Market Segments

Clean Label: Shifting Consumer Views

Clean Label: Shifting Consumer Views

We've been talking about "clean label" for over five years, and not surprisingly, the trend has evolved. This presentation examined how the concept of “clean label" has shifted in recent years as it has moved from niche to mainstream and from vilified ingredients to a...

The Clean Label Movement’s Evolution Toward Sustainability

The Clean Label Movement’s Evolution Toward Sustainability

Innova’s database contains 130 million records. Over 500,000 products from 90 countries are added each year. Using this tool, Mindy Hermann, MBA, RDN, Innova Market Insights, delved into the evolution of clean label, the results of which were revealed in her...

Emerging Consumer Food Trends

Emerging Consumer Food Trends

The Clean Label movement is not new in that for decades consumers have taken a growing interest in what should and shouldn’t be in their food. However, consumers themselves have changed as they have become more informed on health, environmental and social issues....

Consumer Restaurant & Menu Trends: The Clean Label Influence

Consumer Restaurant & Menu Trends: The Clean Label Influence

January 25, 2018--The 2017 Clean Label Conference’s tagline, “Sophisticated Solutions for Simplified Products,” expresses the industry’s challenge of simplifying products and also our belief that food science will deliver solutions. To meet consumer expectations,...

Clean Labels: What are Consumers Saying, What is Industry Doing?

Clean Labels: What are Consumers Saying, What is Industry Doing?

October 6, 2016–Global Food Forums, Inc. — The following is an excerpt from the “2016 Clean Label Conference Summary,” sponsored by Givuadan, RiceBran Technologies, TIC Gums, Blue Pacific Flavors, World Technology Ingredients, Inc. and IOI Loders Croklaan. As food...

Organic and Non-GMO Markets Presentation

Organic and Non-GMO Markets Presentation

Interest in non-GMO and organic foods by consumers and marketers grows steadily. The OTA reports US sales of organic products reached $39.1B in 2014, a growth of 11.3% from 2013. As demand for these products increases, so does the strain on the supply chain. For...

Organic Thoughts from 2012 Natural Products Expo East

Organic Thoughts from 2012 Natural Products Expo East

  Exhibitors and presentations at the 2012 Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore emphasized organic, "natural” (regardless of the lack of a universal definition), and relatively unprocessed, healthful foods. This, of course, is the Expo’s niche. It’s a great...

Consumers Want Natural Foods

Consumers Want Natural Foods

Consumers want natural foods and organic foods. In general, the food industry understands that the sensory quality of a food or beverage is its most important attribute. The healthfulness of foods tends to increase in importance as people age and also as they must...