There was a lot of innovation on show at the recent Fi South America event in Sao Paulo. FoodNavigator-LATAM caught up with hydrocolloids supplier CP Kelco to find out how their ingredients can provide solutions to some of the region’s big trends.
From Campbell Soup considering the sale of select assets to Coca-Cola acquiring UK brand Costa Coffee for $5.1bn and the threat of sugar tax in Malaysia, here’s a round-up of the top seven global food and beverage news items from the past seven days.
Consumers in Brazil are trying to consume less sugar and more protein, but food and beverage brands need to ensure that taste and texture are not detrimentally affected while also boosting the perception of ‘freshness’ for their products, according to...
From probiotics “waking up old categories” to Oprah’s new JV with Kraft Heinz, and on staying ahead of the key industry trends, and the rising demand for organic food in Thailand and Cambodia, here’s a round-up of the top seven global food and beverage...
The Brazilian retail market for organic food and beverages is growing at 20-25%, and the imminent entry of some of the world’s biggest food companies is “huge”, says the executive director of the Brazilian Council for Organic and Sustainable Production.
Increased interest in functional foods and beverages across Central and South America is helping to drive Naturex’s sales of its health and wellness ingredients, as well as its natural colors and preservatives.
From Starbucks entry to the kombucha category to Kerry’s CEO on staying ahead of the key industry trends, and the rising demand for organic food in Thailand and Cambodia, here’s a round-up of the top seven global food and beverage news items from the...
For companies with limited R&D budgets or for those seeking some external help to speed up a developmental pipeline, Ingredion has launched a free to access virtual lab, and it’s coming soon to formulators across Latin America.
Sugar reduction and ambient drinking yogurt are two of the most interesting trends in Latin America at the moment, but both present technical challenges to food and beverage companies. Hydrocolloids are part of the solution, explains CP Kelco’s regional...
US dairy producer Darigold, Inc. has expanded its operations to new international markets including Mexico City to develop a stronger presence in the country, an “incredibly important market” for the company, says Jonathan Spurway, senior vice president...
Latin American consumers are looking for more flavor options when it comes to cheese, representing an untapped market opportunity for manufacturers as just 12% of new cheese introductions in the region between January 2017 and April 2018 were flavored...
National product rollouts such as Chobani’s ‘Hint Of’ range, ingredients made from unexpected sources, insect protein production at a commercial scale in Asia, as well as the heated discussion over labeling conventions for plant-based ‘milk’ were just...
From PepsiCo’s new innovation group (The Hive) to the success of the NutriScore food labeling system in France to drive healthy food choices, here’s a round-up of the top seven global food and beverage news items from the past seven days.
Aloe vera ice cream with microencapsulated probiotics has strong viability and a 44% higher shelf life, presenting huge opportunities for industry to develop functional varieties economically, a study finds.
From Danone’s plan to bring exotic fermented foods to the yogurt aisle to the implications of ConAgra’s acquisition of Pinnacle Foods, here’s a round-up of the top seven global food and beverage news items from the past seven days.
Argentina has been granted $50bn from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the largest loan given in the organization's history, and food and beverage firms should pay close attention to economical and political impact, says an expert.
Young entrepreneurs with bright ideas are critical to the progress of food and beverages and PepsiCo is always on the lookout for innovation within this community, says its president for Latin America Beverages.
Processed food and beverages in Honduras are high in sweeteners, particularly US-imported products and beverages, and action must be taken to better regulate use and labeling of the ingredient, say researchers.
Gluten-free and lactose-free are two of the leading growth categories in the evolving free-from category in Brazil, with ‘free-from’ also tipped as the most promising trend across the whole region, according to Euromonitor International.
Products containing SweeGen's stevia-derived non-GMO Reb M are expected to launch in Colombia in late 2018 and throughout 2019 following approval from the country’s Secretary of State for Agriculture and Procurement (SEAB).
Countries across Latin America and the Caribbean are already among the global leaders in initiating demand‐related solutions, but more needs to be done to incentivize the food industry to offer more healthier products.
Food and beverage companies must stay astute in the run-up to Mexico's general and local elections because results will shape business, particularly around issues like trade, says a political risk expert.
Corona leads the throng of beer brands that dominate the 2018 BrandZ Top 50 most valuable Latin American Brands list, and with only three food companies ranked it begs the question: what can industry learn from the likes of Corona and Skol?
A new digital health information system is aiming to study the dietary habits and nutritional status of the Mexican population, with the ultimate goal of helping to guide Mexico’s public nutrition policies.
Latin America consumes large amounts of unpackaged artisanal dairy products but brands can innovate and sophisticate consumption to grasp new business, and the success of cheese is a good point of inspiration, according to Euromonitor International.
Yogurt sections in grocery stores across LATAM are growing as consumer demand for the products increase. In response, brands are innovating with on-the-go and high protein versions increasingly in demand.