The introduction of a Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) on soft drink beverages, sodas and fizzy juices in April of this year in the sweetened the deal for health-conscious consumers—and soured the existing formulations of many beverage manufacturers.
The push for natural, recognizable and streamlined ingredients in consumer products is a rising tide sweeping over food manufacturers and retailers. Today, 42% of consumers say manufacturers’ food attributes are essential to their brand loyalty(1), while 52% say they now check labels before purchase to determine if products are listed as organic, cruelty-free or other health standards(2).
These clean labeling trends have brought new elements of food transparency and authenticity to the table, along with the manufacturing and labeling of healthy foods with fewer ingredients and additives.
The 2018 North American User Conference continued the theme of “Growing Innovation” yesterday at the second day of insightful user presentations and discussion panels. Read a recap of Day 1 of the 2018 conference.
The 2018 North American User Conference kicked off yesterday at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego! Global experts from R&D, IT, Regulatory, and other groups at top food companies converged to share best practices around the theme of “Growing Innovation."