Our Top 10 Stories of 2020

As we head into an exciting new year, here’s a look back at our top ten most-read stories from 2020.

1. Coming to St. Johns Michigan...

St. Johns, Michigan announced as preferred location for major new michigan cheese and whey production facility.

2. MWC Begins Production in Michigan

MWC, a $470 million state-of-the-art cheese and whey plant in St. Johns, Michigan, began receiving milk on October 20 from local farmers, marking the first day of operations for the facility and beginning the commissioning phase. 

3. 5 Plant-based Protein Trends for 2020

As consumers’ desire for plant-based protein soars, food and beverage manufacturers have to stay one step ahead of their demands. Explore the fastest-growing plant-based food categories, what’s driving consumer purchases, and the biggest trends in plant-based protein this year.

4. The Global Protein Market: What Consumers Want in 2020

Demand for protein is on the rise worldwide. As consumers’ food needs evolve, protein is playing a bigger role in their purchasing decisions. From better plant-based meats to on-the-go protein snacks to dairy protein bioactives for sports performance, protein is checking all the boxes for today’s consumers.

5. Top 7 Micronutrients in Immune-Boosting Products 

Consumers consider a robust immune system necessary for achieving a healthy lifestyle and they are looking for products that can boost their immune response.

6. Food and Beverage Industry Trends Webinar

How nutrition has different meanings for different generations and what that could mean for your business.

7. Nutrition that Boosts Immunity: A Look at 2020 Consumer Trends 

As a growing number of consumers explore how to boost the immune system quickly, there’s been a surging interest in immune system supplements. Explore global trends in immune system supplements—as well as which factors impact immunity, the most preferred immunity boosters for each age group, and key opportunities for manufacturers to meet this growing need.

8. Glanbia Nutritionals Acquires Canadian-based Foodarom

Glanbia Nutritionals, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Glanbia plc, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire Foodarom, a Canadian-based custom flavor designer and manufacturer servicing the food, beverage and nutritional product industries with turn-key flavors and formulation support.

9. US Nutrition Bar Market Trends for 2020

The $9.6 billion U.S. bar market continues to evolve, reflecting changes in consumer demographics, snacking habits, and interests in health and nutrition. Here’s a look at what manufacturers need to know—including the top trends in nutritional bars, the most popular types of bars, and what's driving consumers to choose bars.

10. TruCal™ for Healthy Bones
TruCal is derived from milk, which means it contains an optimal balance of the minerals needed to maintain bone health. It enhances both calcium absorption and mineral retention, and it is clinically supported to improve bone density and bone tensile strength. In short, it achieves what calcium fortification alone cannot. A clean label ingredient that’s also formulation friendly, it’s the balanced approach to building and maintaining strong bones at any age.