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.
New Food Products

Nielsen Unveils 2019 Breakthrough Innovation CPG Products

Dec. 17, 2019
Fifteen products in the food and beverage category created new categories or otherwise broke new ground.

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.
Business Strategies

IFT18 To Feature its Largest Exhibit Hall Ever

March 2, 2018
IFT18 will include more than 1,000 global exhibits, showcasing the latest products and innovations in food science and technology.

2017 R&D Team of the Year: Nonni's Foods

May 10, 2017
Nonni's Foods, our small-company R&D Team of 2017, bakes the only nationally available line of biscotti in the U.S.
Dairy, Cheese, Eggs

Formulation Trends Showing Breakfast Foods Aren’t Just for Morning Anymore

April 27, 2017
The breakfast category is growing with tasty, better-for-you entries that blend nutrition and convenience. And they're not just for breakfast.
Nutrition Trends

Formulation Trends for 2017

Dec. 30, 2016
In 2017, processed foods and beverages will reflect the impact of updated regulations and the laser focus on healthier, free-from ingredients and macronutrients. Clean-label will...

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...