A. Elizabeth Sloan

Even though our world appears very diverse, many of our core issues remain the same. The economy, health, job security, and global warming are the major concerns cited by consumers worldwide (ACNielsen, 2007a). Two-thirds feel that the pressure to look good is much greater than it was in their parents’ day, while 60% of women worldwide agree that 60s are the new “middle age” (ACNielsen, 2007b). Two in five consumers around the world want their government to invest in environmentally friendly and…

GREAT IDEAS FROM Around The world

Table 1. Fastest-growing food categories by world region. Numbers in parentheses are percent growth, mid-2005 to mid-2006. From ACNielsen (2006a).

Table 2. Top global dairy flavors—No. of product introductions in 2006. From Innova (2007).

Figure 1. Functional claims by region. From Mintel (2007).

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