R&D Trends


Food Plate Question

Survey: What Are Your R&D Priorities in 2023?

March 15, 2023
Let us know how your company is dealing with research and development issues by taking part in our annual R&D Trends survey.
Dietary Bowl Food
Functional Ingredients

Dietitians Say: Value and Affordability Displace Immunity

Feb. 17, 2023
Annual survey of nutritionists also finds top 10 ‘superfoods’ are all plant-based.

Food Processing Asks: What R&D Trends are you seeing for 2019?

March 21, 2019
As part of our annual R&D Trends reporting, we're asking the food and beverage community to take part in a short survey.
Flavors, Extracts, Distillates

Current Trends in Flavors are Trending Toward the Exotic

Sept. 21, 2018
Fruit flavors, ethnic flavors and spices are major ingredient categories—and the newest ones often come from far away.
R&D Trends

2018 R&D Survey: Less Novelty but Cleaner Labels

May 9, 2018
Our 47th annual R&D Survey finds product development teams hunkering down with lower budgets and more reformulations.
R&D Trends

Diet Coke Revamp Adds Flavors, New Look

Jan. 15, 2018
Four bold new flavors, sleek, tall cans and a graphic redesign debut the brand following a two-year innovation process.

What The New Food Demographics Mean for Food and Beverage

Nov. 7, 2016
America's food demographics, like its melting pot, continue to change. Our lifestyles, culture and eating habits are increasingly more multicultural and diverse. We uncover new...
New Food Products

Product Focus: Foods and Beverages for Kids

Oct. 24, 2016
Studies show manufacturers should focus on product development designed to capture younger kids – and their parents’ – attention.
Regulatory Compliance

FDA Updates Definition of 'Healthy'

Sept. 30, 2016
The FDA's new temporary guidance report updates how it defines the nutrient content claim 'healthy' to make it consistent with the final Nutrition Facts Panel rule published in...
Business Strategies

Is the Food & Beverage Industry Poised for ‘Age of Innovation'?

Sept. 12, 2016
Interviews with 27 product development leaders point to more creative, open-minded and collaborative activity from food and beverage companies in Europe and North America.