A global media company engaged CPL Business Consultants to overview recent trends in food ingredients and offer advice relating to how this could be reflected in its portfolio of international trade shows. 


This short project’s main objective was to advise on how the ingredients industry is evolving and how our client, a live media company, could best position itself to take advantage of these trends. A second objective was to advise on how the client could expand its offerings in trade shows in food ingredients and related sectors.


CPL’s diverse consultancy team had a range of experience and backgrounds, which gave them unique perspectives on the trends in the food ingredients industry. Therefore each team member prepared a short overview of the trends they each thought were important and presented this to the client. This was followed by a brainstorming session which concluded with recommendations to the client on the next steps.

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Trends in Food Ingredients

Objective and Method

Individual Essays on the Trends

  • Overview of Trends
  • Evolution of the Ingredients Industry
  • Heart Health
  • Functional Foods / Dietary Supplements
  • ‘Free From’ (Allergens)
  • Weight Management
  • Natural/ Clean Label
  • ‘Better For You’ Food Products
  • Sodium Reduction
  • Innovative Cost Control
  • Hydrocolloids and Hydrocolloids as Health Ingredients
  • New Product Development in the Food Industry

2 Tables

4 Figures

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