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In this Food Manufacture Group webinar sponsored by Almond Board of California, we explore sustainable snacking trends in the multibillion pound global snack industry.

The spotlight is shone on sustainably produced snacks as Lu Ann Williams, Director of Innovation at Innova Market Insights, discusses her predictions for popular trends in 2017 and beyond.

Consumer appetite for ethically sourced ingredients is covered by European Snacks Association Director General Sebastian Emig, who also provides insight on the sector’s progress in delivering healthy products.

Sustainability Specialist at Almond Board of California Danielle Veenstra explains how careful stewardship of natural resources, including water, enables growers to consider future generations of farmers while catering discerning customers.



Lu Ann Williams–Director of Innovation, Innova Market Insights
Lu Ann Williams has been active in the global food industry for more than 20 years and is an expert in food and beverage industry trends. Lu Ann also leads a team of analysts that tracks new trends in more than 70 countries.

Sebastian Emig–Director General, European Snacks Association
Sebastian Emig was appointed director general of the European Snacks Association in 2012 and represents more than 200 members, including manufacturers, suppliers and national trade associations.

Danielle Veenstra–Senior Sustainability Specialist, Almond Board of California
Danielle Veenstra focuses on production and environmental issues, research, and sustainability at Almond Board of California. Before joining the organisation in 2013, Danielle studied at San Francisco State University, earning a bachelor of science degree in natural resource management and a bachelor of art in geography.

Mike Stones–Group Editor, Food Manufacture
Mike Stones is responsible for the editorial content of the Food Manufacture Group. He joined the group in 2011, after previously serving as editorial director of FoodNavigator, NutraIngredients and In-PharmaTechnologist.