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The specifics of what a protein transition would mean are not agreed on, the study found. Image Source/Getty Images

What is the ‘protein transition’? Untangling the narratives

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Talk about a ‘protein transition’ is rife in the world of food. But what exactly is a protein transition? A study by Nature Food identifies three narratives through which a protein transition is interpreted, and three potential drivers of change.

Tate & Lyle delves into the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) of the European bakery market today. Pic: GettyImages

What is driving growth in bakery?

By Gill Hyslop

Consumer research by Tate & Lyle reveals almost half of 18-34-year-olds across the UK and Europe tuck into a sweet or savoury baked treat daily. A third of consumers aged 34 and above are doing the same.

Nellson CCO bites into protein snack bar trends: Flexitarian in, keto out

Nellson CCO bites into snack bar trends: flexitarian in, keto out

By Ryan Daily

With the ebbs and flows of consumer demand, the snack bar market is preparing to meet the demand for more plant-based protein with flexitarian products, as some recent diet claims might be on the way out, Bart Child, CCO at Nellson, told FoodNavigator-USA.

NatureBox has provided more than 3.5 million consumers with snacks at home. Pic: NatureBox

NatureBox is betting on big flavours to boost the snacks scene

By Gill Hyslop

From pickled strawberries to black tahini and the complex heat of ethic spices, the subscription-based healthy snack producer contends that staying on top of flavour trends will be key in grabbing a piece of the $100bn action.

Consumers are on the look out for alternative protein sources, which the bakery and snacks categories are perfectly aligned to provide. Pic: GettyImages

The four factors driving the alternative protein ecosystem

By Gill Hyslop

While food security, health and sustainability continue to shape the food landscape, consumers are still demanding a sensory experience, which means there is a growing need for expanded protein choices that can be incorporated into bakery and snacks....

The protein will be able to act as a substitute for eggs. Image Source: Daniel Grizelj/Getty Images

Alternative protein made from brewer’s spent yeast scales up production

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

A new alternative protein made from brewer’s spent yeast has scaled up and will now transition to full production. The protein, which is made by the EGGcited consortium and coordinated by NIZO, can act as a substitute for egg and dairy, and can replace...

How will the next generation of innovators win over consumers, and what hurdles will they need to jump to get there? GettyImages/snapphoto

How next-gen protein innovators plan to win over consumers

By Flora Southey

The taste and texture of meat and dairy analogues have come a long way. But according to alternative protein experts, ‘there is still room for improvement’. How will the next generation of innovators win over consumers, and what hurdles will they need...

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Seafood consumption declines in response to inflation, FMI reports

By Deniz Ataman

Seafood sales fell 3.8% last year to $16.3b from the previous year, as consumers shifted their shopping in response to rising inflation, but remained above pre-pandemic levels as consumers sought options that are healthier, more diverse and environmentally-friendly,...

Don’t call it a comeback, chia’s been here for years

Don’t call it a comeback, chia’s been here for years

By Asia Sherman

Chia became a household name in the 1980s, popularized by the fascination with fur-sprouting animal figurines, but its use as health aid dates as far back as the Aztec and Mayan empires. Today, after a slight dip in the market, chia is back on the scene...

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