Performance ingredients for sports beverages and beyond

Sports nutrition products are no longer limited to stores focused on health, diet and weight management. Consumers are likley to find energy drinks, electrolyte replenishers, protein products and [...]

Functional Beverage Innovation: Fringe is In

Functional beverage ingredients cascara, aronia berries, CBD and cacao are still on the periphery, but have potential to gain widespread appeal. Consumers demand food and beverage products that [...]

The Latest Innovations in Plant-Based Products

One of the food and beverage categories that is experiencing the largest growth right now is plant-based products; it’s actually experiencing growth at a faster rate than the food and beverage [...]

Hottest Food Movements Influencing New Product Launches

Social media and web-based forums provide consumers with an incredible platform to learn, communicate, and share their food preferences online. Many consumers gain exposure to food trends and [...]

Clarifying Certification and Claims for Clean Label

It’s now commonplace for multiple certifications and claims to adorn a single food or beverage product, especially within natural and clean-label product categories. I was recently asked to [...]

Alternative & Enhanced Waters: A New Opportunity for Brand Owners

One of the hottest beverage trends that I’ve been monitoring in recent months is alternative waters. What do I mean when I say alternative waters? While there is no standard definition, they can [...]