Free From Functional & Health Ingredients is supporter of the Dutch National Campaign: ‘De Week Zonder Vlees’. This Dutch initiative 'De Week Zonder Vlees' (March 8 - 14, 2021) believes that eating meat every day is outdated and wants to promote a flexitarian diet, in which meat and fish are alternated with vegetarian or vegetable dishes. More often, not eating meat or fish for a day is a small effort with a huge positive impact on people, animals and the environment.
Albert Heijn will be expanding its range of vegetarian and vegan products significantly this autumn. The Dutch supermarket chain is thus responding to the increasing demand for plant-based products.
Oriol Sans of ADILAC shares his insights on the well-known but limitedly catered to intolerance of lactose. Approximately 65 percent of the population is lactose intolerant, and although the supply in dairy alternatives is growing, there is still a lot to be gained. More transparency and healthy substitutes are just some of the desires of this group.
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Simona Bernatonyte is Food and Nutrition market research analyst at Euromonitor International. She coordinates research projects within food industry in several Eastern Europe countries and monitors key consumer trends and market developments, with a particular interest in health and wellness categories. She also produced multiple country analyses on income and expenditure patterns globally.
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Lately, vegetarian and vegan products have gone beyond expectations in terms of hype and media coverage. This put them in the spotlight of not just the consumers, but many food manufacturers and market researchers as well. We at Euromonitor International have been working hard to develop new ways of measuring the impact and online market penetration of products with specific claims or labels, such as vegetarian or vegan.
A sustainable world starts with good food. De Smaakspecialist has made it their mission to create innovative and highly valued quality products, that are available and created for the customers and therefore take the responsibility to take good care of the earth. With unique products such as RawBars and vegan Honee, they cater to the customer that shares their mission. To explain their concept further we interviewed Pieter Priem, marketing manager at de Smaakspecialist.
This year Dawn Foods makes its entrance to the Free From Functional & Health Ingredients Expo. The international bakery supplier, with its origin in the United States, provides tailor-made solutions for artisanal bakeries, foodservices and manufacturers for more than 100 years already. Dawn's unique approach? Developing innovative ingredients and creating inspiring and tasty concepts, based on customer and consumer trends and insights - helping Dawn's customers to make the special moments in life, truly special and sweet. Read the full interview with Merel van Zon, Marketing Manager BENELUX, Dawn Foods..