Trend-spotting offers a useful signpost for future product development and marketing, but it is only one part of the story. Just as important is how to translate those trends into real-world food and beverage products that consumers will be eager to buy. In this report, produced by Welch’s Global Ingredients Group, we explore and analyze some of the most compelling global trends for 2018 and highlight the potential for creating new products in sync with them.
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Established in 2014 as a division of Welch Foods, Inc. (Welch’s), Welch’s Global Ingredients Group offers grape juice expertise and solutions to companies across the globe. Our primary ingredients are made in the USA and include Concord and Niagara grape single-strength juices, juice concentrates and purées, as well as a range of powders and fruit bites. Our sales territories are North, Central and South America; Asia, with special emphasis in Japan, Korea and China; and EMEA. In EMEA and China we operate through our distribution partner, WILD. Welch’s is the processing and marketing subsidiary of the National Grape Cooperative. Located across America and in Ontario, Canada, the cooperative’s approximately 825 family farmers own the company and grow the delicious and inherently healthy Concord Grape used in Welch’s juices and other grape-based products. Welch’s is committed to research and development that will meet the growing demand for products that address consumers’ health and nutrition needs. Welch’s products are sold throughout the United States and in approximately 40 countries around the globe.
Welch's Global Ingredients Group has harnessed the taste and nutrition benefits of the Concord grape to create a unique range of superfruit ingredients for food and beverage applications. Made in America, our 100% Concord grape fruit juices, concentrates, and purees deliver delicious flavor, healthy polyphenols and a vibrant purple color to juices & juice blends, fruit smoothies, yogurts, bakery and confectionery items, wines and much more.
24 Sep 2018 --- Consumers are increasingly seeking food options that are suitable for on the go consumption, as well as being nutritious. Traditional fast-food snacks may fall short as healthful demands prevail, spurring ample NPD and innovation in an array of market areas. Nutrition on the go is becoming more achievable as healthier foods package themselves in on the go friendly formats, as well as established snacking options undergoing healthy transformations.
11 Mar 2016 --- Drinking Concord grape juice daily may benefit cognitive function and driving performance in busy women managing everyday stress, according to research published in March 2016 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
08 Dec 2015 --- New research by the University of Leeds in the UK suggests that drinking Concord grape juice daily can benefit certain aspects of memory and everyday tasks in people with stressful lifestyles – specifically working mothers.