Functional in Food & Beverage – 2022 Trend Bite

May 18, 2022
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Even pre-pandemic, consumers were keeping a closer eye on their food and beverage consumption habits. With a now global emphasis on health and wellness, consumers are seeking functional (yet, tasty) offerings that will allow them to fit nutritional benefits into their diet. These functional offerings claim to provide some kind of physiological benefit and/or reduce the risk of illness and disease, but in the crowded performance, nutrition and functional food and beverage landscape, there’s a lot of competition. From protein packed soy milks to energy boosting pre-workouts, immunity teas and more, we’re taking a look at what’s trending in the functional space. Read on to find out how your brand can capitalize.

A Quick Look at Functional:

  • $292 In global sales for functional/fortified foods in 2021 up from $274 in 2020
  • 42% of consumers bought more functional foods last year than in 2020


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