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'The number one consumer driver is natural or clean label, followed by glycemic index and keto friendly...'

Sweeteners in focus: Where next for allulose, stevia, isomaltulose?

By Elaine Watson

Are sugar alcohols losing their luster, will allulose take off, and is stevia still hot? FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Icon Foods, Cargill and Beneo to explore formulation trends as brands come under increasing pressure to reduce sugar and keep labels...

Soom Foods hopes consumers will use date syrup as a substitute for maple syrup, honey, and agave. Photo: Soom Foods

Soom Foods sees bright future for date syrup in the US market

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Soom Foods spent over five years educating American consumers on the versatility of tahini (sesame paste) that can be used in anything from milkshakes and smoothies to a popcorn topping and as a salad dressing. The company’s next conquest is silan, a...

Sugar taxes: Sweet success or a sorry story? It usually depends who you ask... Pic:getty/bopav

Sugar taxes: The global picture

By Rachel Arthur, Elaine Watson, Stephen Daniells, Gary Scattergood, Niamh Michail

Sugar taxes continue to hit the headlines, but the introduction of new legislation is never straight-forward. We take a look at 20 countries around the globe where sugar taxes have been in the news.

Moringa and emerging Ayurvedic ingredients could soon have similar consumer acceptance as stevia and monk fruit, Nielsen projects.  ©GettyImages/Hero Images

Nielsen: ‘Purposeful ingredients’ drive US retail growth

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Consumer attention to health and wellness when making food and beverage purchases has impacted specific areas of the grocery store, specifically the rise in sales of no sugar added products and items that contain stevia or monk fruit, Nielsen data found.

Juicy Juice path to growth will be through better-for-you new production introductions, says CMO Ilene Bergenfeld.

Juicy Juice evolves to meet parents’ concerns about sugar

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Parents are monitoring sugar content in their kids’ food and beverage products more closely than ever, presenting traditional ‘kid-friendly’ categories such as juice with an opportunity to create more low- to no-sugar options.

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Dr Lustig: 'Despite the food industry's propaganda, people now understand that 'a calorie is not a calorie...'

IFIC Food & Health survey shows significant shift in consumer attitudes towards sugar, carbs

By Elaine Watson

Dr Robert Lustig’s mantra – that not all calories were created equal - appears to be resonating with more US consumers, with one third (33%) of Americans believing that sugars are the ‘source of calories most likely to cause weight gain’ compared with...

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