Key Interviews

Cambridge Commodities taps into consumer trend toward convenient nutritionals

18 Sep 2017 --- The way in which the markets of sports nutrition and health and wellbeing are merging is presenting a unique challenge for companies in the nutritional space. Clare Baker, Cambridge Commodities’ Head of Product Development, spoke with NutritionInsight about making a product that is popular across several market segments and other opportunities consumer trends in the nutritionals market currently present.

NP Nutra on the challenges and opportunities in supplying organic ingredients

31 Aug 2017 --- With consumer tastes and preferences for nutritional choices having shifted dramatically over the past decade, companies constantly face the challenge of providing products that are innovative and great-tasting, but also meet desired standards when it comes to aspects such as organic, sustainable cultivation methods and ingredient traceability.

Natural ingredients key for Evonik's growth strategy

23 Aug 2017 --- With an expanding portfolio that includes omega 3 fatty acids and anthocyanin-rich extracts, global specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries is boldly expanding its presence in the Advanced Food Ingredients market. NutritionInsight spoke with Dr. Ludger Eilers, Director of Evonik Health Care’s Food Ingredient Segment, about this move as well as the company’s latest R&D projects and ingredients.

Lallemand explores the possibilities for probiotics in sports nutrition

31 Jul 2017 --- Active in the probiotic industry since 1934, Lallemand Health Solutions (LHS) offers a full line of ready-to-market probiotic formulas and helps its partners design custom and complex formulations using Harmonium, Lafti or Rosell Probiotic strains together with its proprietary protective technologies. One of the company’s most recent areas of interest is the sports nutrition market. “Sports nutrition is a booming market and a very significant area for innovation. The range of products can be aimed at pre- and post-workout purposes, to support overall well-being as well as boost immunity,” says Lucie Lingrand, Product Manager at LHS, in an interview with NutritionInsight. 

Vitamin K2: NattoPharma builds a solid market foundation

18 Jul 2017 --- After a slow period at the beginning of the 2000s, the market for vitamin K2 has increased by more than 50 percent a year for the past four years, mainly as the result of the publication of a wide range of groundbreaking studies on, for example, bone health and cardiovascular health. According to Eric Anderson, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development at NattoPharma, this increase can be credited mainly to a decade of meticulous research supported by the Norwegian vitamin K2 company.

Key Interview: Algatech Targets Synergistic Effects to Advance Microalgae Industry

27 Jun 2017 --- Interest in microalgae has surged over the past decade, and as a result, a growing number of companies have sought to develop new products and technologies to harness the myriad health benefits these unicellular species provide. And according to Algatechnologies, we have only seen the tip of the iceberg in terms of microalgae’s potential benefits and applications. 

Key Interview: Ganeden Looks for Probiotic Opportunities Beyond Digestive Health

09 Jun 2017 --- Consumers increasingly self-diagnose and experiment with diets that they believe will improve gut health. These personalized diets are creating new opportunities for free from and fortification. Innova Market Insights has reported +25% CAGR from 2012 to 2016 for food & beverage launches with a digestive health positioning, with probiotics benefiting. In fact there was a +30% CAGR in new products featuring the word “probiotic” during this period, despite the term currently not being allowed in EU markets.

Key Interview: ADM Looks to Sway European Market With Non-GMO Options

24 May 2017 --- Food ingredient supplier Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) provides a portfolio of vegetarian options, including soy protein isolates, crisps, flours and concentrates as well as edible bean and pulse ingredients. Boosted demand for natural products and clarity with regards to the traceability of ingredients has fueled an increased need for naturally-sourced, non-GMO ingredients.

Key Interview: Fortified Foods Are the Way Forward for Senior and Alternative Diets

08 May 2017 --- With consumers increasingly exploring different dietary changes to benefit their health, there is a growing window of opportunity for companies to develop fortified foods to fit a wide range of lifestyles, according to Klaus Brockhausen, Sales Director at Dr. Paul Lohmann. Founded in 1886, Dr. Paul Lohmann specializes in the manufacture of high-quality mineral salts. Its current portfolio features over 400 different salts, including a range of mineral bisglycinates. NutritionInsight spoke to Brockhausen about opportunities in the aging and sports nutrition segments as well as the company’s prospects. 

Key Interview: How the FODMAP Trend Could Affect the Dietary Fiber Market

25 Apr 2017 --- The low FODMAP trend is making ripples in the nutrition industry, with Nestle recently launching its low FODMAP snack drink, “ProNourish” designed to help people with IBS snack easily, and get enough low FODMAP fiber on the go.

