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March 29, 2018

Fonterra brings back Anchor cheese to New Zealand shelves; Nestle uses “exciting” sugar R&D to launch Milkybar Wowsomes; Daiya Foods adds to range

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Fonterra brings back Anchor cheese to New Zealand shelves 

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is returning to the cheese category with the addition of two new products to its traditional Anchor range.

Fonterra is adding Anchor Protein+ and Zero Lacto to its original Tasty, Colby and Edam cheeses as it seeks to address the needs of health-conscious consumers.

Protein+ contains 26% more protein than the Tasty variety, while Zero Lacto is being introduced as an extra option for those who are lactose intolerant.

Clare Morgan, director of marketing for Fonterra brands in New Zealand, said of Zero Lacto: “While most hard cheese is naturally low in lactose this is batch tested to ensure there is no lactose, providing a guaranteed lactose-free cheese option.

“We’re excited to see our Anchor cheese in the fridges. It’s giving Kiwi’s back one of the most trusted and liked brands in cheese.”  

Nestle uses “exciting” sugar R&D to launch Milkybar Wowsomes

Nestle has announced the first product it has developed using the world’s largest food maker’s “innovative sugar-reduction technique”.

The Swiss food giant said Milkybar Wowsomes contains “30% less sugar than similar chocolate products” and would go on sale in the UK and Ireland.

Nestle claimed it created “aerated, porous particles of sugar that dissolve more quickly in the mouth”, which gives consumers the perception of the “same level of sweetness as before while consuming less sugar”. The innovation, it added, was “inspired by candy floss”.

Milkybar Wowsomes, which also contain oat cereal pieces, will hit the UK and Ireland “in the coming weeks”, Nestle added.

The chocolate is available in three formats: an 18g single bar, eight-bar multipack and a 105g “stock-up bag” containing individually-wrapped pieces.

The 18g bar contains 95 calories; a 25g standard Milkybar has 137 calories.

Daiya Foods adds to range

Canadian plant-based food manufacturer Daiya Foods has expanded its range of products with a clutch of “comfort foods”.

The company, taken over by Japan’s Otsuka Pharmaceutical last year, has launched a line of burritos, an alternative to yogurt and a range of non-dairy, frozen desserts.

“Our new frozen novelties expand our current position in the frozen desert section with our cheesecake to the ice cream section.  Also, our new burritos expand the Daiya brand from the frozen Pizza section to the frozen portable meal sections. This is all part of our broader strategy of providing delicious plant based food options for consumers throughout all times of the day,” Dairy Foods vice president of marketing Michael Lynch told just-food.

The burritos have a suggested retail price of US$4.29, with the Daiya Duets yogurt alternatives touted at $2.49.

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What’s the forecast for the food and grocery industry?

The food and grocery sector thrived during the pandemic, largely due to the shutdown of the food service industry and the sector’s subsequent necessity, panic-induced bulk purchasing, and spending more time at home. The market has grown as a result of inflation. Consumer unwillingness to go out and socialize, and the reopening of several hospitality facilities, helped maintain the demand for groceries, particularly online, in 2021. As consumer behavior changes, we consume more food and drink at home, and inflation increases basket sizes. GlobalData predicts that the sector will continue to hold a higher share than had been predicted prior to the pandemic. This is true despite the fact that the food and grocery sector's share of overall retail will decline from its peak in 2020. This report will discuss market forecasts and key themes in the global food & grocery industry in 2022 and beyond. It covers:
  • Market drivers and inhibitors
  • Five-year forecasts and the impact of COVID-19
  • The performance of the online channel versus offline
  • Major trends in the market including rapid delivery, ambient retailing, supply chain disruption, and inflation
Assess developments within this sector to help your business thrive in 2022 and beyond.
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