This podcast guides listeners through trending topics in the ever-evolving speciality chemicals and ingredients industry and its end markets. Experts from across IMCD provide insights from their regions and share stories of how its partners from across the world have turned opportunity into reality.
Shoppers are increasingly aware of the social and environmental impact of their purchases and, for many ethically-minded consumers, plant-based products tick a lot of boxes. As flexitarian, vegetarian and vegan diets hit the mainstream, there is a growing need for formulation support to overcome the challenges associated with replacing staples like egg in a recipe.
Successful growth requires a multi-faceted approach. As a leading global speciality chemicals distributor with 25 years of experience, IMCD has a multi-faceted approach for enabling growth. We ask each of our expert guests how they approach growth and especially acquisition. What’s a healthy split between acquisition and organic growth, and what needs to be considered when integrating newly acquired companies? What is the best way to go about unifying people behind a common goal and culture?
In the wake of COVID-19, consumers may have more time to devote to cooking, eating and exploring food – and are going online for inspiration. Categories are fusing and this adds a whole new dimension to the eating experience – with as many as 87% of people in India saying that they love to experiment with new food concepts. Consumers want food to be ‘fun’, but that doesn’t mean unsophisticated as they search for high-end, premium options with natural flavours and interesting texture profiles.
Today’s consumers are more health-conscious than ever, but for many it’s a challenge to maintain a healthy lifestyle while juggling work, family and social life. Globally, 74% of consumers have taken proactive steps to improve their health and wellness over the past year. From dietary fibres to plant-based proteins, people are on the lookout for convenient ways to fit more optimal nutrition into their busy schedules.