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Consumer interest in health and wellbeing is driving focus on the nutrition benefits of dairy. Digestive health is increasingly recognised as being an integral contributor to overall health and wellbeing. Scientific research finds links between the gut microbiome and aspects of health including mental health, skin health and obesity. The majority of the recent patents by innovative dairy companies explore methods to improve the functional health benefits of dairy products. This focuses on enhancing their nutritional value, improving their sensory qualities, and methods to deliver artificial additive-free dairy products.

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

Dairy patent innovation is driven by consumer demand for more nutritious, better-tasting products, the development of dairy alternatives and clean label trends. Neha Srivastava
Patent Analyst – Food & Drink

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  2. product innovation trends

    • [Graph] Global: selected claims in dairy and plant-based dairy alternative launches, 2015-19
  3. the patent landscape

    • [Graph] Global (excluding China-only filings*): currently active** dairy product related patent families published each year, 2010-June 2020
    • [Graph] Global: number of dairy-related active* patent families by selected dairy companies, May 2020
    • Fortify to enhance nutritional value
    • [Graph] Global: % of dairy and plant-based dairy alternatives launches with selected functional claims, Jan 2015-Dec 2019
    • [Graph] Selected European countries: % of consumers who agree that live bacteria in yogurt/yogurt drinks support immune system, May 2020
    • Improving sensory quality and shelf life
    • Embrace the clean label trend
    • [Graph] Global: percentage of animal-milk-based dairy product launches that have a natural* claim, by region, 2015-2019


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This report will give you early indications of market movements by using patent analysis as a predictor of emerging ingredients and technology trends, innovations and applications. Built on a combination of Ciper’s powerful artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities and Mintel’s expertise in market intelligence, this report will identify untapped opportunities and help you understand:

The Consumer

What They Want. Why They Want It.

The Innovations

New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

The Trends

What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

The Opportunities

Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

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