Today NutritionInsight talks to Dr Stefan Siebrecht, the Managing Director of Taiyo in Germany, who provided the low FODMAP dietary fiber, Sunfiber, which is used in the new nutritional drink. We chat about what opportunity the low FODMAP trend presents the company, and how the Sunfiber brand could profit from it.

Key Interview: Innovation with Probiotics for Chr. Hansen

03 Apr 2017 --- This week, NutritionInsight caught up with Christian Barker, the Executive Vice President of Health & Nutrition at Chr. Hansen. As the world’s largest developer and manufacturer of solutions based on beneficial bacteria, we discuss everything from probiotics for infant and animal nutrition, all the way to innovating bacteria for pharmaceutical purposes.

Key Interview: Innovating with Plants & Bridging the Gap Between Plant and Synthetic Molecules

28 Mar 2017 --- The trend towards more natural, cleaner label products is nothing new, yet the innovation side of the trend continues to surprise and delight the industry. Kemin are certainly leaders in innovation, and today Stefaan Van Dyck, the President of the food technologies division talks to NutritionInsight about bridging the gap between synthetic and natural preservatives and how plant technology can both promote  freshness of food and protect the nutritional value of food products in a way that will appeal to the modern customer.

Key Interview: Chicory Root Fiber’s Role in The Sugar Reduction Revolution

27 Feb 2017 --- Chicory root fiber has been enjoying some attention within the nutrition industry over recent months. A general buzz around inulin’s nutritional benefits, combined with the continued rise of the reduced sugar trend among consumers, has left the ingredient in the spotlight. 

Key Interview: Tackling Toddler Nutrition with Whey Protein Products

13 Feb 2017 --- Since Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) set their sights on the infant nutrition market, there’s been no stopping them. Now, having already entered the sector with innovating products aimed at toddlers, NutritionInsight caught up with Anne Staudt Kvistgaard, the Head of Sales & Science Development at AFI to discuss both the sector and AFI’s products in more detail. 

Key Interview: Almonds, Fast Becoming the Top Clean Label and Nutritious Snack Solution

09 Jan 2017 --- With new research published just last month from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) showing that both roasted and unroasted almonds provide fewer calories than once previously thought, there is no better time for the Almond Board of California to discuss both the study, and what the future holds for the nutritious nut.

NutritionInsight caught up with both Dariela Roffe-Rackind, Director for Europe for the Almond Board of California and Richard Waycott, President & CEO of the Almond Board of California, about consumer awareness, global penetration and the science behind the nutritional benefits of almonds.

KEY INTERVIEW: Growth for the Krill Oil Market

20 Dec 2016 --- RIMFROST AS, a Norwegian vertically integrated krill company offering krill oil and krill powder to the world's food supplement markets, was granted regulatory approval in Brazil back in September. The approval marked a milestone for the company, which has been working towards entering the South American market. The health and wellness market remains strong in Brazil, and consumers are increasingly looking for natural products with a high degree of added value, something that RIMFROST are sure they are able to provide.

KEY INTERVIEW: Making the Move into Human Nutrition

14 Nov 2016 --- NutritionInsight caught up with Marc Jensen, Senior Technical Sales Representative at BIO-CAT Microbials, an innovative new player in the human probiotic sector. 

KEY INTERVIEW: Innovating The Nutrition Market with Oats

25 Oct 2016 --- Today NutritionInsight talks starting up and food industry innovation with José Amorim de Sousa, the CEO of 5ensesinfood. His company is the brains behind the new oat based functional food ingredient, Oatvita, which has already been launched in Spain and Portugal, and now looks set to enter the rest of Europe.

KEY INTERVIEW: Polyphenolics Grape Pioneer Honored for Contributions to Nutrition Industry

26 Sep 2016 --- Retired president of Polyphenolics Dr. Anil Shrikhande has been awarded for his significant contributions to the nutraceutical industry and recognized for his outstanding grape innovations. General Nutrition Corporation (GNC), a leading global specialty health, wellness and performance retailer, recently honored the pioneer who caught up with NutritionInsight to look back on his career.

KEY INTERVIEW: The Remarkable Anti-Ageing Possibilities for New Supplement Discovered by Canadian Researchers

08 Aug 2016 --- A dietary supplement packed with a blend of 30 natural vitamins and minerals has shown remarkable anti-ageing properties that can prevent and even reverse brain cell loss.

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