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Trends, research & insights
Tetra Pak Index - The convergence of health & environment
The 12th issue of Tetra Pak Index focuses on health and the environment. Historically seen as two separate areas, we’re now seeing them converge within food and beverage, which is perhaps the first industry to see this trend. The report explores the drivers of this new trend, and the opportunities it presents for brands going forward. Environment and health, the top two consumers concerns are now seeing an increasing overlap, with a direct correlation perceived between the two.
Millennials are the largest and most influential generation of consumers yet. They’re young, aspirational and demanding; and they spend approximately $600 billion annually. They’re coveted by major brands and represent a significant and disruptive force for the global food and beverage industry.
But who are the Millennials and what makes them so disruptive? Tetra Pak examines this question, identifying the needs that characterize this group of consumers and in turn demonstrates how brands can optimize their products and packaging to meet these needs.
Need States are used by marketers today to provide a clear, fact-based picture of what motivates a consumer to use a product or service.
Say you’re on the beach and it’s hot, you’re going to go for something refreshing to quench your thirst. In the language of Need States, you are looking for comfort. The same might hold true for cold weather. In that case, most consumers would choose a hot chocolate over a cold soda.
At Tetra Pak, we have adopted the Need States model and theory primarily to support food and beverage manufacturers innovate. Need States is one of today’s most recognised and established tools in helping to understand consumer motivation better. It provides an excellent way to identify innovation white spaces together with customers.
Industry 4.0 is a name for the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and cognitive computing. Manufacturers and suppliers want to know if this fourth industrial revolution (4.0) is only for large original equipment manufacturers, or can small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) benefit as well?
Johan Nilsson, Vice President Tetra Pak Services, presented a white paper on these issues and others by hosting a live webinar on FoodNavigator on April 17
With over 600 illustrations and 480 pages of essential reading, the Dairy Processing Handbook is useful reference for dairy professionals and students worldwide.The Dairy Processing Handbook concentrates our vast know-how and provides in-depth, yet easy-to-understand, information on manufacturing processes. Get insights into processing technology and the entire chain – from pasteurization, homogenization and UHT treatment to filtration, automation, service systems, waste water treatment and many other aspects of modern dairy processing.
Thanks to its rich taste and wholesome benefits, orange juice is the world’s favourite juice beverage. The Orange Book is your comprehensive guide to orange juice production – from tree to table. Freshly updated with the latest market data and new illustrations, the Orange Book presents new findings on vitamin C retention and optimized pasteurization temperatures, along with developments in high-pressure processing and cleaning-in-place. It documents significant changes in the juice market and includes up-to-date research on orange juice consumption patterns in key regions.
With over 20 years of knowledge and expertise in the processing and packaging of coconut beverages, the range of solutions offered includes product development, technical and consumer knowledge, innovative packaging and processing solutions. The Coconut Handbook captures all our considerable knowledge and experience about the coconut. This includes general and technical information such as quality aspects, processing and packaging, as well as the health and nutritional benefits of coconut.
Soy has been used for centuries in the Far East. More recently it has also been used by vegetarians and as a food ingredient in the western world. And today, the consumption of soy products is increasing. The book provides extensive, general and semi-technical information on soy. It discusses soy quality aspects, processing and packaging, as well as the health and nutritional benefits of soy products.
The Soya Handbook aims to share and expand the knowledge base of our Soya Knowledge Centre. We hope that the Soya Handbook not only adds value but also serves as an extension to your own knowledge on soya.