In late 2016, Kerry carried out a survey among hot chocolate consumers from around the UK to understand the market and how we might help our customers meet the desire for amazing hot chocolate experiences. Hot Chocolate has been highlighted as a key growth category for Foodservice, driven by innovation and increased interest from consumers.
Sugar doesn’t just add the sweet taste to food, it is also used to give foods and beverages structure, texture, and overall mouthfeel. Simply reducing added sugar in food and beverage formulas is not as simple as changing out one sweetener for another.
Health Ingredients Europe is one of the most important tradeshows for the global food and beverage industry. Kerry was there at HIE 2016 in Frankfurt Nov 29th-Dec 1st 2016, launching our new taste and nutrition positioning and speaking to customers about what consumers are looking for in their food and beverages.
Soaring European egg prices are forcing food manufacturers to find alternative solutions that will provide consistent prices while still delivering on functionality. European egg prices have increased by 16% since last November due to bird flu outbreaks and rising consumer demand for protein.
Red Arrow, a recent acquisition of Kerry, is a third-time recipient of the Hormel No. 1 award. The honor is presented to the company’s top suppliers every five years.