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People ring in the New Year on a ‘high’ note with one or more glasses of wine, bubbly, beer or cocktails. As soon as the celebrations are over, consumers are starting to kiss alcohol goodbye and plan for a healthy lifestyle. That’s where functional beverages and health drinks come to their aid and unsurprisingly, 2020 is predicted to be a fizzing year for such products.  If you are a player in the global beverage industry, take note - clean, organic, healthy, natural, sustainable, and vegan are the buzzwords for this year. Here are some of the biggest beverage trends to watch in 2020. 

 

It goes without saying that the French has quite a long and passionate love affair with dairy products. Brie, Camembert, Roquefort, Bleu d'Auvergne, Munster and Comté are some of most esteemed cheeses France has contributed to the world. However, the country’s love for dairy is not limited to cheese alone. Yogurt, crème, crème fraiche, butter or milk-based desserts, the French have a penchant for everything dairy. This means good news if you are a dairy supplier who is planning to take a plunge into the competitive French market. Here’s a quick and easy market guide to help you get started.

Gota means drop in Portuguese

Gota’s promise is that the most exquisite grapes, flavors and tradition of Portugal are in every drop of their wine. Located in Porto, Gota gathers the best treasures across the country and makes them available to the world. With each vineyard hand selected from the richest areas in Portugal, Gota offers their expertise and passion for traditional flavors and presents them in a modern way. Learn more about Gota here.

Just over a week ago, we rang in a new decade with lots of enthusiasm. If market experts and culinary researchers are to be believed, 2020 ushers in an exciting era for the food industry. While some of the trends from previous years will continue their momentum, the industry is expected to witness a new wave of trends as well in the coming months. 

So what’s hot and big in 2020? Here’s a snapshot of some of the top trends the food industry will be buzzing about this year.

 

Not so long ago, the beauty industry was all about making consumers “fair” and “lovely”. Those days are gone and for good! The last few decades have witnessed path-breaking discussions on topics like gender, race, sustainability, health, environment, etc., and such concerns have naturally been translated into the beauty industry. Today, the focus of cosmetic companies is not on fair complexion but on playing it fair. From busting stereotypes of beauty to offering inclusive and eco-friendly products, they are spearheading many bold and welcoming trends.

The number of passengers in the air has tripled over the past 10 years, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization, mounting up to 4.4 billion airline passengers in 2018. This dramatic increase is mostly due to the many new players on the market offering more direct lines and lower costs. This number is only expected to rise in the upcoming years.

Stakeholders in food and drink have been keeping a close eye on the booming airline industry because it’s become an impressive opportunity for suppliers as well. The airline food and drinks industry hit a total of $13 billion in 2019 with an 8% annual growth since 2014. However, even though there is great potential, meeting the standards and requirements of the industry can be challenging.

 

Think of Christmas dinner, the first thing that comes to your mind is turkey and why not! The oversized bird has been the indispensable centerpiece of our traditional Christmas dinner for at least two centuries. You might find it hard to believe, but people across the US, the UK, and other parts of Europe are ditching the classic turkey dinner and other options. Market research shows that the sale of whole turkeys plummeted by 7% last year in the UK. It is estimated that about 40% of households in the UK will be going cold turkey on turkey this Christmas.

 

If you have been using phrases like ‘as white as cream’ or ‘as plain as milk’, it’s time to rethink - because the demand for white cream and plain milk is changing. Not just milk or cream, but the entire spectrum of dairy products is undergoing a massive make-over in terms of flavours. You heard it right - sweet, spicy, tangy, and savoury flavours are making their way to the dairy industry, offering customers refreshing options. 

Here is a rundown of the new trend of flavour experimentation in dairy products !