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The New Normal: Meeting Global Consumers’ Wellness Priorities with Functional Foods

Join a webinar presentation with Lu Ann Williams of Innova Market Insights and Brittany Kovacevic of CuliNex, who will explore key global wellness trends for 2021 and how manufacturers can meet consumers’ evolving needs.

Discover key 2021 global wellness trends and product solutions.

When: January 27, 2020 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET / 4 PM CET

As the global pandemic has shifted consumer priorities toward specific health needs and concerns, manufacturers are positioned to respond with innovative products that both excite and satisfy consumers. 54 percent of all consumers in IFIC's 2020 Food & Health Survey indicated that the "healthfulness of their food choices matters more now than it did in 2010." Join the Almond Board of California for a 50-minute presentation and 10-minute Q&A discussing key global nutrition trends, and see them brought to life through inspirational product concepts.

Lu Ann Williams, Director of Innovation at Innova Market Insights, will highlight key consumer and product trends that reflect the evolving relationship between food and wellness, offering global new product examples with eye-catching health claims.

Brittany Kovacevic, CuliNex, will discuss approaches to formulating new products that deliver on functional benefits, as well as highlight how nutritious ingredients, like almonds, allow manufacturers to maximize on-pack health, taste and texture claims.

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Speaker Biographies

Lu Ann Williams is the Director of Innovation at Innova Market Insights, a provider of market research services including the Innova Database. For the past twenty years she has been involved in the international food industry where she serves as a consultant to some of the world’s largest food and beverage companies on product development and marketing strategies, trends analysis, open innovation projects and technology scouting. She leads a team of analysts and works with global clients.

Brittany Kovacevic is a Project Manager at CuliNex, the industry’s premier consulting firm providing product development & strategic business services focused on clean label food products. CuliNex works with a diverse range of companies from international brands to small family owned businesses, assisting them in planning and executing their product development strategies across all food categories. Brittany has a demonstrated history of brand management, new product and packaging innovation, and project management in Fortune 500 and startup CPG environments.

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