Naturalness is a continuing trend in the food and beverage industry. The market for plant-based products has experienced steady growth over the past two decades. Botanical extracts and their preparations are widely consumed as foods, food ingredients, dietary supplements and herbal medicines. They are also in demand for spirits, as botanical extracts give spirits more naturalness.
- Professional article: Indulgence all natural: herbal extracts for spirits | Source: Die Kleinbrennerei | Edition: 04/2021 (pdf, 137 KB)
Foods and beverages with functional claims have been booming worldwide for years. Products that support a healthy and sustainable lifestyle and offer physical health benefits are in demand. Accordingly, such products are also high on the list of consumers' favourites in Japan. Read more about traditional RTD coffee, beauty drinks and the Japanese non-alcoholic cocktail local “Lemon Sour”.
The food and beverage industry is constantly evolving. The past few years have shown that consumers are increasingly placing higher and more diverse demands on their nutrition. The reasons range from food intolerances to deciding on a nutritional concept that is in perfect harmony with individual lifestyles. Only suppliers who react to constantly changing consumer needs in a timely manner and provide correspondingly innovative solutions will experience long-term success on the market. What nutritional trends can be expected this year?
- Döhler Trend article 2021 (pdf, 101 KB)
The health consciousness of consumers is increasing and with it the demand for foods and beverages that contribute to a healthy and varied diet. In particular, products that positively support the immune system are more in demand today than ever before. Döhler offers an comprehensive portfolio of natural and plant-based ingredients for the development of functional foods and beverages that support specific health functions.
- Professional article: Immune-boosting ingredients – the new generation of trendsetting products | DEI - Die Ernährungsindustrie, Edition 01-2021 (pdf, 60 KB)
The use of titanium dioxide in food has been under global review for some time due to health-related issues. To meet the demand for a natural alternative to titanium, Döhler has developed a white colour which delivers whitening solutions for all kinds of powder beverages, hard-boiled candies as well as pan coatings for the confectionery producer without the need to use titanium dioxide.
Across the range and across the world, the soft drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks or RTD coffee drinks beverage market has been showing consistent growth. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years, which means that the industry will be challenged to pick up on current and emerging trends and respond quickly to consumer wishes. As well as new and innovative flavours, consumers worldwide are increasingly looking for more healthy, reduced sugar and plant-based variants of their favourite drinks.
- Professional article: Beverage Trends in Australia & New Zealand | PET Planet, Edition 10-2020 (pdf, 196 KB)
Brown is one of the most important colours in the food industry. It is produced naturally, for example, when baking bread or roasting onions, but also when grilling steaks. The artificial colourings or technological additives which are often used to colour food brown are now less acceptable to consumers, so the market is increasingly researching natural alternatives.
- Professional article: Malt extract – natural, intensive brown tones for innovative products | DEI - Die Ernährungsindustrie, Edition 09-2020 (pdf, 661 KB)
Plant-based products enjoy a double-digit growth over the last years. Although consumers are interested in plant-based foods, they want them to be as close as possible to the sensory properties of traditional products, such as desserts and cheese. Moreover, they expect them to provide functional added value.
Döhler provides a wide range of natural ingredients that are the ideal basis for developing a variety of plant-based cheese applications.
- Professional article: Next generation cheese: plant-based, delicious and healthy added value | Source: Die Molkereiindustrie Edition 08 2020 (pdf, 188 KB)
Products need to be consumable at any time, taste good, provide added value for both body and soul, offer something special and stand out from the mainstream. Consumers also demand that raw materials are grown sustainably, that processing and product packaging are conducted sustainably, and that social standards are adhered to. Which trends can be expected for 2020 in light of this development, and how can manufacturers successfully comply with these complex market requirements?
- Döhler Trend article 2020 (pdf, 285 KB)
There are more and more concepts for wine and spirits without alcohol. Therefore, innovative drinks such as brewed soda or crafted lemonades stir up the market. These beverages are made with natural ingredients, have an authentic bitter taste profile and fewer calories compared to classic soft drinks. In addition to a comprehensive ingredient portfolio, Döhler offers their customers innovative product concepts that play a pioneering role in changing market conditions.
- Professional article: Future market: natural enjoyment without alcohol | Source: Die Kleinbrennerei | Edition: 07/2020 (pdf, 3 MB)
A changing lifestyle and a growing consumer demand for beverages with functional added value have driven the energy drink market forward over the past few years. Consumers are looking for an energy kick to give them the strength to deal with their ever more stressful daily lives. Döhler is familiar with the trends and requirements of the various markets and provides their customers with new product solutions and inspiring ideas for innovative energy drinks.
- Professional article: Energy Drinks - a booming market | DEI - Die Ernährungsindustrie, Edition 06-2020 (pdf, 263 KB)
The first perceivable property of a product is its colour. Black-coloured food are real eye-catchers. They are not only taking over Instagram, but are also increasingly popular in supermarkets. In light of this, Döhler offers a wide range of integrated natural colour solutions, including the current trend colour black.
- Professional article: Black – a colourful future | Source: Food Marketing & Technology, Edition 04 - 2020 (pdf, 494 KB)
Individual refreshment on the go! Döhler launches “Liquid Food & Beverage Enhancers” product concepts