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The consumer movement to consider this year is food discovery, according to Innova Market Insights, which has named ‘The Adventurous Consumer’ as its top trend.

The plant-based market, food alternatives, sustainability, and snacking are also high on the annual Top 10 list from the market researcher, which analyses global developments in food and beverage launch activity to highlight those areas most likely to impact the food and beverage industry.

Scroll down for the full list and links to the market researcher's top ten trends:

1. Discovery: The Adventurous Consumer

2. The Plant Kingdom

3. Alternatives to All

4. Green Appeal

5. Snacking: The Definitive Occasion

6. Small Player Mindset

7. A Fresh Look at Fibre

8. I Feel Good

9. Eating for Me

10. Connected to the Plate

Packaging News

In a world-first for Cadbury, brand owner Mondelēz International is sourcing recycled plastic from Taghleef Industries for flexible wrappers to be printed and converted by Amcor. The new packaging, with 30% recycled content, will be on shelf in Australia from September next year.

There is much on offer in the latest issue of PKN, with 84 action-packed pages covering the latest industry news, trends and developments, and every aspect of packaging that impacts the full value chain, from sustainability, to design, innovation and industry leadership.

Beverage packaging waste will soon be a prime building material, allowing Aussie builders to replace plywood, particle board, and plaster board with low carbon, sustainable construction boards.