The Grande Whey Blog

Drinkable Yogurt Among Fastest Growing Breakfast Trends

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, May 07, 2019 @ 08:30 AM

Move over corn flakes! Even though cereal remains the top breakfast food, sales revenue has seen a steady decline in recent years. As consumers move toward healthier lifestyles, they’re taking note of the labels on many of the most popular breakfast cereals and realizing just how much added sugar and empty calories they contain.

What’s taking the place of cereal at the breakfast table and on the go?

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Grande Primo


4 Benefits of Using Greek Yogurt Powder in Food & Beverage Products

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Apr 02, 2019 @ 09:30 AM

The popularity of Greek yogurt has skyrocketed in the United States from a fledgling 1% market share in 2007 to more than 50% a little more than a decade later. What’s more, leading market researchers anticipate a steady increase in sales for Greek yogurt through 2021 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.85%.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Grande Primo


Clean Labels vs. Ingredient Transparency: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

These days, the terms “clean label” and “label transparency” are everywhere. Both are major trends in the food and beverage industry, and both are in high demand by consumers. Though hotly debated among food scientists, the Clean Label Project has made consumers more aware of what should be on ingredient lists and, just as importantly, what shouldn’t.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Chain of Custody


A Look at 2019 Ingredient Label Trends for Food Manufacturers

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Mar 12, 2019 @ 08:27 AM

Arguably, nothing has dominated the food industry more than clean label initiatives in recent years. Consumers are driving the trend, with 53% of adults saying they’re purchasing more natural foods for their families.

Because of the availability of online resources, consumers can research product claims and ingredients like never before, and they want to know more than what is or isn’t in a product. They also want to know where ingredients came from, how a product was produced, whether animals were harmed in the making, and the impact on the environment.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Functional Whey Protein


Trending Healthy Acidic Beverages and The Challenge of Adding Protein

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Feb 19, 2019 @ 09:15 AM

Consumers increasingly prefer tart and tangy taste sensations, which explains why sugary drinks and sodas are losing shelf space to trending sour flavors in beverage aisles. Sour foods are often associated with various health benefits, which is a major factor driving the trend.

Boosting nutrition in RTD beverages by adding protein is also on the rise, with the protein beverage market expected to grow 5.25% over the next few years. Combining both trends could be a boon for food and beverage manufacturers that want to gain greater market share, but there are major formulation challenges that need to be overcome.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Beverages


Changing Consumer Attitudes Toward “Low Fat” and What it Means for Food Manufacturers

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Jan 22, 2019 @ 09:12 AM

For years, medical professionals promoted a low-fat diet as a positive lifestyle choice. Attitudes have shifted among professionals and consumers alike in recent years, and the distinction between healthy and bad-for-you fats is being more widely recognized.

The use of low-fat and fat-free products has seen a slow decline for the past five years and is expected to continue that trajectory. Consumer trends have shifted toward overall health benefits that result from higher protein contents and natural ingredients.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Functional Whey Protein


Top 5 Food & Beverage Industry Trends for 2019

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Wed, Jan 02, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

Some food trends have come and gone while others have become mainstream. 2019 will be an exciting year for the food and beverage industry, and consumers will reap the benefits with healthier, more natural formulations that offer unique flavor profiles. While some food trends may not seem revolutionary or new, they have continued to evolve from previous years and will greatly influence the food industry as we move into 2019.

Here’s a look forward at the 2019 food and beverage trends to help food manufacturers position themselves for success in the coming year and beyond.

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Categories: Consumer Trends


The Growing Influence of Generation Z on Food Marketing & Manufacturers

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Dec 11, 2018 @ 09:18 AM

With a lot of emphasis (and billions of research and marketing dollars) being placed on the food preferences of Millennial consumers, food manufacturers may be overlooking their younger counterparts — Generation Z.

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Categories: Grande Bravo, Consumer Trends


The Advantages and Uses of Dried Greek Yogurt Powder

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Dec 04, 2018 @ 09:41 AM

Health-conscious consumers jumped aboard the Greek yogurt craze by the millions in the last decade. In fact, the global Greek yogurt market is expected to reach $7.6 billion in sales by 2023, with a 7.6% CAGR. 

While all yogurt contains calcium, potassium, protein and other important nutrients, Greek yogurt is lower in lactose and has twice the amount of protein of regular yogurt.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Whey Protein Ingredients


Sustainability and Food Health: A Growing Trend

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Nov 06, 2018 @ 10:30 AM

While healthier foods continue to be a focus for consumers — and thus food manufacturers — the ways in which those foods are harvested, produced and packaged are becoming just as important, especially among Millennials.

A study analyzed 12.5 million social media posts and other online commentaries to determine that sustainability and company transparency are priorities that rank right alongside health and flavor. A Nielsen Report also surmises that Millennials are a demanding generation that wants to be more informed about companies, their products and their business practices.

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Categories: Social Responsibility, Whey Protein, Consumer Trends