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US consumers' attitudes and behavior around health and wellness are shifting from diets and "can't haves" into whole-body health and lifestyle changes they feel will be long-lasting, reports The NPD Group. At the start of Covid-19, stress and disorientation drove many consumers to indulge. As the pandemic went on, consumers became more focused on health and wellness, according to NPD's recently...
The growing trend towards home-cooked meals amid the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled the demand for seasonings and sauces. Subsequently, India’s seasonings, dressings and sauces market is projected to grow from INR217 billion (US$2.9 billion) in 2021 to INR290.6 billion (US$3.4 billion) in 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.0%, says GlobalData. The report finds that the market growth...
BASF unveils adhesives, Acronal RCF 3705 and Acronal RCF 3706, that do not interfere with the recycling of transport boxes, such as paperboard and cardboard boxes with paper labels coated with them. Both adhesives have been certified by “Papiertechnische Stiftung” (PTS) for this property. PTS is a German research and service institute that supports companies in all sectors in the development...
Givaudan partners with US-based Fiberstar to make available the latter’s natural, plant-based texturizing ingredient Citri-Fi for creating plant-based, texture and taste in products. Citri-Fi is a clean label, non-GMO, vegan solution, free of commonly recognized allergens, that improves the texture, taste and stability of a variety of foods ranging from baked goods to meat alternatives. It is derived from soluble and...
FOGA Gum enters into an agreement to use Chemometric Brain solutions to digitize quality control, facilitating sample analysis and validating quality, homogeneity and traceability from the incoming raw materials to the outgoing finished product, throughout the entire Arabic gum value chain. Gum Arabic (or gum acacia) is a natural gum derived from the hardened sap of the acacia tree and...
Cosun Beet Company, Ingredion Incorporated, Matsutani Chemical Industry and Samyang Corporation announce consortium to help bring to the EU and UK markets allulose and support its nutritional labelling as a carbohydrate. Companies seeking approval of allulose in Europe who are interested in joining the Allulose Novel Food Consortium (ANFC) are encouraged to contact the group. Allulose is authorized as a food...
Avery Dennison has launched AD Stretch, a labels and packaging industry program that involves startup innovators to solve challenges around sustainability, customer experience, and value chains. The program will be launched globally, starting in Asia Pacific and Latin America, then rolling out in Europe and the US later this year. The core themes will focus on connecting consumers to brands through...
BASF’s vegetable seeds business developed a tearless onion variety, called Sunions, that has now been launched at supermarkets in France, Germany, Italy, and United Kingdom. The yellow onion variety is a result of more than three decades of conventional breeding efforts. While onions usually become more pungent while being stored, this variety becomes milder and sweeter over time. Pilot sales...
Kemin Industries has invested an undisclosed sum in Driftless Extracts, a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-certified organic hemp producer, processor and ingredient supplier based in Wisconsin, US. As part of the partnership, Kemin has entered into a supply agreement with Driftless Extracts related to various hemp-based products. Through this partnership, Kemin Human Nutrition and Health will expand its current...
Sustainability considerations now influence most grocery shoppers when buying packaged foods such as potato chips and cookies, according to Cargill’s global FATitudes survey. The proprietary research finds 55% of consumers indicate they’re more likely to purchase a packaged food item if it includes a sustainability claim, a four-point jump since the company last fielded this research in 2019. “Our latest...