FDBusiness.com

Cargill Reveals How 2015’s Top Food Trends Translate into Cocoa and Chocolate Applications

 Breaking News
  • Lactalis Expands in Infant Nutrition With €740 Million Acquisition Lactalis Group, the international dairy group based in Laval, France, is acquiring the Nutritional business of Aspen Pharmacare for €739.8 million (R12.9 billion). The business being acquired supplies a wide range of infant nutritional and growing-up milk products across both the premium and value segments. It manufactures and markets well established quality brands, including S-26, [...]...
  • Thatchers Cider to Invest £14 Million in New Cider Mill Thatchers Cider, the family owned English cider producer, is to invest £14 million in a new cider mill at its Myrtle Farm site in Somerset to meet growing demand for its products. The company has applied for planning permission and, if granted, the new mill would come on stream in 2019. “This investment is about our [...]...
  • Coca-Cola Great Britain Teams Up With Premier League Premier League and Coca-Cola Great Britain have announced a new three-and-a-half-year partnership, starting in January 2019. It is the first sponsorship Coca-Cola Great Britain will activate across multiple brands within its portfolio, showcasing a range of drinks including sparkling soft drinks, water and fruit-based drinks, with low and no-sugar options. The partnership will see Coca-Cola work [...]...
  • Barry Callebaut Completes $30 Million Capacity Expansion in North America Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has announced the completion of several expansion investments in three of its North American facilities located in St Hyacinthe, Quebec; Chatham, Ontario; and St Albans, Vermont. The investments amount to close to US$30 million and are in line with previously announced plans. Recent investments [...]...
  • Strong First Half From Hilton Food Group Hilton Food Group, the UK-based leading specialist international food packing business, has reported a 25.0% increase in turnover to £863.6 million and by 24.5% on a constant currency basis for the 28 weeks to 15 July 2018. Volumes increased by 12.7% reflecting growth in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Operating profit for the first half [...]...

Cargill Reveals How 2015’s Top Food Trends Translate into Cocoa and Chocolate Applications

Cargill Reveals How 2015’s Top Food Trends Translate into Cocoa and Chocolate Applications
November 21
10:35 2014

‘From Clean to Clear Label’, ‘Good Fats, Good Carbs’ and ‘More in Store for Protein’ are three food trends examined in the latest ‘T for Trends’ webinar presented by Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business. Together with Innova Market Insights, the company has translated the trends into applications for the cocoa and chocolate industry.

Aimed at manufacturers working in a range of sectors including confectionery, bakery, and dairy, the webinar was co-presented by Cargill’s Brigitte Bayart, Senior Marketing Manager, Chocolate, and Lu Ann Williams, Head of Research at Innova Market Insights.

Three of the key trends for the cocoa and chocolate industry are:

From Clean to Clear Label – sees more transparent labelling enabling consumers to make informed choices, combined with new EU labelling legislation enforcing more detailed listing of ingredients. Cargill is ideally placed to provide support and advice around this legislation, which for example includes more specific information around allergens and fats. Cargill can provide non-GMO options or sunflower lecithin formulations for cocoa and chocolate products. Also, in certain markets the company is able to provide coatings and fillings using segregated or mass balance RSPO palm oil for new product development.

Good Fats, Good Carbs – sees the emphasis on healthy and unsaturated fats and oils rising in importance, alongside sugar reduction. Within its R&D Centres, Cargill can help customers to reduce sugar content in chocolate or fillings without compromising on taste. Truvia – Cargill’s naturally derived sweetener from the natural product stevia – can also be used to deliver a well-balanced, tasty and healthier chocolate product.

More in Store for Protein – the market in protein-enriched food products is booming, with 15% of breakfast cereals launched in 2013 carrying a protein claim, and dairy launches with protein claims up by 34% from 2010-13. Chocolate is the top flavour for ready-to-drink protein beverages launched globally in 2013-14, and Cargill can provide expert application advice to manufacturers on how they can take full advantage of this booming market.

Brigitte Bayart, Senior Marketing Manager, Chocolate, Cargill.

Brigitte Bayart, Senior Marketing Manager, Chocolate, Cargill.

“Through our unique T-model approach we combine broad food knowledge with deep cocoa and chocolate expertise and apply the latest trends to the development of our ingredients. This in turn provides our customers with the knowledge and ingredients they need to create products to meet their consumers’ demands – and stand out from the crowd,” says Brigitte Bayart.

Lu Ann Williams of Innova Market Insights comments: “I believe that most of the trends we have identified can be applied to the cocoa and chocolate industry. The food trends show an emphasis on transparency and on real ingredients. These are notable factors driving consumers to make more conscious choices in the products they buy, while still enjoying the indulgent taste of cocoa and chocolate products.

“Responding to these factors requires a trustworthy partner who can provide high quality ingredients, as well as the knowledge and story behind the products, to enable their customers to create real and practical innovation.”

To find out more about the Top Ten Food Trends for 2015 and how they can be applied in the cocoa & chocolate business, please visit http://www.cargillcocoachocolate.com/innovations/driven-by-trends/index.htm.

For more information about ingredient trends, or trends within your specific product category, please contact Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate at: cocoa_chocolate@cargill.com.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 15, 2018iba
  • September 25, 2018PPMA Show 2018
  • September 27, 2018Int'l Fruit Show (eurofruit)
  • September 30, 2018Trade Fair for Butchers, Caterers and Meat Industry (Meat Expo)
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements