Podcast - Food & nutrition
The Future’s Menu powered by IMCD Food & Nutrition
High protein. Clean label. Plant-based. Consumers today are more conscious and curious than ever, yet still expect food and beverage products to be enjoyable to eat.
In our new podcast, experts from our global team dive deep into the local impact of these global trends in a series of relaxed, informative discussions.
Over the coming months, technical and commercial experts from across IMCD will be guiding listeners through the most pressing topics in the ever-evolving speciality chemicals and ingredients industry.
New Food Adventures
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.
Healthy inside out
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.
Our expert speakers
International Product Manager, IMCD UK
Business Group Director MEAF, IMCD Food & Nutrition
Devin K. Chan
Vice President IMCD Food & Nutrition Americas
Business Director Food & Nutrition, IMCD Indonesia
Our moderator, Garry Turner, describes himself as an interpersonal catalyst that combines strategy, people and culture expertise with international commercial experience. His food of choice is pizza – but for Garry, it’s usually a case of can’t cook, don’t often cook!
Fergus Johnson, Business Group Director MEAF, IMCD Food & Nutrition
Fergus is responsible for managing the relationships with our leading global suppliers, so that we’re able to offer the very best solutions to current and future consumer food trends. His favourite fact is that, calorie for calorie, there is more protein in broccoli than steak.
Devin K. Chan, Vice President IMCD Food & Nutrition Americas
Devin has almost 25 years’ experience in the food & nutrition team and currently leads our commercial teams for the Americas region. His focus is on delivering on-trend solutions to customers with excellent service and technical proficiency. His typical breakfast is peanut butter toast and bananas, with a dark roast coffee in the morning.
Yenny Widya, Business Director Food & Nutrition, IMCD Indonesia
Yenny supports food & beverage manufacturers in sourcing the ingredients they need, whether they’re looking to provide added functionality or nutritional values. As a mother to two young girls, Yenny juggles work alongside a happy family life – and enjoys her career in food.
New & Upcoming episodes
Episode 3 - Conscious Living
Airing early February
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.