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Alternative Proteins Are Here to Stay

Alternative proteins have been one of the few success stories to rise from the ashes of the pandemic economy. According to Bloomberg Intelligence, sales of plant-based dairy and meat alternatives surged past $29 billion in 2020 and could climb as...

Flavor Trends for 2021 and Beyond

The food and beverage markets are still reeling from the aftershocks of the pandemic, which has rocked the supply chain with astronomical shipping prices, lingering labor shortages, and persistent consumer demand. So, for the foreseeable future,...

Health Claims Substantiation for Risk-Free Innovation

Dietary supplements and natural food manufacturers remain acutely aware of how much work goes into product label claims – and how much trouble awaits them if they get it wrong. But what many companies don’t fully understand is how regulators...

Three Trends Driving New Products in 2022

As 2021 starts to wind down, it’s time to look ahead at what 2022 might have in store for the food and beverage industries.

Revisiting 2021 Food, Beverage, and Supplement Trends

From a renewed emphasis on supply chain transparency to the rise of plant-based proteins, 2021 promised sweeping changes to the CPG business as the world’s economies sought to bounce back from a year lost to a global pandemic.

New Product Launches Dominate Pandemic Sales

While consumers retreated to the basics during the pandemic – as improved sales of staples such as flour, bread, and sugar can attest – several new products broke through the panic to assert themselves in a chaotic market, including multiple $100...

Digital Transformation Can Accelerate Innovation

There’s no time for manual processes in today’s dynamic CPG marketplace. Consumers have already embraced a digital future, from how they research products to how they make their final purchase. The pandemic didn’t start this migration; it just...

Consumer-Driven New Product Development

As we continue to navigate the pandemic, a new, still-shifting reality is emerging for the food and beverage business.

6 Steps to Help Cut Sodium in Product Formulations

The average American consumes 3,400 milligrams (mg) of sodium every day. These levels are nearly 50% higher than the 2,300 mg limit set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Product Development: Start with the End in Mind

Kimberly Schaub is a senior product development scientist who, most recently, worked with Bulletproof 360, a company that makes coffee and tea products.