Last year, these trends caused US companies to reformulate 180,000 products
For years Big Food lured consumers to its processed and packaged products with an irresistible combination of sugar, fat, and salt.
Now it seems at least some of those consumer packaged giants are reversing course. A new study released by the Consumer Goods Forum found that the 102 companies it surveyed ranging from Walmart (WMT, +1.10%) to Nestle reformulated more than 180,000 of their products to “support healthier diets and lifestyles and address public health priorities.” That’s an increase from just 84,000 products in 2015 and 22,500 in 2014.
The number one ingredient the companies—representing some $1.8 trillion in 2015 revenue—were looking to remove was sugar. Sodium came in second, followed by trans fats and saturated fats. Whole grains and vitamins were the top two elements companies added to recipes.
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