Asia Pacific: India’s food additives market to thrive on changing consumer preferences, says Frost & Sullivan

The changing lifestyles and hectic work schedules have spawned a large market for processed and packaged convenience foods, as the booming organized retail sector further extends the reach of processed foods, according to the Frost & Sullivan report Analysis of Indian Food Additives Market. The change in eating habits and the frequent introduction of new products and product lines, particularly...

Americas: Consumers want to eat right, enjoy luxurious, reasonably priced items, says Euromonitor

There is an overwhelming desire globally to indulge in luxury goods, download more apps and document experiences visually through social media, according to a consumer trend report 2013 Global Consumer Trends Survey by Euromonitor International. However, consumers are also struggling with work-life balance, maintaining an eco-friendly lifestyle and eating better. These trends would change the way brands appear and interact with...

Asia Pacific: China’s health and wellness market to reach nearly $70B by 2020, says report

Consumers in China are the most health-conscious people in the world, according to a new report entitled Capturing a Share of China's Consumer Health Market by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). BCG's Center for Consumer and Customer Insight (CCCI) surveyed 2,600 Chinese consumers aged 18 to 65, from the middle and affluent classes, and from large, medium, and small cities...

Europe: Arla Foods Ingredient’s natural milk protein to enable savings for cheese producers

Arla Foods Ingredients has launched Nutrilac FastRipe, a natural milk protein that enables cheese-makers to reduce ripening times and save thousands of euros every year without any negative impact on product quality or shelf life. Ripening is a key stage in the production of continental and Cheddar-type cheeses. It typically takes from three weeks to more than a year, which means...

Europe: Study finds Quali-E Vitamin E slow functional decline in Alzheimer’s disease, says DSM

DSM’s Quali-E Vitamin E was found to delay functional decline in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) by 19% or a clinically meaningful delay in progression of 6.2 months over the follow-up period compared to placebo. Further, daily high dose (2000 IU/day) supplementation of Vitamin E for a long period of time (2.3 years) did not raise safety...

Asia Pacific: Region’s food industry demand to surpass North America, Europe by 2014, says Frost & Sullivan

The Asia Pacific region's food industry is one of the fastest growing and is expected to hold a 33% market share in the global food and beverage market in 2014, according to Frost & Sullivan. This is due to increased urbanization, the growing need for health and wellness solutions and the focus on food safety; all of which will influence...

World: End-user industries move global hot melt adhesives market forward, finds report

Increasing industrial activity following the economic downturn is boosting demand for hot melt adhesives (HMAs) globally. Growing markets in the Asia Pacific, in particular, will give momentum to the mature market. Greater confidence in the benefits of HMAs – lower logistic and maintenance costs, high impact resistance, longer service life and easier processability – too will fuel market expansion. Frost & Sullivan...

Asia Pacific: Survey finds urbanization, sustainability to drive chemicals, materials and food industry

Urbanization, which is changing the lifestyle of consumers, is creating more interest towards new packaging technologies and products, according to a new insight based on a 2013 Search for Growth survey by Frost & Sullivan. They include flexible packaging especially in food and beverage applications, which is the largest end segment application. The increased focus on sustainability will continue to be...

Europe: Detectamet’s new stretch wrap designed to be metal detectable

From internal industry reports on sources of physical contamination of food, it was found that at least 34% of incidents involved process and product packaging, says packaging company Detectamet. Several of these incidents occur when bits of stretch wrap, perhaps from stretch wrapped ingredients, get into the process flow. Several companies have asked Detectamet to supply them with detectable stretch wrap,...

Americas: Dean Foods introduces new packaging for cultured products

Dean's Sour Cream and Cottage Cheese products have donned a new packaging concept that is originally developed and used throughout Europe on supermarket shelves in the US. “This new packaging line is completely recycle-able and conforms to almost all sustainability programs. The curved bottom profile of these packages allows consumers to easily scoop up every last bit of the product,"...