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How food industry can boost milk’s value: fortify it

Fortified milk could help to boost the value of milk sales, despite supermarket price war slashing the price of the white stuff to as little as 89p for a four...

Health dominates food and drink innovations

Healthy ingredients dominated the latest food and drink innovations, as manufacturers seek to provide tasty snacks with nutritional benefit.

PepsiCo team wins green food innovation award

A team of PepsiCo placement students has landed a £2,000 cash prize after winning a prestigious green food innovation award.

Food and drink firms focus on premiumisation

Food and drink manufacturers are increasingly exploiting premiumisation by focusing on niche products in a bid to insulate their businesses from the low prices arising from  the supermarket price war,...

Top food and drink brands ‘in trouble’: Rabobank

Top food and drink brands are falling out of favour with US consumers, warns a new report from Rabobank, which offers five top tips to revitalise sales.

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Skin radiance in women can be improved if Activ’ Inside’s SkinAx product is taken for up eight weeks, the supplement's manufacturer claims, following a clinical study.

Premier Foods plans more innovation

Premier Foods is stepping up innovation plans, after seeing gains from initial steps in the past year, ceo Gavin Darby claimed as he reported on full-year results at an analyst...

Free-from dominates latest food innovations

Free-from products dominated food innovations launched in the past four weeks.

True food innovation means ‘disruptive’ change

Breakthrough innovation is marked by a total transformation of an organisation and is completely different to developing food or drink products that just follow the latest fad or trend, according...

How to impress food buyers and get listed

Food and drink start-ups must understand their market and competition and prove their product could disrupt it and bring benefits for retailer before approaching a buyer, according to Sainsbury.

Food overtakes celebrity on young people’s agenda

Food is more important than celebrities and fashion for younger consumers, but the sector has yet to take advantage of its growing audience, new research has claimed.

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Shortlist announced for student ‘green’ innovation award

The finalists of Ecotrophelia UK 2015 – a competition which challenges students to develop new eco-friendly food – have been announced by the Institute of Food Science & Technology and Campden BRI.

Voakes Free From pork pie wins top award

Voakes Free From nailed the top prize at the FreeFrom Food Awards 2015 for its Traditional Raised Pork Pie.

Boost meat product yield and fibre content

The manufacturing yield and fibre content of processed meats can be boosted by Ulrick and Short’s Complex F protein, claims the firm.

Innovation helps Santa Maria secure £30.4M sales

Mexican food manufacturer Santa Maria has posted £30.4M in value sales for the 52 weeks to February 28 2015 as a result of increased innovation in the sector, the firm claimed.

Fat-burning pizza to sexy lollies: latest innovations

A fat-burning pizza, sexy lollipops, lemon cupcake popcorn and chorizo and pumpkin ravioli all feature in our list of the latest food and drink innovations.

Boost convenience products to grow, says cereal boss

Changing consumer needs and an increasingly challenging market will continue to push cereal manufacturers to develop convenience products, Bokomo Foods’s ceo John Hiles has said.

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Tomorrow’s new product development in focus

The latest thinking in food and drink new product development (NPD) will be featured in seminar called ‘Breakthrough Innovation’ taking place in London on April 14.

Tesco to use nutrient profiles to target health

Tesco plans to use the average nutrient profiles of food within its shoppers’ baskets as a means of informing its future new product development (NPD) and providing targeted healthy eating...

Food Vision 2015

Small food firms’ key innovation weapon

Small scale food and drink manufacturers have a key weapon in the battle to bring innovative new products to market – patience, according to the boss of one business.

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Boom in organic product innovations

Over 300 products have been entered for the new product development (NPD) showcase at this year’s Natural Food Show at London's ExCel centre.

US-style external test kitchens could come to the UK

The UK could soon follow an emerging trend in the US, where a number of food processors without in-house new product development (NPD) facilities are making use of external test...

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Cake company recreates Richard III’s bones

A specialist cake company in Birmingham has recreated the unearthed bones of Richard III in chocolate and cake.

Innovation to shape food industry’s future

Innovation is likely to shape the future of the future industry in a market dominated by lack of growth, price pressure from food retailers and changing consumer behaviour, according to...

New food innovation conference launched

Tactical insight into the food and drink industry of tomorrow is the aim of a new one-day conference exploring how businesses can harness innovation to benefit their bottom line.