Fuel Agenda Monitoring

Fuel Agenda Monitoring

22 January 2018

Where in the world are supplement sales growing?

The $121.2 billion global supplement industry is growing faster in some regions than others. This infographic shows where growth is occurring (and where it’s not).

20-Jan-2018 New Hope Network

Vegan nation: the rise of veganism

What do you mean, weak, limp and weedy? In 2017 the vegan category was robust, energetic, and flush with crowdfunding cash. It took just 30 hours for UK plant-based burger company Vurger to hit its Crowdcube target of £150,000 in July (it eventually raised £300,000).

20-Jan-2018 The Food & Drink Innovation Network

Sue Sharpe: Pharmacies with debt left in ‘really desperate position’

The funding squeeze has left pharmacies already with “a lot of debt” in “a really desperate position”, the PSNC’s CEO has said.

19-Jan-2018 Chemist + Druggist

Cosmetics Business reveals the 5 biggest ‘healthy beauty’ trends of 2018 in new report

Healthy and clean beauty is inspiring some of the biggest industry trends, from microbiome body care to anti-pollution skin care – and that’s only just the beginning.

19-Jan-2018 Cosmetic Business

Gluten free foods contain more fat, lower protein and fibre than regular equivalents – and are almost 160% pricier than regular food alternatives, study finds

Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire said it was clear that gluten free (GF) products offer no nutritional advantage to regular foods and are not a healthier alternative, which may surprise many consumers.
18-Jan-2018 The Daily Mail

Innovation is pushing the collagen market from boom to blockbuster

Collagen is breaking through capsule and tablet formulations and is going far afield in providing consumers with a range of intake options

18-Jan-2018 New Hope Network

6 big food and drink consumer trends for 2018

The dawn of a New Year can bring with it a host of new opportunities. For ambitious food and drink brands looking to make an impact in 2018, a solid understanding of trends and patterns in consumers’ purchasing decisions and lifestyle choices can serve as a firm foundation for investment and marketing decisions.

18-Jan-2018 The Food & Drink Innovation Network

Pea protein surge: Cargill invests in Puris, the largest North American producer

With the rapid rise in consumer demand for plant-based protein, PURIS, the largest North American producer of pea protein, and Cargill have signed a joint venture agreement to accelerate a new wave of “great tasting, sustainable and label-friendly plant-based foods.” The joint venture is closed as of Tuesday (January 16, 2018).

18-Jan-2018 Food Ingredients 1st

Omega-3 player Croda acquires Canadian firm specializing in marine microbes

UK-based chemical giant Croda has announced the acquisition of a Canadian microbial technology company on Prince Edward Island.

16-Jan-2018 NutraIngredients.com

Cyber security and antimicrobial resistance among key industry challenges, finds Campden BRI survey

A new Campden BRI consultation has identified the challenges that the food industry will need to tackle using science and technology. “Scientific and Technical Needs of the Food and Drink Supply Chain” was compiled following the extensive consultation of Campden BRI’s industrial members.

15-Jan-2018 Food Ingredients 1st

Start as you mean to go on – Protein for breakfast key to weight loss: report

Eating more protein, especially at breakfast, could be the key to achieving healthy weight loss, according to a new report released by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

15-Jan-2018 NutritionInsights.com