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By: John George

    John George is an analyst in the ingredients industry at Euromonitor International. He is responsible for publishing research relating to the global ingredients industry as well as providing analysis on market trends and ingredient innovation. John has a degree in Biomedical Science (BSc with honours) from The University of Warwick.
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    October 28, 2017
    Sweets are loved worldwide, as consumers are somewhat willing to overlook negative health aspects, which would deter them from other products, if a sweet good is sufficiently indulgent. Preferences of popular sweet goods varies from region to region. While Asia Pacific, Australasia and North America prefer pastries, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and […]
    August 21, 2017
    Globally, 133 million tonnes of bread were purchased in 2016, making the product the second most consumed food category, only losing out to drinking milk products.  Although global growth has stalled (with a CAGR of 0.4% recorded between 2011 and 2016), the category is the primary user of many ingredients, hence any changes in volume […]
    August 21, 2017
    Globalmente, foram vendidas 133 milhões de toneladas de pães em 2016, tornando a categoria a segunda mais consumida dentro de alimentos, perdendo somente para os leites. Embora a categoria de pães esteja estagnada (apresentando crescimento médio de 0,4% ao ano entre 2011 e 2016), ela é o produto final de muitos ingredientes, portanto, qualquer mudança […]
    April 19, 2017
    In 2016, clean label’s influence over the food and beverage industry continued to grow, epitomised by Mars finally embracing the trend early on in the year. Elsewhere health continued to influence consumption choices and the announcement of a forthcoming sugar tax on beverages in the UK has forced the industry to evaluate sweetening methods. These […]
    November 17, 2016
    The debate about genetically modified organisms (GMO) divides the food industry like nothing else. Global value sales of food and beverage products with GMO-free labelling were upwards of USD17 billion in 2015. Cargill, traditionally a proponent of the use of biotechnology in food, recently announced production of three ingredients with verification from the Non-GMO Project, […]
    February 27, 2016
    The recent announcement that Mars will begin the removal of artificial colours from its global range of human food and beverage products is perhaps the biggest indication yet of the role consumer pressure plays in the move away from artificial additives. While other companies have made similar changes proactively, in an attempt to alter consumer […]
    December 5, 2015
    On 31 March 2015, after 31 years, EU milk quotas were no more. Limits on the volume of milk which each EU member state could produce disappeared, along with the associated fines for overproduction. Dairies have already begun ramping up output, with Germany, the Netherlands and Ireland among several countries fined in the first months […]
    October 29, 2014
    Ingredients companies should increase their presence in India to better understand local trends and capitalise on the popularity of sweet and savoury snacks. Between 2008 and 2013, sweet and savoury snacks delivered a retail value CAGR of 26%. This contributed to the volume consumption of speciality ingredients in India growing by 13%. While other packaged […]
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    August 10, 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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    February 15, 2016
    The current move away from artificial colours and towards natural ones in packaged food is due to a trend in clean labeling, where consumers scrutinize ingredients, shunning products with ingredients that they are unfamiliar with or that are artificial. This trend has caused many packaged food manufacturers to rethink their ingredients, especially the use of natural […]
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