73% of Consumers Happy to Pay for Clean Label:
73% of consumers are happy to pay a higher retail price for a food and drinks made with ingredients they recognize and trust. Global sales of clean-label products hit US$165 billion in 2015 and are projected to reach $180 billion by 2020. (Source: Ingredient Communications)
Consumers want transparency. Consumers are concerned about the industrial and environmental contaminants in products they use every day. Transparency in labeling is extremely important for the health of consumers and to create and maintain brand loyalty to a company.
Our 35+ year history of formulation in the natural and organic products industry for food, personal care, and fiber products enables us to best serve your company with education (for both your staff and customers) as well as recommendations of ingredient changes to meet with Clean Label expectations.
Make your product more desirable and clean-up your labels with functional ingredients that consumers can understand. Consumers are increasingly purchasing minimally processed products with a short and understandable ingredient list.
46% of consumers want Non-GMO:
Global annual sales of Non-GMO products now exceed $550 billion. Getting Non-GMO verification can be a complex and time-consuming process. Regardless of which program you choose. Self claims of non-GMO do not add value to products. Only 3rd-party verification carries weight with consumers. Whatever technical administrator you are using for your verification, we are here to speed it up and make it much easier for you - so your products get to market asap. Despite an eight-year head start, certified organic sales now trail those certified as non-GMO in many categories. (Source: The Hartman Group)
Our extensive experience working with clients and the technical administrators doing Non-GMO Project verification for both international clients, (as well as small businesses) will greatly simplify and expedite your process. We offer complete interface services with technical administrators, supply chain consulting, and specific product, ingredient and formulation consulting.
65% of Global Consumers— and Half of United States Consumers— are Eating More Plant-Based (Vegan) Foods and Beverages:
40% of consumers are trying to include Plant-Based (Vegan) foods at every meal. (Source: Neilsen & Plant Based Foods Association) Everywhere we look, Plant-Based eating is on the rise. Stats from this year:
Plant-based cheeses grew 43%, with $124 million in sales
Plant-based yogurts grew 55% with sales at $162 million
Plant-based creamers grew an incredible 131%
Many years of eating this way and consulting with companies that make vegan products, gives us the ideal background to give you the crucial information and guidance to make your Plant-Based (Vegan) certification process successful. We can provide you with experts in the food, fiber and personal care sectors to help your company reach the next level.
Organic sales in the U.S. totaled around $49.4 billion in 2017:
Organic food now accounts for more than 5% of total food sales in the U.S. Organic food sales increased by 6.4% from last year, blowing past the 1.1% growth rate in the overall food market. (Source: Neilsen and The Organic Trade Association)
If you are already certified Organic, than the Non-GMO verification is streamlined. Certified Organic, (often thought of as the gold standard of certifications) may be the right path for many products. We look forward to providing useful information and guidance to make your organic certification process successful. We can provide you with experts in the food, fiber (organic cotton, etc.) and personal care sectors to help your company reach the next level. Some of the biggest movers:
Sandwich bread grew 18.8% to $466 million
Kombucha grew 41.9% to $412 million
Baby food grew 8.8 to $341 million
Almond milk grew 23.3%