Trends and insights

Trends and insights

Catch up on developments in the world of food, nutrition and science.

3 ways to attract consumers to purchase more sustainable food

30 January 2024
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Asian woman reading on-pack labeling
The deepening climate crisis has been stirring both awareness and concern amongst consumers globally. A change in consumer attitudes has been witnessed and points towards growing interest in adopting more sustainable lifestyles, but most struggle to do so. There is a real need to enable sustainable...

Why people need fibre at every age

18 December 2023
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At Tate & Lyle, we partner with international research organisations, academia and others in industry to build the evidence base around the role fibres play in our diets. While it’s true to say that everyone needs more fibre, emerging research is showing that we also need a variety of fibres to have...

Plant-based products present long-term sustainable commercial opportunities

05 June 2023
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Scientist taste-testing plant-based snack
Shen Siung Wong, Director of Global Applications at Tate & Lyle, enlightens us on the development of the plant-based sector. This article was featured in Tate & Lyle’s digital report Protecting Planet and People through Ingredient Innovation published in Sustainability Magazine. Age-old plant-based...

The plant-based trend through a health lens

05 June 2023
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Tate & Lyle scientist demonstrating with jars of yoghurt
Making a food or drink that is plant-based is a way of making it healthier but, importantly, plant-based foods are not more nutritious than those containing animal-derived ingredients by default. That is determined by the salt, sugar, fat, calorie and micronutrient content.

4 ways the cost-of-living crisis is influencing emerging consumer food trends

22 December 2022
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Rising food and energy costs are affecting communities all over the world, while post-pandemic supply shortages and knock-on effects of the conflict in Ukraine are increasingly putting a strain on consumers.

Making chewy sweets without all the sugar

24 November 2022
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Chewy sweets
What was your favourite chewy sweet as a kid? Many of us have fond memories of those fruity, tangy and perhaps even sour chewy sweets bought with pocket money or from the school tuck shop. They remain a firm favourite with young people (and adults!) today. The chews themselves have evolved, with...

How can stevia open up opportunities for manufacturers in Europe?

06 October 2022
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Child eating reduced sugar snack
Within the food and beverage sector we see many global consumers trends influencing new product development. In Europe, there has been growth in two trends, in particular – plant-based and sugar reduction.

How can natural flavourings help European manufacturers

05 September 2022
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Low-sugar fruit drink
Consumers globally are looking for products made with simpler, recognisable ingredients – resulting in “cleaner” labels. In Europe, the demand in the clean label space is increasing and becoming sophisticated, with consumers actively researching ingredients to understand what is in their food and...

Tate & Lyle China General Manager eyes tremendous opportunity to support healthy living

15 August 2022
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Chinese food
Simmering hot pot, soft filled buns, sticky sweet and sour pork…are there any cuisines better known for their varied tastes, smells and flavours as Chinese food? Food is central to China’s culture, family life and national celebrations, and increasingly consumers are looking for prepared and...

Can we enjoy chocolate more healthily and sustainably?

13 April 2022
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Easter is upon us and many countries around the world will celebrate this holiday. Since ancient times, this period celebrates the end of winter, the arrival of spring and the coming of new life. It also means the giving of gifts and lots and lots of chocolate consumption!