Consumer Trends

US updates WIC federal food aid programme for mothers, children

The US Department of Agriculture has updated its federal nutrition programme to promote fruit and vegetable consumption but less assistance…

Portugal adopts Nutri-Score front-of-pack labelling system

Portugal’s Ministry of Health is looking to roll out the Nutri-Score traffic-light labelling system for food products sold in the…

Is it time to be less indulgent?

In an interview with Just Food in November, René Lammers, the chief science officer at PepsiCo, said the US food…

“Replacing dairy doesn’t lead to an equally healthy diet” – Dutch Dairy Association’s Dr. Stephan Peters talks dairy’s nutrition credentials

Against a backdrop of farmers protesting over EU policies aimed at protecting the environment (but which they say makes their…

Cocoa prices continue to rise. When might the tide turn?

Cocoa prices have reached record highs as a drop in the global supply leaves chocolatiers scrambling to secure the essential…

“The debate is polarised and nuance gets lost” – IFBA chief Rocco Renaldi sets out food giants’ case on UPFs

Since Brazilian nutritionist Carlos Monteiro coined the term ultra-processed foods (UPF) in 2009 as the most processed category in the…

UK infant formula: why are prices rising – and what will the CMA do about it?

The price of infant formula in the UK has been steadily moving upwards in recent quarters, with some products hitting…

Q4 2023 update: sensory & indulgence related M&A activity in the consumer goods industry

Analysis of the key themes driving M&A activity reveals that sensory & indulgence accounted for 12 consumer goods deals announced…

Q4 2023 update: experience economy related M&A activity in the consumer goods industry

Analysis of the key themes driving M&A activity reveals that experience economy accounted for 2 consumer goods deals announced in…

Q4 2023 update: health & wellness related M&A activity in the consumer goods industry

Analysis of the key themes driving M&A activity reveals that health & wellness accounted for 33 consumer goods deals announced…

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