Most Read on Passport Consumers in 2016

by December 26th, 2016

In economic terms, the year has been defined by uncertainty, and consumers have reacted to this by reducing expenditure – with growth in global consumer expenditure slowing to 2.4% in real terms – the lowest rate of growth since the financial crisis. We’re seeing consumers reassess their priorities and increasingly asking themselves what they truly […]

Mushroom Drinks Increasingly Trendy

by August 28th, 2016

Medicinal mushrooms have profound health-promoting benefits. They have been traditionally used in ancient therapies, but recent studies have also proved their favourable effects. Some species, such as lion’s mane, chaga, reishi and cordyceps, have been related to different properties, targeting immune support and brain health, being positioned as energy boosters or helping to promote a […]

New US Nutrition Guidelines Break Ground on Sugar; Fail to Mention Meat, Planet

by February 17th, 2016

In January 2016 the United States Department of Agriculture in a joint effort with the Department of Health and Human Services updated the new dietary guidelines, revised once every five years. The guidelines are based on the latest nutrition science and serve as the government’s official word on what to eat. This year’s edition included […]

“Take Your Selfie of Health”: Proposal of a Revolutionary Concept Merging Consumer Health and Digital Technologies

by October 31st, 2015

On 6 October 2015 I had the opportunity to address key global policy makers and top consumer health executives on exciting trends about the new profile of the consumer in health at the World Self-Medication Industry (WSMI) annual conference sponsored by the Association of Producers of Non-Prescription Drugs in Mexico (AFAMELA). Consumers are taking full […]

Europe’s Leading Health Trends: What is Driving Innovation and Opportunities for Functional Ingredients?

by November 15th, 2014

More natural, more protein and more nutritional content in general; this is where the European health and wellness market seems to be heading in the immediate future. In this article, we look at those health and wellness prime positioning platforms that are predicted to achieve the highest growth performance in Eastern and Western Europe over […]

The Backlash Against Sugar: The Facts

by November 7th, 2014

Our new Strategy Briefing, The Sugar Backlash and its Effects on Global Consumer Markets considers the impacts of this change on consumer behaviour; global ingredients markets; consumer markets such as packaged foods, soft drinks and health and wellness; company strategy and legislation. It’s worth looking at current thinking on the pros and cons of sugar to contextualise the […]

Key Takeaways from SupplySide West 2014

by October 21st, 2014

During the week of 6 October 2014 Euromonitor presented at SupplySide West, one of the nutrition industry’s most important global gatherings. This year’s exposition brought together more than 1,700 of the health ingredient industry’s leading companies, including formulators, manufacturers, laboratory experts and finished product producers. Euromonitor’s Consumer Health Analyst Chris Schmidt and Head of Health […]