GIVE FOOD WASTE A SECOND LIFE: UPCYCLING & VALUE CHAIN INNOVATION

consumer insights Bright future for sustainable supply chains

The Challenge: -Upcycled products utilise ingredients that otherwise would not have gone to human consumption, are procured and produced using verifiable supply chains, and have a positive impact on the environment. The past decade has seen an increase in plant-based alternatives, oat milk, electric cars and compostable packaging – the food system is transitioning from […]

Ensure your food business catches the wave with early signals & trends

iNewtrition Early Signals warnings

What would you be able to achieve if you could correctly identify the right up-and-coming trends for your business or category? It would likely make a big difference to the overall strategic decisions you make as well as inspire different product innovations and ideas. In turn, this could lead to more confident and successful first-to-market […]

What a Good Project Manager Will Do for your Food Business?

Project Manager and new product development portfolio pipeline

What do you think the common denominator is between the most successful projects in the food industry? There are a lot of potential responses to this, but for me, the common denominator is a good Project Manager. When referring to the Food & Beverage or Health & Wellness industries, in particular; finding a collaborative advantage […]

How to Close the Food Innovation Gap

Food Science, Technology & Chemistry

An ‘Innovation Gap’ occurs when the belief in the importance of food innovation for future success is present within an organisation or brand, but that same organisation or brand is not satisfied with their current level of innovation. This gap between what they know to be important and true (i.e. where they would like to […]

Food Enzymes Food Waste Remediation

Food Enzymes Process

Enzymes comprise globular proteins that catalyse biochemical reactions. In simple terms, food enzymes help the body begin the process of digestion by contributing to the breakdown of food components into smaller nutrients that can be more easily absorbed into the bloodstream.  The global market, according to Intertek [1], for industrial enzymes is valued at $5.5bn […]

Guide Functional Food Packaging Innovation

Functional Food Beverages Packaging

The food packaging you choose isn’t just about what looks good on shelf. You also have to consider functional elements like how it will work to contain and protect your product in the short and long-term, how convenient and easy-to-open it is for the consumer, and if it effectively communicates the purpose and benefits of […]

Botanical Ingredients Bring Cleaner Labels

Botanical Ingredients Clean Label

As a result of the global pandemic, consumers have begun to look after themselves more and there is an increased understanding that our health begins with our nutrition. For this reason, botanical ingredients have broken through the trend barrier and are becoming more commonplace in premium product development projects for functional food brands who are […]

Alternative Protein Innovation Moving Mainstream

Alternative Protein Innovation

According to a McKinsey report, the market for alternative protein is valued at approximately $2.2bn compared with a global meat market of approximately $1.7 trillion. Given that the market for meat has been around significantly longer than the market for alternative proteins, this shows impressive growth from a relatively new segment. The opportunities in the […]

Creating Healthier Functional Foods Through Reformulation

Reformulation

If you would like to have a conversation with Raphaelle regarding a reformulation project for your product range, you can book a 1 hour consultation or send an email to [email protected] With every year that passes, we better understand the effects and impacts our nutrition choices have on or bodies and on our minds. Nutritional […]

Virtual NPD Can Improve Your Time to Market

Virtual NPD iNewtrition

When the pandemic began just under one year ago, new product development (NPD) plans were one of the main elements to be dropped from the priority list for many functional food and beverage businesses. The food industry has since adapted to the new normal and virtual NPD and innovation strategies quickly became part of that. […]