Getting the new year off to a healthy start is a resolution that many people have set themselves once again in 2022 – and a healthy diet is an essential part of that. Based on the latest findings of nutritional science, the Döhler team is developing the products of tomorrow – products that combine plant-based nutrition, naturalness and optimised nutritional profiles with unique multi-sensory experiences and meet the needs of environmentally and health-conscious consumers.
- Professional article Döhler Trend report 2022 (pdf, 76 KB)
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 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)
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