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Malabar Ingredients Summer Newsletter

Growing Food Consumption Trends

Suppliers Shed Light On “Mealtime Fragmentation” And Sophisticated Snacking Themes

Accordingly to the FoodIngredientFirst, a shifting consumer landscape is benefiting the space for plant-based protein. In addition to the trend of consumers wanting to eat fewer traditional meals and snacks, there is a great demand for options that offer greater convenience.

“Over 60% of global consumers who skip meals say that they regularly substitute meals for snacks, thanks to their quick and easy appeal.”

Snack Appeal

Consumers are leading increasingly fast-paced lives and are seeking convenience foods that their their lifestyles.

“Many of these consumers are now complementing purely indulgent snacking with ‘better-for-you’, nutritionally rich snacks, such as protein crisps, nuts and bars. In fact, 55% say the reason they snack is to treat themselves. For products, it’s an existing time to innovate and develop solutions that meet consumer’s taste, texture and health preferences.”

Gilbert Verschelling, Director of Business Development and Innovation | DSM Food & Beverage

Flavours and formats that are bold and multidimensional as well as plant-based protein sources, are driving new category growth in the snack sector.