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Top Trends Series – Trend #4

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“The Right Bite” comes in at fourth place on Innova Market Insights’ Top Ten Trends for 2020.

Many of today’s consumers are faced with the balancing act of juggling their careers, families and social lives, all while striving to maintain a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally. Analysis from Innova Market Insights highlights how food and diet play an essential role in this, with innovation increasingly looking to support consumers’ hectic lifestyles. This, in turn, raises the demand for nutritious foods that are easy to prepare, convenient and portable, while indulgent treats also play a role in relaxation and enjoyment.

Healthy snacks, energy-boosting food/drinks and on-the-go food and beverages are all of interest, with high protein claims of particular significance. According to Innova Market Insights data, global snacking launches featuring high protein claims have grown 17% in the past 5 years (CAGR 2015-2019).

Convenience is key in this area, prompting a demand for meals that are easy to prepare and cook, which in turn provides opportunities for ready meals and meal kits. The demand for home cooked food has boosted interest in meal kits, with the number of global launches tracked by Innova Market Insights having grown 28% over the past five years (CAGR 2015-2019).

Ask your Quadra Account Manager about our wide range of ingredient solutions to support today’s consumers’ busy lifestyles:

  • Ingredients for healthy snacks such as fibers, dehydrated vegetables and fruits, lentils and pulses, animal and plant-based proteins
  • Solutions for freeze thaw stability in prepared frozen meals
  • Stabilizers for ready made soups, sauces and dressings
  • Seasoning blends for meal kits
  • Ingredients for indulgent comfort food, such as cocoa and flavours to create rich, decadent, creamy taste profiles
  • Sugar reduction solutions as well as sustained energy “smart carbs” for dairy, bakery and bar applications.