The German adage says it all: “Good health starts in your gut.” This means one thing in particular: The more stable your digestive tract, the better armed your body is to fight off disease. The German Society of Nutrition recommends 30 grams of fiber per day. Just about everyone now knows that fiber is healthful and good for the digestive tract, but people generally continue to eat a lot of low-fiber foods.
Author: Friederike Arndt
Trends always play some kind of role in influencing the drinking behavior of people throughout all levels of society. Trends often have an impact that goes well beyond just the beverage industry but, in some cases, a trend also has a direct effect there. Such topics as one’s carbon footprint and plastic waste easily come to mind. Besides sustainability requirements, an individual’s well-being during consumption is growing increasingly important these days. And thanks to the “sober curious” trend, a range of new product creations have already begun to address this. Here, beverage producers receive guidance from global consumer trends forecasted for upcoming years so producers can swiftly fulfill consumer demand in such areas as the focal point here, health.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a topic of growing importance for the beverage industry and its suppliers. There is still a lot of speculation as to how AI can be best integrated into the relevant business models, but there is no denying that the beverage industry is making greater use of it.
Consumer behavior is changing the fruit juice industry. According to José Jordão, President of AIJN European Fruit Juice Association, NFC (not-from-concentrate) juices and chilled juices, in particular, are experiencing growth in sales while ambient and FC (from-concentrate) juices are experiencing a decline.
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Manufacturers are responding to the rise in customer demand for sustainable packing solutions by adapting their products to meet these needs and are offering the beverage industry a wide range of sustainable labels.
The increasing assortment of beverage and packaging varieties in the non-alcoholic beverage industry, as well as, rapidly changing design features represent a challenge to the labeling technology sector. Flexible solutions are needed that deliver perfect labeling results. Furthermore, the focus is on rapid product and format changes as well as on simple operation.
Increasing awareness around a healthy lifestyle is leading to a growing market for non-alcoholic beverages. Even the brewing industry can feel the effects of the trend.
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