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Insight of the Day: 'It's not going away': How weight-loss drugs like Ozempic are changing the food industry


  • The rise in popularity of weight-loss drugs like Ozempic is impacting the food industry.

  • Users of these drugs are reducing their food spending and changing their food preferences.

  • Food companies are responding by developing new products tailored to the needs of GLP-1 users.

Key Takeaway:

The growing use of GLP-1 drugs is a significant trend that food companies need to adapt to, focusing on products that cater to the changing needs and preferences of this consumer group.


The demand for high-protein, high-fibre, portion-controlled foods is increasing due to the appetite-suppressing effects of GLP-1 drugs.


  • GLP-1 drugs are here to stay, and their impact on the food industry will continue to grow.

  • Food companies need to innovate and create products that are appealing and beneficial to people taking these medications.

  • Protein and fibre will become even more important in food formulation as the number of GLP-1 users increases.

Implications for Brands:

  • Brands should focus on developing products that are high in protein and fibre, offer smaller portion sizes, and provide essential nutrients.

  • They should consider creating dedicated product lines for GLP-1 users, similar to existing keto or gluten-free options.

  • Brands need to stay informed about the evolving needs and preferences of this growing consumer group and adapt their product offerings accordingly.

This presents an opportunity for brands to innovate and cater to a new market segment, but it also requires them to be agile and responsive to the changing landscape of consumer behavior.


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