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Sustainability and health concerns are driving Australian consumers to plant-based meat alternatives, but the taste experience of these products continues to fall short, according to research carried out by Kerry. In 2022, Kerry carried out research with over 1,500 consumers across four countries — US, UK, Australia, and Brazil —...
By Christian Philippsen, managing director, BENEO, Asia Pacific The pandemic has had a significant impact on the food that we eat. Afterall, as health rose to the top of our agenda, consumers across the globe were on the hunt for more nutritional alternatives that improve wellbeing. This shift in mentality...
By Christian Philippsen, managing director, BENEO Asia-Pacific This year’s World Health Day is more important than ever. Its theme, “Our Planet, Our Health”, broadens the usual notions of health to encompass the environment — spotlighting the innate relationship between the Earth’s wellbeing and our own. When it comes to our own...
In 2007, the Azucarera company successfully developed a modified sugar bottle in order to improve product distinctiveness. The purpose was to investigate consumer perceptions of package features that add value to the product, purchase intent, and willingness to pay a premium for the new packaging against the original twelve...
Water – it is the most important substance on our planet as, in one way or another, every living thing depends on it. Put simply, if there was no water there would be no life on earth. While its essentiality has always been clear, water has become much more...
By Matt Hale, international sales and marketing director, HRS Heat Exchangers Pumps are an integral part of many food processing facilities, but care must be taken to select the correct pump for both the product being moved and the process requirements. Physical damage to the product, as well as the...
Programs robots easily and automatically, without expert input, to work as fast as humans. Mitsubishi Electric has developed a teaching-less robot system technology to enable robots to perform tasks, such as sorting and arrangement as fast as humans without having to be taught by specialists. The system incorporates Mitsubishi Electric’s...
Sustainability has moved from a marketing buzzword to an essential part of every company’s business strategy, as the world turns its focus to saving the planet from climate disaster. In every aspect of modern life, consumers are demanding to know the impact that each product has on the environment,...
FrieslandCampina Ingredients has released a new report revealing five trends and developments set to drive the evolution of the food, drinks and supplement industries in 2022. The report, “Shaping the future of nutrition”, offers expert insight into the latest market and consumer research to help brands pinpoint areas for...
According to current analysis by Reports and Data, the global industry is valued at US$9.08bn in 2018 and is expected to reach $15.78bn by the year 2026, at a CAGR of 7.1%. Automation has now become a necessity in the food and beverage industry to maintain quality, enhance production speed, and...