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Plastic Not Fantastic: Industry Responds to US Microbeads Ban

by October 23rd, 2016

Less than a year after the US banned plastic microbeads in wash-off products, increasing international attention is shaping a new regulatory landscape with similar bans being considered in other countries. The industry has faced to this potential domino effect by beginning to phase out the ingredient. This quick response to the new regulation is having a […]

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Introduction to Euromonitor Quarterly Global FMCG Industry Forecasts

by and October 19th, 2016

In Q3 2016, the global economic outlook declined as mounting uncertainty in Europe, the UK and the US outweighed any boost from the BRICs. This quarter, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) forecast growth revisions from Euromonitor International’s Industry Forecast Model generally point to marginal retail sales downgrades through 2020.

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Red Light for Triclosan Opens the Way for Natural Probiotics

by October 8th, 2016

The recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision to ban certain chemical ingredients in antibacterial soaps comes after years of considerable controversy and bad publicity. With no suitable alternative proven to be safe, the red light for triclosan has received a warm welcome from the probiotic industry. In fact, probiotic ingredients are well positioned […]

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Pure Commodities Used In Food And Drinks Grows To 1.2 Billion Tonnes In 2015

by September 21st, 2016

LONDON, UK – Global market research company Euromonitor International released today new research on ingredients. According to the new research, a total of 1.2 billion tonnes of pure commodities were used in food and drink applications in 2015, an increase of 2 percent since 2014.  This growth is linked to the ongoing health and wellness […]

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What Is the New Ingredients Data Telling Us?

by September 19th, 2016

The global market for ingredients grew by 2% to 587 million tonnes in 2015 (excludes commodities).  However, within the global market there are significant regional differences.  Asia Pacific appears strong with 5% growth, although this is a half percentage point decline compared to 2014, reflecting the significant economic slowdown in China. The developed markets of […]

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Clean Label Trends Growing Natural Ingredients

by September 3rd, 2016

Euromonitor International recently published its latest ingredients data, and several trends have emerged through the research. Clean label has been a dominant trend in food and beverages, and that trend is showing in ingredients as well. Natural hydrocolloids, for example, are showing good growth rates as well as botanicals as consumers are demanding products with […]

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Trends in High-Intensity Sweeteners

by August 10th, 2016

The number of companies committing to sugar reduction is growing at an unprecedented rate, leading manufacturers and ingredients companies to find new alternatives to sweeten products. High-intensity sweeteners have long had a problem with consumer perception as they are artificial, so natural versions such as stevia and monk fruit are finding their way into many […]

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Euromonitor to Speak at FI Europe 2016

by August 5th, 2016

Event: Health Ingredients Europe (HI) Date: 29 November – 1 December 2016 Location: Frankfurt, Germany See Euromonitor speak at this year’s Hi Europe conference. Euromonitor has 5 speaking slots at the conference across our health and wellness, nutrition, ingredients and packaged food industries. Description: Held once every two years in a major European city, Fi Europe brings together the […]