Functional foods could have a key role to play in combating the global rise of the phenomenon of sarcopenic obesity, according to a published report of the proceedings of a recent scientific convention.
The demands on brands and suppliers to fulfil consumer’s desire to eat healthy foods has never been higher with switched-on millennials becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of functional foods through social media.
Pills or foods? Experts from the world of functional foods will join NutraIngredients-USA for a discussion of the functional foods, from market sizing and key consumer demographics to the regulatory considerations.
Just ahead of the 2014 Vitafoods Conference in São Paulo, Brazil, a spokesperson for the Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) caught up with NutraIngredients-USA to discuss the exploding market for dietary supplements and functional foods and...
With the global market for functional foods and beverages on track to reach $176.7 billion this year, this booming category now accounts for 5% of the overall food market and is driving growth for the food industry as a whole, according to Euromonitor.
A new non-invasive method to test the effects of functional foods and nutrients on the gut flora promises to help industry build solid evidence for health claims substantiation, says NIZO Food Research.
Sabinsa, a New Jersey-based supplier of botanical and other functional food ingredients, is breaking new ground with an older ingredient by placing its LactoSpore probiotic into a bread brand in Colombia.
The birthplace of functional foods, Japan, continues to be the world’s most robust with 38.4% of a global functional food market of $24.22bn (€16.75bn), according to a Leatherhead report utilising tight functional food definitions.
Why do so many ‘functional’ foods fail? Sometimes, it’s just bad luck or bad timing, but in most cases, manufacturers only have themselves to blame, product development guru Mark Crowell tells Elaine Watson at SupplySide East.
Armed with a war chest from the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR), University of Guelph will seek to understand the factors behind the functional food consumption habits of older adults.
In the first part of this Asia-focused special edition, we look to the innovation hotbed that is Japan. Japan is well known as the world’s functional foods birthplace when Yakult kicked into life there in the 1950s with its little bottles of immune boosting,...
The US functional foods market is set to grow to $8.618bn by 2015 – a 21 jump from 2009 levels driven by the continuing popularity of energy drinks and growing demand for fortified dairy products like probiotic yogurts.
A perceived fit between an ingredient and its carrier product is instrumental in consumers’ decision to buy functional foods, indicates a new study – and they are more comfortable with combinations that have been on the market for some time.
Manufacturers of functional foods and supplements risk losing time, money and brand integrity if they don’t get their marketing story straight. Frost & Sullivan takes a look at the dangers of crossing into the realm of drugs as part of a NutraIngredients...
Manufacturers of functional foods need to focus innovation on increasing adoption by current users, while also drawing new consumers to the category, reveals Mintel as part of a special NutraIngredients series canvassing analyst insight on the market.
The US functional foods market will grow by up to 20 percent or five times that of the food industry as a whole, according to a new report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers that puts the market at $27bn in 2007.
Eighty per cent of functional food product launches fail within 18 months, according to a new report that draws lessons from 15 high-profile failures from the likes of Danone, Emmi, Pepsico, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and Unilever.
Functional foods have seen a slowdown in growth in the last year as the recession bites into grocery spending, but analysts’ outlooks are not all grim. They are cheaper than supplements in the short term, and cheaper than medical bills in the long, notes...
Functional foods are continuing to grow in popularity around the world, but there is currently no universal definition of the category. NutraIngredients-USA.com looks at the way global markets classify this class of foods and beverages, both in the regulatory...
A company focusing on how food could contribute to the treatment and prevention of obesity and “other chronic diseases” is the latest organization to throw its weight behind an innovation network which claims to help companies increase speed to market.
The $72.3bn (€48bn) functional foods and beverages markets of
Europe, the US and the Asia Pacific will grow by a buoyant 5.7 per
cent per year until 2012 as a broader demographic seeks out their
health-boosting potential, according...
US consumers are increasingly consuming functional products with
the intention of preventing or treating disease, the Natural
Marketing Institute's (NMI) Steve French told SupplySide West
attendees last week.
Ireland officially launched its Sea Change strategy last week,
which aims to shift the sector away from the traditional
food-harvest view and drive it into new market-led opportunities
including functional foods.
The American Association for Health Freedom (AAHF) has recommended
the United States Food & Drug Administration create better
definitions or adapt existing regulations on functional foods, and
not create new regulations that could...