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The Future of Cooking/Pasta Sauces and Stocks: 2019

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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the The Future of Cooking/Pasta Sauces and Stocks market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.

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What are the key challenges facing the industry? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?

Key points included

  • The FODMAP sauce
  • Private label steps up its game
  • Sauces target vegan 'comfort' food

What you need to know

The big stories

Vegan innovators should implement 'comfort' food options to satisfy the growing flexitarian consumer. Meanwhile, free-from (eg gluten-free) has developed to target the FODMAP diet, helping consumers with irritable bowel syndrome. Finally, private label innovators are upping their game to target emerging cuisines and seasonality.

In the next two years

Ramen stocks and sauces can help consumers to bring the popular foodservice dish to the home. Sauce brands should support parents to boost their kids' cookery skills and prepare them for later life. Lastly, pasta sauces should react to consumer demand for simple ingredient lists, with traditional, herbal and light sauces.

In five years and beyond

The future of shopping will become increasingly automated and rely on direct sales. Brands will need a strong online presence to succeed, with new apps, social media sites and digital 'bricks & mortar' stores offering new shopping opportunities.

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

Written by Edward Bergen, a leading analyst in the Food & Drink sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

To attract a growing vegan, or flexitarian consumer, sauce brands should target established, comfort food dishes, with intensely flavoured sauces Edward Bergen
Global Food & Drink Analyst

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Table of contents

  1. the big stories

    • Sauces target vegan 'comfort' food
    • The FODMAP sauce
    • Private label steps up its game
  2. in the next two years

    • Ramen in retail
    • At home chef school, for kids
    • Light, buttery and just a touch
    • In five years and beyond
  3. key market data

    • [Graph] Global, cooking sauces, volume sales (000 tonnes), top five markets, 2018 (est)
    • [Graph] Global: top 10 markets for launches of cooking sauces, pasta sauces and stocks, 2018