What trends are likely to emerge in 2018?

Food and drink predictions for 2018

By Michelle Perrett

Five key trends that are likely to impact the global food and drink market over the coming year have been announced by market intelligence agency Mintel.

Seven top trends will shape consumer spending next year, predicts Mintel

2017 trend predictions

Top seven Euro trends for 2017 includes sugar tax

By Michael Stones

The impact of sugar taxes leads Mintel’s list of top seven trends likely to shape European consumers spending in 2017, predicts the market reserach firm.

FiE attendees have been tweeting about the latest trends and innovations

FiE reports

Top trends tweeted from FiE

By Laurence Gibbons

More than 1,400 international food and drink exhibitors descended on Paris for the Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) show this week, with many tweeting the latest trends and innovations.

Top 12 trends will influence next year's food and drink industry: Mintel

Top 12 food and drink trends for 2016: Mintel

By Michael Stones

Alternatives everywhere is the first of 12 top trends that will dominate the food and drink industry next year, predicts market research specialist Mintel.

Protein intake is on the rise across Europe

Consumers view protein as ‘most trusted’ nutrient

By Nicholas Robinson

Protein has emerged as the most trustworthy nutrient for consumers globally, in response to a barrage of conflicting dietary advice, including that surrounding fats and carbohydrates.

Indulgent spreads have influenced several non-spread brands

Nutella influence spreads

New product development opportunities lie in the nut-based and sweet spread category, particularly with regard to ingredient flavour and multi-use innovation, according to new research from Mintel.

Free-from popularity continues

No sign of gluten-free growth stalling

By Nicholas Robinson

Many more gluten-free foods are set to hit retail shelves this year, with one company alone planning to launch 15 new products.

Anyone for English wine? Sales reached £25M last year

English wine sales soar: Mintel

By Mike Stones

Soaring sales of English wine, the growing popularity of low-alcohol wine and an acceptance of boxed wine are the three key conclusions of new research on the UK wine market from Mintel.

The Mintel survey celebrates the Queen's jubillee by charting food trends over the past 40 years of her reign

Mintel hails Queen’s jubilee with 40-year food survey

By Mike Stones

The nation’s changing breakfast preferences, the impact of shifting diets, and the great British takeaway are three key food trends to emerge from Mintel’s first survey charting consumers’ changing food choices between 1972 and 2012.  

Chocolate sales enjoy a tasty festive boost

UK chocolate bucks EU confectionery trend

By Tom Chandler

Chocolate-hungry consumers are helping UK manufacturers buck the European trend of stagnant confectionery sales, according to market research organisation Mintel.

Reformulate restrictions

Reformulate restrictions

Thanks to your efforts, the UK is now acknowledged to be leading the world in reformulation. Reassuringly, research by Mintel says that nearly 250...

Sauces for courses

Sauces for courses

By Hayley Brown

Eating in is the new eating out and the premium soups and sauces market is feeling the benefit, reports Hayley Brown


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