BEVERAGES

The Beverage Industry is ceaselessly evolving to adapt to the ebb and flow of shifts in consumer lifestyles and newly implemented regulations. MANE’s challenge is to anticipate these changes and adapt its flavour solutions to the ever-increasing diversity and unique specifications of the markets.

Following the guidance of our Global Consumers and Markets Insights network, MANE develops innovative, tailor-made flavour solutions, merging in-house technologies with exclusive alliances with strategic organisations.

  • PURE CAPTURE ™ platform: a broad palette of natural flavour solutions, ranging from cost-effective options to premium selections.
  • N-CAPTURE™: a comprehensive portfolio of encapsulation technologies for controlling flavour releases, increasing the shelf life of sensitive flavours such as citrus.
  • SENSE CAPTURE™: natural or synthetic flavour solutions to offer new sensations (warming, cooling effects, etc.), mask off-notes and resolve technical challenges (such as sugar reduction).
  • Manufri: alliance between one of the largest fruits producers in Europe and MANE to develop and produce integrated solutions, combining fruit juices and flavour know-how.
  • Stevia: MANE partners with Stevia Natura, a French company considered the pioneer in Stevia extraction, production and marketing of steviol glycosides. MANE also collaborates with Stevia Internacional Europe, the first company to establish the plantation of Stevia rebaudiana in Europe (Greece) to ensure full control and traceability of the stevia leaf.
Beverages

MANE’s R&D team relies on a variety of technologies to create an endless palette of solutions to deliver enhanced sensorial experiences.

SWEET GOODS

Consumers want their palates to be stimulated, challenged and surprised… What food segment could be more closely aligned with this quest for enjoyment than that of sweets? The sweet segment encompasses a large number of sub-categories: Sugar Confectionery, Chewing Gum, Chocolate, Bakery and Dairy. Innovation in these realms continues to be driven by the continuous desire for pleasure. The predominant tonalities continue to be Vanilla, Strawberry, Citrus and Mint, though consumers are now seeking more adventurous flavours, outside of the classics. MANE’s R&D team relies on a variety of technologies to create an endless palette of solutions to deliver enhanced sensorial experiences.

The N-CAPTURE™ platform covers a vast variety of encapsulation technologies delivering sensorial benefits, allowing us to design unique consumer experiences based on multi-sensorial signals (flavour, taste, aesthetics, and texture). In the confectionary realm, sensations play a strategic role. Sensations such as cooling and warming serve as sensory cues that consumers experience and trust. For food and beverage manufacturers, sensations can support several positioning strategies, by creating a more intense sensorial experience, sustaining functional claims or simply rendering a product more unique. With the SENSE CAPTURE™ FEEL Platform, MANE has developed complete flavour solutions that generate a variety of sensations, including cooling, warming, tingling or mouth-watering. These flavour solutions are obtained by combining proprietary molecules or compounds with MANE flavours. Indulgence is undoubtedly  an essential element for these sweet segments, but with the rise of consumer concern over health implications (sugar, fat, obesity, intolerance…), these categories appear to be veering towards a form of more responsible indulgence.

Consequently, a shift towards Natural, “Clean label”, “Free from” options, “Dairy Alternatives” and “Better for you” options is expected to play a significant role in new product developments.  These trends lead to innovative, new formulations, each with its own set of challenges in terms of taste. To address these taste and flavour challenges and ensure continued development of solutions cherished by consumers, MANE has established a dedicated cross-disciplinary programme, SENSE CAPTURE™. 


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Mouthfeel is yet another element that can be strategically developed to enhance consumers’ experience and fulfil their desire for pleasurable or new textures. In Dairy, for instance, this attribute is essential to generating a fully enjoyable experience. MANE has developed countless solutions dedicated to enriching consumer experience, such as ones that minimise astringency or increase fat perception, without providing any additional fat. Furthermore, the sugar reduction challenge led by changing consumer preferences has become a significant marketing factor in Dairy, as companies now strive to offer products featuring “low calorie” or “low sugar” claims. Through use of the SENSE CAPTURE™ MS Platform, MANE has developed technologies that can modify sensory profiles in order to increase the intensity of the resulting taste. Each of these solutions, ranging from texture emphasis to sugar reduction, are indispensable to the Dairy category, but can also be applied to other sweet categories facing the same challenges, the most predominant of which is to satisfy consumers’ need for indulgence, without compromising on health or taste. 

Lastly, there will be a continued rise in the use of ingredients from natural sources. Food manufacturers are on the search for the ideal natural flavours, pure extracts, essential oils, fruit juices, sustainable flavours and more with which to infuse their products. MANE has cultivated a long-standing expertise in naturals, which has allowed us to develop an extensive palette of natural flavours, ranging from cost-effective to premium, high-performing options.

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ICE

Few applications embody indulgence as well as Ice Cream. Driven by pleasure, this category encompasses multiple industrial segments, as well as artisanal Ice Cream. By relying on its expertise in customer intelligence, MANE develops solutions that meet and surpass consumer expectations. Pastry inclusions, toppings, low calorie or dairy-free options… for each of these trends, MANE provides a solution to fulfil costumers’ expectations in an ever-evolving market. Demand is primarily concentrated around 3 flavours, vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, though consumers are open to new gustative experiences. MANE’s innovative solutions can provide a twist to classic flavours or create unprecedented, intriguing combinations. Its portfolio is comprised of ingredients such as fruits, nuts, chocolate, caramel (…) and of indulgence, natural, fruity flavours. This scope is completed by a state-of-the-art Vanilla expertise, with fully integrated capabilities. MANE offers not only flavours, but also 360° solutions, including: pastes, toppings, ripples, rippy sprays, stabilisers, and mixes for soft ice cream… with an innovative approach to taste, texture and appearance.

From developing anything from a unique Vanilla signature to the most innovative flavouring solutions, as well as producing delectable toppings and pastes, MANE offers its customers solutions adapted to all the latest trends in Ice Cream. MANE established the Ice Cream Centre of Excellence (ICE) in 2011, in Bareggio, close to Milano (Italy), the historic region of ice cream. ICE is dedicated to reinventing ice cream through taste, texture, and appearance, infusing this indulgent dessert with ideas from other realms. Supported by a highly-skilled R&D team, and equipped with state of the art facilities, ICE is able to create ice cream, water-ice, sorbets, sherbets, granitas, and shakes.

To further bolster its unique and all-inclusive approach, MANE develops strategic alliances. Through an exclusive partnership in Madagascar, MANE provides the highest quality Vanilla by capitalizing on its historic, natural know-how. With regards to applications, MANE has developed a partnership with Carpigiani, the leader in artisanal ice cream machines, and is an official supplier of the Carpigiani Gelato University.

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