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Published: 27 Sep 2018

Simple, naturally healthy ingredients the biggest winners on social media

Social media activity around avocado, almonds and quinoa far outstrips that of activated charcoal, collagen or pea protein – suggesting that consumers are more interested in foods that are easy to understand and naturally healthy, a social media analysis by New Nutrition Business reveals.

New Nutrition Business analysed social media mentions of 20 selected health food ingredients on Instagram – the most popular social media platform for food-related subjects – between 2017 and 2018. The ingredients were ranked according to popularity, from those well-established and well-known to consumers to growing and emerging ingredients.

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Published: 14 Aug 2018

Provenance and premiumisation in China – how New Zealand food and beverage brands succeed

Faced with the challenges of a tiny domestic market and a geographically-isolated country, New Zealand food brands have become world leaders in successfully taking products with a Provenance and Wellness message to the Chinese market, according to a new report from international consultancy New Nutrition Business.

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Published: 16 Jul 2018

What plant milk makers don’t want you to know

Powered by lactose-free innovation, dairy is challenging the dominance of plant milks, with US sales of lactose-free milk set to catch up with – and perhaps even overtake – almond milk.

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Published: 24 Apr 2018

Creative strategy more important than ever in exploding snacks segment

Snacking is central to the strategy of ambitious and creative companies, with explosive growth in the number of new snacks launched between 2010 and 2017: 125% in Europe and 47% in North America.

But this huge growth means that healthy snacking is now an intensely competitive and crowded space, according to a new report from New Nutrition Business, Strategies in Healthy Snacking. “Companies have to work even harder to create a product that brings a real point of difference for the consumer,” says Julian Mellentin, author of the report.

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Published: 15 Jan 2018

Consumers are confused about food and health

UK consumers think that information about diet and health is confusing, and they would rather believe the internet than a dietitian.

In a survey of 2,000 consumers in the UK, US, Spain and Australia, conducted by New Nutrition Business, 79% said they find messages surrounding health, food and nutrition confusing.

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Published: 14 Nov 2017

Five strategies for harnessing the Good Carbs, Bad Carbs trend

Consumers’ quest for better carbohydrates and fewer carbohydrates is creating a wealth of large and growing opportunities, even in the mass market, according to 10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition and Health 2018, the annual trends report from New Nutrition Business (available at www.new-nutrition.com).

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Published: 30 Aug 2017

Millennials embrace coconut as a healthy food ingredient

Once shunned for its high saturated-fat content, coconut has been reborn as a star ingredient of better-for-you foods and beverages. Today Millennials largely perceive coconut as a naturally healthy food, and say it’s one of the main reasons they purchase coconut-based food products, new research by New Nutrition Business shows.

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Published: 21 Feb 2017

Seize the fermented foods opportunity

When PepsiCo, the world’s second-biggest food and beverage company, bought small fermented drinks maker KeVita in late 2016, it sent a clear sign that fermented foods have reached a tipping point.

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Published: 30 Nov 2016

Personalized nutrition is the next big growth opportunity in the healthier food and beverage industry

When a giant food company invests $32 million in a startup focusing on personalized nutrition – as Campbell’s recently has – then you know that “personalization” has reached its tipping point. Personalized nutrition is a key growth opportunity for food and beverage companies as consumers increasingly turn to individually-tailored diets.

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Published: 30 Nov 2015

The Great Fragmentation of health drives growth for small and niche brands

The massive fragmentation of consumers’ beliefs about health is contributing to the break-­up of traditional food and beverage markets and opening the doors of opportunity for start-­ups and small brands, says Julian Mellentin, director of New Nutrition Business and author of 10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition and Health 2016. “Big food companies are being forced to rethink their business models,” he says.

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Published: 13 Sep 2015

Seaweed the next big opportunity in snacking

Seaweed is a rare example of an opportunity to get in at Day One of a new growth market for snacks, predicts New Nutrition Business, with sales of seaweed snacks in the US already overtaking those of kale.

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Published: 05 Jan 2015

A grande fragmentação da saúde impulsiona o crescimento de marcas pequenas e de nicho

A fragmentação maciça das crenças dos consumidores sobre a saúde está a contribuir para a quebra dos mercados de alimentos e bebidas tradicionais e a abrir portas para novas oportunidades para start-­ups e pequenas empresas, diz Julian Mellentin, diretor da New Nutrition Business e autor do relatório das 10 Tendências Chave em Alimentação, Nutrição e Saúde 2016 (10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition and Health 2016). "Grandes empresas alimentares estão a ser forçadas a repensar as suas estratégias de negócios", diz ele.

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