Year of Innovation

A Year of Innovation

Mintel’s A Year of Innovation reports provide an overview of the past year’s global market trends, new product development and key launch activity across a number of industries.

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    Innovation is pivoting around the themes of nutrient fortification, sugar reduction and, among dairy milk launches in North America, animal welfare. Neha Srivastava, Senior Patent Analyst – Food & Drink and Beauty & Personal Care ..."
    Juice producers continue to focus on consumers' health and nutritional needs. Meanwhile, brands are innovating around cocktail flavours and novel ingredients. Mikolaj Kaczorowski, Innovation Analyst ..."
    In EMEA, biotechnology can appeal; APAC markets value organic claims; and in NA, brands innovate for Gen Alpha, with glycerin highlighted in LATAM. Dionne Officer, Research Analyst – BPC Innovation ..."
    NPD can better allay concerns over the safety of sunscreen ingredients, target acne-prone or ageing skin, and look beyond lotion/cream formats. Shiyan Zering, Beauty and Personal Care Analyst ..."
    RTD innovation continues to pivot around novel and unique flavour combinations and alcohol reduction. Sustainability continues to be relevant in wine and spirits. Mikolaj Kaczorowski, Innovation Analyst ..."
    Innovation is mainly pivoting around new packaging and limited edition flavours, as low/no alcohol options gain share of launch activity. Mikolaj Kaczorowski, Innovation Analyst ..."
    Fast and prolonged pain relief remain top purchase drivers and inspire NPD. Wellness themes can evolve and there is room for more targeted/personalised innovation. Dionne Officer, Research Analyst – BPC Innovation ..."
    Innovation is mainly focused around convenience and authentic flavours, like beechwood smoke. Also, producers are flagging up the inherent nutrient content of fish. Alex Beckett, Director – Mintel Food & Drink ..."
    The popularity of unisex scents continues to grow, spurring on NPD. Opportunities exist to better meet demand for natural fragrances and refills. Dionne Officer, Research Analyst – BPC Innovation ..."
    Fruit and vegetable producers are embracing consumer interest in positive nutrition and eco-friendly packaging, and also innovating around their convenience needs. Mikolaj Kaczorowski, Innovation Analyst ..."
    Innovation in desserts is pivoting around permissible indulgence and convenience, as producers continue to elevate consumers' flavour and texture expectations. Amrin Walji, Senior Innovation Analyst ..."
    'Skinification' trends continue to impact the SBS category and spur NPD. Opportunities exist to better meet demand for refills and further segment wellbeing concepts. Dionne Officer, Research Analyst – BPC Innovation ..."
    Innovation in table sauces is pivoting around exotic flavour combinations. Natural, convenient and vegan qualities are also featuring prominently among launches. Amrin Walji, Senior Innovation Analyst ..."
    Meat substitute brands are targeting flexitarian consumers with meatier textures and flavours. Sustainability and convenience are also innovation themes . Mikolaj Kaczorowski, Innovation Analyst ..."
    Sustainability initiatives continue to attract innovation, while vegan recipes and convenient packaging are also inspiring launch activity. Mikolaj Kaczorowski, Innovation Analyst ..."
    Innovation in the breakfast cereal fixture is focused around value-for-money features and healthier recipes. Indulgent and nostalgic flavours are also flourishing. Zoe Wong, Junior Analyst – Food & Drink, BPCH ..."