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.
12 Feb 2018 --- Welch's Global Ingredients Group has welcomed the news that “mindful choices” is set to be 2018’s top food and beverage trend – and says it believes this could be the Year of the Concord Grape as a result of this forecast.
29 Aug 2017 --- Concord grapes are a great way for manufacturers to “go purple,” according to supplier Welch’s Global Ingredients Group. Purple has been earmarked as one of this year’s major food and beverage trends and colored purple foods are popping up everywhere. The power of purple goes beyond color alone and often indicates nutrient density and antioxidants.
18 Aug 2017 --- According to new research commissioned by Welch’s Global Ingredients Group, just 18 percent of Americans can name more than three types of purple fruits and vegetables. This is in spite of nearly three quarters (73 percent) claiming that they know purple fruits and vegetables are widely available, and 63 percent saying they are aware that they should eat more colorful produce.