CP Kelco & YOU – A Review of 2020 Consumer Trends

In this recorded webinar, Bruce Hein, Senior Manager of Market Intelligence at CP Kelco, shares an outside-in look at the top 2020 trends impacting today’s consumers and how CP Kelco can help customers meet the needs of consumers.  The webinar has taken special considerations relative to the COVID-19 global pandemic and its potential implications.

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In this recorded webinar, Bruce Hein, Senior Manager of Market Intelligence at CP Kelco, shares an outside-in look at the top 2020 trends impacting today’s consumers and how CP Kelco can help customers meet the needs of consumers.  The webinar has taken special considerations relative to the COVID-19 global pandemic and its potential implications.

 

Top 10 Texture Trends

Tap Into Texture Trends Across The Globe

Texture is at the forefront of food and beverage innovation today. While some trends are global, there are still some unique cultural variations. How thick is too thick in your region? And how are popular culture trends affecting consumer texture preferences? Discover 10 ways texture is driving market success in North America, EMEA, Latin America and APAC regions.

 

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Top 10 Texture Trends

Tap Into Texture Trends Across The Globe

Texture is at the forefront of food and beverage innovation today. While some trends are global, there are still some unique cultural variations. How thick is too thick in your region? And how are popular culture trends affecting consumer texture preferences? Discover 10 ways texture is driving market success in North America, EMEA, Latin America and APAC regions.

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Discover a More Sustainably
Produced Pectin

We believe in the power of nature – after all, our goal is to help you unlock nature-powered success. It’s our motivation every single day.

Learn how our sustainability journey can help you meet your customers’ expectations of responsibly sourced and renewable ingredients.

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We believe in the power of nature – after all, our goal is to help you unlock nature-powered success. It’s our motivation every single day.

Our quest is ideal stabilization and suspension with ingredients that come from nature … in a sustainable way … using less water and energy.

Here’s one example of how we do it:

What begins as waste citrus peel from the juicing industry goes on to become a powerful, label-friendly ingredient, pectin.

We’ve even reduced our need for water in peel preparation. What little wastewater byproduct we have is recycled as fertilizer and fertigation (fertilized irrigation) to nurture citrus orchards and eucalyptus trees.

Once the pectin is extracted from the citrus peels, we pioneered a way to turn the leftover peels into BRASPOLPA™ sustainable food for animals. This trademarked nutrient has helped to reduce our plant’s environmental footprint considerably by reducing its waste output.

We’re also proud that it earned our Limeira plant an Honor Merit Award at the 23rd Environmental Merit Awards sponsored by FIESP (Federacão das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo) in 2017.

Learn how our sustainability journey can help you meet your customers’ expectations of responsibly sourced and renewable ingredients.

 

Create Liquid Hand Soaps & Cleansers with Xanthan Gum

Hand soaps and cleansers are among the most essential items now – and the hardest to find. CP Kelco’s KELTROL® CG-SFT Xanthan Gum is a nature-based thickening solution that can be combined with 60% alcohol. Complete the form below to access this content.

Xanthan Gum cannot be used in products marketed as hand sanitizer in the U.S.

CP Kelco U.S., Inc. (“Kelco”) is not a manufacturer of hand cleanser or hand soap and any formulation contained herein is purely illustrative and not intended to convey to User any specific methodologies for manufacturing the same and cannot guarantee how any products associated with this information will perform in combination with other substances or in User’s process.

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Using a Triple Bottom Line Sustainability Approach to Create Business Value

Consumer expectations around sustainability are higher than ever and companies are prioritizing sustainable business principles. We partnered with Innova Market Insights and Food Ingredients First to share how all parts of the business can work together to drive sustainable value creation through water and waste reduction, upcycling, employee safety, community service and more.

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Consumer expectations around sustainability are higher than ever and companies are prioritizing sustainable business principles. We partnered with Innova Market Insights and Food Ingredients First to share how all parts of the business can work together to drive sustainable value creation through water and waste reduction, upcycling, employee safety, community service and more.

Technology Snapshot: NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber

CP Kelco’s newest innovation, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber, is derived from intact citrus peels. This webinar shares more about this nature-based, multifunctional fiber and how our unique, patented process converts the peels into an ingredient that is useful in many applications, while contributing to dietary fiber intake.

