Nestlé develops ‘healthier’ cheese with research partner NIZO: ‘The fat-reduced cheese is a near-equivalent to full-fat Edam’

Frozen pizza is a multi-billion-dollar industry. Globally, the market had an estimated size of $16.2bn back in 2020, with Statista estimating it to grow to $23.3bn by 2027.As the frozen pizza market grows in popularity, consumer demands are changing. Today, shoppers are looking for ‘healthier’ products with a reduced fat, sugar and salt content.In frozen…

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Why former WWF sustainability expert joined JBS: ‘No other company has the leverage and capacity to drive sector-wide transformation’

JBS, the world’s second largest food company, aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2040 and zero deforestation across its global supply chain by 2035.The company currently monitors 100% of its direct cattle suppliers for illegal Amazon deforestation and has started to rollout blockchain technology in an effort to trace indirect suppliers. It has said…

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Coca-Cola Co. leverages ‘intelligent experimentation’ to land ‘epic’ innovation

Since the beginning of the pandemic, to streamline supply chains and maximize efficiency, Coca-Cola has taken an aggressive stance on “zombie brands” that weren’t performing at a level necessary in the “new normal,” including smaller local brands with little scale as well as better-known brands, including Odwalla, Zico and more recently Honest Tea.While some of…

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Kerry on what shoppers need from Plant-based 3.0: ‘The consumer is no longer willing to compromise’

Globally, the plant-based food market is expected to reach $77.bn by 2025. By 2030, Statista forecasts the market will have doubled.According to taste and nutrition-focused Kerry Group, however, growth in plant-based won’t be achieved by brands resting on their laurels. Whereas once shoppers may have been willing to compromise in either taste, texture, or nutrition,…

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Consumer appetite for unhealthy food remains strong, poll reveals: ‘This demonstrates the need for brands to innovate’

New research by innovation intelligence platform Vypr has identified that despite planned changes to product promotions, 89% of consumers say they would still buy sweets or chocolate if they weren’t on offer. Despite this, most consumers think that less fat, sugar and salt is a good idea with 71% of those surveyed positive about reducing…

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