A multi-billion dollar market, juice and juice drinks are a staple in American homes. However, as the products’ sugar content continue to be scrutinized beverage-makers look for ways to entice thirsty consumers.
While vitamin C is naturally found in many fruits and vegetables, most beverage applications use artificial vitamin C. Yet, as new organic ingredients emerge, beverage producers are finding value in branding around "organic vitamin C."
Vitamin C has been known for its functional health benefits in energizing the body, boosting immunity, and providing structural support, such as helping to form cartilage, bone, and collagen. Vitamin C also has antioxidant properties protecting cells from damage caused by free radicals.
More consumers are engaging in the active nutrition community, offering more opportunities for protein fortification. Suppliers are developing animal- and plant-based protein solutions to meet this growing demand.
Despite the challenges of recent years, it's important to keep an eye on what's next. With a cutting-edge portfolio of functional, botanical ingredients and over two decades of experience, AFS helps brands stay up-to-date.
On Demand Consumers are actively seeking everything from enhanced focus and better information processing, to reduced stress, improved mood, faster learning, effective memory, better adaptability, and enhanced multitasking. This session will review the science behind these ingredients and how they can be added to your formulations to tap into the cognitive support wave.
The Non-Alcohol Beverage Market, analysts at Beverage Marketing Corporation detail how established categories ― like carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, fruit beverages ― and emerging beverage segments ― such as plant milks, ready-to-drink coffees and teas ― are navigating these shifts.
On Demand Demand for functional beverages is accelerating. Consumers are looking for added health and well-being benefits from digestion to sleep-aid to cognitive acuity. What’s behind this growing territory and driving demand? And what can we learn from more established categories like Vitamins & Supplements about what consumers will want next?
On Demand In open-world video games, players roam according to what suits their mood and goals, with little to no restrictions. Product development forges a similar path. The brands that craft food and beverage applications around gamer culture while delivering a taste consumers crave have substantial opportunities in this space.
On-Demand Technology has sped up lives, putting the brain into overdrive. For consumers, mental fuel has become a top need state, with about one-third choosing beverages for an energy boost and one-fifth hoping to improve focus. Beverage-makers wanting to serve this need state are turning to clinically researched brain nutrients to provide both brain performance and comprehensive brain support.
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