Meat alternatives continue to gain popularity as the world deals with meat supply shortages caused by a growing population. Cultured meat, also known as lab-grown meat, is shaking up the food industry by offering a sustainable alternative to conventional meat.
With 15% growth in Western Europe coming mostly from its home market in Sweden, but also from Germany, Maria Nila is one of the exceptions in terms of professional brands that are growing healthily during the pandemic. The brand portfolio is 100% vegan and animal-friendly and produced in Sweden, making it appealing to the demanding consumers of Western European countries. For additional brand insights, follow our Salon Hair Care Global Series report.
In order to mimic the structure of meat-using plant proteins, a protein structuring step is required to allow the formation of fibrous structures. Several technologies have been developed to create these structures. Extrusion — both low- and high-moisture — is the dominating process to produce the fibrous structure. New technologies such as shear cell technology and 3D food printing are gradually rising, offering different textures that ultimately may provide a wider range of products to consumers.
Plant-based meat requires a slew of ingredients to make it nutritious and ― most importantly ― taste like the real thing. Soy, wheat, and pea ingredients are some of the most common and widely used protein raw materials. Other ingredients are often added to the formulation to improve the texture, juiciness, and bite of the “meat.”
While most retailers were severely affected by the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dollar General prospered: It opened 899 new outlets in 2020 to reach more than 17,000 doors, making this the number–one door count of all retail chains analyzed for beauty in our Beauty Retailing USA reports. Sales for the chain were up almost 22%; one of the reasons behind this healthy growth is the rapid expansion of private–label beauty. In 2020, Dollar General also launched a new store, Popshelf, aimed at higher-end shoppers. For additional insights and data on retailers, please refer to our Beauty Retailing USA report.
weDo Professional is a new eco-ethical salon hair care brand offering a range of vegan and cruelty-free products in 100% recyclable packaging. This brand is already present in markets such as Austria, Switzerland, Spain, the Nordics, and Germany and is expected to roll out in other major European markets during 2021. For additional brand insights, follow our Salon Hair Care Global Series report.
Product labeling has been the major bottleneck for the plant-based meat industry — as manufacturers around the world strive to ensure that their products are easily identifiable and appealing to consumers, countries are wrangling over exactly how those items can be described. Here’s how product labeling requirements vary by region:
Industries are adopting robots in varying degrees; the automotive industry, for example, has adopted robots more than any other sector, contributing approximately 38% of currently deployed robots worldwide.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the world’s economies, some consumer healthcare categories are faring better than others. Timely updates from our KlinePULSE Consumer Healthcare Industry Trends: U.S. Annual Subscriptions Service provide research findings on noteworthy category developments.
For a product to be considered a clean-label one, ingredients are the main consideration. There are no current scientific, legal, or regulatory definitions for clean-label ingredients. However, three main criteria are generally followed to recognize an ingredient as clean label: Ingredients should be naturally derived, non-GMO, and easily recognizable or do not have a chemical-sounding name. Continue reading