 

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CP Kelco’s newest innovation, NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber, is derived from intact citrus peels. Learn more about this nature-based, multifunctional fiber and how our unique, patented process converts the peels into an ingredient that is useful in many applications, while contributing to dietary fiber intake. Eric Goron, CP Kelco’s Senior Business Development Manager, shares more in this webinar developed for Clean Label Conference 2020.

 

Clean Label & Functionality Go Together

Clean Label is a consumer-driven, global movement without a clear definition. At the heart of it, consumers want to know what ingredients are in – and not in – their favorite foods and beverages. They want to see a shorter product label that’s easy to read with ingredients they recognize. Ingredients need to deliver on a variety of fronts. In addition to nutritional and functional benefits, consumers want food that’s appealing… that looks, tastes and smells good.

From some of our customer interactions, we discovered that ‘clean label’ means different things across the globe. Here are some regional differences:

  • In developed countries in Europe and the Middle East, clean label can be perceived as a shorter ingredient list using more recognizable ingredients and fewer or no E-numbers.
  • In many Latin American countries, sugar-free is important to consumers, as well as using “natural” ingredients. (Note: “Natural” does not have a clear definition either.)
  • In the Asia Pacific region and China, a short ingredient list is preferable, as well as organic ingredients. The region is so vast that clean label perceptions can vary by country:
    • In Japan, consumers are looking for more sugar-free and reduced sugar products, so taste and texture take precedence. Clean label can sometimes be perceived as a “nice to have” goal – especially if you can reduce costs by using fewer ingredients.
    • Consumers in Australia and New Zealand tend to prefer products as close to nature as possible.
    • In India, vegetarian and non-GMO products have always been essential so it’s not a differentiator.
  • In North America, there’s an emphasis on non-GMO and organic ingredients. There’s also a social and sustainability aspect. Clean label is evolving to include an expectation for companies to support their local community, and use sustainably produced and sourced ingredients.

As you can see, there are many ways to achieve a clean label. That presents plenty of reformulation opportunities for manufacturers – along with some big challenges. How do you create products that don’t compromise on taste and texture?

Clean label and Functionality Go Together

It is possible to deliver clean label benefits and the functional requirements needed to meet consumer expectations:

One answer lies in a next-generation ingredient solution that is differentiated by its composition and process. NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber contributes to the daily fiber intake with soluble and insoluble fiber. It is derived from an abundant, nature-based supply of raw material, the fresh citrus peel byproduct of the juicing industry. Citrus peel naturally has a high pectin content and, with our patented process, we’ve found a way to retain more of it. NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber is considered a food ingredient in Europe with no E-number.

Going Vegan

In condiments such as mayonnaise and dressings, it’s been difficult to create vegan and low-fat versions that can deliver on taste and texture without egg. NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber makes it possible to stabilize oil-in-water emulsions and attain the texture and desired mouthfeel, while using standard manufacturing processes. Moreover, mayonnaise-like dressing produced with NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber remains stable in macaroni and potato salads. It will not liquify.

Reducing Sugar

From fruit-flavored drinks to dairy alternative beverages and yogurts, CP Kelco offers a variety of nature-based solutions to help you reduce sugar content. The challenge often lies in creating that full-bodied mouthfeel while adding viscosity. We can suggest vegan, non-GMO and gluten-free grades of ingredients such as GENU® Pectin and KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum, plus other nature-based ingredients suitable for short and long shelf life products.

For more tips, see our infographic for 7 ways to clean up your label.

 

Clean Label & Functionality Go Together

Clean Label is a consumer-driven, global movement without a clear definition. At the heart of it, consumers want to know what ingredients are in – and not in – their favorite foods and beverages.

They want to see a shorter product label that’s easy to read with ingredients they recognize. Ingredients need to deliver on a variety of fronts. In addition to nutritional and functional benefits, consumers want food that’s appealing… that looks, tastes and smells good.

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Clean Label is a consumer-driven, global movement without a clear definition. At the heart of it, consumers want to know what ingredients are in – and not in – their favorite foods and beverages. They want to see a shorter product label that’s easy to read with ingredients they recognize. Ingredients need to deliver on a variety of fronts. In addition to nutritional and functional benefits, consumers want food that’s appealing… that looks, tastes and smells good.

