dust

06 February, 2019

A review in the BMJ suggests the assumption that eating breakfast daily promotes weight loss may not be true.


More Aussies snacking on seaweed

23 January, 2019

A study found that although some adventurous Australian consumers would try seaweed-based main meals, snacks such as crackers and sushi are more widely consumed.


Dogs and cats are going vegan

22 January, 2019

Pet owners are more likely to be vegetarian or vegan than members of the general population, and some have expressed interest in feeding their pets a plant-based diet.


Australia leads the world in interest in vegan

15 January, 2019

In 2018, search interest in 'vegan' information was at an all-time high in Australia.


Meal kits — a $3 billion market in the US

04 December, 2018

While the meal kit market is maturing it is still experiencing double-digit growth.


Provenance expected to transform food in 2019

21 November, 2018

Food and beverage businesses are expected to promote provenance, authenticity and artisanal processes in products next year, according to a report from New Nutrition Business.


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