LONDON, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:
Flavor and Fragrance Innovation: Regional Inspirations
Datamonitor research in 2013 has shown that, as a global average, flavor is given the highest priority in food and drink products, by a higher percentage of consumers, compared to a range of other features including price and nutritional information. New flavors and fragrances are fundamental when considering product innovation. Foreign regions and markets offer manufacturers endless inspiration.
• Identify the leading and fastest-growing flavors across categories in the major global regions.
• Identify the Asian, Latin American, and African ingredients that are inspiring flavors and fragrances in new product launches around the world.
• Explore potential sources of innovation for flavors and fragrances that capitalize on regional differences.
• Benchmark against new product launches with interesting cross-regional fusions of fragrances and flavors.
• Examine how foreign flavors and fragrances can be applied successfully to existing products.
Asia Pacific has the most new flavors within the savory snacks category: some of these are traditional flavors such as Chinese pepper, edamame, and tom yum, while others such as white chocolate and pecan are not so typical. Pecans are an example of how an agricultural product from one region can become popular and in high demand in another.The fastest-growing fragrances show a few interesting trends linked to regions and specific raw materials associated with those areas, such as the growth of neem in Asia Pacific and baobab and rooibos in the Middle East and Africa. If products with these fragrances prove to be successful, they can be expected to appear in other parts of the world.Some important tools for innovation include lifting and shifting by manufacturers, reverse innovation, creation of unique fusion profiles, and linking products with local flavors and fragrances (such as those from smaller regions or cities).
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• What are the top, fastest-growing, and new flavors and fragrances in soft drinks, savory snacks, and haircare and personal hygiene launches?
• What are the most popular Asian, Latin American, and African inspired flavors and fragrances in new food, drink, and personal care products?
• How can cross-regional transfer of flavors and fragrances be used to innovate within the food, drink, and personal care sectors?
• How are multinational manufacturers leveraging key flavors and fragrances throughout the world?
• Can technologies, products and practices from developing economies be used to innovate in flavors and fragrances?
About the author
• Drivers of regional flavor and fragrance migration
• About this report
• Definitions, data sources, and timescales
New and emerging flavors and fragrances
• Soft drinks
• Savory snacks
• Haircare and personal hygiene
Regional sources of innovation
• Asian inspirations
• Latin American influences
• African ingredients
Creating the products of the future
• The role of key product manufacturers
• The role of flavor and fragrance manufacturers
• Reverse innovation
• Fusion as an innovation tool
• Moving down to the local level
• Flavor and fragrance trends to watch
- Personal care
• Cross-sector trends
• Opportunities and innovation
• Table: Global average of consumers prioritizing features in food and drink products (%)
• Table: Global average of consumers selecting factors as have a high amount of influence on product choice (%)
• Table: "Asian" flavors in the top 250 for all drinks launches, 2012/13
• Table: "Asian" flavors in the top 250 for all food launches, 2012/13
• Table: "Asian" fragrances in the top 250 for all personal care launches, 2012/13
• Table: "Latin American" flavors in the top 250 for all drinks launches, 2012/13
• Table: "Latin American" flavors in the top 250 for all food launches, 2012/13
• Table: "Latin American" fragrances in the top 250 for all personal care launches, 2012/13
• Table: "African" flavors in the top 250 for all drinks launches, 2012/13
• Table: "African" fragrances in the top 250 for all personal care launches, 2012/13
• Figure: Major drivers of cross-regional flavor and fragrance migration
• Figure: Recently launched products containing chia
• Figure: A model for the transfer of flavors and fragrances between regions
• Figure: Top, fastest-growing, and new flavors in new soft drinks
• Figure: Vanilla-flavored soft drinks launched in North America
• Figure: Aloe-vera- and latte-flavored soft drinks launched in Asia Pacific
• Figure: Top, fastest-growing, and new flavors in new savory snacks
• Figure: Savory snacks with sea salt flavor
• Figure: Top, fastest-growing, and new fragrances in new personal care products
• Figure: Neem shampoos
• Figure: Tea tree cleansers
• Figure: New haircare and personal hygiene products with specific fragrances
• Figure: New tea products with novel Asian flavors
• Figure: Soft and energy drinks with novel Asian flavors
• Figure: Innovative new foods with Asian-inspired flavors
• Figure: New personal care products with novel Asian-inspired fragrances
• Figure: Innovative new drinks with Latin American superfruits
• Figure: New food launches featuring quinoa
• Figure: New rooibos/redbush-flavor soft drinks
• Figure: New products featuring baobab
• Figure: Unilever Dark Temptation Body Spray product launches, in the UK, US, and Ecuador, respectively
• Figure: Ehrmann Almighurt fruit yogurt in flavors inspired by Asia, Africa, and South America
• Figure: New foods with regional flavor fusions
• Figure: Catrice Cosmetics Big City Life Eyeshadow and Cheek Blush Palette: The San Francisco Collection
• Figure: Flavors to watch in drinks
• Figure: Flavors to watch in food
• Figure: Fragrances to watch in personal care
• Figure: Innovation tools for cross-regional flavor and fragrance transfer
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Flavor and Fragrance Innovation: Regional Inspirations