From some of our customer interactions, we discovered that ‘clean label’ means different things across the globe. Here are some regional differences:

  • In developed countries in Europe and the Middle East, clean label can be perceived as a shorter ingredient list using more recognizable ingredients and fewer or no E-numbers.
  • In many Latin American countries, sugar-free is important to consumers, as well as using “natural” ingredients. (Note: “Natural” does not have a clear definition either.)
  • In the Asia Pacific region and China, a short ingredient list is preferable, as well as organic ingredients. The region is so vast that clean label perceptions can vary by country:
    • In Japan, consumers are looking for more sugar-free and reduced sugar products, so taste and texture take precedence. Clean label can sometimes be perceived as a “nice to have” goal – especially if you can reduce costs by using fewer ingredients.
    • Consumers in Australia and New Zealand tend to prefer products as close to nature as possible.
    • In India, vegetarian and non-GMO products have always been essential so it’s not a differentiator.
  • In North America, there’s an emphasis on non-GMO and organic ingredients. There’s also a social and sustainability aspect. Clean label is evolving to include an expectation for companies to support their local community, and use sustainably produced and sourced ingredients.

As you can see, there are many ways to achieve a clean label. That presents plenty of reformulation opportunities for manufacturers – along with some big challenges. How do you create products that don’t compromise on taste and texture?

Clean label and Functionality Go Together

It is possible to deliver clean label benefits and the functional requirements needed to meet consumer expectations:

One answer lies in a next-generation ingredient solution that is differentiated by its composition and process. NUTRAVA™ Citrus Fiber contributes to the daily fiber intake with soluble and insoluble fiber. It is derived from an abundant, nature-based supply of raw material, the fresh citrus peel byproduct of the juicing industry. Citrus peel naturally has a high pectin content and, with our patented process, we’ve found a way to retain more of it. NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber is considered a food ingredient in Europe with no E-number.

Going Vegan

In condiments such as mayonnaise and dressings, it’s been difficult to create vegan and low-fat versions that can deliver on taste and texture without egg. NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber makes it possible to stabilize oil-in-water emulsions and attain the texture and desired mouthfeel, while using standard manufacturing processes. Moreover, mayonnaise-like dressing produced with NUTRAVA Citrus Fiber remains stable in macaroni and potato salads. It will not liquify.

Reducing Sugar

From fruit-flavored drinks to dairy alternative beverages and yogurts, CP Kelco offers a variety of nature-based solutions to help you reduce sugar content. The challenge often lies in creating that full-bodied mouthfeel while adding viscosity. We can suggest vegan, non-GMO and gluten-free grades of ingredients such as GENU® Pectin and KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum, plus other nature-based ingredients suitable for short and long shelf life products.

For more tips, see our infographic for 7 ways to clean up your label.

 

Discover a More Sustainably
Produced Pectin

We believe in the power of nature – after all, our goal is to help you unlock nature-powered success. It’s our motivation every single day. Learn how our sustainability journey can help you meet your customers’ expectations of responsibly sourced and renewable ingredients.

 

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We believe in the power of nature – after all, our goal is to help you unlock nature-powered success. It’s our motivation every single day.

Our quest is ideal stabilization and suspension with ingredients that come from nature … in a sustainable way … using less water and energy.

Here’s one example of how we do it:

What begins as waste citrus peel from the juicing industry goes on to become a powerful, label-friendly ingredient, pectin.

We’ve even reduced our need for water in peel preparation. What little wastewater byproduct we have is recycled as fertilizer and fertigation (fertilized irrigation) to nurture citrus orchards and eucalyptus trees.

Once the pectin is extracted from the citrus peels, we pioneered a way to turn the leftover peels into BRASPOLPA™ sustainable food for animals. This trademarked nutrient has helped to reduce our plant’s environmental footprint considerably by reducing its waste output.

We’re also proud that it earned our Limeira plant an Honor Merit Award at the 23rd Environmental Merit Awards sponsored by FIESP (Federacão das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo) in 2017.

Learn how our sustainability journey can help you meet your customers’ expectations of responsibly sourced and renewable ingredients.