Flavored Water

As customers look for healthy, non-alcoholic beverage options with less sugar, craft sodas and flavored water like LaCroix continue to gain traction. Craft soda has grown over the past 10 years but remained steady since 2016, while online searches for flavored water spiked significantly at the beginning of 2018, according to data from Google Trends.

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Plant-based Food

Plant-based food sales rose 20% year-over-year, topping $3.3 billion dollars, according to Nielsen and the Plant Based Foods Association. The plant-based milk category is up 9%, compared to 3% the previous year, and comprises about half the total dollar volume, at $1.6 billion. Plant-based meats grew 24%, cheeses 43% and yogurts 55%.

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Pulp & Paper

With toilet roll and tissues swept up in an escalating international trade row, it’s not just Procter & Gamble’s (PG.N) Charmin that’s going to get the squeeze.

Higher prices in the wake of possible tariffs would exacerbate what is already mounting pressure on consumer product company profits from soaring costs from pulp, a main ingredient in tissues, diapers and sanitary towels.

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Taco Sauce

Herdez is tapping into the street taco trend that has popped up in places like Denver, Austin, and the Pacific Northwest, now offering four flavors of its new Street Taco Sauce line.

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Prebiotic Energy Bars

Rowdy Prebiotic Foods has launched what it claims to be the first all-natural energy bar containing the gut-health superfood Yacon Root.

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Almond Powder

Blue Diamond Almonds has made its first foray into the functional ingredients sector with the launch of an almond protein powder.

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Dessert Pizza

Dr. Oetker Professional has launched two new sweet pizzas as it responds to consumer demand for more indulgent desserts.

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Gluten-free Beer

AB InBev will launch a gluten-free variant of its Stella Artois lager is it responds to a surge in demand for gluten-free products.

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