July 21, 2017
In the words of director general of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, the obesity and diabetes epidemics represent a “slow-motion disaster”. In 2016 65% of countries researched by Euromonitor International had an overweight and obesity prevalence of over 50%, while in countries such as the US, Venezuela and Mexico the same figure reached over […]
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 […]
October 10, 2014
Amidst the much-publicised decline of both regular and reduced sugar carbonates, The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo have plans to launch stevia-based cola carbonates (Coca Cola Life and Pepsi True) in the US. Both companies have had mixed results with similar launches in other markets, but they hope US consumers will be drawn back to cola […]
June 29, 2014
As carbonate volumes continue to decline in both the US and the UK, Coca-Cola plans to launch its stevia-sweetened Coca-Cola Life brand in these markets in the coming year. Thanks to the all-natural high intensity sweetener, Coca-Cola Life contains two-thirds the calories of regular Coke, without resorting to the use of artificial sweeteners like aspartame, […]
May 1, 2014
Conference: Ingredients Marketplace Date: June 2-3, 2014 Location: Jacob M. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY Event Description: SupplySide MarketPlace has changed its name to more accurately reflect the true essence of this event: Ingredient Marketplace. The entire event is built around that fact that “What’s Inside Matters” as consumers seek products that are healthy, […]
April 12, 2014
In 2014, the global health and wellness market will continue to be driven by demand for natural products, with consumers becoming increasingly sophisticated in their expectations. Not only do they want less of the “bad” stuff (and this now includes gluten, lactose etc), but they also want more of the good, such as protein, veggie […]
March 3, 2014
Stevia has fast gained presence as the first natural, healthy sweetener. This briefing explores stevia-related innovation in 2013 and highlights technological advances including steviol glycoside blends and further reducing sugar content to 50% to improve the taste profile. Stevia’s potential as a weight management ingredient is also analysed by assessing the rise in reduced sugar […]
October 22, 2014
PepsiCo has recently launched two new products: Pepsi True and Caleb’s Kola. These are designed to take advantage of the mid-calorie soda trend, paritally sweetened with stevia, and the craft soda trend.  Both of these launches, in terms of their marketing and distribution, are relatively experimental so it remains to be seen how these products will […]
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