As food and market trends are ever changing, adaptability and reliable ingredient sources are as important as ever. Over the last year we’ve seen shifts in consumer behavior brought on by the chaos and confusion of the Covid pandemic. Many consumers turned their focus to one of the few things they could control: the food they put in their bodies.
In 2020 alone, 130 million people in the U.S. searched for Fair Trade and ethical ingredients online, and according to Nielsen the U.S. sustainability market is projected to reach $150 billion in sales this year. Elderberry and acerola are growing in popularity for immunity support. The lesser known Maqui Berry is being sought out with for its cholesterol and blood sugar controlling antioxidants. The desire to cut out sugars, preservatives and artificial colors and flavors is growing and not likely to slow down any time soon.
One of the biggest questions facing food producers today is: how do you react quickly to emerging trends, while maintaining peak machining performance, all without breaking the bank? A simple answer to this question is: a partnership with Stewart Ingredient Systems. Our product developers and R&D team boast a combined 100+ years in functional product formulation and innovation.
We have answers to virtually every ingredient issue, we have extensive experience optimizing products for different machining and equipment needs, and our in-house purchasing systems ensure that our variable costs are as competitive as any manufacturer in the category.
The market will never stop changing. Align yourself with an ingredient supplier who can help you innovate, pivot, and thrive no matter what comes next.
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