Mintel flags up top trends for the dairy sector

By Rod Addy contact

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Related tags: Food ingredients europe, European union, Middle east

Weight management and an ageing population are two major global trends affecting product development and ingredient use in the dairy sector.

That’s the view of Chris Brockman, regional manager, food and drink for Mintel’s Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, who spoke to at the Food Ingredients Europe 2013 trade show in Frankfurt.

“We’re seeing a lot of attention being paid to addressing some of the nutritional needs of older consumers, reducing packaging size, format size, also making packaging easier to get into,” ​said Brockman.

“[There is also] a lot of emphasis on weight management. This is where the high protein trend has really started to play out.”

Listen to this exclusive podcast to find out what impact Brockman said changes to EU Regulation was having on new product development in the sector – and how it is resulting in many firms using ingredients such as calcium and fibre in innovative ways.

Related topics: NPD, Dairy, Dairy-based ingredients

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