Wellness Ingredients

The second day of the digital summit will continue with a presentation from Mike Hughes, Insight Director at FMCG Gurus on What next for positive nutrition? Exploring consumer attitudes towards ingredients.

Key learnings will be:

  • Understanding evolving attitudes to health – what are the key concerns for consumers
  • Barriers to healthy living – and how customization and personalization offer new opportunities
  • Consumer attitudes towards ingredients – understand the influence of claims
  • Ingredients to watch out for in 2021 and beyond

Mike’s presentation will be followed by a presentation by Carole Bingley, Technical Specialist at Reading Scientific Services Ltd on An Overview of Wellness Ingredients. This presentation will cover what is meant by wellness and wellness need states that can impacted by diet and ingredients. It will also consider the leading ingredients relating to each of the need states, together with examples of market products.

Key learnings will be:

  • How wellness can be impacted by the food we eat
  • The leading ingredients in wellness and how these relate to the different need states
  • Upcoming ingredients in this area

Carol's presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with live Q&A. Chaired by Katy Askew, Senior Editor of FoodNavigator, the panel will discuss Wellness ingredients: An innovation opportunity in mainstream grocery. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed the link between diet and wellness into sharp relief. Will the crisis accelerate the trend toward ingredients that deliver either physical or mental health benefits? What ingredients strike a chord with the concerns of today’s consumers? And – given the likely recession looming – will it reach the mass market?


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